Do you like to take pictures? If the answer is yes, you need to be at the Mt. Morris Dam Visitor Center for the 11th annual Photographer's Dream Day on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Visitor Center is located south of Mount Morris off of Rt. 408.

Do you like to take pictures? If the answer is yes, you need to be at the Mt. Morris Dam Visitor Center for the 11th annual Photographer's Dream Day on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Visitor Center is located south of Mount Morris off of Rt. 408.


All levels of photographers, from amateurs to professionals, are invited to choose from many interesting subjects such as Birds of Prey, People in Costume (Sons of the American Revolution, Mountain Men, Victorian Ladies, Clowns, etc.) Old Cars, Horses, Flower Garden with Water Feature, Objects for Close-Up photos, and other interesting subjects. Amherst Museum’s Victorian Dance Society will again be dancing and having a Victorian Picnic between noon and 2 p.m.



Paul Fehringer of Wild Spirit Education will be showing his birds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is Paul’s first appearance at Photographer’ Dream Day. He replaces Ron Walker, who retired last year after attending the program for the first 10 years.


Featured this year are two photo seminars. At 10:30 a.m., professional photographer Sheridan Vincent from Image City Photography Gallery in Rochester will present Landscape Photography. At 1:30 p.m., professional photographer Doug Hansgate of AMP Studios in North Tonawanda will present Outdoor Portraiture and Why a Flash Can Help.



Learn techniques using additional light sources to enhance outdoor portraiture and still make it look natural. Use camera mounted flash and remote triggered flashes to help the process. If you like the study of light, and as a photographer you should, this is the program for you.


A Nature Hike with Ravi Sampath, a member of both the Audubon Society and Canyon Camera Club is scheduled for 9 a.m. At 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., Ranger Staff will offer Photo Walks to the top of the Dam. Note that Dam Tours do not allow picture taking inside the Dam.



In past year, this popular event has attracted photographers from Ontario, Pennsylvania, and all over western New York. The Dansville Boy Scouts will sell hot dogs, snacks and soda.


There is no charge for the day’s activities at the Visitor Center, but donations are gratefully accepted.



This event is presented by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Canyon Camera Club, and is supported in part by funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by Livingston Arts, home of The Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.


The Canyon Camera Club, organized in 1948, is headquartered in Perry, NY and takes its name from “Grand Canyon of the East”, another name for Letchworth State Park. The club is one of 12 clubs from Ontario, Pennsylvania, and western New York that form the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs. New members and guests are always welcome at the Canyon Camera Club and other clubs within the NFRCC.



For more information on the Dream Day, see www.nfrcc.org or call (585) 476-2354 or (585) 658-4790.