"Creating Wildlife Images-ZOOM ONLY-CLUB CLOSED"
by David Akoubian-GA
Monday, January 24, 7:30 PM

Join Tamron Image Master and professional nature photographer, David Akoubian, as he discusses taking your wildlife photography to the next level. David will discuss the techniques to create environmental portraits of wildlife as well as simply recording images for natural history. Learn the importance of composition and how it can add a higher level of appreciation by the viewer when photographing wildlife.

David will discuss taking the stress out of exposure, allowing the photographer to create images during wildlife excursions. Learn the importance of preparing for a wildlife excursion while doing simple preparations at home therefore maximizing your enjoyment of once in a life time excursion. David will discuss his approach as to “practicing” in locations that will help hone your skills before entering a location. He has created a bird studio in his backyard, which led to his yard being designated a Certified Wildlife Sanctuary by the Audubon Society. Learn and be inspired by many images and tips.

Our speaker has been a photographer since 1972 but his career in photography started in 1992. He learned his craft originally as a painter and from his father. Early in his career, he traveled with, learned from and taught beside some of the masters of nature photography including John Shaw, Art Wolfe, Galen Rowell, Bryan Peterson, Pat O'Hara, and Rod Planck. David has been teaching photography since 1994 in the classroom and leading workshops around the United States. His focus remains on the Southeastern United States, which he calls home in the mountains of North Georgia with his wife Evelyn, but he also does workshops and lectures throughout all of the United States.

David's clients have included, but are not limited to Coca Cola, PNC Bank, Tamron, Sirui, Lensbaby, The Nature Conservancy, and Gibbs Gardens. His photographs and articles have appeared in publications such as Nature Photographer, Audubon Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, Birder's World, Outdoor Photographer, Backpacker Magazine, and many local publications. His work his appeared in several feature books in addition to instructional guides on scenic locations. David works with several organizations volunteering his photography- among them, Angels on Horseback and the Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia. To see more of his work and information about his workshops please visit www.bearwoodsphotography.com