Belle Isle Nature Center Speaker Series: Featuring Joseph Ferraro

June 14 | 6 to 8 p.m.

Free admission

Take a closer look at some of the planet’s smallest residents at the next installment of the Belle Isle Nature Center Speaker Series!

From 6 to 8 p.m. June 14, we are hosting a lecture-style course to teach how macro photography helps us observe local wildlife and better understand how we interact with nature.


About the lecture 

Learn how photographers capture detail on some of the world’s tiniest inhabitants during this macro photography primer. Master photographer Joseph Ferraro will share his love of the craft while also giving tips and tricks to best capture larger-than-life images. You are welcome to bring your own photography equipment to learn in the moment and get all your questions answered. After the event, test what you’ve learned by taking photos around the Belle Isle Nature Center! 

 Before the lecture, Dr. Mary Jamieson of Oakland University will talk about how photographers and researchers work together to make a difference for wildlife and wild places. 


Meet the speaker 

Macro photographer Joseph Ferraro has been exploring the overlooked world of invertebrates since 2015. His work seeks to inspire viewers to look more closely at and foster empathy for the natural world around us. Ferraro can often be found exploring everything from backyards to community gardens, camera in hand, photographing the many subjects he encounters.