Guest Speaker: David Akoubian, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Nature from a Painter’s Perspective

Nature photographer David Akoubian was classically trained as a painter before turning to photography. Before venturing out on his own professionally, he studied with John Shaw, Art Wolfe, Galen Rowell, Bryan Peterson and other renowned masters of photography. David creates classic landscapes with a compositional approach he learned from his years of studying painters. He has always enjoyed birding and wildlife and captures many images of wildlife in environmental settings.

Milky Way over Zion © David Akoubian
Milky Way over Zion © David Akoubian

David’s work has been published in top photography magazines and books, including Outdoor Photographer, Nature Photographer, Audubon Magazine, Birders World, and Scholastic Books. His clients include Coca Cola, Tamron, Sirui, Lensbaby, The Nature Conservancy, and The Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia.

David and his wife, Evelyn, live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where they run their business and are involved in many conservation efforts.

Sunrise on the Grand Tetons © David Akoubian
Sunrise on the Grand Tetons © David Akoubian

Event Details

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 6:30 pm (Note Thursday meeting date)

Our meetings are held at The Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center. The address is 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, located at 165 West 65 Street, on the north side of West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, closer to Amsterdam. (Google Map link) From the street level, take the elevator or escalator up one level and proceed through the revolving doors into the lobby of the Rose Building to get the elevator up to the 6th floor. 

Lincoln Center is well served by public transportation—Subway: the #1 Local train stops at 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station; Buses: M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104 all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.

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