As an experienced workshop leader one part of most workshops is presentations. Over time I have branched out to offer some of them to camera clubs as well as presenting at conferences. If you have a small group, camera club, or business that is interested in a photography presentation feel free to reach out and we can discuss more.
Here are a few examples of presentations I have and offer at this time. The majority of content is nature related. Generally they range from 45 to 60 minutes in length. Feel free to inquire if you are looking for something else as I might have other options.
While there is a lot discussed these days around slowing down and being more mindful in photography (which I agree with) there are also plenty of benefits to being agile in both mind and body that will help photographers from missing amazing opportunities in the field. I will share my experiences where I needed to be quick with my feet or mind to take a photograph before the moment passed. This includes suggestions on how photographers can best be prepared for their own outings.
In Search of the Hidden
Finding compositions that work isn’t always easy, especially when trying to discover the smaller or more abstract scenes from the larger view we are taking in. I will share many examples where I found the photo I was most interested in that might not be apparent at first look due to “noise” from the larger surrounding. Through the photos, stories, and tips I share, photographers will have a glimpse into how I work to find these scenes, which can help them discover what they are interested in when out photographing.
Finding Success with Forest Photography
Forest photography can be tough with scenes that often appear cluttered and chaotic at first view. Even in the most beautiful forests finding a composition from the smallest scene or lone tree to something wider can take patience and effort along with an open mind to what you might find. I will share my successes and challenges with forest and tree photography over the years. As someone who grew up surrounded by trees as a child, I find being around them not only enjoyable for photography but beneficial to our well-being.
Black and White Photography
There is something timeless and intriguing about a quality black and white photo. With color removed we rely on other key elements more such as texture and tones. This doesn't mean that every scene can make a good black and white photo. There are qualities that make some better than others. I will share when and why I create black and white photos instead of color and why you may want to do the same. Join me on a transformative journey into black and white photography that transcends time and color to evoke powerful emotions.