Speakers

 

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Mark Bowie

Mark Bowie is a professional nature photographer, writer, teacher and much sought after public
speaker. His work has been published internationally in books, on calendars and posters,
and in advertising media. His first two coffee table books, Adirondack Waters: Spirit of the
Mountains and In Stoddard’s Footsteps: The Adirondacks Then & Now, have become landmark
regional publications. They were followed by The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons.
He is a specialist in night photography and has produced two comprehensive e-books on the
subject: The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night, and After Midnight: Night
Photography by Example. Mark is a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute
and leads photography workshops and seminars for camera clubs and other groups. For more
information, please visit his website,

www.markbowie.com

 

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Matt Kloskowski

World renowned speaker and presenter on everything post production.

Vincent Versace

Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for natural light photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain.

Vincent is a Nikon Ambassador and is considered by Nikon to be “one of the top photography artists and visual storytellers of this era. ” Vincent is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. He is the photographer of Immediate Assistants Medical Rescue Go Team. He was commissioned by the San Francisco Presidio Trust to create a body of photographic work to permanently capture this National Park and Historic Landmark.

Vincent’s work has been highlighted in American Photo, Popular Photography, The New York Times, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer, Pro Digital Imaging, PDN, What Digital Camera, Petersen’s Photographic, PC Camera, Studio Design and Photography, Professional Photographer, Digital Imaging and many more. Nominated multiple times to the Photoshop Hall of Fame, Vincent has been recognized by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals through the creation of the Vincent Versace Award for Digital Photography Excellence. The “Vinnie” is a special category of the Photoshop Guru Awards, considered one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the international digital imaging industry.

 

Rick Sammon

Canon Explorer of Light and award-winning photographer Rick Sammon loves his day job. A tireless, prolific and inspirational image-maker, Rick, called by some “The Godfather of Photography,” is one of the most active photographers on the planet – dividing his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. He is a man on a mission – a mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting and rewarding for others.

Dana Nordlund

Sometimes, it feels as if I have just started my journey. The red glow of the darkroom has been replaced by a computer screen, but the magic still exists in the learning process. If you talk to ten photographers, you would most likely get ten different perspectives regarding what is most important to each of those individuals with respect to this art form. That is the beauty of our art, deep within these differences there lies a lesson.

In 2002, I ventured out on my own. I opened Dana Nordlund Photography in December that year. I became a member of SNAPP in 2003 and Vice President the very next year. For the next 3 years, I served as President. After becoming a member of the Professional Photographers of America in 2004, I earned the Certified Professional Photographer designation the very next year. In January, 2010, I made to trek to Nashville to receive my Photographic Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America. Along with this degree, I became a member of the American Society of Photographers. In 2015, I received the Educational Associate Degree from the American Society of Photographers, becoming the 40th recipient of the degree.

Rick Friedman

Rick Friedman

Rick has photographed every presidential candidate from  President Jimmy Carter to President Barack Obama. “Rick Friedman on the Campaign Stump” is a Photo District News article discussing Rick’s coverage of presidential campaigns. The books Hillary Clinton, Infra Structures, and The Gourmet Prescription are a few of his projects. Rick is the past President of the Boston Press Photographers Association. He has won awards from the American Society of Media Photographers, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Boston Press Photographers Association. http://www.rickfriedman.com/

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Peter Ferguson

Peter Ferguson is a resident of Fonthill Ontario and is currently the Competitions Director and Vice President of the Welland Camera Club. For the past 17 years, Peter has been avidly photographing the wildness of Algonquin Park with particular  interest in the Common Loon. When not in the park, Peter has found may local habitats where birds, insects and mammals capture his attention and fuel his love of nature. With a background in education, Peter not only entertains his audiences but takes the time to teach and encourage other photographers to get out and enjoy what Nature has to offer.

 

Jessica Lark

While always an artist, JLark gravitated towards brushes, and didn’t pick up a camera until a few
years ago. Armed with every cliche faux pas she could have, she shot on the green square,
gave high res images on disk, photographed out of her home with her toddler and newborn in
tote, and generalized in shooting absolutely anything you were willing to pay her for…
However, her artistry spoke for itself, and was soon very potent in the imagery; in her first year
she was declared an emerging photographer of the year by PhotoFocus. Within 2 and a half
years she had wedding clients booking as high as $15,000 employed a full staff with hair
stylists, makeup artists, designers, massage therapists, and a personal assistant; was shooting
for passion in her intimate boudoir and artistic photography, and owned 2 beautiful boutique
studios.

 

 

Ethan Meleg

 

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Mary Lou Frost

I am an instructor in photography for the Mountains and Plains Institute (within Road
Scholar) at sites in Colorado. These have been held at the Mountain Campus of Colorado
State University and within Rocky Mountain National Park. I am also presenting
workshops in digital photography at the Amherst Senior Center and other sites in Western
New York.

Will Cadena

Will Cadena is a photographer who combines a modern, edgy look with traditional photography.   Shooting for over 17 years, has given him the experience to break the rules of traditional photography and deliver a whole new look to his images without retouching. He has been a member of the Professional Photographers Association and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International for many years. He has been photographing clothing campaigns, high profile events, and much more for over a decade both here in the US and internationally.

Tony Corbell

Don Komarecka

 

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Stephanie Lewczyk

Stephanie photographs newborns in her studio or families on location creating priceless works of art, from heirloom albums to custom canvas wall art. “My goal is always to stop a moment in time, and create something you will cherish forever.”

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Brian Matiash

Brian Matiash is a professional photographer, published author, and educator based in Portland, OR. He specializes in fusing landscape & travel photography with experiential storytelling and practical instruction to help others grow creatively. Brian has spent the better part of a decade educating, empowering and inspiring photographers all around the world with his tutorials, videos, and stories.

Joe LeFevre

Joe LeFevre is a landscape and nature photographer from Upstate New York with over 35 years of experience.  His work has received international recognition.

Jamie Davidson

Macro Photographer and Instructor.