Join us Thursday February 5th for ‘Tips for Better Bird Photography’ at the Villages of Homestead Clubhouse. Lorraine Thomas will be giving a presentation on Bird photography which is downright difficult, but amazingly fun and rewarding! Her presentation will cover the basics of bird photography as well as tips for how the pros get the best shots. Lorraine has over eight years of experience photographing birds.
Lorraine Thomas began photographing in high school. In college she took some photography classes as electives and that’s where she learned to develop B&W film and all about exposure. All that served her well years later when she retook her hobby some 10 years ago, though no longer with film. She recalls that the first time she went to the Everglades to photograph birds, she was hooked. A notorious sleepyhead, she found herself excited about waking up at 4 am to drive to the west coast to spend the entire day photographing shore birds. That’s when she realized she had found her passion. She spent the next eight years seriously photographing birds to improve her skills and her photographs.
In the last couple of years, Lorraine has focused more on landscape photography. She says she hasn’t forgotten or abandoned, her birds, but she just loves traveling. She has also rediscovered her love for hiking and is now actively pursuing photography trips where she can combine both of these hobbies.
Lorraine’s bird photography has been selected in contests such as NANPA, Audubon Magazine, and Nature’s Best Photography where her photograph was exhibited in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.