Shooting Mushrooms So They Don’t Look Dead

Join us on April 14th, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom for a presentation by guest speaker, David William Fischer.  David will talk to us about finding and photographing mushrooms in our local area.

David William Fischer is a writer, photographer, musician and grandfather from near Syracuse NY, but he is best known as a mycologist.  He is the author of the best-selling “Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America” (1992, Univ. of Texas Press) and coauthor of the tome “Mushrooms of Northeastern North America” (1997, Syracuse Univ. Press), which together feature nearly a thousand full-color photographs.  He has lectured at museums, nature centers and universities from Florida to Canada, and has been featured in national media such as NPR’s “Science Friday”, Vice Magazine, and the National Geographic Channel. David launched his website, AMERICANMUSHROOMS.COM in 2006.  The purpose of his website is to educate, inform, and entertain the general public, those who love fungi (mycophiles) and mycologists (Biologists focusing their area of study on fungi).  David’s site includes over 1,000 photos of fungi representing over 480 species.

David’s Presentation,  “Shooting Mushrooms So They Don’t Look Dead” — will be geared towards getting publishable macro photos of beautiful specimens that can be difficult to find in the first place, and which tend to thrive in low-light conditions beneath dense forest canopies. 

Here is a sample of David’s work:


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