Wild Amelia Photography Festival

When you’re in Amelia Island, you don’t have to look far to discover what makes Amelia Island special. With everything from gorgeous white sand beaches to delicious food, unique shopping, and more, it’s easy to find something for every interest. One event that everyone in your group is sure to be intrigued by is the Wild Amelia Photography Festival. You can come out to see some of the best wildlife photography in the nation and improve your skills at the same time. Best of all, it’s easy to reach the festival from any of our Amelia Island condo rentals.

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Photo Walks

The photo walks held by Wild Amelia are simply not to be missed. Whether you’ve been into photography for a while or you’re just getting into the hobby, you can benefit from the expertise of the local photographers. You will be under the watchful eye of some of the area’s most renowned photographers, who will show you how to get the perfect shot of the nature and wildlife around you. You’ll have access to both local professional and advanced amateur photographers, providing a wide range of viewpoints and skill levels.

Any and all ages and skill levels are welcome on the photo walks, and you’re sure to get an incredible view of Amelia Island that provides you with unforgettable memories. In 2019, the photo walks were held on both the Friday and Saturday evenings of the festival, so it’s likely to be similar for the 2020 festival. In the past, the photo walks have cost $10 per person, and it will likely be the same for 2020.

Types of Classes

Wild Amelia offers various photography classes during the Photography Festival. You can choose to sign up for just one class or as many as you please, and there is a discount if you purchase the entire package. One of the most popular classes is iPhone Photography, which is a beginner-to-advanced class perfect for anyone with an iPhone. You will be exposed to new iPhone apps apart from the standard camera, allowing you to have more control over your pictures. You’ll also learn how to process photos on the iPhone and what accessories are best for your iPhone photography.

You can also register for the Travel Class, designed for novice to intermediate photographers. Bring your cell phone or your point-and-shoot camera and learn how to bring back memories of your favorite places. The class will focus on how to prepare to take pictures while you’re traveling and how to think in order to produce the most emotional pictures possible.

Finally, the Bird Photography Class is another fantastic option. This class is perfect for beginner and intermediate photographers and will teach you how to identify native birds, capture fast flying creatures and find the right light, and process your pictures in software options like Lightroom and Photoshop.

Classes typically last one to three hours and cost $35 per person, but be sure to keep up with details as they are updated for the 2020 festival.

Photo Contest

You can also enter any of your photos in the Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest. Admission is open to all, and you can visit wildamelia.com to enter online and to review the full contest rules. Even if you choose not to submit a work for the photography contest, you can always stroll through the winners when you get to the festival!

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Many details about the 2020 Wild Amelia Photography Festival are forthcoming, as the festivities will not take place until the fall. You can visit wildamelia.org or keep up with Wild Amelia on Facebook for more detailed information as we get closer to the dates of the festival.

If you’re interested in wildlife photography, the Wild Amelia Photography Festival is just one of those Amelia Island photo events that you simply can’t miss out on. However, it’s only one of the annual events in Amelia Island that draw a crowd. No matter when you choose to visit, you’re sure to find something new to discover, all just minutes from our Amelia Island vacation rentals!

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