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— Bryan

Grand Canyon South Rim by Bryan Pfeiffer

Digital Photography Workshops

For people with ordinary cameras. Even point-and-shoots.

Photography for Everyone — from Artists to Zoologists

With his blend of entertainment and education, Bryan has taught many hundreds of people to photograph nature, family, pets, sports, artwork, sunsets, landscapes and most any other scene from the drama of life on earth. In these workshops, you’ll master buttons, dials and menus. No longer will you select “AUTO” on your camera and hope for the best. You’ll learn the digital essentials, everything from metering to ISO. It’s practical photography for ordinary people like you. Even with your little point-and-shoot.

A writer, field biologist and photographer, Bryan is first and foremost an educator. Whether he’s teaching photography in the Grand Canyon, writing at the University of Vermont or birdwatching off the coast of Maine, Bryan uses humor, exuberance and practicality for effective learning.

Although his seminars work for anyone, Bryan specializes in teaching folks to photograph nature. His seminar participants include birders and botanists, gardeners and biologists, grandparents and artists.

To register for a seminar, send Bryan an email. You can also learn about newly scheduled seminars by subscribing to Natural Selections, Bryan’s occasional e-newsletter.

Seminar Calendar

2019 seminars will be posted here in October

Snowy Owl by Bryan Pfeiffer

Field Photography Fundamentals

November 3, 2018 9AM - 3PM Salem, Massachusetts

Get the most from your camera in a single comprehensive session with an emphasis on birds and other wildlife. We begin with the fundamentals of light, shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Then we move to the challenges motion and depth of field. From there we work on metering and other essentials for getting the most accurate or creative shot in most any situation. And we'll shoot together in "scenarios" to help you photography birds and other wildlife, landscapes, portraits, and odd lighting. This is Bryan's signature workshop adapted for the Essex County Ornithological Club. »

Lumix point-and-shoot

Pushing Buttons (and Dials and Menus)

November 2018 6:38-8:30PM Montpelier, Vermont $20

Begin a new relationship with your camera by understanding how to push its buttons, turn its dials and select from its menus. If you're stuck on AUTO mode, if buttons bother you, if icons infuriate you, this is your session. After all, you can't always get good images if you do not unleash the full potential of your camera. It's all there at your fingertips. In this session, Bryan will also offer basic advice on choosing the right camera for you. Stay tuned for the date and location for this session.