Triplicate Staff

Redwood National and State Parks is inviting up to 10 members of the public to join park volunteers and retired professional photographers Peg and Rex Lavoie for a "photo walk" on the Trillium Falls Trail on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Designed for amateur and professional photographers alike, the event will provide helpful tips for taking better images in the old-growth redwood forest. The Lavoies will help photographers improve their images with suggestions for better composition and improved understanding of camera functions and settings.

The walk will begin at the Trillium Falls trailhead, located at the Elk Meadow Day Use Area on Davison Road, about 5 miles north of Orick. It is scheduled to last about two hours and cover about one mile round-trip. The trail is considered easy, involving about 300 feet of elevation gain.

Photographers are encouraged to bring a tripod and any other equipment that they can comfortably carry on the trail.

To make this experience enjoyable and worthwhile for all who attend, the activity is limited to 10 participants. A smaller group size will enable the Lavoies to devote proper attention to each photographer while reducing crowding on the trail.

Additional photo walks will be scheduled through the summer. For reservations, directions and/or other information, call the Kuchel Visitor Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 707-465-7765.

Rex Lavoie has won numerous awards for his commercial, portrait and landscape photography. Peg Lavoie received the Silver Photographer of the Year Award from the Professional Photographers of America. They ran their own photography studio from 1976 until December 2008, when Rex and Peg closed the day-to-day operations to concentrate on nature and travel.