I am happy to report that you are not going to have to listen to me speak this Thursday. We have two speakers who will be doing that.
First: We have Mr. Allan Crawford. He is a life-long photographer who specializes in sports and particularly cycling photography. He also has a strong interest in photographing people. For the past several years he has been the senior photographer for ROAD Magazine, one of the premier North American cycling publications. He has shot for several of the major cycling teams including those with Lance Armstrong. Allan has shot all of the major major North American races as well as some of the major European races including the Tour de France.
Allan's academic background is in geology. As a geologist he traveled widely and had the opportunity to photograph people and scenery around the world...as well as a lot of rocks. He got his start as a professional photographer through a friend who was the editor for ROAD magazine and continued to grow his professional contacts from there.
Allan uses Nikon equipment including a D3, D2x and a D200. His favorite lenses for cycling photographer at the[masked] f2.8, the 28-70 f2.8 and a fisheye.
You can see some of this cycling work on his Smugmug gallery.
Second: Will be our own Douglas Moody.
He will be sharing some brand new Macro lenses that he configured from low cost video lenses. This should be fun for those of you who like to get really close to your subjects.