Photographing Your Urban Forest

Tree Photography Party Generates Funds and Fun By Dove Hotz

Friends and neighbors turned out on April 9 in the CNA Community Room in Kennedy School to admire the results of a tree photography class held in the same space a month earlier. The class was conceived by writer, photographer and Neighborhood Tree Steward Bob Langan and sponsored by Portland Parks and Recreation. After learning about lighting, composition, and editing techniques, participants put their skills to work taking great photos of trees, which they submitted for inclusion in Friday’s art exhibit.

Nearly 100 people attended the exhibit, enjoying photographs, refreshments and good tree conversations. The CNA Tree Team received all the money from sales of the framed artwork and other donations made during the event. Proceeds of over $300, with several hundred more are anticipated in the coming weeks. The CNA Tree Team will use this money for tree stewardship in the Concordia Neighborhood.

Special thanks to Urban Forestry’s Angie DiSalvo and Autumn Montegna, class instructor Bob Langan, our Neighborhood Association for the room, and Pro Photo Supply for their generous donation.

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