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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Capturing Nature Up Close


Nature & outdoors Photography Visual arts
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Gallagher Center Ravine Room (Gallagher Center Ravine Room and Ravine Ecological Preserve)

455 Broadway Avenue

Yorkton, SK, SK

Directions: We will meet at the Ravine Room in the Gallagher Center. After some initial discussion, we will walk to the nearby Ravine Ecological Preserve to put our learning into action!.



Offered in English.


The Capture Nature Up Close photography workshop will help participants discover the beauty of the natural world in a new way! This engaging workshop is open to all ages and skill levels, there is something to be learned for everyone. We will explore our local Ravine Ecological Reserve and learn how to capture the tiny details that often go unnoticed.

With the guidance of experienced macro photographer, Shannon Erickson, you'll explore the tiny details of nature that often go unnoticed. Learn how to capture beautiful photos with any camera. From vibrant colors to unique textures and shapes, there's always something to discover in nature through macro photography.

Each participant should come with a camera of their choice, cell phone cameras are welcome. If participants have a Digital SLR camera, a macro lens is recommended but not required.

A gardening knee pad will be provided to participants to allow them to get close to the ground without getting their knees dirty. Paper, tissues and tape will be available to teach participants inexpensive ways to diffuse the light from a flash when taking photos.

Sign up today by emailing [email protected]. Please share what type of camera you will use and your experience level.



Shannon Erickson

Shannon Erickson is a graphic designer who began growing in her passion for photography in 2006 in Toronto, ON. Finding her love of macro photography, she captures her photographs on her Nikon D850 DSLR camera. Shannon has always had a love of the arts and music. She has a passion for creating both as a photographer and through graphic design. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, she returned in 2017 and now lives in Yorkton with her family where she continues to grow as a local artist.

Shannon is inspired by how much beauty there is in the detail of creation all around us and loves to share this passion with others. She finds joy in capturing this beauty through macro photography. Her images invite the viewer into a meditative moment to contemplate the natural wonders found in the tiniest details continually changing with each season.

This event is part of a hub:

Culture Days Yorkton

Recreation and Program Services Department, City of Yorkton Yorkton, SK

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