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Art's FOCUS Group

A FOCUS on Your Passion for Photography

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If you love photography, you probably enjoy making time to get out and shoot at unique venues. That’s what the Fun Opportunities for Capturing Unique Shots (FOCUS) Group at Art’s Cameras Plus is all about. Our FOCUS Group meets monthly at local destinations to capture amazing shots and share techniques with other like-minded photographers. One of Art’s photo experts will lead each adventure while offering ideas and professional tips to help you take better pictures. 

 

FOCUS membership is free—just register, show up, shoot, and have fun. The cost per outing varies. Use links below or visit our Greenfield or Waukesha/Pewaukee store for details.

 
 
 

May FOCUS Group-Photograph the Big Cats-Up Close!

 Take a walk on the wild side at the Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue and also experience the breathtaking Al. Ringling Theatre

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1-DAY SHOOTER'S PACKAGE Saturday, May 4th 10:00am-4:00pm
 
Begin at Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue 305 Pine St, Rock Springs, WI 53961
Followed by a tour of Al. Ringling Theatre 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913
We will meet at the Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue for an adventure photographing ferocious felines. We will also learn about each specific animal during the Founder's Tour.
 
After lunch we’ll head to the historic Al. Ringling Theatre. Built in 1915, this beautifully restored theatre is an amazing venue for live performances, music and film.
During our private tour, explore backstage, dressing rooms and more areas that are not open to the public.
Art's staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide loaner lenses to help you capture the perfect photos.
Loaner Lenses provided courtesy of Sigma!
 
INCLUDES: 
  • Admission to WI Big Cat Rescue 
  • Big Cat Rescue Founder's Tour 
  • Use of loaner lenses
  • Field instruction by Art's staff 
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day 
  • Admission and tour at the Al. Ringling Theatre
$99 per person or $79 with your Learn & Shoot Club Membership
Option 2: Make the most of this extraordinary event!
3-Session Wildlife Workshop
(Limited to the first 20 participants to sign up)

Session 1: Class:Friday, May 3rd 6:00pm-8:00pm at Art's Greenfield

This 2 hour class will cover techniques to improve your wildlife photography as well as tips you can use at the Al. Ringling Theatre. We will discuss lighting, composition, exposure tricks and which lenses to use in order to turn those nice snapshots into fantastic photographs.
 
Session 2: Photo Shoot: Saturday, May 4th 8:00am-4:00pm
Begin at Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue 305 Pine St, Rock Springs, WI 53961
Followed by a tour of Al. Ringling Theatre 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913
We will meet at the Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue and start the day experiencing the true power of these majestic cats during a BONUS behind the scenes feeding tour. After the cats are fed, we'll join the rest of the group on the Founder's Tour so we can take our time getting the perfect shot.
 
After lunch we’ll head to the historic Al. Ringling Theatre. During our private tour, explore backstage, dressing rooms and more areas that are not open to the public.
Art's staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide loaner lenses to help you capture the perfect photos.
Loaner Lenses provided courtesy of Sigma!
 
Session 3: Photo Discussion:Friday, May 10th 6:00pm-8:00pm at Art's Greenfield
Share two of your favorite shots with fellow photographers in a lively critique session.
We will discuss the composition, lighting angle and techniques used to capture the shot.
Choose your favorite and order a FREE 10x15 print by Art's Photo Lab! 
 
Workshop Includes:
  • Wildlife/Architecture class
  • Admission to WI Big Cat Rescue
  • Morning Feeding tour at Big Cats
  • Big Cat Rescue Founder's Tour
  • Use of loaner lenses
  • Field instruction by Art's staff
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
  • Admission and tour at the Al. Ringling Theatre
  • Photo discussion session
  • FREE 10x15 photo of your favorite shot
  • Art's Cameras 20oz. tumbler to keep your beverages hot or cold
$199 per person or $169 with your Learn & Shoot Club membership
With only 20 slots available, this amazing workshop sells out quickly!

 


 

 

Highlights From Past Art’s Cameras FOCUS Group Outings

See where our FOCUS Group has gone for perfect-shot possibilities:

 

Pack Your Camera Bag for Our Next Outing

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