LAST CALL FOR DALLAS SEMINAR: NOV 5-6, 2005/WALK-INS WELCOME
The Dallas seminar is for all nature photographers who want to learn how to make better images. I will describe the methods and techniques that I have developed and used since 1983. My comments on equipment (including and especially digital equipment), autofocus, light, composition and image design, and sharpness and my tips on getting close to wild subjects and photographing action and behavior will benefit everyone with a telephoto lens who wishes to dramatically improve the quality of their images. Since going all-digital in November 2002, I have--in short order--become a digital photography and Photoshop expert. My approach to optimizing images is to create a master file of excellent quality in the shortest possible time. I will share our workflow and numerous Digital and Photoshop tips during the Sunday sessions.
Weekend package (2 days): $159. Either Saturday or Sunday: $109. To register send a check for the full amount made out to "Arthur Morris" to PO Box 7245, Indian Lake Estates, FL 33855. We accept credit cards by phone: 863-692-0906. In either case, we need your e-mail address, your mailing address, and your daytime and evening phone numbers.
Please e-mail us for the complete weekend schedule and lodging options.
Least Tern chick begging, image copyright 2005: Linda Robbins
SELECTED IPT UPDATES
HOMER AK Bald Eagle IPT #2: MAR 8-12, 2006 5-day: $1699 (limit 12. seven slots open). Co-leader Todd Gustafson. This fee does not include shared SUV (possibly mandatory...), meals, lodging, or flights. Includes four slide programs, and image critique, a year's experience at Homer, in-the-field instruction and fish feeding.
This trip is at priced at least $1,000 less than similar trips offered by Zegrahm ($5700) and Linblad ($5500) and neither of those trips have me as the leader <smile>. An $800.00 per person deposit is required at the time of booking. The deposit is non-refundable unless we are forced to cancel. We currently have five deposits for this trip. We need to have the trip full by late January or we will be forced to cancel as the cost of the boat has increased so much that we need a full trip to make it a go. We currently have the need for one female roommate. If you are seriously interested in an amazing trip and a great value, call Janie Bullard right now to reserve a spot: 1-888-419-6677 or e-mail her at Janie@Distinctive-Journeys.com. 5 down, 9 to go.
Please e-mail for a tentative itinerary. The itinerary is currently being fine-tuned to maximize the photographic opportunities and eliminate the touristy sightseeing-only islands. The trip includes in-the-field instruction, on-board slide programs, image sharing, and critiquing sessions upon request. For last year's trip report and images, please visit: http://www.birdsasart.com/bn180.htm and http://www.birdsasart.com/bn181.htm.
Pied Kingfisher, image copyright 2005: Todd Gustafson
Ralph attended several IPTs in the early 1990s. At the time, he was working for IBM. We spent hours on the phone for several month. Ralph was thinking of leaving IBM in hopes of becoming a full time professional nature photographer. I advised him that all that it would take would be guts and hard work. Ralph wound up working for me for a bit after Elaine's death in 1994. He is now one of the world's premier hummingbird and leads photo-tours all over the globe. In a recent e-mail Ralph wrote: "It was good to hear from you today. I really was reminiscing about our Cape May trip in the last few days, after seeing Richard Crossley’s photos triggered some good memories. I had already seen Mount Everest and the Taj Mahal, but you opened up my eyes to the incredible world of birds. I will never forget the spectacle of all those shorebirds. And the rest, as they say … I’m honored that you want to include some of my images. You are still one of my biggest inspirations. Ralphie-boy.
Ralph will be doing a break-out session at NANPA this February in Denver. You can see more of his work here: http://www.rpphoto.com/
Snowcap, image copyright 2005: Ralph Paonessa
Rockhopper Penguins, image copyright 2005: Ralph Paonessa
Greg attended many IPTs in the mid-1990s and quickly developed into a skilled and gifted photographer. He began leading photography tours soon after that... <smile> Of all the bird photographers on the planet, Greg probably has more images that I am envious of than anyone else. Greg is now one of the top photo educators around. Several years ago, he founded the world's premier nature photography educational site, http://www.naturescapes.net/. Greg and I have collaborated on several trips and we will be co-leading the sold-out Nome IPT in June 2006.
Bald Eagle screaming, Homer, AK Image copyright 2005: Greg Downing
Bald Eagle group, Homer, AK Image copyright 2005: Greg Downing
JoJo attended several IPTs in the mid-1990s and has made (and sold) some great images over the years. She leads photo safaris all over the globe. You can check out her new Panama trip here: http://www.joannewilliamsphoto.com/ Joanne lives in Lighthouse Point, FL and is currently without power so I am unable to post any of her images but you can see lots of them on her web site.
I first met Ellen too many years ago to remember when husband Jack hired me for a private day. Ellen today is not only a skilled and published nature photographer but is a noted Photoshop expert, author, and instructor. She is one of the lead Photoshop instructors at Joe and Mary Ann McDonald's Digital Institute. Her first book (co-authored with Tim Grey), "Photoshop for Nature Photographers," was released recently. Ellen co-leads several BIRDS AS ART IPTs with me. She almost always makes all three Bosque IPTs as well as the SW Florida President's Week IPT. You can order a book or see more of Ellen's images here: http://www.sunbearphoto.com/
Orchid, finger-painted creation, Image copyright 2005: Ellen Anon
Snowy Egrets fighting, Image copyright 2005: Ellen Anon
Linda is a long-time friend and student. As you will see from her images, she is as talented as any professional. And when she is out photographing, she works harder than anyone I know. You have to drag her off the beach or out of the woods.
Horned Lark, Image copyright 2005: Linda Robbins
Vervet Monkey, Image copyright 2005: Linda Robbins
Todd called me some time in 1997 asking about bird photography spots in Florida. Soon after that he took me to Africa for the first time. In exchange, I taught him nature photography. Todd had the front cover and ten or so images in a recent Nikon product brochure. In his short career he has sold a ton of images to a vast array of clients. Todd and I co-lead Photo-Safaris to Kenya and Tanzania and he is co-leading the Homer Eagle IPTs with me this coming March. I have no doubt that Todd states that he owes every bit of his photographic and business success to me. You can see more of Todd's great work here: http://www.birdsasart.com/toddkenya/index.htm and here: http://www.birdsasart.com/bn166.htm.
Best and love and great picture-making to all,
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