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Roman Kurywczak

Roman Kurywczak is a professional nature photographer for over 15 years who conducts lectures and workshops across the globe. His boutique tour company, Roamin’ with Roman Photo Tours, caters to small groups to provide the ultimate learning experience for participants. Whether he is out in Tanzania or standing before a roaring waterfall in Iceland, Roman’s energy and passion for nature photography are clearly evident.  You can often find him out in Arches or Yellowstone national park late at night photographing the nighttime landscapes and calling it fun! In the United States, Roman’s photographic adventures have led him from Alaska down to California all the way across to Florida and on up to Maine with only a few states left to explore. Future expansion plans include many international destinations. Closer to home, Roman will spend countless hours doing macro photography.  While he enjoys photographing insects, his favorite subject is flowers, which he buys for his wife and he is sticking to that story. Roman is equally comfortable photographing landscapes, macro subjects, and wildlife whether he is at some exotic location or close to home.

You can find Roman's galleries, blog, tour schedule, and more on his website: www.roaminwithroman.com

 

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Roman's Field Workshops & Photo Seminars

 

WED 7 - 9:30 A.M.

Create Tack Sharp Macro Images- without a tripod

Tired of carrying around your tripod for macro photography?  Roman Kurywczak will guide you through the steps of creating tack sharp macro images without using a tripod!  The secret to his success is effectively using flash as well as other light sources.  During the lecture Roman will provide you with the settings and secrets to creating your own tack sharp macro images whether you are out in the field or inside a facility that doesn’t allow the use of tripods. Everything from gear, camera settings, to accessories will be covered in this instructional program. After the lecture portion, there will be a hands-on shoot where you can put what you learned to use with flower setups and more.  

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.

Price: $75

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Max No People: 12

Suggested Gear List: camera with fully charged battery and memory card, macro or closeup lens, and flash (pop up works), leave your tripod at home.

WED 4:30 - 7:30 P.M.

Master Capturing Birds in Flight

Join professional nature photographer Roman Kurywczak for this in the field bird in flight hands-on workshop at the St. Augustine Alligator farm.  The class will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m. with a short introductory presentation to discuss camera settings.  Roman will provide you with tips and proper techniques for capturing stunning bird in flight images of your very own.

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd.

Price: $100 + Annual Photo Pass ($120)

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Max No People: 12

Suggested Gear List: camera with fully charged battery and memory card, long lens (z00ms like the 100-400 or 150-600 are ideal), tripod if you have to and a flash to learn how to deal with backlighting (pop up works).

THURS 6 - 8:15 P.M.

Horses on the Beach (co-leader, Brett Wells)

Join Roman Kurywczak and Brett Wells for an exciting afternoon shoot on the beach with horses and riders!  The late afternoon sun should light the riders as they splash through the surf.  There will also be plenty of time for portrait sessions along the beach with the ocean as a backdrop.   

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Frank B. Butler County Park EAST, 5860 A1A S.

Price: $100

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Max No People: 12

Suggested Gear List: A DSLR with fully charged battery and extra memory cards, a 100-400mm lens is ideal for this shoot but a 70-200mm lens will also work, and a flash for later in the afternoon is recommended but not required.  ***While we will be standing on the beach, prepare to get your feet and legs (knee-high) possibly wet.   

FRI 7 - 9:30 A.M.

Create Tack Sharp Macro Images- without a tripod

Tired of carrying around your tripod for macro photography?  Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak will guide you through the steps of creating tack sharp macro images without using a tripod!  The secret to his success is effectively using flash as well as other light sources.  During the lecture Roman will provide you with the settings and secrets to creating your own tack sharp macro images whether you are out in the field or inside a facility that doesn’t allow the use of tripods. Everything from gear, camera settings, to accessories will be covered in this instructional program. After the lecture portion, there will be a hands-on shoot where you can put what you learned to use with flower setups and more.  A Sigma tech rep will also be there with Sigma macro gear and flashes for you to try out.  

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.

Price: $75

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate 

Max No People: 12

Suggested Gear List: camera with fully charged battery and memory card, macro or closeup lens, and flash (pop up works), leave your tripod at home.

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SAT 10 - 11:30 A.M.

Photographing the Night Sky

Join Roman Kurywczak as he demonstrates how to photograph the star filled night sky. This photo seminar will show you how easy it is to set up your own camera for this exciting field of photography but a basic knowledge of changing your f/stop, shutter speed, and ISO is required. Roman will also demonstrate the technique of light painting.

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Max No People: 20

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SUN 12:30 - 2:30 A.M.

Hands on Night Sky Shoot

Join Roman Kurywczak as he takes you out into the field to show you how he photographs the star filled night sky. This two-hour hands-on workshop will show you how easy it is to set up your own camera for this exciting field of photography but a basic knowledge of changing your f/stop, shutter speed, and ISO is required. Roman will also demonstrate the technique of light painting.

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Marineland Rock Beach, 9700 Oceanshore Blvd.

Price: $100

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Max No. of People: 12

Suggested Gear List: study tripod, camera with fully charged battery, memory card, wide angle lens (12-20 for full frame or 10-220 for crop sensor) with fast aperture (f/4 or faster), tripod, cable release, a small flashlight or headlamp for getting around in the dark, and some warm clothes as it may be a bit chilly, good working knowledge of changing the ISO, f/stop, shutter speed, and shooting mode (from manual to bulb) is beneficial.