Local photographer Tom Mathewson will present an introduction to bird photography, including photo theory, camera settings, and shooting techniques. A casual reception will follow from 6:30–7:15pm.
This event is held in connection with an exhibit of 2022's Audubon Photography Award winners. The exhibit will be on display at the Main Library from April 20–May 10.
This is a quick introduction to taking great bird pictures. We’ll cover basic theory as well as the best camera settings and saving your pictures. Then we’ll look at shooting techniques for bird photography, and finally examine how to tap your own artistic vision to capture those great bird scenes.
Tom Mathewson is a local photographer specializing in landscapes and wildlife. Although he works mostly in the Great Salt Lake area, he also captures the beauty of other areas in the western United States, especially the national parks.
His exposure to photography started in his youth with hand-me-down cameras and continued with aerial cameras for the U.S. Air Force. After retiring from the military, he began serious photography in 2005, refining his technique to capture the natural beauty of the West and share it with the public. His work is currently featured in local galleries and stores, including the Antelope Island Visitor Center, and has been shown at regional art festivals.
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|Tue, May 30||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||11:00AM to 5:00PM|
NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed through 2022 for repairs and renovations.
Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The structure embraces a public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium.
A multi-level reading area along the Glass Lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the Library and the Crescent Wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.