May 1 Meeting: Ken Conger

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Wildlife photographer Ken Conger will present a buffet of spectacular photos captured during his 2016 adventures to the Amazon, Assam (India), Arctic and special places in America. In 2016, Ken concentrated on capturing images of rare/endangered, special species on his “Bucket List”. Ken compliments his photos with stories, animal facts, audio and short videos. The program provides a view of a wildlife photographer’s world and the challenges taken to capture stunning wildlife images.

Ken Conger‘s photos are always incredibly wonderful. Join us Monday, May 1, at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg at 6:30 p.m.

The photo theme this month is Reflections. Send up to three photos to Craig. Be sure to resize your photos to the ideal size for our presentations.

April 3 Meeting: Bob Schamerhorn: Birds of Prey

Join us Monday, April 3, at 6:30 at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Rd., Williamsburg. Join us at the April meeting as Bob Schamerhorn presents his ‘Birds of Prey’
program. This includes some of our most exciting, fierce, and perhaps most interesting North American predatory birds which includes:

Hawks, Owls, Falcons, Eagles and even Vultures. Bob focuses primarily on mid-Atlantic raptor species, with information on food, migration, adaptations and identification. Learn about some of their protection history, survival struggles, successes and what it takes to get photographs of these amazing birds.

Photo theme: Patterns & textures

March 6 Meeting

Liz Clayton specializes in flower and landscape photography. She is drawn to graceful lines, simple shapes, and bold colors. Her love for learning post-processing skills meshes well with her interest in trying new photography techniques. For the past two winters she has expanded her close-up and macro knowledge to include water drop and water drop collision photography.

Join us at the March meeting as Liz presents “Using Nik Color Efex Pro and Topaz Software to enhance your images?”

February 6th Meeting: Rob Sabatini

Rob Sabatini

From Rob: “I am an amateur photographer who resides in Richmond Virginia. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York I had little exposure to wildlife but fondly remember trips to the country and occasional encounters with deer, frogs and salamanders. For most of my life my interest in photography was limited to travel and family where I developed rudimentary skills with a variety of film cameras but was never satisfied with the results obtainable through commercial developing that lacked the opportunity to process and edit my photos. A collision of opportunities including the explosion of digital photography, the discovery of a heron rookery on the James River, and the gift of mentorship resulted in my avid interest in wildlife photography. It is an honor for me to discuss and share some of my experiences and photographs from both local and travel venues with photographers of all skill levels that range from the few I might be able to help to the many that I can learn from.” In his spare time, Rob Sabatini is a periodontist and retired Air Force colonel who received his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1981 and returned to the School of Dentistry as a professor in the department of periodontics after his military retirement in 2005.

The meeting is at 6:30 at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Rd., Williamsburg. It is free and open to the public.

The member photo theme is Silhouettes and Shadows.