SOUTHEAST ARIZONA BIRDING FESTIVAL | August 8–12, 2018| Tucson, AZ
Olympus Visionary Scott Bourne is a professional wildlife photographer, author and lecturer who specializes in birds. He was one of the founders of “This Week In Photo”, founder of “photofocus.com”, and is co-founder of the new “Photo Podcast Network” (photopodcasts.com). He’s been involved with photography for more than four decades and his work has appeared in more than 200 publications.
In addition to being a trainer on lynda.com, he’s led workshops and seminars, taught for or spoken at conferences and events sponsored by Palm Beach Photographic Center, Cooperative Communicators of America, Apple, The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, CreativeLive.com, the National Association of Broadcasters, North American Music Merchants, MacWorld, Washington Professional Photographers Association, WPPI, PartnerCon, PPA, Seattle Art Center, Marketing Essentials International, The Consumer Electronics Show and Olympic Mountain School of Photography.
Scott was one of the first photographers ever to receive the designation Apple Certified Professional Trainer (T3) for Apple’s Aperture. He also previously held the designation Certified Adobe Photoshop Instructor and Professional Photographers of America’s Certified Professional Photographer designation. getolympus.com/us/en/visionaries/scott_bourne
Daniel (Dano) Grayson has spent the last several years as a Field Researcher and Photographer. The photographs he presents are a catalog of incredible adventures to far off lands with inspiring wildlife encounters sharing via photo, video and time lapse of the untouched lands that the digital world has long since forgotten.
Stephen has been celebrating the wonders of the natural world with a camera for over 50 years. A survivor of the film, SLR, and bag of lenses era, he has chosen to work almost exclusively with digital superzoom Point and Shoot cameras for the past decade. His work has been featured in many national and local publications, and is seen daily by up to 75,000 followers on Social Media. His most recent print article, on bird photography with Point and Shoot Cameras, appeared in the November/December 2014 issue of Bird Watcher’s Digest. His Point & Shoot Nature Photographer web site features both instruction and inspiration for aspiring bird, wildlife, macro and landscape photographers (psnp.lightshedder.com) “Photography should be fun, and photography is about sharing. Modern digital cameras are pretty amazing. Let the camera do all the work it can so that you can concentrate on seeing what is worth celebrating, and deciding how to share it.” (Steve was also the Birding and Nature Observation Product Specialist for ZEISS Sports Optics for the last 12 years.)
Lisa Langell is a multi-award-winning photographer from Scottsdale, Arizona. She is best known for her evocative images that create both a visual and emotional connection for the viewer. Lisa works to create not just a photograph—but a moving experience with nature.
Lisa’s images have been published in magazines, newspapers, and other works including Arizona Highways, Ranger Rick, Phoenix Home & Garden, Images Arizona, Arizona Wildlife Views, and many more. Her work has also earned honors and awards from the National Wildlife Federation, North American Nature Photography Association, Professional Photographer’s Association, Arizona Highways, and others. Lisa is a member of several prominent photography organizations and sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association. She works hard to support both nature and the people who photograph it.
As a nature photographer, Lisa is also passionate about environmental cleanup and preservation. She is the founder of Picture It Clean (http://www.pictureitclean.org), a non-profit organization that mobilizes nature photographers and their friends to assist in trash cleanup events nationally. It helps more intimately connect photographers with their local habitats and fosters a symbiotic relationship with both the lands we use for photography and the life that resides within them.
A 21 year veteran of the photo imaging industry, I started as a custom color and chem tech in a film lab and learned color theory through Kodak’s Q-lab curriculum before ever owning a camera. After accidentally breaking (and therefore purchasing) the first camera I ever borrowed, I was hooked. Jewelry, weddings and portraits graduated to skateboarding and the Winter X Games. I have been in the field since 2008 and worked for Olympus and Sony before finally joining forces with Tamron, where I get to play with all the glass… something that makes my inner nerd very happy.
Landmarks I’m proud of: I’ve sold cameras to a Beatle, been technical advisor to no less than a dozen Pulitzer prize winning photographers, am currently one of the instructors for the National Parks Night Skies photographic workshop series… and I was there with 15 others in the Rainbow Room when the birth of the modern mirrorless camera genre was announced by Panasonic; during which I became the first person in the world to shoot a panoramic of the New York City skyline with a mirrorless camera. From analog to binary, I’m a lifer and it’s a good thing my kids are nerds, too: they have a lot to put up with!
Steve Vaughan is a professional nature photographer and instructor. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Audubon magazine as well as Audubon books and calendars. Steve was also president of Aiken Audubon Society in Colorado Springs for 5 years. He will be leading fieldtrips and workshops for the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival and has also participated in Tucson Audubon’s Living with Nature free talk series.
Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742
Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624