2017 Nature Visions Expo Presentations

Matt Kloskowski Landscape Master Class

Landscape Photography Masterclass

Matt Kloskowski

Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Matt will discuss his landscape and outdoor photography process from start to finish, including quality of light, capturing difficult scenes, gear, settings, and post-processing.

My Journey into Wildlife Photography - Melissa Groo

My Journey into Wildlife Photography

Melissa Groo

Saturday, November 4, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Melissa will speak on her journey into wildlife photography, sharing basic tips as well as pointers on ethical photography of wildlife, throughout touching on the power of photography to affect conservation.

Matt Kloskowski - Removing Distractions

Removing Distractions from Photos

Matt Kloskowski

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

In this class we’ll look at the tips and tricks for removing distracting elements from photos (including tears and damage in old scanned photos) and which tool works best for the job.

Tim Grey - Lightroom

Streamlining Your Organizational Workflow in Lightroom

Tim Grey

Sunday, November 5, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate

Learn how to define and implement an efficient workflow in Lightroom that will help keep your photos organized and how to make the right decisions to create a customized approach to your workflow.

Realizing Your Photographic Vision in Lightroom

Tim Grey

Sunday, November 5, 2017
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate

Tim Grey will help you approach the process of optimizing your photographic images in a way that will not only ensure maximum image quality, but also enable you to interpret your photos in a way that suits your own photographic style and goals.

Nikhil Bahl - Photographic Impact

Photographic Impact

Nikhil Bahl

Saturday, November 4, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate

Nikhil Bahl will break down the photographic process and share his thoughts on how you can take control of your photography and create more meaningful and personal images. He will also share how these personal interpretations can and will have more photographic impact that will engage the viewer beyond the average photograph.

Steve Gettle - Crystal Balls

The Art of Visual Language

Steve Gettle

Sunday, November 5, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

During this lecture, Steve will discuss the impact of color, line and shape within your image to more effectively communicate your chosen message to your
audience.

Corey Hilz - Creative Vision

Creative Vision Around the World

Corey Hilz

Saturday, November 4, 2017
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Corey will share images from his travels, including destinations such as Morocco, Cuba, China, Argentina, Ireland and the Czech Republic. He’ll offer insights into his shooting techniques and how he visualizes his images to create intriguing photos.

Bill Ingalls - NASA Photographer

NASA Photographer

Bill Ingalls

Saturday, November 4, 2017
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate

Bill has been a professional photographer for over 27 years and has served as the Senior Contract Photographer for NASA Headquarters since 1989. Come see his great photos and hear stories about America’s space program.

Nature Visions Photo Expo Beginner Photographer Series

How Do You Shoot That?

Marie Joabar

Sunday, November 5, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 2
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate

Tips and techniques for how to shoot the moon, capture waterfalls as a silky flow, freeze the fireworks display, and get white snow instead of gray.

Critiquing Photographs

Critiquing Photographs: Learning the Language of a Photograph

Eileen Rafferty

Saturday, November 4, 2017
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 1
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate

In this lecture, Eileen will introduce the language of the photograph and discuss the important elements to address in a constructive photographic critque. We will practice talking about photographs and come away with skills to appreciate images through words.

Ritual and Curiosity

Ritual + Curiosity: Keys to Creativity

Eileen Rafferty

Sunday, November 5, 2017
10:30 - 11:30 am
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate

In this class, we will examine two fundamental conditions for a creative life — ritual and curiosity. We will discuss the role of ritual, practice and routine in the creative endeavor as well as the necessity for observation, experimentation and play.

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History Repeats Itself: Tracing Contemporary Trends in Photography with their Historical Beginnings.

Eileen Rafferty

Sunday, November 5, 2017
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 2
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Eileen Rafferty will share three trends in Photography today (the moving image, mixed media/collage and Constructed Reality using Photoshop) and link groundbreaking historical photographers who paved the way for these creative methods we use today.

Taking Your Photography to the Next Level with Roy Sewall

Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

Roy Sewall

Saturday, November 4, 2017
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 2
Audience: Beginner

Learn to assess your photographs more analytically, identifying specific “attractor” and “detractor” elements that can make or break an image.

Top Ten Tips for Better Landscape and Nature Photography with Joe Brady

Top Ten Tips and Techniques for Better Landscape and Nature Photography

Joe Brady

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 am
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate

Join host and Sony Artisan Joe Brady as he shares his process for capturing great landscape and travel images. Joe’s talk isn’t centered on gear but rather on an approach as he challenges you to rethink what steps you can take to best capture a beautiful scene.

Adding Impact to Landscape & Travel Photography with Joe Brady

Adding Impact to Landscape & Travel Photography

Joe Brady

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Beacon Hall - Room 2
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Join host Joe Brady as he shares his approach, thought process and editing insights to produce beautiful images. By understanding the entire process from capture to edit to print to presentation, you can eliminate most problems before you even press the shutter.

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Amazing Photo Destinations: Outer Banks of North Carolina

Mark Buckler

Sunday, November 5, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Merchant Hall
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate

This presentation will give you a glimpse into all the Outer Banks has to offer and also provide you with some tips to improve your nature and wildlife photography.

Kurywczak - Night Photography

Fast Glass for Night Photography

Roman Kurywczak

Sunday, November 5, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Merchant Hall
Audience: Intermediate, Advanced

Whether it is the natural landscape with the star-filled sky as a backdrop or even venturing out to photograph the landscapes or city lights from a helicopter, Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak will cover everything from equipment, camera settings, tips, and techniques so participants can create stunning night images of their own.

Don Rosenberger

Night Photography and Auroras

Don Rosenberger

Sunday, November 5, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 1
Audience: Intermediate, Advanced

This presentation will discuss the techniques needed to capture nightscapes and aurora photography. You will learn the proper settings to capture pinpoint stars, star trails, long exposure ambient lit nightscapes and more.

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Long Exposure Photography

Denise Silva

Saturday, November 4, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 2
Audience: Intermediate, Advanced

Denise will focus on the techniques used to capture long exposure images and explore the artistic results of using long exposures to create unique imagery. Learn how to manipulate clouds, water, and wind when photographing landscapes scenery.

It’s All About Tones: Black and White Landscapes

Brian Zwit

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 2
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate

Regardless of genre, black and white photography is about the basic building blocks of any photograph: tones, lines, textures, shapes, and forms. Join Brian to learn how you can advance your black and white landscape photography.

Corey Hilz - Macro Photography

Dynamic Close-up and Macro Photography

Corey Hilz

Sunday, November 5, 2017
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 1
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Whether you’re photographing small subjects or a part of a larger subject, the little pieces of the world are fascinating to explore with your camera. This presentation will cover technical and creative aspects to photographing close-ups.

Hands-On Workshop: Photographing Flowers with Josh Taylor

Hands-On Workshop: Creative Flower Photography

Joshua Taylor

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
6 Sessions Available - see Schedule
Hylton Center - Workshop Room
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

The workshop will emphasize creative approaches to flower photography that will lift your images beyond the ordinary. Learn how to see eye-catching compositions, choose backgrounds that enhance your subjects, and apply creative close-up photography techniques.

Getting Great Digital Color

Why Don’t My Prints Match What I See On My Monitor?

Joe Brady

Saturday, November 4, 2017
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 1
Audience: Intermediate, Advanced

Join Sony Artisan and X-Rite Coloratti Joe Brady as he takes you through the issues and the steps and gear taken to get the best color from capture to edit to print. Digital Color Workflow doesn’t need to be hard!

Nature Visions Photo Expo Beginner Photographer Series

The 10 Best Reasons to Use Lightroom

Marie Joabar

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 am
Beacon Hall - Room 2
Audience: Beginner

From the ability to sort through thousands of images to find just the one you’re looking for, to the amazing tools for editing, to the portability it offers for through Lightroom Mobile and Smart Previews. Find out why Lightroom is THE program photographers love to use.

Plugin Software with Brian Zwit

Expanding Your Artistic Vision: Plugins for Lightroom and Photoshop

Brian Zwit

Sunday, November 5, 2017
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 1
Audience: Intermediate

Brian will discuss plugin applications that can be used with Lightroom and Photoshop to simplify editing tasks and boost your creativity.

Bat in Flight by Steve Gettle

Frozen Moments – High Speed Nature Photography

Steve Gettle

Saturday, November 4, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 1
Audience: Intermediate, Advanced

Join nature photographer Steve Gettle as he presents his all new presentation, “Frozen Moments.” This jam-packed, 90-minute talk explores the exciting world of High Speed Nature Photography.

Nature Visions Photo Expo Beginner Photographer Series

Enhance Your Creativity by Getting Off Auto

Wayne Wolfersberger

Sunday, November 5, 2017
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Beacon Hall - Room 2
Audience: Beginner

Learn how leaving Auto mode and controlling your camera’s shutter speed, aperture and ISO will enable you to create more compelling images.

Nature Visions Photo Expo Beginner Photographer Series

Exposure: How It Works & When to Make Adjustments

Wayne Wolfersberger

Sunday, November 5, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 am
Beacon Hall - Room 2
Audience: Beginner

Explore the 3 components of exposure, learning how they function and how the camera’s light meter can be adjusted to obtain the best exposure for unusual situations.

Nikhil Bahl - Wild Side of Nature Photography

The Wild Side of Nature Photography

Nikhil Bahl

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 - 10:30 am
Beacon Hall - Room 1
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Nikhil will use examples to show you his approach and share a variety of his experiences while sharing tips that will help you elevate your work and create evocative and compelling images of wildlife.

Improving Your Wildlife Photography with Mark Buckler

Mastering the Art of Wildlife Photography

Mark Buckler

Sunday, November 5, 2017
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Beacon Hall - Room 1
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Get more interesting wildlife images through a more thoughtful approach that will be explained in this presentation via a series of tips that will help you create more compelling wildlife images.

Hands-on Parrot Photo Shoot

Roman Kurywczak

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
6 Sessions Available - see Schedule
Hylton Center - Backstage
Audience: Intermediate, Advanced

Roman Kurywczak and Dennis Govoni will share numerous tips and techniques during the opening portion of this workshop. In the second half, participants will have an opportunity to photograph parrots provided by Ruffled Feathers Sanctuary.

Joe Subolefsky - Raptor Shoot

Hands-on Raptor Photo Shoot

Joe Subolefsky

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
6 Sessions Available - see Schedule
Hylton Center - Raptors Table
Audience: Beginner, Intermediate

Joe Subolefsky will share numerous tips and techniques during the opening portion of this workshop. In the second half, participants will have an opportunity to photograph birds of prey with guidance provided by Joe.

Nature Visions Photo Expo Beginner Photographer Series

Getting Off Auto – Taking Control

Marie Joabar

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 am
Beacon Hall - Room 2
Audience: Beginner

Marie explains the three factors that make an exposure: Aperture, Shutter and ISO and how you can use them to creatively tell your story.