Tell Mother Nature to say cheese with trips and tricks from nationally recognized travel photographer Ken Hubbard. He'll be in Hockessin Monday night for a Delaware Photographic Society-sponsored speaking engagement.

The Delaware Photographic Society, one of the oldest camera clubs in the country, will host photographer Ken Hubbard at Cokesbury Village Monday night. Hubbard, who is also the field services manager for photo lens manufacturer Tamron, will discuss his perspective on travel photography, offering tips and tricks for photographing everything "from your backyard to the Grand Canyon."

DPS Program Director and Hockessin resident Susan Peter said that Hubbard caught her attention because of his reputation as a landscape photographer.

"His images of American landscapes are breathtaking," Peter said. "He inspires others [through his work] to look through the lens a little differently and challenges them to create exceptional images that will, in turn, inspire others."

Hubbard is likely to bring along shots of his favorite shots from trips to the southwest. He loves to shoot in Arizona and Utah where there is "such an amazing concentration of national parks and state parks." He'll also explain how to overcome the obstacles of travel photography, with anecdotes and examples that can be easily applied to any genre of photography.

"You have to work with what Mother Nature gives you," Hubbard explained. "Sometimes you get perfect conditions but more often than not, you get less than ideal conditions. I always recommend to leave the camera in your bag for a minute and look at what's in front of you so you can really concentrate on what will make a good image."

Peter added that she is excited about Hubbard's visit and hopes that DPS's 225 members—as well as all of the other photography clubs invited—are excited for the opportunity to learn from an expert.

"Whether our photographers are traveling near or far, Ken will provide inspiration and instruction on capturing intriguing images to improve their craft," Peter said.

The lecture, which begins at 7:30 p.m., Monday, will be held in Auditorium C at Cokesbury Village, 726 Loveville Road. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the DPS website at