Program Meeting | Speaker Tom Vadnais

2/5 Program Meeting: Tom Vadnais on Landscape Photography

Tom will share a number of landscape images comparing and contrasting eastern versus western landscape photography in the United States, the challenges that are unique to each region and some tips about locations, seasons and best times to shoot.

About our Speaker, Tom Vadnais

A consulting automotive engineer by day, Tom got his first taste of serious landscape photography in the Fall of 1999 by taking a workshop with the late Galen Rowell. After a two-year hiatus, he began taking numerous photography and Photoshop workshops with some of the most respected names in the business. They include, in alphabetical order, John Paul Caponigro, Charlie Cramer, Willard Clay, Bruce Dale, Jack Dykinga, Thom Hogan, Bill Lea, Moose Peterson, Michael Reichmann, John Shaw, Vincent Versace, and Charlie Waite. Twice a year, Tom teaches workshops in the Smokies with Willard Clay and Bill Lea. He has also helped Charlie Waite put on all three of his Master Class workshops. Tom has also given presentations and judged for several camera clubs, and regularly teaches for RPS.

Tom has not exposed a single piece of film since the summer of 2001; that’s when he switched to shooting exclusively with a digital SLR and began his photography career in earnest. He favors landscapes and nature, and can often be found outside, hidden under his focusing cloth, with his Nikon D3. He particularly enjoys photographing in the Southwest U.S., the Smokies, and Tuscany, Italy. Some of his favorite images can be seen at

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  • Henry J.


    February 6, 2013

  • Marvin P.

    Tom's presentation was excellent and both entertaining and informative.

    February 6, 2013

  • Carl F.

    Tom did a wonderful job of covering the topic of Landscapes. Very thorough.

    February 6, 2013

  • Keith M.

    Excellent presentation by Tom tonight on Landscape Photography. Definitely gave me some new things and ideas to think about as to what makes a good landscape photo. I'm looking forward to his photo review comments later this month.

    February 5, 2013

  • Steve S.

    I think Tom will be speaking on Landscape Photography, looking at it from an east vs west perspective.

    February 2, 2013

  • Gerard V.

    What's the topic?

    January 30, 2013

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