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Road Show 2012 White Lake, MI (Detroit area)

NANPA 2012 Detroit, MI Road Show

NANPA is pleased to announce the 2012 Detroit, MI Road Show Seminar to be held on September 9, 2012 at the The Environmental Discovery Center at Indian Springs Metropark in White Lake, MI. Road Shows are indoor seminars hosted by well-known leaders - your host for this event will be Steve Gettle, a nature and adventure photographer. Cost will be only $99.00 for NANPA members...($5.00 park entrance fee required as well).

Online Registration is now open!

Just the Facts...

Steve Gettle photo
© Steve Gettle
Date: September 9, 2012
Time:   9 am to 5 pm - Lunch on your own from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $99 for NANPA Members / $129 for non-members
($5.00 park entrance fee required as well)
  $110 for camera club members in groups of 4 or more... Camera clubs please contact the NANPA office for details on this offer.
Location: Indian Springs Metropark
James Clarkson Environmental Discovery Center
5200 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386
[venue details]
Last Date to Register: September 1, 2012
Max Attendees: 150

Share this event with your fellow photographers, both offline and online. Links, graphics, and printable material are available below to use on your website, blog, Facebook, or as a printed one-sheet flyer to hand out at club meetings and other gatherings.

Link to this page: http://www.nanpa.org/2012detroit

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The Art of Nature Photography

Steve Gettle photos
© Steve Gettle

Join professional nature photographer Steve Gettle for an intensive one day nature photography seminar: The Art of Nature Photography. Steve will share his knowledge gained from nearly thirty years experience creating images of the natural world. The seminar will cover all aspects of nature photography, from capturing grand sweeping vistas, to the tiny world of macro photography. He will also discuss how and where to photograph the beautiful flora and fauna of the natural world. Attendees from beginners to advanced shooters will learn tips, tricks, and techniques to take their photography to the next level. The entire seminar will be illustrated using hundreds of Steve's images which will highlight and reinforce the topics listed below.

Equipment: Learn what equipment is needed for all types of nature photography. This section will also help participants buy the right equipment the first time.

Exposure: Learn how the camera sees light, as well as how to shoot perfect exposures every time. Participants will also learn how and why to read the histogram, and more importantly how to bend it to their will.

Lighting: Students will learn how the light affects their final images, as well as why the type of light should affect what and when they shoot. Participants will also learn how and when to control the light.

Composition: Composition is where the true artistry of photography lies. We will cover how to use balance symmetry and visual harmony to create stunning and artistic compositions.

Creating Powerful Images that Communicate: Photography is about seeing, and more importantly about sharing your vision with the viewer. This module will help students define their vision and more effectively communicate their message to the viewer.

Birds and Mammals: In this section, we will cover how and where to photograph the birds and mammals of our planet, as well as special compositional guidelines for these types of subjects.

Macro Photography: Participants will learn how to use basic equipment to make beautiful images of things in the realm of the small, from the size of a butterfly to as small as a tiny snow crystal.

Landscapes: This section will cover not only where to shoot landscapes, both intimate and grand, but also how to better achieve your vision through the use of good composition and perspective.

Location Details...

James Clarkson Environmental Discovery Center
© Steve Gettle
The James Clarkson Environmental Discovery Center is dedicated to the exploration and celebration of the natural environment, educating users on the importance of biodiversity, native habitats, and environmental protection.
[Indian Springs Metropark - Environmental Discovery Center]

About Your Host... divider

Steve Gettle
© Skip Moody
Steve Gettle's images communicate his love for the wildlife and wild places of our world. For nearly thirty years, Steve has spent countless hours creating hundreds of thousands of photographs of the beauty around us.

His images have been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world, including the Museum of Natural History in London, as well as The American Museum of Natural History in New York. Steve was honored to have a one man show at The National Center for Nature Photography in Ohio.

You can see Steve's work in many books, magazines, calendars, and other publications by The National Geographic Society, Canadian Geographic, Audubon, Sierra Club, The BBC, The World Wildlife Fund, The National Wildlife Federation, Birder's World, Nature's Best, Wild Bird, Natural History, and many others.

His work is represented to the editorial marketplace by the stock agency Minden Pictures.

Steve has been honored to receive many awards for his photography. Some of the highlights include being chosen Great Lakes Wildlife Photographer of the Year and being a multiple award winner in the BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest and the Nature’s Best photography contest.

Steve's photography has taken him throughout North America from the woods of northern Canada to the salt marshes of southern Florida, from the coast of Maine to the high plateau of the desert southwest. Steve has made numerous trips to South and Central America visiting such places as Ecuador, Belize, Costa Rica, and The Galapagos Islands. Although he travels extensively, he finds much of his inspiration in the natural areas surrounding his home, in Brighton, Michigan.

Website: [www.stevegettle.com]
Facebook: [www.facebook.com/steve.gettle]



NANPA, the North American Nature Photography Association, is the first and premiere association in North America committed solely to serving the field of nature photography.

Our Mission:

NANPA promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation, and environmental protection.

NANPA provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography.

NANPA fosters excellence and ethical conduct in all aspects of our endeavors and especially encourages responsible photography in the wild.


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