John Slonina – November Speaker
Phone (508) 736-1167
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer. A passion for wildlife, wild places, and teaching has led him down the path to photography. He has been photographing nature for over 30 years. He also has a photo tour company Slonina Photography which leads instructional photo workshops across North America. John’s goal is to make everything a fun learning experience, and his subjects include landscape, wildlife, macro, nature, and night photography.
John’s work has been published in calendars, books, and magazines and has been displayed in several galleries. John has presented for numerous camera clubs, nature groups, and photo conferences. His teaching style and humor make him a popular speaker.
You can visit his website for his blog posts, online galleries, and tour schedule.
He is a member of the Feisol Pro Photography Team and is sponsored by Hunts Photo and Video.
This program will provide several techniques on how to take your Landscape Photography to the next level. Some examples are demonstrated before and after photos and video making the viewer feel like there are right there onsite. We will also discuss how to get great DOF and compositions to make your photos stand out. This program will help you understand the light and use it to your advantage. How to take care of special weather conditions like fog, rainbows, and storms.
John will also discuss strategies for photographing water (lakes, rivers,
and the ocean). A bulk of this program will have a section on different strategies to deal with contrast and bad light. It is a common problem to have a properly exposed foreground and a washed-out sky or a properly exposed sky and a dark foreground. We will also cover how to use contrast to your advantage. Which equipment to buy or skip which filters to use and how and when not to use them.
There will be a demo on common cell photo apps and software that predict the milky way, sunrise, sunset, tides, moon rise/set, and direction of light.