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Spend a day learning with Chas!


The Comprehensive Wildlife Photographer…

a Program Designed to Enhance Both Your

Technical Ability and Visual Sense

Photography Seminar (Meeting Location:  

GTM Research Reserve, Exhibit Hall)

Difficulty Level: All Levels

SUNDAY 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.**

Price: $10

Max No of People: 150


** This intense, in-depth seminar will begin promptly at 10 a.m. There will be an hour break in the middle for lunch on your own.  Participants will meet back at the exhibit hall after and continue until 4 p.m.



Chas is a Canon Explorer of Light, the group is comprised of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of their creative specialty.


He has been a world-renowned, full time professional photographer and teacher/lecturer for more than 31 years, and is currently one of the most sought after photographic instructors/speakers in the nation. His work has been celebrated internationally with more than 40 prestigious awards for superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education, and service to the profession.


Chas owns and hosts “Shoot the Light”® Instructional Photographic Workshops throughout the United States and abroad. His images are recognized internationally for their lighting, composition and attention to detail. His diverse photo background provides workshop participants and seminar attendees with an unparalleled resource.


He is a Photography Advisor for a host of institutions, a past Adjunct Associate Professor at Long Island University, custom color lab, and commercial studio owner. An accomplished natural history and keynote speaker at many prestigious events with credits including Explorer’s Club NYC, Audubon, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Fuji Professional, NANPA, ASMP, CNPA, GNPA, and PPA., He continues to serve on many judges’ panels for both National and International Photographic Competitions.

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