Guest Speakers: Cindy Walpole and Chuck Fritsch, November 28, 2018

High-Speed Hummingbird Photography Hummingbirds were one of the first subjects of high-speed photography. Cindy Walpole and Chuck Fritsch will discuss the history of high-speed photography and its application to hummingbirds. They will share their methods for getting good images of hummingbirds in flight with minimal equipment and introduce some of the concepts that are theContinue reading “Guest Speakers: Cindy Walpole and Chuck Fritsch, November 28, 2018”

Guest Speaker: Erin Babnik, October 24, 2018

The Seven Virtues of a Creative Landscape Photographer Landscape photographers who are committed to visual artistry share habits and values that enable them to produce personally rewarding landscape images on a regular basis. Erin Babnik will summarize seven “virtues” that any landscape photographer can nurture to facilitate the creative process. From curiosity to courage, theseContinue reading “Guest Speaker: Erin Babnik, October 24, 2018”

Guest Speaker: Clifford Pickett, May 30, 2018

Lighten Up: Image Quality, and iPhone Photography  Clifford Pickett is a New York-based professional travel, humanitarian and commercial photographer, videographer and educator. He refers to his approach as Shoshin, or “a new mind”, a perspective of seeing his subjects as if it were for the first time. In addition to his many high-profile commercial clients,Continue reading “Guest Speaker: Clifford Pickett, May 30, 2018”

Guest Speaker: Michelle Valberg, April 25, 2018

Wild Creatures. Extreme Conditions. As a visual story teller, Michelle Valberg will enlighten us with stunning, high impact and compelling photographs of the people, landscapes and wildlife of Canada. Michelle Valberg is a renowned wildlife, landscape and portrait photographer who has been telling stories with her camera for more than 30 years. She is aContinue reading “Guest Speaker: Michelle Valberg, April 25, 2018”

Guest Speaker: J. Robert Harris, March 28, 2018

Trail Talk from an ‘Old Dirt Kicker’ J.R. Harris is a well-known explorer and the author of “Way Out There: Adventures of a Wilderness Trekker”. From his origins in New York City, J.R. has roamed, mostly alone and unsupported, from Arctic Alaska to the Australian Outback, from Patagonia to the Pyrenees, and across the manyContinue reading “Guest Speaker: J. Robert Harris, March 28, 2018”

Guest Speaker: Gerry Van Der Walt, Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Technically Creative Wildlife Photography Join specialist photographic safari guide and co-founder of Wild Eye Gerry van der Walt for a presentation on using a strong technical foundation creatively to create striking wildlife images. Through examples and an easy-to-understand approach, Gerry will connect the creative side of wildlife photography to the technical basis of the craft,Continue reading “Guest Speaker: Gerry Van Der Walt, Wednesday, February 21, 2018”

Guest Speaker: David Brommer, Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Finding and Developing Photographic Style Developing your imagery to possess its own idiom, resonating with your artistic voice, is daunting and difficult. The highly crafted works by Joel-Peter Witkin, perfect landscapes of Ansel Adams, snippets of time expertly caught by Henri Cartier-Bresson: each embodies a distinctive style. David will elaborate on how to achieve aContinue reading “Guest Speaker: David Brommer, Wednesday, January 31, 2018”

Guest Speaker: Matt Hill, Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Golden Age of Night Photography Matt Hill has pursued a fascination with the dilation of time by combining light, motion and long exposure photography for 25+ years.  His explorations of the pristine landscapes of America’s National Parks, combined with his creative edginess, equals a body of work that reveals the beauty in darker side ofContinue reading “Guest Speaker: Matt Hill, Wednesday, November 29, 2017”

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 hisContinue reading “Guest Speaker: David Akoubian, Thursday, October 26, 2017”

Guest Speaker: Bob Krist, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shooting for Story The best way to become a better nature photographer is to become a better visual storyteller. Today, when so much of what we nature photographers cherish is under threat, we need to take our stories public and not only show beautiful pictures, but bear witness to what we stand to lose inContinue reading “Guest Speaker: Bob Krist, Wednesday, May 24, 2017”