A public appearance

I'll be giving an hour-long seminar on insect photography this coming Monday, February 2nd, as part of the University of Illinois Ecology and Evolutionary Biology "Ecolunch" series.  Here are the details:

Alex Wild at Ecolunch

"Insect Photography: A How To For You Too"

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February 2, 12-1pm

176 Burrill Hall

407 S Goodwin Ave

University of Illinois

Urbana, IL 61801

I'll be covering a few basic aspects of macro photography, including equipment, composition, and working with live insects.

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