Known for his adventure and conservation work in New England's wild places, Jerry Monkman has spent the last fifteen+ years artfully documenting the mountains, forests, and coastlines that define the region. In 2002, he was awarded a communications award by the Northern Forest Alliance in recognition of his "vision and excellence in chronicling the story of the Northern Forest through photography." Staying true to his mission of "promoting ecological awareness through creative photography," his images have contributed to raising awareness and funds to protect a diverse collection of wild places, from a small Connecticut trout stream not far from New York City, to New Hampshire's Great Bay, to Maine's Debsconeag Lakes in the Northern Forest.
With his wife Marcy, he was featured in the February, 2007 issue of Photo District News as the New Hampshire entry for the article, "50 States, 50 Photographers." The Monkmans are also the authors of six books, including "Wild Acadia" which was named a top photo book of 2007 by Shutterbug Magazine. They are currently working on three more books, which will be published in 2010. Their work has appeared in publications worldwide and their client list includes National Geographic Adventure, Audubon, Men's Journal, The Washington Post, Outdoor Photographer, L.L. Bean, Princess Cruises, and The Nature Conservancy. Jerry also leads photo tours in the White Mountains and to Acadia National Park, and teaches Photoshop and Lightroom seminars in Portsmouth, NH.
The Essex National Heritage Area begins just 10 miles north of Boston and covers 500 square miles of eastern Massachusetts to the New Hampshire border. The Area features historic seaports, white clapboard buildings, renowned art and cultural museums, antique farms, wooden boat-building shops, early industrial mill complexes, and significant wildlife refuges. The Area contains two National Park sites and hundreds of historic structures, museums, and natural resources, and is within an easy day trip of Boston by train or car.
Working in collaboration with the National Park Service, the Essex National Heritage Commission promotes public/private partnerships and develops and implements programs that enhance, preserve and encourage regional awareness of the unique historic, cultural and natural resources found within the Area. For more information, visit the ENHC web site at www.essexheritage.org or call (978) 740-0444.
In 2006, the ENHC held its first annual Photography Contest. Qualifying photographs were required to represent one of three categories of Area resources: Natural resources, such as farms, marshland and wildlife; Cultural resources, such as museums, musical performances and festivals; and Historic resources, including people and places that tell the story of the region's early settlement, maritime or industrial heritage. Contest judges were Stanley Forman, Pulitzer Prize-wining photographer and cameraman for WCVB Channel 5, and Rich Yagjian, Chief Operating Officer of Hunt's Photo and Video in Melrose, MA. Prizes were generously contributed by Hunt's Photo & Video, Olympus, Nikon, Canon and the National Park Service.
Steve Genatossio is a fine art photographer and a member of the Hunts management team. All photos are available for sale. Pricing available on request.
Check out Steve's website at www.stevegenatossio.com
Visit Nancy's website at www.naturaltapestries.com
Nancy Rotenberg is a freelance photographer/writer/educator. Her images and editorial have appeared in magazines such as Adirondack Life, Birds & Blooms, Canadian Camera, Country Gardens, National Geographic, Nature's Best, Peterson's Photographic and Outdoor Photographer. Nancy's work has also been used for Hallmark, Red Oak, Reiman Publications, Renaissance and Sunrise Greeting Cards; as well as in calendars such as Inner Reflections, Nikon, Mitsubishi, Smith-Southwestern, Teldon and Willow Creek.
Nancy is the author of three books: How To Photograph Close-ups In Nature, Capturing Nature’s Intimate Landscapes and her latest book, Photography and The Creative Life.
Nancy has been leading photography workshops and teaching for twelve years. Her goal as instructor is to encourage other photographers to create visual statements that go beyond documentation, to photograph intimately and with feeling. Nancy brings to her workshops and writings, creative vision and enthusiasm for the natural world and a passion for experiencing life with joy, heart and soul.
Visit Raymond's website at www.klassphoto.com
Raymond's images have been published in magazines, advertising, and books. He is the author and photographer of Mammoth Cave National Park: Reflections, and is currently working on 4 new books, along with a series of teaching CD-ROMs. Raymond is currently a photography instructor with the New York Botanical Gardens, Natural Tapestries Photography Workshops, and the Adirondack Photography Institute. Recipient of three prestigious artist-in-residence positions through the National Park Service, Raymond has made the diverse resources of our wild lands available to everyone. He is a popular speaker and has presented his images to thousands of people, been the focus of a PBS documentary, and been interviewed on National Public Radio. His images are represented by The Image Finders stock agency. The Image Finders
Raymond is a freelance digital consultant and works with photographers on a broad range of projects, ranging from design and publishing to teaching and digital equipment setup. He has most recently designed and completed the layout for a coffee table book by fellow photographer Nancy Rotenberg. In addition, Raymond has created instructional DVDs and worked with Macromedia® Flash to create a unique instructional CD-ROM.
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Raymond incorporates the latest technology into his workflow, and works to help other professionals utilize these advancements. By explaining the newest technology in plain English, within the context of nature photography, Raymond's teaching breaks down the wall between your equipment and your art. Raymond feels that photography should be about the interaction with the subject and environment - not about frustrations over technology.
Michael Mitchell is a member of the Hunt's Photo and Video management team as well as an accomplished photographer. His work can be seen in a number of different publications as well as in several retail establishments across New England. Fine art prints are availabe for sale. Contact Michael for size and pricing info at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Middlesex Fells is Special.
Named from an Old Saxon designation meaning a tract of wild stone hills, this landscape encompassing areas in Medford, Winchester, Stoneham, Melrose and Malden holds opportunities abound for the public to enjoy panoramic vistas and intriguing geological features. Unique as a wild forest within the perimeter highway surrounding a major metropolitan area, The Fells is a biologically diverse 2650 acre natural treasure.
Habitat ranging from rocky hills, meadows, wetlands and oak/hickory forests, to ponds and vernal pools, sustains a variety of wildlife in our interdependent ecosystem. Mammals include coyote, fisher, red fox, and white tail deer. Amphibian salamander congress and spawn in the spring as do many invertebrates. Reptiles are resident; insects too numerous to mention make their home in the Fells. Birds such as scarlet tanager, eastern bluebird, hawks and neo-tropical migrants, nest, find cover and feed here.
Botanical specimens in this natural system exceed an amazing six hundred different species of plant documented in a botanical survey currently underway in the Fells. In no other city in the world can one take a subway train for a few stops from the city center, walk a short distance, begin a four-mile hike listening to song birds calling, then emerge where a city bus will take you back to the subway.
The hallmark of Lou Nettelhorst's teaching style is his eagerness to share his over 14 years of professional experience and techniques, while always providing encouragement and humor. Lou is fully immersed in sharing his talent through community college courses, the Digital Photo Academy, outings, presentations, weekend workshops and private instruction. His images have been published in Chicago Wilderness, NANPA's Member Showcase, Nature's Best Photography and Outdoor Photographer, as well as many newsletters. His photography has also earned numerous fine art exhibition awards. During his eight years as chair of the North American Nature Photography Association(NANPA) High School Scholarship Program, Lou received NANPA's Outstanding Service Award and the Russ Kinne Recognition Grant. He is a member of NANPA, American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and Nikon Professional Services (NPS).
View Lou's website to see his Fine Art Gallery and Events Calendar for upcoming workshops, outings, classes and private lessons: www.LouNettelhorst.com.
Shawn lives in Western Mass and is the manager of the Hunt's location in Hadley. Shawn is also an RIT grad., who hasn't written a book, but does teach. For print purchases, usage rights or additional info contact Shawn at email@example.com
Eric Arnold is the the manager of the new Hunt's Location in Manchester, NH. He graduated from Massachusetts College of Art in 2006 with a BFA in photograpy and a minor concentration in glass studies. Since then Arnold's artwork has appeared in galleries, private collections, and auctions in the Boston area. His photography has been also been used in publications such as Glass Magazine. A resume and list of exhibitions are availabe upon request. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Brown is a camera salesman at the melrose location and a grauduate of the New England School of Photography.
While many people see the world as an average place, I approach each view from angles not seen by others... be it architecture, nature, people or places. Within this site, you will find my unique vision in a wide variety of arenas.
Additionally I have done creative writing and web production work for a variety of media sources including the likes of IFC, OLN/Versus, Bravo and NASCAR. I am also a published author.
Services I offer (porfolio:http://www.bglewandowski.com):
Architecture is more than about just a building. It's about design. Capturing the intentions of a work, whether from an interior or exterior view is often more than just taking a snapshot. I'll find the right angles, the right light and the expression for your creativity.
The same amazingly professional work can be applied to your landscape and garden designs as well!
Real Estate Photography
The old saying goes on about a picture being worth a thousand words... but how much is it really worth? Often the first images a prospective buyer sees are online or in print. You want those images to show off your property in its best light. As an extension of my architectural photography experience, I can bring those skills to your showing... and help you make the sale.
Editorial Photography / Photojournalism
From travel to business to human interest stories, my photos can help you heighten the experience of your written work. I will work directly with you to capture the right images and the right feel for your piece.
Need just a photo? Need the right picture for a presentation or a brochure? My photos are available for your stock photo use. Contact me directly and learn more.
Gallery Show Photography
From architectural to photojournalistic to macro, much of my work is ready made for gallery showings. Contact me today for information on showing individual pieces or having me as a featured artist (I clean up nicely!).
"Just About Everything Else" Photography
If it's out there, I probably have attempted to photograph it. Have something in mind? Just ask.
Jim Miotke is the photographer/writer behind BetterPhoto.com
. BetterPhoto brings together over 150,000 members from around the world for learning, fun, and community. Jim leads a dynamic team in a fun, approachable community, offering online photography courses
led by highly respected and published professional photographers, who act as mentors. BetterPhoto offers a range of gallery and web hosting
options that are easy to use and powerfully customizable, and offers a rich community experience and the best photo contests on the web.
Jim is also the author of The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography, The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Nature Photography, and The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Great Photos. He is the author and photographer of the Adventures in Photography DVD series, with Digital Photography Unleashed: Capturing Wildly Great Photos, and Photographing Kids.
In his weekly BetterPhoto Radio show on digital photography, Jim Miotke shares photography tips and interviews with professional photographers who teach online photography classes at BetterPhoto.com. We also spotlight "gold-star" BetterPhoto members, and a portion of the show is devoted to answering questions from listeners like you.
Jim and his team welcome everyone to join our global community and membership is free! Visit BetterPhoto.com today and Share your Passion for Picture-Taking!
For more information, visit the BetterPhoto website at http://www.betterphoto.com.
Andrew Correia is a photography consultant at Hunts Photo and Video and a graduate of Salem State College. Andrew holds a BA in art with a concentration in photography. Andrew is one half of MrDrew Photography, sharing photography credits with his wife Amanda.
Prints are available for sale. Contact Andrew for size and pricing. info at email@example.com
Ian Hartsoe is a 2008 graduate from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, receiving a B.F.A. with a concentration in photography. While there he explored many different types of photography finally focusing in on portraiture, and travel.
Ian has spent close to a year over seas exploring and learning about people of different cultures. The largest amount of time was spent back-packing in Asia.
You can follow him at travelinghartsoe.blogspot.com, or visit his website at www.ianhartsoe.com
I am a nature photographer from Bedford, Massachusetts specializing in birds. I strive to create images that go beyond natural history documentation and become artistic images in their own right. I am motivated by a love of nature, a fascination with wildlife, and the never-ending challenge of finding that perfect combination of good light, cooperative subject, attractive setting, and beautiful background that allows me to create an artistically pleasing image.
My training has come from self-study and from seminars and workshops led by several of the top nature photography professionals working today, most notably Arthur Morris, Charles Glatzer, and Chris Dodds. The choice of birds as my primary subject is largely due to inspiration drawn from the writings and photographs of Arthur Morris. I am continually amazed at the diversity and complexity of the avian world and it is the natural grace and beauty of these wonderful creatures that makes my work possible.
I currently market my work as fine art prints, note cards, and calendars at art fairs and exhibits throughout New England and at NOA Gifts in Groton, West Concord, and Harvard, Massachusetts. More images and information can be found at http://www.miliciaphoto.com.
Steve Traudt is an acclaimed fine art photographer and educator based in Grand Junction, Colorado
He is a popular teacher presenting a variety of photography classes and workshops in the Grand Junction area, as well as regionally and nationally. His students praise his clear and enthusiastic teaching style. No matter the subject matter, Steve's classes will leave you with a profound sense of discovery while increasing your confidence and skill level.
His photographs are infused with design, energy and emotion. Steve has exhibited photos extensively around the world while earning many awards. His magazine articles have appeared in various publications while his photos have been included in several books and calendars.
For more info, please visit his Website and Photo Blog
Corey Hilz focuses his photography on the natural world. The diversity in nature offers boundless opportunities for fresh images. From mountains and flowers to water and wildlife, Corey approaches his subjects with an artistic eye looking for rhythm, texture and pattern. He goes beyond the documentary image to show a unique perspective using color, shape and line. He strives to share the beauty of a destination you've never seen and provide a new perspective of a place you know well.
Corey has built his stock of photographs from travel and extensive exploration of local areas, believing some of the most interesting subjects are found close to home. Corey is a published author and his photos have been used in magazines, books, newspapers, calendars, brochures and catalogues. Corey's work is also seen in exhibits throughout the Washington DC area. His prints are found in private collections.
Corey has a passion for teaching photography. He gives lectures, teaches workshops and provides private instruction for those looking to focus their learning. In particular, Corey enjoys working with students in the field, so they may learn to improve their images as they create them. His instruction enables photographers to improve their photographs technically and artistically.
Corey is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA).
Visit Corey Hilz's Photo Blog
To view additional portfolios and for workshop information please visit: www.CoreyHilz.com
Visit Nikhil's website at www.NikhilBahl.com
Nikhil Bahl is an award winning fine art nature, landscape and wildlife photographer based in Maryland. His work has been published on post cards, greeting cards, posters, newsletters, magazines and web sites. His fine art prints are part of many private collections and have been displayed at several exhibits. He is also a volunteer photographer for the National Park Service.
Nikhil currently teaches photography workshops and classes privately and at the Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts, in Rockville, Maryland. His instruction is focused on in-camera interpretation and developing personal vision rather that simply following "the rules". He believes that trying to impart a fresh perspective is the biggest challenge in photography. Software training includes Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Photomatix (for HDR photography). Please contact Nikhil for details.
David DesRochers is a photographer based in Cranford, New Jersey. His photography encompasses a variety of subjects but his true passion is photographing subjects in our natural world.
David's love for nature photography was sparked by a trip to Glacier National Park in the summer of 2000. The beauty of Glacier's landscape inspired him to want to explore more wild places and over the years he has traveled around the world to photograph amazing wildlife and beautiful landscapes.
Photographing nature also inspired David to become an advocate for our environment. He is a member of Cranford's Environmental Commission and manages their web site www.mygreencranford.org.
David is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and president of Camera Naturalist Photo Club, New Jersey's premiere nature photography club.
Joseph Rossbach specializes in creating unique images of the American Wilderness with an emphasis on the East Coast from South Carolina to Maine. Joseph has been photographing the natural world for over 12 years and has traveled to the deep canyons of the Southwest to the rugged coasts of New England in search of beautiful and evocative images of the American Wilderness. Joe's work has been published in magazines, calendars, advertising campaigns, web sites, art galleries and books. A few of Joe's clients include Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Digital Camera World, Photo Techniques Magazine, The Potomac News and Mountain Connections Magazine. Joe also spends a good deal of time speaking and lecturing at regional and local Camera Clubs along the East Coast. Joe brings a unique flare to his photography by using special techniques to create unique abstract images of common scenes and places. Joe has been leading photo tours and workshops for the past few years and also teaches photography classes at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. Joe lives with his wife Amber and their son Phoenix in Annapolis, Maryland. More of Joseph's work can be seen at www.josephrossbach.com.
Visit Russ's website at www.russburdenphotography.com. Click on the the Nature Photo Tours button to get more information regarding his tours.
Russ Burden is an internationally published photographer. His wildlife and scenic images have appeared on calendars published by Self Realization Fellowship, Kodak, Audubon, Sierra Club, National Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, and numerous other companies. He has been published multiple times in Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, and Petersen's PHOTOgraphic. He writes a weekly Photo Tip column and a monthly Photoshop Tip for Take Great Pictures.com. He has two books to his credit. His commercial work is sold through Photolibrary and often shows up in magazines and advertisements around the world.
Russ teaches photography for the Panasonic Digital Photo Academy www.digitalphotoacademy.com. He is the creator of the national curriculums used for all five of their classes offered throughout the country. He is a multiple time winner of Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice Award in the Art In Nature category in addition to the Backyard Habitat category. He also won Highly Commended honors in a number of other categories. As a result, his images have appeared in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
Russ is the owner of Russ Burden Nature Photo Tours and runs workshops around the country to the best locations at the times they appear in their utmost glory. Russ has been bringing eager participants to these locations and teaching photography for over 15 years. Destinations include the Tetons and Yellowstone / Oregon Coast / Bryce and Zion / Monument Valley / Arches and Canyonlands in addition to many other magnificent locations. Click on www.russburdenphotography.com/Nature.html for more information.
Be sure visit my son's, Nick Burden, album entitled Nature Photography From a 17 Year Old. Click on his name to see his photos.
Jess Lee is an internationally acclaimed and world renowned wildlife and nature photographer. Jess's images have been published in such distinguished periodicals as Smithsonian, National Geographic, Natures Best, Defenders, Audubon and Sierra Magazines. During the year Jess leads many instructional and educational photo workshops and tours throughout the world. Jess has always felt the strong heartbeat of the land beneath his feet, and approaches his photography with a certain reverence for all living things. Jess's many wildlife encounters has brought about an often spiritual like experience which he conveys through his images. "Making beautiful images has never been enough for me. Nature has stories to tell, I feel we should never be afraid to explore, to wander, and to find new directions in nature".
The name of my album is Nature Photography From a 17 Year Old. My dad got me into photography and encouraged me to work at it. It has grown into a passion. It looks as if I will attend an art college and I'll see where it takes me.
My accomplishments include winner of the Youth division in Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice competition, NANPA High School Scholarship recipient in 2008, Highly Commended award in youth division for BBC Wildlife, and I was just featured in Shutterbug's Student Union section in the March 2009 issue.
I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I had the pleasure and wonderful experiences creating them.
William B. Folsom has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. I was incorporated in 1992 and have provided a variety of professional services since then, including stock photography (over 50,000 35mm slides and over 20,000 digital images). As a stock photographer over 100 magazine and book covers featured my photographs and hundreds of other photographs have appeared inside various magazines, books, and other publications (calendars, newspapers, etc) or products. I currently provide professional photographic services in Northern Virginia, including architectural and aviation photography, portraiture (on-site and in studio) for individuals, businessmen and women, engaged couples, bridal portraits, bar and bat mitzvah's, and weddings. I am the author of three books on photography published by Amherst Media, including Event Photography Handbook ( 2008), Butterfly Photographer's Handbook (2009), and The Art and Science of Butterfly Photography (1999 and mostly out of date, except for those with older film cameras). I am the Resident Photographer at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia where I teach photography with such notable photographers as Corey Hilz and Joseph Rossbach, both of whom are featured on this Portfolio site. All three of us were involved in the highly successful Meadowlark Nature Photography Expo that ran for seven years until it outgrew the facility. I went to Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and enjoyed the variety of scenics available for photographers in the region. I'll admit to enjoying the warmer weather and more leisurely traffic found in Virginia. I am one of the founding members of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). I currently work in association with JPG Photo Events in Vienna, Virginia and invite interested readers to visit my website (www.wfolsom.com) or that of JPG Photo Events (www.jpgphotoevents.com). Thank you.
is a commercial photographer specializing in adventure, lifestyle, nature, & travel - for advertising, corporate, & editorial clients. He has had freelance & contracted assignments with over 300 publications and 150 companies worldwide.
Credits include American Express, Backpacker, California Division of Tourism, The Daily Telegraph, Endless Vacation, Fuji Film USA, GEO Germany, Inside Sport-Australia, JC Penny, Microsoft, National Geographic Adventure & Traveler, The New York Times, Newsweek, Nikon Inc., The North Face, Outside, Random House, REI, Runner's World, Sports Illustrated, Timex, VisitFlorida.com, Via magazine, & Woodbridge wines. Sean has shot over 200 assignments for Sunset, & authored numerous feature articles displaying his photography.
A native Californian, his family moved to Iran in 1972, & after living in Tehran for four years, returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in '76 where Sean makes his home today.
In '91, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial photography from Brooks Institute of Photography, & began his business Arbabi Imagery thereafter combining outdoor, on-location, & studio photography.
Today, he shoots in 120mm medium format & 35mm, film & digital, & brings a background of on-location, studio, outdoor, & lighting skills & experience to every job. His assignment travels incorporate much of the US, with international locations including Canada, Mexico, the UK, Southeast Asia, & South America. His stock image files, currently 400,000 strong, have been published in ads, books, brochures, mags, newspapers, trade shows, & websites worldwide.
Over the years, he's backpacked over mountain ranges, helicoptered above jungles, ridden horseback across plains, rafted down rivers, mountain biked along forest trails, sailed on oceans, & hung over cliffs, all to capture images he & his clients were in search of. Photography is his passion.
Sean is a down-to-earth person who is easy-going & fun to work with. He takes pride in being a pro photographer & businessperson, & feels lucky to succeed in a career providing so much happiness.
In recent years, Arbabi's travel jobs lead him around the US, the Caribbean, Canada & Mexico. Recently, he landed two travel guidebook covers, four magazine covers, a catalog cover, wrote & shot six feature articles, all the while working on a tv pilot on photography entitled Photoguru. His recent project, a 225-page book entitled The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure, published by Amphoto/ Random House, hits shelves Jan '09.
Sean resides in Danville, CA with his wife & two cutie-patutie daughters.
Allan Rube taught school for his entire adult life before retirement in 2007. In preparation for this new period of his life, he rekindled his interest in photography with a purchase of a DSLR. He soon became interested in bird photography, which now compromise 95% of his images. The main locations are the coast of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, along with Florida locations from winter vacations.
For more images, to ask about usage and prints go to either www.allanrube.com or www.nebirds.com.
Please visit: Kenneth Wyatt Photography
Award-winning photographer, Kenneth Wyatt has been photographing nature, wildlife and travel locations for over 35 years. He has written and photographed articles about photography, and other subjects, for numerous technical and hobby magazines, along with newspapers and Web-based electronic magazines. For over 10 years, he has provided seminars on subjects including nature photography, digital photography, digital workflow, Adobe Photoshop and has led photo tours around Colorado and the West.
Credits: Kenneth has written and illustrated countless technical magazine articles on various areas of electronics and computers. He has been published in several nature and travel magazines; the latest being in NaturePhotographers.net, The Nature Conservancy magazine, Outdoor Photographer, the French motorcycle magazine, "Moto" and Backpacker Magazine.
He also does corporate product photography for several well-known engineering firms and provides nature and real estate imagery for several local companies and organizations. Several of his nature prints have sold locally and via the Internet. His prints on canvas are displayed at the Seven Arrows Gallery in Woodland Park, CO.
Kenneth is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), the Colorado Press Association (CPA), the National Press Photographer's Association (NPPA) and the Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce.
Kathy Adams Clark has been a professional nature photographer since 1995. She runs a stock agency that represents the work of fifteen outstanding nature photographers. Kathy's work has been published in many places including Nature's Best, New York Times, Birder's World, Texas Highways and Family Fun. Her photos have also appeared in a numerous books and calendars. Her photos appear every week in the "Nature" column in the Houston Chronicle written by her husband, Gary Clark. Kathy and Gary have published four books and have two more in the works that combine their photography and writing skills.
Kathy teaches photography at local and national events. She leads photo workshops to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy and Morroco through Strabo Tours. Kathy is Past-president of the North American Nature Photography Association.
Originally from Maryland, Jason grew up near the mountains (and graduated from the University of Maryland - Go Terps!). His family's farm was essentially a wildlife preserve, and throughout the year they had deer, fox, nesting geese, and birds of all types. It is that backdrop which fueled his interest in nature. He has worked in both state parks and zoos, caring for animals and the environment. As a child, he was always interested in art and in school took every art class that was available.
After moving to Florida with his wife and son, he was able to return to two things he missed, art and nature. Nature Photography was the perfect meld of the two for him.
Jason specializes in capturing unique photographs of the creatures and scenery that make Florida such a special place. His photography has also taken him to some of the most remote and beautiful areas our country has to offer. Through his journeys, he hopes to provide people with a glimpse into these places and to share the natural beauty and incredible creatures there. He also hopes to show the importance of these locations, and the need to protect them. His work can be seen on his website www.HahnNaturePhotography.com.
Certified as a Florida Master Naturalist, he uses this knowledge to create award-winning photographs of wildlife and natural scenery in Florida and abroad. He has been widely published in books and magazines nationwide such as "Outdoor Photographer" Magazine and "Florida Wildlife" Magazine and has been involved in projects with organizations including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and South Carolina Waterfowl Association.
Jason is co-owner of Outdoor Photo Workshops (OPW), which specializes in outdoor adventure and nature photography workshops to help photographers of all levels improve their photography and make great images in a fun and relaxed setting. OPW workshops are held in locations across the country and have a variety of themes to appeal to many outdoor photographers. In addition to his extensive photography knowledge, Jason also brings a wealth of professional training experience to his classes. His career prior to photography included both public and private sector corporate positions as a loss prevention specialist and corporate trainer. Workshop information can be found on the OPW website, www.OutdoorPhotoWorkshops.com.
He is also the owner of GalleryCraft Web Design, a company specializing in designing gallery websites for photographers and other artists. Some of his designs can be seen at www.GalleryCraft.net.
Our Cover Photo Contest finalist photographers are identified in the Photo Name under each photo, FYI. North Shore Children & Families has 4 albums in our portfolio - so make sure you check out all of our wonderful finalists' photos! See the September issue of North Shore Children & Families for more contest information - to tell us which is your favorite cover photo finalist shot - and more! Our September issue will be available beginning Aug. 31st - in print and online at www.northshorefamilies.com. Thanks to all who entered our contest - thanks for sharing your best shots - and good luck to all finalists!
Suzanne Provencher, Publisher North Shore Children & Families www.northshorefamilies.com
Dr. Ed Cordes, an optometrist practicing since 1977 - as a private practitioner for 25 years then as part of a multi-disciplinary medical group. Throughout the years his interest in photography expanded to include 35 mm SLR work with emphasis in travel and animal images. He usually shot slides and printed enlargements in his own darkroom using the CibaCrome process. . In 2003 the darkroom and film system was sold as Ed & Gail made the complete transition to digital photography using Canon professional equipment. They really like the flexibility and control that digital imaging provides.
Gail has always been Ed's "photographic assistant". She has an excellent eye for composition and a love of the natural world that has helped produce many of the images on this site. Recently she has begun to make her own nature images which have been very well received by many in the photographic community. Now Ed & Gail work together to build the Nature's Vision Photography portfolio of high quality nature images.
WOLFGANG KAEHLER PHOTOGRAPHY 13641 N.E. 42nd Street Bellevue, WA 98005, USA Phone 425-881-6581 Fax 425-861-8161 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.wkaehlerphoto.com
WOLFGANG KAEHLER has studied photography and photo engineering in his native Germany for six years. Since 1977 he has photographed around the world in over 200 countries for magazines and travel companies. He served as a photographer on an expedition cruise ship for four years and had the opportunity to explore and photograph some of the world's more remote regions. He has photographed in Antarctica on diverse trips, and his Antarctic collection is significantly one of the largest of any professional photographer's in the world.
In 1985 he was awarded First Prize in the Composition & Form category of the "WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR" competition, sponsored by BBC WILDLIFE and the MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY in London. His winning photo, "Penguins on Ice", was one of 8,500 worldwide entries. In 1988 he was selected by National Geographic as one of 100 photographers for a worldwide exhibit and book "ODYSSEY-THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC". In 1989 THE CHICAGO HEADLINE CLUB awarded him the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism in the category of Photojournalism.
Presently, Wolfgang Kaehler photographs throughout the world on assignment for various publications, advertising agencies, and travel companies. His photographs appear in some of the world's most prestigious publications such as NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, GEO, SMITHSONIAN, NATURAL HISTORY, AUDUBON, ISLANDS, TIME-LIFE, TRAVEL & LEISURE, WORLD WILDLIFE FUND, UNICEF, and INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE. In September of 1989 his book, "PENGUINS", was published by Chronicle Books in San Francisco, in August 2005 his book ?Charles Darwin?s The Voyage of the Beagle? was published by Barnes & Nobel. Wolfgang currently lectures for photography organizations as well as museums, such as the American Museum of Natural History in New York. His in-depth photo safaris and workshops take him to places such as Botswana, Namibia, India, China, the Galapagos, Brazil and Antarctica.
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Mark Picard, a self taught wildlife and nature photographer, has been capturing images for over 30 years - specializing in his exquisite work on Moose. He is noted for his creativity in the field; not only in composition and lighting, but also in his use of equipment, blinds, and knowledge of animal behavior.
His images have appeared in numerous national and international publications, books, and calendars, including AUDUBON, SIERRA CLUB, ANIMALS, CANADIAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION, MAINE SCENE, NATURE CONSERVANCY, BIRDER 'S WORLD , DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE, WILD BIRD , BIRD WATCHER'S DIGEST, SCHOLASTIC, NORTHERN WOODLANDS, NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION, ONTARIO OUT OF DOORS, CHASE AND PECHE, WILDLIFE CONSERVATION, TIDE- MARK PRESS, RANGER RICK, YANKEE and others.
Mark also presents educational programs and slide shows to many schools, camera clubs, and nature organizations. He leads personalized photo group workshops/tours and individual one on one instruction in the North Woods of upstate Maine
A member of the Fuji Pro Talent Team, he is well versed in both film and digital formats, including post production digital workflow and Photoshop. He also has led the Nikon sponsored L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School Moose Photography Getaway Weekends each June in upstate Maine as well as a workshop/tour for the Great American Photography Workshops in the Fall.
Mark uses an assortment of Nikon digital cameras and VR lenses, combined with Gitzo tripods, Really Right Stuff and Wimberley ballheads and equipment.
Website address: www.markpicard.com
I would like to introduce myself, I am Mike Moats, an award winning, professional Nature Photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. I started shooting as a hobby in 2001 and it quickly grew into a full time business. To date I've had articles and images published in, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Natures Best Magazine, Nature Photographer Magazine, Photolife, Whisper In The Woods,Michigan Game Finder, NANPA's Expressions Books, Pure Michigan Book, Fujifilms Newsletter (Cable Release) and Tamron's "Angle of View" Blog. I'm proud to have won numerous local and international awards, and in 2006 was asked to join the Fuji Pro Talent Team and in 2009 was added to the Tamron Lenses website as one of their "Macro Masters". In 2006 I started offering Close-Up/Macro Photography Workshops. My first book was released in October 2008 and is called Tiny Landscapes. This book is a how-to book for macro photography in nature. Its sold at www.MikeMoatsBooks.com or on Amazon (due a search for Tiny Landscapes). I am now offering personal one on one online macro workshops, and have released two E-Books called "Running A Successful Nature Photography Business" and "Macro Workshop E-Book", see more details at www.MikeMoatsBooks.com. You can view and order my prints at www.tinylandscapes.com Email, email@example.com
Pleae Visit Steve's Website at: http://www.stevegettle.com
Steve Gettle's images communicate his love for the wildlife and wild places of our world. For over twenty-five years, Steve has spent countless hours creating hundreds of thousands of photographs of the beauty around us.
Steve's images have been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world, including the Museum of Natural History in London, as well as The American Museum of Natural History in New York. In the spring of 2008, Steve was honored to have a one man show at The National Center for Nature Photography in Ohio. Steve's work has been featured in many books, magazines, calendars, and other publications by, The National Geographic Society, Canadian Geographic, Audubon, Sierra Club, The BBC, The World Wildlife Fund, The National Wildlife Federation, Birder's World, Nature's Best, Wild Bird, Natural History, and many others.
Steve's work is represented worldwide by Minden Pictures
Steve has been honored to receive many awards for his photography. Some of the highlights include being chosen Great Lakes Wildlife Photographer of the Year as well as being a multiple award winner in the BBC's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, as well as the Nature's Best photography contest. Steve was also honored to receive the People's Choice award his first year at the Michigan Wildlife Art Festival. We are told that no other first time exhibitor has ever received one of these awards.
Steve's photography has taken him throughout North and South America from the woods of northern Canada to the salt marshes of southern Florida, from the coast of Maine to the high plateau of the desert southwest. Steve has made numerous trips to South America to such destinations as Ecuador, Costa Rica, and The Galapagos Islands. Although he travels extensively, he finds much of his inspiration in the natural areas surrounding his home, in Brighton, Michigan.
- Specializes in Business and Professional Portraiture and stock photography
- Clients include Canon, Colgate, Red Lobster, American Express, Anderson Windows, LoJack, Commerce Bank,ThermoElectron, Boston Cure, Lifespan, Pfizer, Boston Whaler, Old Spice and more.
- He has taught photography at Tufts University, Roxbury Latin School, Simmons College, The Art Institute of Boston, Orson Welles Film School and currently, the Digital Photo Academy
STEVE DUNWELL makes photographs of New England - its people, landscape, and industry - for publications, for collectors, and for advertising. Many of his photographs are featured in a series of fourteen picture books on regional subjects, including Extraordinary Boston.
He also works on corporate and editorial assignments, concentrating on industrial environments, architecture, aerials and portraiture. He has traveled to over 40 nations on 5 continents. His stock photos are represented in several libraries and agencies. Editorial clients include Yankee, American Style, Geo, American Heritage, Black Enterprise, Preservation, and National Geographic Traveler.
Steve Dunwell created Back Bay Press in 1994. Back Bay Press specializes in photographic studies of New England subjects. The most recent title from Back Bay Press is Boston Freedom Trail, describing the city's foremost historical venue.
As a premier supplier of Boston-themed images, Steve is always making new images of his city, extending and improving his collection. Panoramic and aerial images are a key part of this archive, along with cultural activities.
Steve Dunwell lives in the Bay Village neighborhood of Boston. He has been an instructor at New England School of Photography and now teaches workshops at Panasonic Digital Photography Academy. His photographs are included in numerous corporate and private collections. He is a long-term supporter of ASMP, serving as Co-President from 2002 to 2005.
I am passionate about the outdoors.
Since I can remember, I?ve been fascinated with nature, wildlife, agriculture and the outdoors. As a teenager on my family?s cattle ranch, I recall being chastised for searching for white-tailed deer when I was supposed to be looking for lost cattle in the hardwood bottomlands that filter the muddy waters of Bois d?Arc Creek.
I went to school in the tiny Northeast Texas town of Dodd City where I was surrounded by a rural culture that is still strong today. As a boy growing up on the rolling hills of the northern Texas blackland prairie region, my family introduced me to fishing, hunting, camping, trapping, and other outdoor pursuits.
Even after graduating college in the mid-1990?s, I passed up chances to live a more suburban and domesticated lifestyle and made my home in the southeastern Texas Panhandle where cattle, deer, and coyotes outnumber people. I still live in Childress although now I share my home with my wife Kristy and our two young children.
My family and I live a lifestyle that keeps rural traditions close. For 16 years, I taught agricultural science at a small high school where I won numerous awards for my teaching including being named Texas Agriscience Teacher of the Year in 2001, 2003, and 2006 ? a feat never achieved by anyone else. For me, it was an honor to help young people find a sense of purpose and see them achieve their goals and, along the way, help them earn thousands in scholarship dollars because of their affiliation with my agricultural science program.
By contrast to the rural ways in which I am so fond, I?ve embraced modern technology and incorporate multiple technologies for image capture and delivery which is at the vanguard of speed and efficiency for my chosen specialization.
Because of my background as a small town guy, I feel I bring a fresh perspective to my photography, writing, and speeches which makes my work unique. Sometimes I think I may have been born at least fifty years too late because I missed out on rural Texas when the most of the activity in a given area was centered on small towns. I hear old timers talk of little towns in the area and how the tiny burghs bustled on Saturdays as people came to town to socialize and shop. Often I muse about a time I can never experience. Then again, I use my digital camera and am reminded that being a small town Texan in today?s technological age, perhaps right now, I?m living in the good ol? days.
Bob is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and its local affiliates. He is also a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). He has been certified as a Professional Photographer by the Professional Photographers of America and has received their esteemed Craftsman degree. He served on their National Council for nine years.
He is the president of The Professional Photographers Society of Greater Washington and the Maryland Professional Photographers Association. He served on the Board of the Greater Washington Chapter of International Special Events Society for seven years in various positions. He was instrumental in guiding the Capital Awards program from its beginning to being one of the best in the country.
Bob had been the Official Chapter Photographer for the Potomac Chapter of the Meeting Professionals International for seven years. Bob is the official photographer of the Capitol chapter of IAEE.
His peers have honored his work with 19 nominations as Best Photographer of the Year and he has won: 2006 ISES Capital Award Winner for Best Social Photographer 2003 ISES Capital Award Winner for Best Corporate Photographer 2002 ISES Capital Award Winner for Best Social Photographer He has been honored with two nominations as an International Esprit Nominee for Best Event Photographer in 2003 and 2005.
Bob is an instructor for the Digital Photo Academy and Washington Photo Safari.
Blanken Photography Studio, Ltd was incorporated in 1991 after existing as Bob Blanken Photographer, a sole proprietorship since 1981. Prior to 1981, his photography work was directed toward architectural and advertising photography. Since the early 90?s, his work has been targeted to special events and portraiture.
Bob is the founder of the Photographer?s Collaborative, a co-operative group of top event and portrait photographers based in the Washington, DC area.
Bob is married to Rhea Blanken, ASAE Fellow, President, Results Technology, Inc. He has 4 sons and 5 grandchildren.
Jim Burns is an outdoor writer/photographer based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in English Literature and became hooked on birding while backpacking with his wife, Deva, trying to place proper labels on the birds they were seeing along the trail. He has been photographing birds and other wildlife for 15 years and for the past ten has been writing photo quizzes for the Cactus Wrendition, the publication of the Maricopa Audubon Society in Phoenix. He currently writes a birding column, "Bird Is A Verb," which appears on the Outdoor page of the Arizona Republic, the metro Phoenix daily newspaper, every other Thursday.
Jim's articles and photographs have been published in Birding, Birder's World, Outdoor Photographer, and Valley Nature, and he has written three books illustrated with his photography: A Beginner's Field Guide to Phoenix Birds, published by the Maricopa Audubon Society in 2004; North American Owls--Journey Through a Shadowed World, published by Willow Creek Press in 2004; and Jim Burns' Arizona Birds, published by the University of Arizona Press in 2008.
"It is mandatory that those of us who love nature pay it forward to the uninitiated, preserving it so that future generations may experience and love it as we do."
See more of Jim's work at www.jimburnsphotos.com..
Visit www.firstlighttours.com for information about upcoming photography workshops.
Andy Long is an award-winning photographer / writer who devotes his photography work to the beauty of the world around us. As a leader of workshops since 1994, Andy likes to help people explore new areas and to go home with a memorable experience as well as great images.
Work has appeared in more than 40 publications and books as well as appearing in National Geographic and Animal Planet television shows. Besides these, Andy's work has also appeared in Birder's World, Outdoor Life, Audubon Regional Field Guides, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Alaska magazine, Colorado Outdoors, regional AAA magazines, Montana Magazine, Outdoor and Nature Photography, Photo Media, National Cowboy Museum's Persimmon Hill, Ancient Images note cards, travel brochures, Sierra Photographers Focus and in ads for Rollei cameras. He is a previous winner of the national RoseWater Network Photographer of the Year award.
Andy's work has also appeared in several exhibits including the Art Wolfe Invitational Exhibit, part of a nationwide traveling exhibit entitled Reaching Out / Reaching Within, as a featured artist at the Packinghouse Gallery in Largo, FL and at the Jefferson County (CO) Nature Center as well as being displayed at the Photographic Image Gallery in Portland, OR and ArtWorks in Denver, CO.
Andy's work is currently featured at the nest.Artistoc home gallery in Winter Park, CO. The gallery is located in Cooper Creek Square downtown. Nest is the premier gallery in this mountain resort town.
As a writer, he's a featured monthly contributor to www.apogeephoto.com, an online photo magazine. Articles also appear in every issue of Nature Photographer magazine, of which he's an assistant editor, and in other publications from time to time.
In addition to this work, he presented programs around the country as part of the Nature First Photography Seminars sponsored by Nature Photograper magazine. He also was a featured speaker at the New England Camera Club Council?s Annual Conference.
As a professional photographer since 1982, Andy tries to emphasize a unique eye in capturing images of our world and try to pass this on to those who go on his trips. Having a passion for the beautiful world around us, he tries to show this beauty in his photography, and with helping others.
See all the work here: http://www.sybean.com/
Born in Washington, 1992
Seattle University Environmental Studies and Spanish
I first got started in photography using my mothers old Nikon FE, playing with chemicals in the darkroom with black and white film. From there photography became my passion. It became apparent that using a photograph to tell a story was what I wanted to do.
I now work as a the Photo Editor for Seattle University's newspaper, the Spectator, while freelancing for magazine publications and news organizations.
Photographs, words, breaking down barriers and discovering different stories drives me towards this area of work. I want to have the type of impact that makes people look critically at the environment around them. I want to do this professionally as a photojournalist in my future.
Publishers of BirdPhotograhers.net, Alfred and Fabs conduct Avian photography workshops. Husband and wife team, they complement each other and consolidate experience with creativity. They are both awards winners, including Windland Smith Rice Nature's Best, Avian category, in 2008.
Personal website: http://www.Avianscapes.com
I photograph the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I also publisha blog about the area and other interesting vistas .
I have won 1st Place in the South Shore Massachusetts Daniel Webster Photo Contest, Best of Show in the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island 2011 Photo Contest, and was one of the twentyfour finalists in the 2011 Massachusetts Audubon Photo Contest, received one of three Judges' Choice prizes in the "Share the View" International Nature Photography contest. Have been published both on line and in Nature Magazines and in Books
Maxis Gamez is for the most part a self-taught photographer. He started photography as a hobby, but has now decided to devote his time and energy full time to photography. These images have been featured in local galleries, published in nature magazines like Audubon, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Nature Photographers Magazine and recently a book from National Geographic. Maxis have won many awards as well.
Maxis Gamez also offers private lessons and field workshops to anyone who is interested in learning all the tips and techniques he has learn over the years. If you would like to schedule a private class or one of his workshops, you may contact him directly.
During high bird season you will find him in many different photography hotspots like:
Everglades National Park, Florida
J.N "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, S, Florida
Estero Lagoon, Naples Florida
Wakodahatchee, Delray Beach Florida
Maxis Gamez also has been awarded by Outdoor Photography Magazine for the creation of GVISIONS.ORG!
Please visit his website to learn more about his AFFORDABLE Photography Workshops and Seminars - WWW.GVISIONS.ORG
My intereset in photography started at an early age; I used a Brownie camera to capture birds nests with eggs and baby chicks when I was four. Now, my subjects vary but I am primarily a nature photographer who still loves photographing birds perhaps the most. I have reentered the field after a crippling illness left me unable to use a camera for approximately ten years. I developed an intense interest in macrophotography of florals and nature, then expanded to include landscapes, birds, and some portraiture. My earlier florals were huge very bright photos. My later florals are best described as Monet-like as they appear as oil and water color paintings; pastel hughs dominate. Many of my foliage shots look like vivid pastels. I've experimented with several techniques as you will see in my photographs. My goal is to elicit a sense of captivation in my viewers. I definately have my own style and methods of photography but am striving to continuously learn and expand as a photographer as I believe it is a lifelong learning process. I've worked in many different mediums from oils and acrylics to crewelwork and sculpture. I have a collection of poetry and am a free lance writer focusing mainly on avian topics currently. Several of my pieces have been shown at the Cambridge Association's Kathryn Shultz Gallery and it is in several places online eg caladangallery.com (Flow Exhibition). My written work and pictorials can be found mostly at parrotchronicles.com. There is a collection of foliage photographs currently on display at the Chelsea Public Library that will be there for another few months (Jan 2011). My latest compilation of foliage photos will be here on this site. In January or February I hope to have a collection of avian photos followed by a show of florals. Photographs are available for purchase: contact ImpressionsinArt@comcast.net
Nancy de Flon is an award-winning photographer based in New York's Hudson Valley. She specializes in scenics, nature, and historical architecture. Geographically her work focuses particularly on New York and New England (especially Rhode Island). She shoots with a Nikon D90 and Canon G11. Currently she is working with her son, Anton, on a photographic book about the Historic Hudson Valley.
My name is Chase Cleckner and I am a photographer from Knoxville, TN. I am a Junior at the University of Tennessee and I am majoring in Advertising. I am absolutely in love with nature and all that it has to offer. I truly love the challenge of being a nature/adventure/story/light photographer. I got my first camera in December of 2010 and have not put my camera down since.With only a little over a year of experience under my belt, it has been an amazing experience to see God sculpt me into the photographer I am today.
I am also a lover for adventure. I am very fortunate to live close to the Smoky Mountains, which has molded me to become a huge fan of hiking and climbing. I desire to take my camera to limits other people wouldn’t dare. I cannot wait to go to many new places and see what God has created for us to enjoy. Its all about the adventure folks. Its time to capture that amazing light we are all obsessed with and also tell the stories behind the photographs.
As you can tell I am a story teller at heart. Since I was a little kid I liked story time. Still to this day there is nothing better than sitting down with friends and family to tell them the stories behind my photographs. To share the emotion, frustration, joy, amazement; and exactly what was going on in that exact moment when I clicked the shutter. I hope you join me for and exciting ride and take the chance to be a kid again and enjoy story time like we all did when we were little.
David H. Wells a free-lance photographer, based in Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives. His work has been featured in one-person exhibits at Brown University, the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University. His work has been part of group exhibitions at the Houston FotoFest and the Visa pour l'Image Photojournalism Festival in Perpignan, France. He has been an Artist-in Residence at the Visual Studies Workshop and the Light Works Photography Center. He has taught classes at the University of Pennsylvania as well as workshops at the International Center for Photography in NYC and the Maine Media Workshops. His photo-essays have been funded by fellowships from Nikon/National Press Photographers Association, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation's Program of Research and Writing on International Peace and Cooperation, the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation. See more of his work at http://www.davidhwells.com
I'm Ben, I'm 15 and I live south of Seattle, Washington. My grandpa started me in photography with a little point & shoot about 3 years ago. He’s always been big on nature photography and now so am I. He’s taught me everything I know and he’s been there from when I shot in “auto” mode to now, where I can freely photograph with all the settings of my camera and am comfortable enough with my camera to use it and my left brain to their full potentials. I enjoy photographing anything from close up, macros, to capturing the big picture. I’ve used a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1, Canon G9 and currently use the Canon EOS Rebel T2i for its portability, straightforward use, and Canon lenses, but have experience with a 5D Mark II and the Canon EOS 7D. I hope to continue photographing for as long as I live, it has taught me a lot that I feel will carry over to when I grow up and start a life of my own, until then, it's just me and my camera.
I have been taking photographs & video and creating keepsakes like books and movies for a few years now for family, friends and various Marlboro Pre-schools and Youth Sports. As owner and mother of 5 young children, 10 years old and younger, I know I cherish the photos I capture of their greatest moments and I would love to share this same experience with you.
When folks ask me what I shoot, my standard reply is “anything with a pulse.” While that isn’t exactly the truth (technically a landscape doesn’t have one), I do believe that nature and wildlife photography can capture the essence—maybe even the heartbeat—of our surroundings. My goal is to try and find those moments and record them in a way that creates an emotional response in the viewer.
Primarily a self-taught photographer, I started with a Canon AE-1P and rather quickly progressed from film into the digital age. I was drawn into the world of nature and wildlife photography by the bodies of work of some amazing photographers; their art has led me to a greater appreciation of the world around us, an appreciation I hope I’ve shared here.
While my day job puts me somewhere in a dark theatre with my finger on the GO button, I’d rather my finger rest on the trigger of my camera. That’s how I’d prefer to experience, and capture, the pulse of the world.
I was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Where I grew up, my landscapes were buildings and asphalt. For me, wildlife meant pigeons and squirrels. Exotic wildlife was chipmunks and robins.
I grew up believing that wildlife and beautiful landscapes were meant for other people. Not for me - and I carried that assumption well into adulthood!
Several years ago, I reignited my passion for photography and started doing the ground work to build a portfolio in wildlife and landscapes. Along the way, I found that my childhood assumptions were all wrong all along!
Beautiful wildlife and landscape images are with my reach - and yours too.
That's my focus at The Amazing Image. I teach small, personal classes so you'll know how to use your camera, whether it's an advanced "point & shoot" or the latest DSLR. And once you know how to use your camera, you're free to concentrate on making great images!
I also offer a range of photography tours and workshops for those who want to go to the next level. And my most recent addition is for those with a desire to explore - tours to the *northern* Arctic, where we'll shoot polar bears and anything else we find!
Visit my website at http://www.TheAmazingImage.com to learn more
I am thrilled to be officially sponsored by Hunt's Photo & Video - a company with a long history of dedication to the New England photographic community!
Deborah Sandidge is a professional photographer who enjoys sharing her insight and creative ideas through writing, workshops, teaching, and seminars. She is the author of Digital Infrared Photography, published by Wiley. As an instructor at BetterPhoto.com, Deborah teaches Enhancing Images and Creating Works of Art, as well as Digital Infrared Photography. Deborah shares her knowledge and enthusiasm with photographers in her seminars and courses around the world.
Deborah shares a wide variety of creative and technical skills in her classes, seminars, and presentations, making time spent with her educational and fun for all skill levels. She shares innovative tips used by professionals and uses compelling images to illustrate photographic and Photoshop ideas that are both inspirational and helpful to the photographer.
Deborah’s passion is not only capturing images of people and places with her digital cameras, but also in the creative work she does in the digital darkroom. She considers Photoshop her "artist's palette.” Deborah’s creative ideas and presentation style will benefit any photographer wanting to expand their artistic and photographic options. Deborah’s goal is to inspire the photographer to create unique, story-telling imagery through enhanced photography skills and artistic Photoshop techniques. Deborah's Website
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A Word from Dee Ann
The sense of peace and oneness with nature that envelops me when I am photographing is hypnotizing. Mother Nature's richness and enchantment abounds beyond imagination. Visualize the Earth's kaleidoscope of colors as beams of light bring to life one remarkable mosaic after another...This is what our natural world offers as it stimulates our senses through its tapestry of flora and fauna.
I hope my passion for capturing the spirit of our magnificent yet fragile land and wildlife kingdom will resonate within you as you journey through my windows of nature.
From Dee Ann…
Although I may have a plan or a wish as I approach photographing in nature, I always find something of the unexpected. I’ve learned to just be present, and remain open to what nature may offer in each moment. To me, Mother Nature is a kaleidoscope, bringing remarkable mosaics into view one after another, with colors, light, textures, fragrances and sounds … a sensual treat of fauna, flora, land, sea and sky … the tapestry of our natural world. I'm hypnotized by the sense of peace and unity that embraces me when I am photographing in nature. In this place of oneness, I feel enchantment and richness beyond imagination.
As a nature photographer, I feel gratified to offer “Windows of Nature” images that enhance awareness of conservation, enrich the lives of others, and speak to the power of stewardship for a more meaningful tomorrow.
Dee Ann Pederson is a nature and wildlife photographer who shares her passion for nature through her images and leading photographic journeys across the globe. Her awareness and respect for nature began during family vacations to visit our national parks and natural wonders. At the age of seventeen, Dee Ann began her love for photography while working as a photographer’s assistant. Her abundant energy and “wanderlust” have led her around the world in search of nature’s splendor. She is as at home in the frigid Arctic as she is in the heat of the Serengeti; nature offers her gifts independent of climate or location.
Dee Ann’s images are sold as framed, limited-edition fine art prints through private/gallery shows and the Windows of Nature web store. They have been licensed for use on clothing and sold for editorial and commercial use, including National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Expeditions, Yale University, Holland American Cruise Line, British Airways, as well as travel books and others. She has published her “Nature’s Inspirations” calendar since 2004 and has also a collection of “Nature’s Inspired” note cards available at her webstore. Over three separate years, she has had images on exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., in the collection of Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition. In 2010, she was recognized as one of Nature’s Best Ambassadors.
In nature, life finds sustainable balance. Often, however, human activity threatens this balance, and in turn, the sustainability of ecosystems. Only through the effort of communities of support can we restore balance where it’s been compromised. Through sales of her photographs, art cards and calendars, Dee Ann provides financial support to the following organizations/communities, each committed to protecting nature’s delicate balance: Conservation International, The Cougar Fund, East Africa Wild Life Society (Kenya), The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Kenya), Jane Goodall Institute, the Houston Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, African Wildlife Foundation and Polar Bears International. She is also a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and has served on the NANPA Foundation Board since 2006. She is currently Co-President of the NANPA Foundation.
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I currently work in Hunts Ebay department..I love photography ,,I taught at NESOP for nearly 30 years as well as being a corporate photographer for over 30 years.