Meadowlark Nature Photography Expo is Northern Virginia’s premier nature photography event. 2009 is the 8th year and the exhibit has grown from a photographic exhibition to a two-day immersion in photography for all skill levels. The primary goal of the exhibit is to inspire the photographic interests of all who attend. Additional information on the expo can be found at http://www.meadowlarkphotoexpo.org.
Information on Attending
It all starts Friday night with the Keynote Presentation by Bruce Dale at the Tyson’s Corner, Marriott, in Vienna, Virginia. The expo hours are Saturday March 7th 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday March 8th 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM. In addition to the photography exhibition there will be excellent speakers on Photography, sponsor/vendors with special event prices, opportunities to photograph raptors, get your camera cleaned and other activities http://www.meadowlarkphotoexpo.org/ExpoActivities.htm.
Tickets for the expo are $5 and can be purchased at the door or on line at http://www.meadowlarkphotoexpo.org/expoadmission.htm. Lecture tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door, and key note tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Please note that online ticket sales will end on Feb 28th.
Speakers include: Tony Sweet, Ian Plant, Joseph Rossbach, Corey Hilz, Jim Clark, Mary Louise Ravese, Josh Taylor, Wayne Wolfersburger, Wil Hershberger. Information on each speaker can be found at http://www.meadowlarkphotoexpo.org/Speakers.htm.
Frequent asked questions and answers can be found at: http://www.meadowlarkphotoexpo.org/faqs.htm
Bruce Dale – Keynote Speaker
Bruce Dale has produced over two thousand published photographs in National Geographic during his travels in over 75 countries. Recognitions include twice named Magazine Photographer of the Year, 1989 White House Photographer of the Year, and honors for his digital work from the Smithsonian Institution. In addition to many other awards, one of his photographs now journeys beyond the solar system on board NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft as testimony about planet Earth. His versatility ranges from anthropological studies of Gypsies and American Mountain People, to highly technical work such as mounting remote cameras on the vertical stabilizer of a jumbo jet to make in-flight photos. A half dozen stories on China, Bats, Roadrunners, a book on the American Southwest, and a splendid collection of landscape images contribute to his portfolio. In 2007, National Geographic published a collection of his infrared photography at Arlington National cemetery and panoramas from recent work in India.
Meadowlark Botanic Garden
A property of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court
Vienna, Virginia 22182
From the Beltway/I-495: Take Exit 47A onto Route 7 West. Drive 5 miles though Tysons Corner, turn left onto Beulah Road and drive 2 miles to park entrance on the right.
From I-66: Take I-66 to the Route 7 exit heading towards Leesburg (second right exit). Drive 5 miles through Tysons Corner, past the Trap Road light, to Beulah Road. Turn left onto Beulah Road and drive 1.5 miles (not 2) to park entrance on the right.