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Roman Kurywczak

Roman Kurywczak is a professional nature photographer for over 18 years who conducts lectures and workshops across the globe. His boutique tour company, Roamin’ with Roman Photo Tours, caters to small groups (only 4 US) 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! 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.


His down to earth and easy to follow teaching style make him a highly sought after lecturer.  He has given countless lectures and workshops across the country.  The author of several instructional eBooks on nature photography, Roman strives to share his passion for photography as others have shared with him. After 56 years as a New Jersey resident, just 13 miles outside New York City, Roman and his wife (Pura) of  31 years have recently relocated to SW Florida.


You can find his galleries, blog, tour schedule, eBooks and more on his website: www.roaminwithroman.com or follow him on the Facebook  group at: Roamin’ with Roman Photo Tours or on Instagram: @roaminwithromanphoto

 

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Roman's Seminars & Workshops

 

WED 7:30 - 10:30 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: 14

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

WED 11 A.M - 12:30 P.M.

Photographing Birds from Portraits to Flight

This instructional program represents a fundamental change in the approach today’s bird photographers should take when planning a bird photo shoot, especially when it comes to birds in flight!

     Come join professional nature photographer Roman Kurywczak as he covers everything from gear,  to settings, and techniques, while also providing insight on some of the most common mistakes photographers make in this exciting field.  

     Questions are encouraged and answered throughout the presentation so that those attending gain a clear understanding of the principles of bird photography. 

Photography Seminar

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

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No People: 30

WED 3 - 4:30 P.M.

Nature Inspired

Join professional nature photographer Roman Kurywczak as he takes you on a visual journey of our world both near and far.  His presentation: “Nature Inspired”, is the story of how a city boy from New Jersey came to enter this exciting field of photography with images he has spent the last 30+ years capturing. He has spent countless mornings photographing magical landscapes and been privileged to watch some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth.

Keynote Presentation - Includes admission to the Classic Car Museum Showroom

Meeting Location: Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine, 4730 Dixie Hwy

Price: $35

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No People: 100

THU 3 - 4:30 P.M.

Photographing Nighttime Landscape

Come join professional nature photographer, Roman Kurywczak, as he leads you through an educational how-to program designed to open up your eyes to the possibility of photographing landscapes with the star filled sky as a backdrop!  The subjects covered will be on necessary equipment as well as camera setting for both the Milky Way and star trails. There will also be a a new, short segment, on photographing auroras. Some additional topics covered will be overcoming the challenges of focusing and composing at night and some minor tips on post processing the images.

Photography Seminar

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

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No People: 30

THU 11:45 P.M. - 2 A.M.*

Photographing Nighttime Landscape (Co-lead with Stacey Sather)

*LATE NIGHT SHOOT

***Recommended that participants take the THURSDAY 3P.M. “Photographing the Nighttime Landscape” Photo Seminar as a prerequisite.***


Join nature photographers Roman Kurywczak and Stacey Sather as they lead you in this hands-on workshop in the middle of the night photographing landscapes with the star filled sky as your backdrop!

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Marineland Rock Beach, 9700 Oceanshore Blvd.

Price: $100

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Max No. of People: 20

Suggested Gear List: Camera with memory card, extra battery, tripod, and flashlight or headlamp.

FRI 1 - 2:30 P.M.

Photographing Nighttime Landscape

Come join professional nature photographer, Roman Kurywczak, as he leads you through an educational how-to program designed to open up your eyes to the possibility of photographing landscapes with the star filled sky as a backdrop!  The subjects covered will be on necessary equipment as well as camera setting for both the Milky Way and star trails. There will also be a a new, short segment, on photographing auroras. Some additional topics covered will be overcoming the challenges of focusing and composing at night and some minor tips on post processing the images.

Photography Seminar

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

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No People: 30

SAT 9 A.M. - 12:00 P.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: 14

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

SAT 1 - 2:30 P.M. 

Photographing Birds from Portraits to Flight

This instructional program represents a fundamental change in the approach today’s bird photographers should take when planning a bird photo shoot, especially when it comes to birds in flight!

     Come join professional nature photographer Roman Kurywczak as he covers everything from gear,  to settings, and techniques, while also providing insight on some of the most common mistakes photographers make in this exciting field.  

     Questions are encouraged and answered throughout the presentation so that those attending gain a clear understanding of the principles of bird photography. 

Photography Seminar

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

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No People: 30

SAT 4:30 - 6:30 P.M.

Photographing Birds from Portraits to Flight

Join professional nature photographer Roman Kurywczak for this in the field bird in flight hands-on workshop at the S.t Augustine Alligator farm.  The class will begin promptly at 4:30pm 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

Photo Pass can be ordered here

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Max No People: 12

SUN 6:15 - 8:30 A.M.

Photographing Horses on the Beach

Join Roman Kurywczak for an exciting sunrise shoot on the beach with horses and riders!  The morning 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.

***We will be standing on the beach, prepare to get your feet and legs (knee-high) possibly wet.