CONFERENCE FEATURED SPEAKERS
Friday, September 27, 2019
Sponsored by Hunts Photo & Video
Nevada Wier is a multiple award-winning photographer specializing in
documenting the remote corners of the world and the cultures that inhabit
them, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is recognized for her creative and
intimate approach to people. She has been published in numerous national
and international publications, including: National Geographic, National
Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Geo, Islands, NY Times
Magazine, Outside, and Smithsonian.
Nevada was the photographer for The Land of Nine Dragons—Vietnam
Today, photography from contemporary Vietnam, winner of the Lowell
Thomas Best Travel Book of 1992 award. She was the author and photographer of Adventure Travel Photography (Amphoto). She was a participating photographer in A Day in the Life of Thailand (Collins), Planet Vegas (Collins) and Mother Earth (Sierra Clubs Books). Her current books in-progress are A Nomadic Vision (publication TBD), and Outer India (publication TBD).
Her fine-art prints are featured in numerous and public and private
collections. Nevada was featured in a National Geographic Explorer television
episode on her travels down the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia on assignment
with National Geographic magazine and was one of the photographers in
Through the Lens for the National Geographic Channels. She was a frequent
photographer on Canon Photo Safaris and regular guest on The Travel Channel along with being featured in a Northwest Airlines international television and print ad campaign.
Nevada is a prolific featured speaker for workshops, seminars, professional panels, and conferences. Nevada is also an Adobe® Influencer with Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom®. Nevada leads photography tours and workshops for National Geographic, The Santa Fe Workshops, Anderson Ranch, and other educational institutions.
September 25, 2019
Sponsored by PSA
Cole Thompson was born in Salina, Kansas but because of his father’s career in the Air Force he lived in many places. His early life was a world of black & white images. Television and movies were in black & white, the news was in black & white and even the nation was segregated into black & white. His childhood heroes were in black & white and these images were an extension of the world, as he knew it.
At the age of fourteen his life changed. While living in Rochester, New York he read the biography of George Eastman and it inspired him to purchase a Sears photo developing kit. He can still remember the magic as that first black & white image appeared in the developer. He was immediately liberated, no longer consigned to just look, he could now create.
Cole works exclusively in black & white and says; “For me color records the image, but black & white captures the feelings that lie beneath the surface.” His work has been published internationally and he has been a special contributor for Lens Work, as well as many other publications.
Cole will take you on a special tour of his motivation and thought process for this stunning images and significant portfolios of his world in Black and White.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Sponsored by Tamron
Lewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America, and its parklands for over 40 years. The grandeur of the west beckoned Lewis and because of this draw he moved to Yosemite National Park, where he lived and worked for 11 years.
He is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. He currently is a Contributing Editor to Outdoor Photographer. He was the photographer for Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest, published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing.
Kemper’s monograph, Capturing the Light won the People’s Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition. His publication Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide was voted in the top 20 field guides. Lewis’ DVD, My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal, features a year’s worth of photography and journal entries on the American River in Sacramento, CA. His latest publications are photo guide apps, Yosemite National Park SNAPPGuide and Yellowstone National Park SNAPPGuide.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Sponsored by Lensbaby
Charles Needle is an award-winning, California-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular “Art of Nature” creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide.
In 2011, Charles was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, England). This exhibition traveled throughout the United Kingdom. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2014 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards photo contest.
A popular New England Camera Club Council speaker for several years, Charles has authored three cutting-edge instructional books: "Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills" (Amherst
Media, January 2015), "Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush" (March 2014), and "Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques" (2011).
An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet's Garden (Giverny, France for 20 years in a row, with exclusive private access), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland) and The Butchart Gardens (Canada), Charles is a FujiFilm USA Talent Team
member and North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award winner seven years in a row.
Charles’ photographs have selected for publication in "Nature’s Best," "Outdoor Photographer" magazine, "Nature Photographer" magazine, "Inner Reflections Engagement Calendar," "The Chicago Tribune," "SELF Magazine" and are in private and public collections nationwide and abroad.
To learn more about Charles's work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit www.charlesneedlephoto.com.