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This is a group for anyone who loves nature photography. We will visit various locations throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to explore, take pictures and have fun. Our subject matter will include landscapes wildlife, insects, flowers, night photography, etc. We also will be offering a lightroom class in the future. Most events are lead by John Slonina a professional nature photographers who work is nationally recognized. Find out how to create award winning images and shoot like a pro. Develop your own personal vision and take your photography to the next level while having fun. All skill levels are welcome from absolute beginner to pro.

Delmarva has some incredible locations from the mountains to the sea. We will visit a wide variety of locations and photograph several different subjects. We also will visit several other top locations throughout the US.

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Zoom: Photographing Alaska ( Free Presentation)

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Alaska: Wild America Series Alaska is the Superbowl of photography it is on the top of most photographer’s bucket lists. Unfortunately, it’s not the easiest place to get to. The extreme weather, logistics, natural hazards makes planning a trip a very precise process. This is an educational program which includes tips on photo technique, dealing with bad weather, cold weather, glaciers, bears, wildlife and tips to see and photograph the aurora (worldwide). This program shows how to get to the most stunning spots of the state takes which takes lot of planning. We will discuss the different seasons and the best way to see Alaska by boat, plane, and car. John photographs Alaska multiple times per year. This program celebrates Alaska and its incredible wildlife and landscapes.

Improve your Landscape Photography: Zoom/Free Presentation

We are doing a free online presentation on Landscape Photography. Hope you can join us. This program will provide several techniques on how to take your Landscape Photography to the next Level. Some examples are demonstrated with before and after photos and video making the viewer feel like there are right there onsite. We will also discuss how to get great DOF and compositions to make your photos stand out. This program will help you understand the light and use it to your advantage. How to take care of special weather conditions like fog, rainbows and storms. John will also discuss strategies for photographing water (lakes, rivers, and the ocean). A bulk of this program will have a section on different strategies to deal with contrast and bad light. It is a common problem to have a properly exposed foreground and a washed-out sky or a properly exposed sky and a dark foreground. We will also cover how to use contrast to your advantage. Which equipment to buy or skip which filters to use and how and when not to use them. There will be a demo on common cell photo apps and software that predict the milky way, sunrise, sunset, tides, and moon rise/set and direction of light. If time allows we will do a demonstration of Time lapse photography. Also Learn a quick Lightroom tip which helps you improve all of your photos Thanks Again John Slonina

Nature Photography Monthly Updated Schedule

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Hi Everyone this is not a event just a notice of future events. Here is the updated Schedule. 2020: Watch for free zoom Photography Presentations Oct 28, 2020 @ 7 pm Photographing Alaska Nov 4, 2020 @ 7 pm Unleash your Landscape Photography Nov 18,2020 @ 7 pm Unleash your Wildlife Photography Dec 9, 2020 @ 7 pm Night Photography (+ Northern Lights) 2021 Tours Yellowstone: Winter Wonderland January 13-21 Florida Wildlife (Everglades, Big Cypress, etc.) Feb 6-12 Northern Lights (Aurora), Alaska March 10-17 Florida Birds (St Augustine and East Coast) April 12-16 Acadia National Park (Puffins and Milky Way) June 7-11 Downeast Maine: (Puffins. Milky Way, Lighthouses, Campobello Island) June 14-18 Ultimate Bears Alaska: July 10-16 Alaska Eagles, Wildlife and Glaciers: Land and Sea: July 18-25 Yellowstone and Grand Tetons: Sept 11-18 or 19-26 New England Peak Fall Foliage: October 1-5 Zion, Bryce, and Valley of Fire: Nov 1-8 Delaware, MD, and Virginia Coast (Wild Horses, Snowgeese, Landscapes) Dec 2-6 2022 Yellowstone: Winter Wonderland :January 2022 Northern Lights Alaska March 28-April 4, 2022 Oregon Coast and Columbia Gorge (Waterfalls and Wildflowers) May 2-9, 2022 Great Smoky Mountains Fall: October 19-23, 2022 Bosque de Apache and White Sands: Dec 1-6, 2022 Upcoming Sold Out Tours: People on the Waitlist will be notified when a space is available and will be the first to find out about next years dates. https://www.sphotography.com/waitlist Click here for our 2021 and 2022 Schedule under Tours https://www.sphotography.com Important to know: All skill levels are welcome, Small Group Size, transportation provided John Slonina is a professional nature photographer. A passion for wildlife, wild places and teaching has led him down the path to photography. He has been photographing nature for over 30 years. He also has a photo tour company Slonina Photography which leads instructional photo workshops across North America.

ZOOM: WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATION (FREE)

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Join us for a free zoom presentation on Wildlife photography This program will provide several techniques on how to take your Wildlife Photography to the next Level. Some examples are demonstrated with before and after photos and video making the viewer feel like there are right there onsite. We will also discuss how to get great DOF, Shutter Speed and compositions to make your photos stand out. This program will help you understand the light and use it to your advantage. What equipment to buy and how to use it this includes tripods, ballheads, gimbal heads, and long lenses. We also discuss blinds and window mounts. Planning is critical in wildlife photography. We discuss how to find the best places at the right time of year. We give techniques on how to get closer, how to photograph birds in flight and common mistakes. It is important to understand animal behavior, biology, and ethics. John Slonina is a professional nature photographer. A passion for wildlife, wild places and teaching has led him down the path to photography. He has been photographing nature for over 30 years. He is a national known expert in Nature Photography. He also has a photo tour company Slonina Photography which leads instructional photo workshops across North America. John’s goal is to make everything a fun learning experience. John’s subjects include landscape, wildlife, macro, nature, and night photography. His work has been published in calendars, books, magazines and displayed in several galleries. John has presented for numerous camera clubs, nature groups, and photo conferences. His teaching style and humor makes him a popular speaker. You can visit his website for his blog posts, online galleries, and tour schedule.

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ZOOM: WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATION (FREE)

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