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Amelia Islander

Wild Amelia Photography Classes

Jan 08, 2014 02:00AM
Have you always wondered how photographers get those great nature photos? Wild Amelia 2014 presents an immersive, all-day photographic learning experience at historic Fort Clinch on our beautiful Amelia Island.

In addition to classroom presentations, participants will be able to practice their photographic skills at the 150-year-old red brick fort or roam the surrounding Fort Clinch State Park forests and beaches. Due to the class location at Fort Clinch, snacks, lunch, and drinks will be provided, or participants can bring their own. Class sizes are limited to 25 students to ensure time for review and feedback.

Instructor Maria Struss is an award-winning fine art and nature photographer residing in Jacksonville, Florida. A native Floridian from Amelia Island, she has also lived in Colorado and North Carolina and travels frequently to photograph the southeastern and western United States. Her photography collection features Florida beaches, marshes, rivers, springs, and their flora and fauna. Additionally, Maria's portfolio contains an in-depth collection of images from the Rocky Mountains and southern Appalachian Mountains.

Classes are to be held January 18 and February 22. The January class if for beginners; the February class is aimed at intermediate and advanced photographers. The fee is $75 per class. You may register and pay online at For more information call (904) 556-4880.