Aaron Baggenstos is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning professional wildlife photographer with a passion for capturing images of nature and the natural world. He feels it is a real privilege to share memories through photo adventures while promoting positive and respectful connections with nature.
Passionate about conservation on the ground while fighting the right battles to help preserve and sustain our wild places, Aaron’s work spans the globe. He has supported countless conservation efforts contributing to help protect, preserve, and conserve biodiversity and habitats worldwide. His portfolio of photo tours includes Ultimate Alaska, Yellowstone in Winter, Kenya, Botswana, Wildlife of Madagascar, Costa Rica, the Galapagos, Tigers of India, Svalbard, and Pumas of Patagonia.
In a project designed to capture his learnings and field experience, Aaron recently launched a landmark series of instructional videos called “the ultimate wildlife photography course” designed to help aspiring photographers of all levels elevate their own photography portfolio to the next level. In this comprehensive video series Aaron masterfully illustrates his top photographic strategies and post-processing techniques in 8 categories. Notable topics include methods you can use to capture magical light, critical elements for wildlife photography composition, innovative techniques for capturing birds in flight, resources for understanding wildlife behavior, how to create award-winning portraits, and 9 instructional videos on post processing for distinctive images using Adobe Lightroom.
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Colleen Miniuk is a corporate-America-escapee turned full-time outdoor photographer, writer, publisher, instructor, and speaker from Chandler, Arizona. Her credits include National Geographic calendars, Arizona Highways, AAA Via, National Parks Traveler, On Landscape, and a broad variety of other publications. Her work from the Colorado River watershed is currently featured in a solo photography exhibit “The Current Flows: Water in the Arid Water” curated by Jeanne Falk Adams (Ansel Adams’ daughter-in-law) at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo, CO. She has served three times as an Artist-in-Residence with Acadia National Park after which she authored the award-winning guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How. She is also the author ofWild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where, & How (1st and 2nd editions) as well as the instructional eBook, Seeing the Light in Outdoor Photography(1st and 2nd editions) and exhibition catalogue The Current Flows. She writes an online photography advice column called “Dear Bubbles” and leads photography workshops, women’s photography retreats (called “Sheography™”), webinars, and online critique sessions for camera clubs, organizations, and private clients across the U.S. Learn more at http://www.colleenminiuk.com
My quest as a landscape and nature photographer is to showcase wild, beautiful & unique natural locations and to use my creative vision to capture those landscapes in high quality and evocative images that inspire awe in the viewer, respect for the natural world and ultimately a greater appreciation of wilderness and wilderness preservation.
I have co-authored two books on nature photography: The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography (Mountain Trail Press) & 50 Amazing Things You Must See and Do in the Greater D.C. Area: The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Guide (Mountain Trail Press). My photography has been published hundreds of times in publications such as Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, The Nature Conservancy, The Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Wild & Wonderful West Virginia, Backpacker magazine, and many more.
I spend on average of 180 days a year in the field chasing the light and leading photography workshops & tours in the US and abroad. I also teach online classes on the art of nature and landscape photography as well as conducting monthly webinars on photography processing techniques in the digital darkroom.
More about Joe: www.josephrossbach.com
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Mollie Isaacs is a professional photographer who specializes in Nature, Wildlife, Flowers, and Abstracts. She is passionate about photography, and loves nothing more than to share that passion by teaching others. Early in her career she studied with Ansel Adams and Joyce Tenneson. She has won the Kodak Gallery Award 14 times, considered by some to be the “Oscar” of photography. Her work is in the Permanent Collection of the International Photography Hall of Fame, and has been exhibited at Epcot Center in Disney World, and Grand Central Terminal in NYC. She runs Awake The Light Photo Workshops & Tours, offers online Webinars, and personally leads photo workshops around the country and beyond. Read more about her and see her work on www.awakethelight.com
Jennifer King is an internationally acclaimed landscape and fine art photographer with a passion for teaching and inspiring photographers around the world. She draws on her fine art and design background to bring an artistic approach to nature photography. Jennifer is honored to be a Moab by Legion Master Photographer, Singh-Ray Filters Ambassador and one of the premier black and white photographers in the country. She is recognized as 1 of 15 Amazing Women to Follow by 500px, and is the Founder of PHOTOGRAPHY for the FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER (pfabc.org), an industry wide organization bringing together the biggest names in photography to raise money for breast cancer research. You can find her photography, tutorials and interviews in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Outdoor Photography Guide, Camera in the Wild, Photography Talk, VIA Magazine, Smoky Mountains Journal of Photography, Wild Planet and more!
John Barclay is an award wining freelance photographer based in Bucks County, PA. John is a passionate photographer, enthusiastic workshop leader and inspirational speaker, presenting his programs to audiences around the world.
John is an Ambassador for Singh-Ray Filters, Lensbaby, and well known, for his Topaz Webinars. John’s work has been published in a number of books and magazines and is treasured by a number of private collectors. Recently, John was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine and was chosen by Dewitt Jones to participate in his www.healingimages.org program.
You can learn more about John, his work, and, view his workshop schedule at www.barclayphoto.com