Photography Seminar

Ian Plant – Wide Angle Landscapes

March 4, 2017 – Saturday – 9 AM to 4 PM

Country Springs Hotel

2810 Golf Road

Pewaukee, WI 53072


World-renowned professional photographer Ian Plant is a frequent contributor to leading photo magazines including Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, and Landscape Photography Magazine, Managing Editor of Outdoor Photography Guide, and a Tamron Image Master. Ian is also the author of numerous books and instructional videos. Ian leads photography workshops and tours around the world to help beginner and advanced photographers explore and expand their personal vision. You can see his work at

Seminar Information

Ultra-wide and landscape photography are made for each other. Some people might find this counterintuitive—after all, ultra-wide angles of view can make stunning landscape features, like huge mountains, look very small—but if you learn to use your ultra-wide the right way, you’ll be able to create some truly unorthodox perspectives. In this seminar, pro photographer Ian Plant will draw lessons from his newest ebook “The Ultra-Wide Landscape,” teaching you exactly how to use your wide angle lens to create compelling and unique landscape photos.You’ll learn both the technical and artistic considerations unique to ultra-wide landscape photography, including composition, dealing with the distortion inherent to wide-angle lens designs, and techniques for ensuring sharp near/far focus every time. Ian will also demonstrate digital darkroom techniques useful for ultra-wide landscape photography including focus stacking, exposure blending, and distortion correction. You’ll be out taking amazing ultra-wide landscape photos in no time.


$45.00 per person includes lunch for Early Registration ( Now till before 2/5/17 )

$65.00 per person includes lunch for General Admission (From 2/6/17 till 3/4/17 )

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A Photography Workshop

Birds of Prey

September 24, 2016 - Saturday - 9 AM to Noon

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

During this workshop, we will be photographing approximately 14 different birds of prey including a Bald Eagle, Snowy Owl, and Great Horned Owl. Several birds at a time will be posed outside in selected natural settings in an open field or in trees to more closely resemble their natural environments. The bird handlers will introduce different birds about every hour and reposition them to give you the opportunity to photograph them in the different settings. We will also have the chance to photograph a Harris Hawk in flight. There will be people available at each station to help if you have any questions about photographing the birds. All of the birds in the workshop will be provided by the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

Price for the Saturday Seminar (limit of 55 persons) is: 

$45.00 by September 1, 2016

$60.00 after September 1, 2016 after till 9/19/14

Registration will be closed on September 19th, 2016. No Walk ins Please.

To register online please go to:

Download the brochure to mail in your order or reserve online using above link.

The location of this workshop will be at: 

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 

1111 E. Brown Deer Rd. - Milwaukee, WI 53217

(414) 352-2880 (for directions)

They are located on the shores of Lake Michigan, east of Lake Drive and about 1 mile east of I-43. They are 15 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee.

Past Programs

Creating Art With Macro

Mike Moats

March 5th, 2016 - Saturday

9:00 AM to 2:30 PM Seminar (Includes Lunch)

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Workshop

Midway Hotel and Suites, Brookfield

Mike Moats is a pro macro photographer from Michigan. His articles and images have been published in Outdoor Photographer, Natures Best, Nature Photographer, Photolife, PC Photo, NANPA’s Expressions Books, and many more. He has written several how-to macro and photo business eBooks. Mike’s images have won local and international awards. He is a member of Tamron’s Master Image Makers, and was a member of the Fuji Pro Talent Team. Mike offers three day Macro Boot Camps all across the USA.

Creating Art With Macro

 Close-up Photography For All Photographers

Learn close-up photography with the equipment you already have

The Best, Cameras / Lenses / Tripods / Heads / Accessories. 

Controlling light with diffusers and reflectors, and LED lights / working with natural lighting 

Camera functions for Macro 

How to control depth of field with f/stops 


Learn how to compose properly / finding character in nature / elements of design / textures 

contrast / lines / light / visual weight / learning to work camera angles for blurred backgrounds / Two Subject Compositions / What not to do when composing. 

Finding Subjects 

Learn when, where, and how when looking for subjects through out the four seasons. 

How to shoot macro indoors. 


Adam Jones Seminar

Saturday - March 21, 2015 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Mequon Nature Preserve

This internationally recognized photographer explores the world through his nature, travel, and wildlife images. Jones’s award-winning photography is widely published in magazines, posters, calendars, books, and in national advertising campaigns for clients such as Canon, Ford, Eddie Bauer, Miller Beer and Honda. 

Adam is recognized world wide as an outstanding stock photographer with his images represented by Getty Images, Corbis, Visuals Unlimited, Photo Researchers, and Danita Delimont Stock Photography. His work has sold for editorial and commercial uses in over 30 countries. 

In early 2006, Adam was selected to be one of Canon USA’s elite group of acclaimed photographers, “The Explorers of Light”. Canon describes the Explorer of Light program as such: The Explorers of Light program is a group of 50 of the World’s best photographers united in their love and passion for photographic excellence. They share a common desire to contribute back to the industry with a willingness to share their vision and passion with others.

His talk will cover workflow, especially regarding learning to recognize the potential of your raw captures. He will also cover macro techniques, wildlife, compostiton and travel strategies, HDR that looks photorealistic, image stacking and working with flash indoors and out.

Cost for the seminar is $8.00 for early registration (now till February28th) 

                                       $12 for general admission

Download Brochure here

Birds of Prey Photo Workshop

Saturday - September 20, 2014 9 AM to Noon at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

We will photograph birds of prey including a bald eagle, snowy owl, great horned owl. The birds are controlled by a handler and will be posed outside in natural settings in an open field or in trees. We will have different stations for you to photograph the birds and a person to help if you have questions while photographing the different birds. The birds will be repositioned about every hour to give you an opportunity to photograph each bird. We will have approximately 14 different birds rotated through the stations, featuring a country background to make the birds appear to be in their natural environment. We will also be able to photograph a harris hawk in flight. The birds will be provided by Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

Joe LeFevre Nature Seminar

Joe LeFevre is a landscape photographer from upstate New York. He began photographing in 1978, taking an 11-week trip to the great western national parks. Joe’s work has received international recognition, including a recent first place finish in the Wild Lands category in the Defenders of Wildlife photography contest. In 2011 Joe was awarded one of four first place prizes in the Share the View international nature photography contest sponsored by the Audubon Society of Greater Denver, and in 2010 he was chosen as a Highly Honored Photographer in the prestigious Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards competition. His work has appeared in Nature’s Best Photography, Outdoor Photographer, and Photography Monthly (UK) magazines, and in numerous regional publications, including Adirondack Life magazine and wall calendars. As a popular convention speaker, Joe has taught and inspired thousands of people throughout the United States with his beautiful imagery. He is a staff instructor at the Adirondack Photography Institute (, which offers photographic workshops and tours throughout the spectacular Adirondack region of upstate New York, and in other select locations in the northeast. Joe and his wife Linda have three grown children and live in Oswego, NY. His website is:

Dan Anderson

Great Images: From Capture

to Process to Final Print

The follwing topics will be discussed

  • What makes an image great.
  • How to best capture the image.
  • How to use software to refine the image.
  • How to process a black and white image.
  • The final print.

Daniel Anderson is a photographer whose ongoing personal work is primarily dedicated to the landscape in its many forms. For years he concentrated on the 8 x 10 view camera and techniques and methods perfected over years of hand processing and printing to create black and white images of exquisite artistry and sensitivity. Over the last decade, he has transitioned to a high end digital approach to image capture and printing resulting in more control over the photographic process. He has photographed widely throughout the American West, Greece, Iceland, Italy, England, Scotland and Ireland. His work is primarily concerned with the natural scene and his camera has captured both the high drama of storms and vast panoramas as well as the delicacy of the intimate detail of the American Landscape. His work also includes a series of images of European Cathedrals and Abbeys and a series of Wisconsin barn interiors. His work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and Europe in numerous one-man exhibits and group shows. His work is included in many public and private collections. He currently has gallery representation in Ellison Bay and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. He has written articles for Photo Techniques Magazine and other publications. Dan has studied with Ansel Adams and other contemporary masters of photography. He has been an active teacher in photography, participating in many workshops throughout the United States. As founder of Wisconsin’s Door County Creative Photography Workshops, Dan has offered darkroom printing and other workshops to hundreds of students since 1984. In 2004, he began offering workshops in fine art digital printing. He is also on the faculty of Door County’s Peninsula Art School and has served as a consultant and product beta-tester for several photographic paper companies.

Fuzzy Duenkel Portrait Seminar


Photographers must have a firm grasp on creative, versatile and precise portrait lighting as the one constant in the ever-changing field of photography and the never-ending avalanche of competition.

Fuzzy’s program focuses on vitally important basics and advanced nuances of many indoor, outdoor, ambient and artificial lighting techniques.


In 1975, Fuzzy and Shirley Duenkel of West Bend, Wisconsin started their “mom and pop” business, as many photographers do, when a friend asked Fuzzy to photograph her wedding. In 1996, the Duenkels dropped weddings to concentrate solely on

portraits. Fuzzy’s business evolved into mostly a specialty studio with under 100 total sessions per year. While they photograph babies, children, families, couples and glamour, high school seniors are his favorite. Seniors are his easiest subjects since

they require little space (unlike families), hold still (unlike kids), do what they’re told (unlike babies), understand English (unlike pets), and will give him as much time as he needs (unlike weddings). Fuzzy practically insists on working on location with each

session. Fuzzy feels his specialty is his total comfort with creating portraits in clients’ homes, especially if he has never been there before. His goal is to make a variety of images that don’t necessarily look like they were done in the clients’ bedrooms, garages, or hallways… even though they were!



Fuzzy started entering prints in Wisconsin PPA competition in 1993. In that and subsequent competitions he’s entered, Fuzzy was awarded four Fuji Masterpiece Awards, earned top awards for the Wisconsin PPA senior folio competition twelve times; was Wisconsin’s Photographer of the Year twice; won Senior Photographer’s International folio competitions five times; Senior Portrait Artists’ Photographer of the Year, had 29 prints selected for National Traveling Loan Collection, two for Disney’s Epcot Center, one for Photokina in Germany, one for the International Hall of Fame and Museum in Oklahoma, in addition to numerous other awards and accolades.