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Vinny Colucci

Presenter and award-winning photographer Vinny Colucci has been an active photographer since 1979 and a shooting professional since 1995. He has photographed North Carolina to the West coast and North to the Canadian Rockies.


Along with his wife Annette, Vinny conducts nature and wildlife photography workshops throughout the year.  Vinny is an active outdoorsman and a member of Nikon's Professional Services and Wimberley Professional Services and a Singh-Ray Filter Ambassador &  Technical Advisor.


Vinny is represented by Picture Stock. His images have appeared in multiple publications, including Nature Photographer Magazine, New Bern Travel Magazine, Microwave Journal, and various other publications. He has also authored and co-authored multiple books.


His speaking engagements have included Popular Photography Magazine, as well as presented at Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), St. Augustine Photo & Birding Festival, Orlando Wetlands Festival, Crane Festival and multiple universities around the country

 

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Vinny's Seminars & Workshops

 

THU 10 - 11:30 A.M.

Photography Bootcamp Part 1

Vinny Colucci will present a two-part photography workshop designed to be a Field guide for Nature, Wildlife, and Travel Photographers. In Part 1, Vinny will cover everything from understanding the Aperture, to Shutter speed, exposure and the histogram. He will cover metering focus settings camera modes and or course, filters. Learn about white balance and filters, or why we shoot in RAW and sometimes JPEG. This program is perfect for beginners to intermediates, and a great review for the more advance photographer.

Photo Seminar

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

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Max No. of People: 30

THU 1 - 2:30 P.M.

Photographing Birds in Flight with Mirrorless

Vinny shoots the Nikon Z series as his primary equipment. He gave up shooting DSL in September 2018 and never looked back. Though shooting Nikon, he has tested some of the Sony line and Fuji XT line. Vinny will go over his camera setup and shooting techniques to capture sharp birds in flight and wildlife images. This class is good for all but geared toward beginner to intermediate photographers.

Photo Seminar

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

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Max No. of People: 30

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

Birds in Flight Seminar & Workshop at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

This afternoon to evening session will cover birds in flight and wildlife shooting. You should be shooting with DSLR or Mirrorless equipment to use these techniques. Camera settings and basic technique will be covered in a classroom setting. Field work on the Alligator Farm boardwalk will finalize the session. Vinny will spend one on one time with each of you answering questions and helping with technique.

Field Workshop

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

Price: Price: $100 + Annual Photo Pass

Photo Pass can be ordered here

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Max No. of People: 12

Suggested Gear List: One or two camera bodies, 200-500mm lens, 100-400 lens is recommended, Tripod with Gimbal Head, Extra Media Cards, Extra Batteries, Rain gear, Flash (if you want tips on flash photography in the field)

FRI 7 - 10 A.M.

Birds in Flight & Portraits at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

In this morning session at the Alligator Farm we will go over your technique for shooting birds in flight and I will teach you my technique. We will talk about and show shooting in Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter priority. If you bring a flash and / or Better-Beamer,  will help you with the flash technique. We will also answer questions on metering and exposure.

Field Workshop

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

Price: Price: $100 + Annual Photo Pass

Photo Pass can be ordered here 

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Max No. of People: 12

Suggested Gear List: One or two camera bodies, 200-500mm lens, 100-400 lens is recommended, Tripod with Gimbal Head, Extra Media Cards, Extra Batteries, Rain gear, Flash (if you want tips on flash photography in the field)

FRI 1 - 2:30 P.M.

Photography Bootcamp
Part 2

This is part 2 of the Boot Camp program. Vinny will pickup where he left off in Part 1. He will cover white balance and the use of filters. He will also cover picking the proper lens for the scene and explore each lens from fisheye to 600mm. We will also talk about what's in Vinny's gear bag. There will be time for Q&A from both seminars.

Photo Seminar

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

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Max No. of People: 30

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

Photographing Birds in Flight with the Nikon Z Mirrorless at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

This afternoon field class will focus on shooting birds in flight with the Nikon Z camera. We will show and talk about Vinny's camera setup in his Z6 and Z6II. Most Z camera photographers that were having trouble with auto focus capture with the Z camera will walk away with a higher comfort level and many more keepers. We will also talk on metering and exposure.

Field Workshop

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

Price: Price: $100 + Annual Photo Pass

Photo Pass can be ordered here 

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Max No. of People: 12

Suggested Gear List: One or two camera bodies, 200-500mm lens, 100-400 lens is recommended, Tripod with Gimbal Head, Extra Media Cards, Extra Batteries, Rain gear, Flash (if you want tips on flash photography in the field)

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

Sunrise from the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Vinny will help with sunrise at the fort downtown St Augustine.  Graduated filters will be discussed and and he will have a filter teaching kit to loan filters for your session. We will shoot around the fort after the sun is up to complete the session.

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Price: Price: $100

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No. of People: 12

Suggested Gear List: Camera Body, 14-24 lens, 24-70 lens, 70-200 lens, Polarizing filter, Tripod with ball head, Cable release or remote release, Grad filters (Vinny will have loaners on location)