February 22, 6:30 pm (via Zoom and in-person) – Esteban Toro

Making the Impossible Possible Esteban Toro seeks to inspire the community of photographers to dream big, pre-plan, plan and re-plan before, during and after a photo-trip to achieve outstanding images. We will discuss technique, composition and post-processing, but overall, storytelling to improve our photographs when on the road. Esteban Toro is a travel photographer andContinue reading “February 22, 6:30 pm (via Zoom and in-person) – Esteban Toro”

January 25, 6:30 pm (via Zoom) – Sarah Hudson /Gotham Whale

Gotham Whale is a New York City-based marine mammal research, education, and advocacy organization. Showcasing breathtaking photos from the Gotham Whale WANTED project, Sarah Hudson explains how the group uses photography for Humpback whale research and how you can help through Citizen Science! Sarah Ryan Hudson, Esq. serves as Gotham Whale’s Director of Advocacy focusingContinue reading “January 25, 6:30 pm (via Zoom) – Sarah Hudson /Gotham Whale”

November 17, 6:30 pm (via Zoom and in-person) – William Douglas King

The Living Marsh In William Douglas King’s presentation, The Living Marsh, we learn how The Salt Marsh Nature Center in Brooklyn’s Marine Park became a diverse habitat, an ecological restoration project that has reclaimed nature’s ecosystem. Through his photography, William captures numerous animals, waterfowl, waders and shorebirds living in the Salt Marsh all year round.Continue reading “November 17, 6:30 pm (via Zoom and in-person) – William Douglas King”

October 26, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Jim O’Donnell

Photography with a Purpose How did we get here and where are we going? Jim will discuss his artistic journey and focus on how and why he utilizes photography as a tool for social and environmental activism. Jim O’Donnell is a writer and photographer based in Taos, New Mexico. An anthropologist and watershed expert, O’DonnellContinue reading “October 26, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Jim O’Donnell”

May 25, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Stephen Patterson

Photography and Creative Exploration Stephen has been pursuing photography and creative visual expression since he acquired his first camera back in 1983. He works with many different visual artists, both painters and photographers, and continues to enjoy gathering new inspiration from as many artists as possible. Stephen has been influenced by the work of FreemanContinue reading “May 25, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Stephen Patterson”

April 27, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Imma Barrera

An Artist in Residence, Capitol Reef National Park Imma Barrera will provide an overview of the work carried out as an artist in residence at Capitol Reef National Park. Capitol Reef is in Utah’s south-central desert and is possibly one of the least known of parks in the area. It is one of the bestContinue reading “April 27, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Imma Barrera”

March 23, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Marie Read

For Standout Bird Photography, Capture Behavior! In a world saturated with great bird photos, what does it take to create images that stand out from the crowd? One way is to capture bird behavior, and wildlife photographer and author Marie Read reveals how it’s done. Marie’s stories from the field are an engaging and informativeContinue reading “March 23, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Marie Read”

Save the Date: Zoom Meeting to be Held on March 23rd Instead of March 30th

Please mark your calendars! Our regularly scheduled Zoom meeting will take place on March 23rd instead of the last Wednesday of the month. Wildlife photographer and author, Marie Read, will offer insights into making successful bird photographs.

February 23, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Sean Crane

Staying Inspired by Staying Put Over the course of my career, I’ve photographed wildlife on every continent and in every US state. Discovering new and exotic lands, and the life that makes each place unique, is what I love most. But that all ended when the world went into lockdown in March of 2020. IContinue reading “February 23, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Sean Crane”

November 23, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Joel Simpson

Playgrounds for the Mind: The Metaphoric Eye This slide presentation dives deeply into the photographic landscape genre by skipping over traditional place-evoking views to look closely at the rocks themselves—in search of their suggestive power as metaphor. Having immersed myself in Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist art—the last schools of Modernism—I have discovered their themes inContinue reading “November 23, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Joel Simpson”