Mercer Slough Night Walks: Nature Photography

Explore nature and night photography during a Night Walk at Mercer Slough with PacSci Artist in Residence, Melinda Hurst Frye. Begin the evening in the classroom with an introduction to making long exposure photographs at night, and explore the many adaptations of nocturnal creatures. Then, head out into the dark to photograph among the twigs, trees and twilight, participate in a group demonstration, and craft your own images with the support of Hurst Frye and a Mercer Slough naturalist guide. Minimal photography experience needed.

Melinda Hurst Frye is an artist and educator based in Seattle, Washington. Hurst Frye began teaching photography in 2006, holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art, has been featured in several publications including Humble Arts Foundation, Lenscratch, WIRED Photo, and is represented by J Rinehart Gallery. Melinda Hurst Frye works within themes of ecology and place through photographs and scans of the Pacific Northwest landscape. Melinda may be found digging holes, collecting and raising insects, while learning and making work about the biology of the northwest region and beyond.

Participants should bring:

  • Camera (Point and shoot, DSLR, or mirrorless cameras will all work! Any camera with a manual mode and manual shutter speed control up to 30 seconds. Not sure if your camera’s a good fit for night photography? Email melinda@mhurstfrye.com)
  • Desired lenses, charged batteries, clean card/media storage
  • Tripod
  • Artificial lighting; flashlight, LED anything, glowsticks, and/or your phone
  • Warm and dry clothing
  • All gear needs to be able to be carried by the participant.

No camera? No problem. We will have several cameras available to be shared among participants as needed.


Recommended Ages: Ages 15+

Cost: Members, $12 / General Public, $15


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April 11, 2020


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
1625 118th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98005