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Panoramic Perspectives and Digital Artistry

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Date: August 21, 2012
Contact: Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center, 707-465-7765

Redwood National & State Parks (RNSP) invite you to attend a special program presented by retired professional photographers and park volunteers Peg and Rex Lavoie titled "Panoramic Perspectives and Digital Artistry". The program will be begin at 3:00 pm at the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center, located approximately 2 miles south of the town of Orick, CA on Highway 101. 

Intended for amateur and professional photographers alike, Rex & Peg will share techniques for creating "larger than life" stitched panoramic images as well as an introduction to "Digital Artistry - Filters for Photoshop Fun". The Lavoie's will discuss the how's, why's and advantages of multi-image panorama photographs, and share their secrets for taking photographs beyond the limits of the camera. Following the theater presentation, attendees are invited to participate in a demonstration of panorama photo techniques outside the visitor center. 

Rex Lavoie is a Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging and Photographic Craftsman, awarded by the Professional Photographers of America. Rex has won numerous awards for his commercial, portrait and landscape photography. Peg Lavoie is a Photographic Craftsman and received the Silver Photographer of the Year Award from the Professional Photographers of America as well as several Ohio State awards. Rex and Peg ran their own photography studio from 1976 until December 2008 when Rex and Peg closed the day-to-day operations to concentrate on nature and travel photography, teaching and volunteering at state and national parks around the country. The Ohio-based couple is currently serving as volunteers at Redwoods National and State Parks. 

For questions or directions on this or other park programs, please call the Kuchel Visitor Center between 9 am and 5 pm at 707-465-7765.

Did You Know?


Gray whales migrate just offshore along the California coastline as they travel from Alaska to Baja California; a 10,000-mile round trip journey. The best time to view these 45-foot marine mammals are December/January and March/April. Watch for their spouts that are shaped like a heart.