Once in a lifetime an artist appears and amasses a body of work that captures the perfection of creation and the truth of beauty that resides in every rock, cloud and ray of light.
William’s artistic vantage displays an understated complexity within his visual composition. Each image commands attention with vivid, secret views into places exotic and foreign. Indeed an innovative approach to the visual language of photography.
William Carr travels like a native through distant lands, understanding the eloquence and subtlety of different cultures and their relationship with the planet.
William has maintained his own fine art galleries in Las Vegas for the past 10 years and has collectors of his limited edition works worldwide.
Peter Hurley began his career in front of the camera – while training for the Olympics in sailing he was spotted and modeled in campaigns for A&F and Polo. Peter later moved behind the camera, and quickly built up a powerful client list. Thanks to his eye, his technique, and an engaging personality that makes people instantly comfortable, he is able to bring the best out of everyone he photographs. Since opening his studios in New York and Los Angeles, he has focused on and specializes in portraiture.
He has worked with dozens of companies including Levi’s, Reebok, DKNY, Johnnie Walker, and shot hundreds of talented actors, models and authors. Peter is most proud of the work he did for the NY exhibition of "The Vilcek Foundation Celebrates LOST," where he travelled to Hawaii to shoot the cast and crew as they wrapped up their final season.
Matt Donovan is an up and coming Australian landscape and travel photographer with a passion for adventure and exploration, currently based on Australia’s East coast. During his short career thus far, he’s been fortunate enough to travel to some pretty amazing places and work with some of the worlds top brands.
You can often find him waste deep in the cascading streams of a waterfall or by the coast – covered head to toe in sea spray. He’s most happy with a camera in his hands and fresh air in his lungs.
Amarate Tansawet (AKA Gift of Light) is a physician, specialized in radiology (radiologist). He lives in Thailand, loves traveling and started shooting landscape photography in 2012. Since then landscape photography became his passion.
Though, he is still not famous in his field of landscape photography, some of his art has been picked by editors of some leading photographic publishers. Moreover, his two series threads of Japan and lake Baikal were received highly recommended rate on the biggest community forum in his home country.
He is looking forward to further develop his unique gift.
Mike is an award winning full time nature photographer/writer that specializes in macro photography. His images and articles have been published in Outdoor Photographer, Nature's Best, Photo Life, PC Photo, Nature Photographer, and has a book and five e-books on the subject of macro photography, and the business of photography.
Mike has won many local and international awards in photo contests.
He has worked on the Fuji Pro Talent Team, and is a Macro Master for Tamron. Mike teaches three day Macro Boot Camps throughout the US, and has created a Macro Nature Forum for macro photographers, and moderates the macro forums on two other nature photography sites.
John Barclay is an award wining freelance photographer based in Bucks County, PA. John is a passionate photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader.
He is also an inspirational speaker, presenting his program Dream – Believe – Create to audiences around the world. John’s work has been published in a number of books and magazines and is treasured by a number of private collectors. Recently, John was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine.
Emanuele is a Italian Ph.D biologist, photographer and scientific communicator mainly focused on small creatures, conservation of nature and scientific-photography. He traveled to the tropics to find and photograph many of the less known microcosm species, to raise awareness about their prime role in the ecosystems survival.
His work has been published in various magazines around the world (BBC wildlife magazine, Geo Magazine, Terre Sauvage) and his pictures are found in various publications. Emanuele also organizes numerous courses and nature & photography workshops both in Italy were he lives and in foreign countries, where he always applies his method: “know your subject and only then take pictures”. He also works with some Italian television channels as a nature presenter (Rai, Mediaset) and he’s the curator of scientific expositions. On 2011 one of his pictures was awarded as “highly commended” in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Lewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America, and its parklands for over 30 years. Lewis photographs in color using Canon digital cameras and 4 x 5 cameras. He has been selected to Canon's Explorers of Light program featuring 62 of the country's most influential photographers. His work has been sold for editorial and commercial uses in over 16 different countries ranging from national ads to book covers.
His monograph, "Capturing the Light" won the People's Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition. His latest publication "Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide" was voted in the top 20 field guides. And he produces the acclaimed Photoshop training DVD's "The Photographer's Toolbox for PhotoshopR"and "the Photographer's Toolbox for LightroomR".Lewis is a contributing editor to Outdoor Photographer and Digital Photo magazines and NANPA Currents magazine.
A naturalist, writer, teacher, and photographer, Kevin Adams has had a lifelong love affair with nature and the outdoors, particularly the mountains and coast in his home state of North Carolina. A photographer for more than 25 years, Kevin is the author of nine books, as well as numerous magazine articles. His photographs appear regularly in books, magazines, calendars, and advertisements across the country. Kevin is a master night photographer and is the person behind the Digital After Dark® blog, which features a new night photo posted every night.
Kevin is presently working on a series of instructional videos, eBooks, and specialized photo gear. He designed a unique product called the GelGrip™, which holds gel filters for use in altering the color of light from flashlights and camera flashes. When he’s not photographing, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, and just gazing up at the night sky.
Jerry Monkman is a conservation, travel, and adventure photographer based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Known for his conservation work in New England’s wild places, he has spent the last fifteen years artfully documenting the mountains, forests, and coastlines that define the region. Since 2000, he has created photography for more than 100 land conservation projects in New England. In 2002, he was awarded a communications award by the Northern Forest Alliance in recognition of his “vision and excellence in chronicling the story of the Northern Forest through photography.”
Staying true to his mission of “promoting ecological awareness through creative photography,” his images have contributed to raising awareness and funds to protect a diverse collection of wild places, from a small Connecticut trout stream not far from New York City, to New Hampshire’s Great Bay, to Maine’s Katahdin Lake in the Northern Forest.
David Hartfieldis an award winning nature photography whose work is published internationally. He is the past President and a founding member of Carolinas’ Nature Photography Association (CNPA.org). He also served as CNPA’s Outings Chair for several years and currently serves as the Education Committee Chair.
He started leading outings and mentoring photographers around the early to mid 1990’s. He continues that work today by teaching photography classes, leading workshops and excursions, as well as presenting at various camera clubs and organizations. In addition to David’s nature photography he also does event and stock photography, as well as still images for film and television productions (Extreme Makeover Home EditionTM).
Michael Hare, owner and photographer for Michael Hare Photography, has had an avid interest in photography for over 30 years but only has had the chance to become actively involved the last 5 years. Michael's personal interests lie in portraiture, weddings and events, landscapes, nature, fine art and family Photography.
Michael has had the great privilege to work and learn with some of world's premier photographers and educators. Rob Sheppard, Mark Edward Harris, George D. Lepp, John Shaw, Dave Welling, Mark Comon, Kevin Adams and Jon Holloway to name a few. Some of the workshops he has participated in are: "Nature Photography" with John Shaw, "Cowboy Winter" by Outdoor Photo Workshops and Les Voorhis, "Fireflies and Night Photography" as well as the "North Carolina Fall Waterfalls Photo Tour" with Kevin Adams.
Jerry D. Greer was introduced to the wonders of the wilderness at an early age. Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains bestowed in him a desire to protect and conserve their ever vanishing ecosystems. By choice, he works almost exclusively in the southern Appalachian region and Jerry's love for his native mountains fuels his conservation and photographic endeavors. He uses his personal connection with wild places, together with a very contemplative eye, to create his beautiful and evocative imagery. His internationally-acclaimed and award winning images have been published in numerous books, calendars, magazines, and conservation and advertising campaigns.
Some of his clients include The Conservation Fund, The Pew Charitable Trusts , Earthjustice, The Southern Environmental Law Center, The Lyndhurst Foundation, SouthWings, Royal Robbins, LL Bean, REI, and Outdoor Photographer, View Camera, and Backpacker Magazine; among others.
Presenter and award - winning photographer Vinny Colucci has been an active photographer since 1979 and a shooting professional since 1995. He has photographed North Carolina to the west coast. Along with his wife Annette, Vinny conducts nature and wildlife photography workshops through out the year.
Vinny is an active outdoorsman and a member of Nikon’s Professional Services and Wimberley Professional Services and a Sponsored Lowepro Photographer. He has images appearing in Nature Photographer Magazine, New Bern Travel Magazine Microwave Journal, and various other publications. He has presented at Grandfather Mountain, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), St Augustine Photo Festival, Orlando Wetlands Festival and Popular Photography Magazine Vinny and Annette are members of NAMPA and CNPA and Vinny has presented and / or participated in these organizations.
Chris is 26 years old and was born and raised in the small town of Arroyo Grande, California. He still lives in Arroyo Grande with his wife and son Jeremiah. When not taking photos I am an avid yogi, climber, and bodysurf anytime there is even the slightest swell.
He has served as a freelance photographer for various publications and as a staff photographer for Surfer magazine and Surfline.com. His passion for photography came about when he picked up a camera at a goodwill auction six years ago. Chris always aimed to document the lifestyle of the sport more than the action, also focusing on the pulled back perspective to give the viewer a feeling like they are in the moment.
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer and tour leader who has been photographing nature for over 30 years. He has been published in multiple books, magazines, and calendars. His photographs are in private collections and galleries throughout the world. He have also won multiple awards with our landscape and wildlife photography. Most of John’s life has been spent pursuing adventures in the outdoors. “Nature photography is the perfect medium to spend time enjoying nature and teach people about nature”.
His company Slonina Nature Photography leads instructional phototours across the United States including many of the National Parks. Some of his favorite locations include Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons, Everglades, Minnesota, Smoky Mountains, Washington State, DelMARVA, and New England.
Jim Nilsen is a Seattle native who spent twenty years commercial fishing in Alaska. He began pursuing his interest in photography during his years in Alaska, obtaining a degree in Photography from Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington in 1978. Jim’s photos of Alaska and the commercial fishing industry were widely published on magazine covers, book covers, posters, calendars, trade advertisements and a billboard.
Jim now specializes in fine art color photography of foreign locations. He makes his income through sales of his photographs at Arts & Crafts shows around the USA and to gift galleries nation wide. Jim and his wife Magrit now lead photography tours and workshops in Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, and France.