"Bird Photography Adventures in the New World"
by Glenn Bartley-BC Canada
Monday, January 11, 7:30 PM
This will be the first of two presentations given by our speaker from British Columbia Canada, on the world of birds and photographing birds. This first presentation will be a natural history program on the birds themselves and then the second presentation will be a teaching program on â€˜Bird Photography Simplifiedâ€™.
Join Glenn as he shares stories and images from more than a decade of photographing the most beautiful birds throughout the new world. From photographing Eiders in frozen ponds above the arctic circle to trekking through the Amazon rainforest in search of strange and mysterious Antbirds. In this presentation he will highlight some of the most exciting bird species throughout the Americas.
Glenn Bartley is a world renowned professional nature photographer who focuses almost all of his efforts on capturing intimate images of birds in their natural habitat. Glenn is especially well known for his portraits of rare and difficult to photograph birds from the Neotropical Region and his portfolio of hummingbird images.
Glenn says that his love for photography started as a child many years ago in a backyard in Ontario, Canada. He was lying under a hummingbird feeder with a simple 35mm camera trying desperately to capture an image of these mesmerizing birds. The photos that he captured that day may not have been very good â€“ but the experience led to a love of nature and photography that would one day blossom. Many years later Glenn traveled to Australia for a university semester abroad. The opportunity motivated him to buy a capable camera and to learn more about the art of photography. In those days of slide film and short telephoto zoom lenses birds were, for the most part, still out of range. Glennâ€™s passion for photography however was growing.
Before long digital SLRâ€™s became the norm and Glenn had purchased a 300mm f/4 lens. He finally had a set up capable of capturing some good bird images. After completing his undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies Glenn traveled to Costa Rica for six months to immerse himself in nature photography. That trip solidified Glennâ€™s love of bird photography and, from then on, much of his free time was spent learning his craft.
After achieving a Masters of Science degree in Ecological Restoration Glenn once again set off for the New World Tropics. This time his goal was to spend 6 months in Ecuador and do nothing but bird photography. On this trip Glenn practiced and developed his techniques for tropical bird photography and especially multiflash hummingbird photography. By the time he returned to Canada many people were starting to take notice of Glennâ€™s unique ability to create stunning images of rare and nearly impossible birds to photograph.
Today Glennâ€™s images are well respected and represented around the world. He is an award winning photographer whose work is regularly featured in North American and International nature books, calendars and publications. His work is regularly featured in magazines such as Audubon, Birdwatching, Canadian Wildlife, Birders World, and many more. His images regularly appear in books on birds including several by National Geographic. Glenn has also published several books of his own including â€˜Birds of Ecuadorâ€™,â€™Birds of Vancouver Islandâ€™ andâ€˜Birds of Biritish Columbiaâ€™ as well as instructional guides on Post Processing Flash and Tropical Nature Photography Techniques.
To see more of his work and learn about his workshops and tours please visit www.glennbartley.com