HUDSON — Enjoy exploring Olana State Historic Site’s picturesque landscape by taking pictures with other photography enthusiasts, the Columbia Land Conservancy, and The Olana Partnership this fall.

Visit Olana State Historic Site for a guided photo walk led by local photographer Robert Gilson 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Gilson has an MFA in photography from the Visual Studies Workshop, formerly a satellite program of SUNY Buffalo. His pictures have been exhibited and published in the U.S. and Europe. Through his photographs, Gilson’s goal is to convey the magic that happens in the natural world. During this walk and workshop, participants will learn more about nature photography techniques while taking snapshots of Olana’s artist-designed landscape.

“We’re excited to have Bob share his expertise on nature and landscape photography,” says Heidi Bock, Conservation Education Manager. “This introductory photography and nature walk will be a great opportunity to take a closer look at the natural world at Olana.”

“We’re so excited to partner with Columbia Land Conservancy for this program,” says Carolyn Keogh, Director of Education & Public Programs at The Olana Partnership. “Participants in this program will get a chance to see Olana’s artist-designed landscape with fresh eyes and through a new lens.”

Bring your own digital camera and/or smart phone with a camera. During this program, participants will walk about 1 mile along Olana’s carriage roads; wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather. For 12 and older. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Ticket are $5 and free for members of The Olana Partnership and Columbia Land Conservancy. Register at or call 518-751-6938.

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