Next Meeting: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Meetings are held at The Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center (located on the north side of West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, closer to Amsterdam). 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.

Suggested donation: $7.00


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

David Akoubian

Nature from a Painter’s Perspective

Milky Way over Zion © David Akoubian

Milky Way over Zion © David Akoubian

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.

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