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Davis photographer to speak at event

By From page A4 | August 15, 2014

The Woodland Camera Forum will be present a travel photography program at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The program is free and open to the public.

Davis photographer Rob Floerke is the featured guest. Floerke — a longtime local resident and past president of the Photography Club of Davis — has been taking pictures of wildlife for decades. He developed an interest in photography as a high school student. His career as a wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game spanned some 35 years, concluding with his retirement in 2007. Floerke has photographed wildlife in Africa, off the coast of Mexico, and in various parts of the United States, drawing on his expertise as a trained scientist as well as his formal studies as an artist with a camera.

“The challenging part of wildlife photography is finding the animal, getting the animal in the right light, getting the animal in a posture or position for your photo, and getting close enough to take the picture without changing their behavior,” said Floerke, in a press release. “Now that I’m retired and have joined the Davis Photography Club, I’ve started taking photography classes in earnest and improve my style, so people can share my excitement as well as an inner feeling of connectedness.”

In addition to Floerke’s images, other members of the Woodland Camera Forum will showcase and discuss some of their recent images. Refreshments also will be served.

For more information, call Susan Bovey at 530-219-0955.

Enterprise staff

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