2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 19

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Conservation photographer and environmental educator Alex Wiles will present "Floodplain Photography: How to Document an Ecosystem," a two-hour interactive workshop, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Betty Strong Encounter Center. Admission will be free.

Participants will learn about Wiles’ methods for photographing his Floodplain Project. He will discuss in detail how to capture detailed images of wildlife on a white background using creative lighting techniques and a variety of equipment.

“This will be an interactive workshop, so be sure to bring your camera gear!" says Wiles whose “Missouri River Floodplain” is on exhibition through September at the Encounter Center.

“Missouri River Floodplain” comprises more than 35 images of Missouri River species. Unique photographs of fish, turtles, frogs, snakes, insects, the Canada Goose and other creatures stir curiosity and eagerness for learning about the complexity of life in one of Earth’s greatest natural resources.

Wiles created the exhibit to coincide with the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System’s 50th anniversary. Enacted by Congress in 1968, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act aims to protect certain U.S. rivers with ecological, cultural, and recreational value. The National System currently protects more than 12,734 miles of river, including 98 miles of the Missouri River.

Wiles’ interest in conservation initiatives takes him around the world. He documents challenges faced by wildlife and the work of those who wish to protect it. For more about Wiles visit: awilesphoto.com; facebook.com/awilesphoto; instagram.com/awilesphoto; twitter.com/awilesphoto