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April 24-28 2019

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We’re busy putting together our 2019 Festival schedule.

Registration for the 2019 will be available in early December.


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.


A proud member of the Sigma Pro team, you can find his galleries, blog, tour schedule, and more on his website:

Master Capturing Birds in Flight

Field Workshop (Meeting Location:

St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd.)

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

WEDNESDAY  4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY  8 to 11:00 a.m.

Price: **$100 + Annual Photo Pass 

Max No of People: 12

Wednesday - SOLD OUT

Friday - 1 space available



Create Tack Sharp Macro Images - without a tripod!

Field Workshop (Meeting Location:

GTM Research Reserve)

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

THURSDAY & SUNDAY  7 to 9:30 a.m.

Price: $75

Max No of People: 14

Thursday - SOLD OUT



An Afternoon with the Horses

Field Workshop (co-leader, Brett Wells)

(Meeting Location: Butler Park, 5860 A1A South)

Difficulty Level: All Levels

THURSDAY & SATURDAY  6 to 8:15 p.m.

Price: $100

Max No of People: 20





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The Alligator Farm REQUIRES an ANNUAL PHOTO PASS for this workshop.**If you need a Photo Pass then please purchase our “I NEED AN ALLIGATOR FARM PHOTO PASS” ticket and a Photo Pass will be ordered for you.  You will only need to buy the pass one time and it’s valid for one year.

A note about Alligator Farm Field Workshops**

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Festival Organizer Note About Field Workshops

We want you to enjoy and learn as much as you can in your field workshops. Therefore, it is important to arrive early and have all of your gear ready to go so you do not miss out or hold up the group. Each field workshop will begin with a 10 minute overview of the subject and techniques. Suggested gear lists are included with each field workshop.