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Photo Submitted Learn basic photography vocabulary, how to use camera functions, and more at the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Photography Class: Camera Basics on Wednesday, September 7 from 5-7 p.m. Phil Gilbert, Founder of JP Photography in Warren, Pa., is the course instructor.

Learning the ins and outs of a camera is the first step to taking remarkable photos.

On Wednesday, September 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Audubon Nature Community Center is offering a course in Photography: Camera Basics.

Participants will learn the basic vocabulary used in the field of photography and how to use the functions of a camera. The group will learn about the different types of cameras (DSLR/mirrorless), the settings for these cameras, and then look at shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

The course is for beginners or those who need a refresher in basic photography. It is also a springboard for the September 21 course on lenses and the assembly of everything.

Bring a camera and instruction manual if available.

Instructor Phil Gilbert founded JP Photography in 2012. A member of the Warren, Pennsylvania City Council and Chairman of the Warren County Redevelopment Authority, Gilbert is President of the Warren Area Student Union, the Tax Claim Association for the State of Pennsylvania and Innovault Cowork. , of which he was also a co-founder.

For examples of Gilbert’s work, visit his website

Fees are $32, $24 for Nature Center members. Paid reservations are required by Sunday, September 4 by calling 7136-569-2345 or by “Programs and Events” at

The Audubon Nature Community Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Visit the nearly 600-acre nature preserve and see Liberty the non-releasable bald eagle, enjoy the arboretum of native trees, gardens, picnic areas and natural play space, and hike all six miles of trails from dawn to dusk daily for free.

The Nature Center’s three-story building houses interactive exhibits, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender Exhibit, 2021 Nature Photography Contest winners, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders receive admission free at the building every day. Admission to the building is also free every Sunday for non-members of the Nature Center.

To learn more about Audubon and its programs, call 716-569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, or visit, where you’ll also find the most recent COVID-19 advisory at the top of the page.

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