Upcoming Speakers

2022-2023 Season


"15 Ways to Improve Your Photography"

Presented By Thomas Bol.  March 8, 2023 6:30-8 PM


Looking for tips to improve your photography?  Feeling like you are in a creative rut and want to take the next step?  Join Tom for this presentation to be inspired and learn new approaches in your photography.  During this class, Tom will discuss both creative strategies and new techniques to help improve your image making.  He will discuss alternative compositions, creative lighting, maximizing acuity and evoking emotion in the landscape.  Tom will also look at how new technology is opening up new creative techniques in-camera.  Tom's passion and energy for photography is contagious.  Get ready for an entertaining and informative discussion on improving your photography.

Thomas Bol is One of America’s Top Visionaries’ -National Geographic Adventure. He is a Sandisk Extreme Team member, a KelbyOne Instructor and  Nikon USA speaker.  Photo District News calls him ‘One of the best photo workshop leaders in the country’.

Thomas' bio: Photography is what I do.  My career started with a degree in journalism, and I’ve been shooting professionally for over 30 years.  My work has taken me to all seven continents and nearly 90 countries.  I’ve been teaching workshops and seminars since the beginning of my career and enjoy teaching photography as much as shooting assignments.  I produce images for a variety of editorial, commercial and advertising clients. I’m a regular contributor to numerous photography publications and focus on adventure sports, portraits and travel. My commercial assignment work ranges from photographing advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies to creating content for worldwide tourism promotions.


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"Adventures in Bird Photography"

Presented by Irene Sacilotto. April 12, 2023 6:30-8PM


This presentation is based on my more than 35 plus years’ experience photographing wildlife in the U.S. & abroad. Birds are my favorite subject to photograph. They are found everywhere — backyards, forests, barrier islands, wetlands, etc. The program covers the requirements, strategies, techniques, and equipment required to capture engaging images. Included is information on lighting and composition, plus on locating and approaching subjects as well as capturing subject behavior. Also covered is safety and ethics. Living near the Mid-Atlantic barrier islands, a number of national wildlife refuges, and the Chesapeake Bay, I have many images from these locations. The program is interwoven with some entertaining stories behind some of the photos.


Irene's BIO:  For more than 35 years, I have shared my photographic experiences and love of nature with thousands of individuals through more than 300 photo classes, workshops, lectures, and tours in both the U.S. and abroad including Iceland, Newfoundland, the Falkland Islands, the Brazilian Pantanal, South Dakota Badlands, Bosque del Apache, Chincoteague NWR, Tangier Island, etc. Program sponsors have included zoos, nature centers, camera clubs, and conservation organizations such as National Wildlife Federation and the Assateague Island Alliance. I have written “How To” articles on nature photography for national publications such as Outdoor Photographer and Birding. My images have appeared in magazines, calendars, and books published by National Wildlife Federation, National Geographic, Natural History Society, and Sierra Club. Credits include the book, “Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, an Ecological Treasure.”


To access Irene's website click HERE.