Butterfly and moth photography can be challenging.  We’ll look at photographic equipment including phones, point-and-shoot cameras and DSLRs, and discuss techniques for getting better pictures.

Judy’s Flickr Page: https://www.flickr.com/people/52450054@N04/

Judy Gallagher loves insects and spiders and spends a lot of time documenting them with her camera and macro lens.  She learned butterflies under the expert tutelage of Rick Borchelt, and participates in Audubon Society of Northern Virginia’s regularly scheduled  butterfly surveys. Judy is a Certified Master Naturalist and a charter member of the Prince William Wildflower Society.  She has a Certificate in Natural History Field Studies from Audubon Naturalist Society.

The Lep Club, is made up of novice and expert lepidopterists who meet to exchange knowledge and support concerning habitat, threats, food sources, identification, and life cycle of butterflies and moths. Club meetings encourage a sharing of knowledge for the raising and breeding of moths and butterflies through hands-on lessons and guest speakers. Club members are also involved in outreach in the greater Baltimore community through educational programs and service projects. Club meetings feature a guest speaker that share their knowledge on a topic related to moths and butterflies as well as time to distribute caterpillars and eggs. As a group, we rear and share incredible native butterflies and saturniid moths (lunas, polyphemus, cedropia, imperials and more) with one another. Senior club members always walk you through everything you need to know in order to successfully raise your new friends.

To learn more about all NHSM Clubs: https://youtu.be/pIA7naRjXws
To become a member: https://www.marylandnature.org/club-membership/


  • NHSM Lep Club Member : $0
  • Non-Member Suggested Donation : $5
  • No Barrier to Education Option : $0

To register for this event, please follow this link: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/photographing-butterflies-and-moths-tips-and-tricks/