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Sigma Pro Photographer David FitzSimmons at RTPI

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Freelance writer, photographer, and Ashland University professor David FitzSimmons will share his visions of nature in an exhibit entitled “Wild Wetlands,” which will be on display from March 7th through April 4th at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History in Jamestown, New York.

“Wild Wetlands” is a photographic journey taking a close look at shallow waters and watery lands. A walk through the gallery will allow visitors to envision wetlands like never before—seeing nature through the eyes of Sigma Pro photographer David FitzSimmons. Travel from muddy marshes to vital vernal pools. Frogs, salamanders, turtles, insects, and birds mix with wildflowers, trees, and other wetland plants.

According to FitzSimmons, “It’s an exhibit celebrating how healthy wetlands improve our lives.” These delicate natural areas, when cared for, he says, “provide cleaner water, ecological richness, and natural beauty.” Sixteen framed prints, including three unique round images produced with a circular fisheye lens, comprise the wetlands exhibit. The exhibition is co-sponsored by RTPI and industry-leading photography equipment manufacturer Sigma.

The Ohio-born FitzSimmons will offer a public slide program at 7 p.m. on March 12 in association with the exhibit. The program, entitled, “Ponds and Vernal Pools: Animals, Ecology, and Photography,” will explore the wet and wonderful worlds of ponds and vernal pools, showing secrets of their ecosystems and, according to FitzSimmons, “bringing you face to face with all kinds of interesting wetland inhabitants.” These include speedy dragonflies, dancing salamanders, and toe-biting water bugs. Drawing from work on two pond and vernal pool books, the freelance writer and photographer will stress the importance of experiencing, studying, and conserving these important habitats. David will also address two photography classes at Jamestown High School during his New York visit.

David FitzSimmons publishes international calendars with Barnes & Noble and BrownTrout, writes and photographs for magazines such as Popular Photography & Imaging, is at work on three books, and presents slide shows and lectures around the country, speaking about composition, natural history, and environmental conservation. FitzSimmons recently presented at the North American Nature Photography Association summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and later this summer he will conduct a macro photography workshop and open an exhibit at the National Center for Nature Photography. As an assistant professor of English, FitzSimmons incorporates photographs and natural history in his classes at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio.

For more information on David FitzSimmons’ work in the Sigma Pro photographers program, follow the “Sigma Pros” link at www.sigmaphoto.com. To see more images by David FitzSimmons, please visit www.fitzsimmonsphotography.com.

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