The Big Cats of Africa
What is it about our fascination for the “Big Cats of Africa”? Is it that they
remind us of our lovable domestic house cats? Is it the beauty and
elusiveness of the Leopard, the grace and speed of the Cheetah or the
power and majesty of the “king of beasts”, the Lion. Perhaps it is all of this.
Gary Harmatz, noted wildlife and travel photographer, will explore these
questions and more, with beautifully exquisite images of these wonderfully
fascinating big cats in the wild. He will share his knowledge of their natural
history and the environment of these magnificent animals.
Travel Photography for Everyone: Capturing a “Sense of Place”
Whether you are a beginning photographer using an iPhone or point and shoot camera or a more advanced photographer using a sophisticated fully loaded camera this workshop will assist you in capturing interesting and exciting photographs rather than ordinary snap shots.
Learn useful tips on how to see and use light, composition and the elements that make a photograph look good. Start telling a story with your pictures, capturing the “Sense of Place”.
Turkey: Where East Meets West
Visit the exotic land of Turkey, where East meets West. This beautifully photographed presentation is informative and insightful. Travel with photographer Gary Harmatz as he takes you on a magic carpet ride allowing you to see through his photographic vision. You not only will learn about Turkey but also “how to” photographically “Capture a Sense of Place.”
Mastering the Art of iPhone Photography
Worldwide, more photographs are now taken with the iPhone than any other camera. You will learn what you need to know in order to capture creative and dynamic images using this high-powered camera that is almost always at your fingertips. Gary will guide you through the use and selection of apps for enhancing and embellishing photos along with the tools you need to take amazing on-the-go photos.
Photographing the Ranch
We will spend an afternoon Photography the different environs of the Ranch. This will be a hands-on workshop utilizing the different techniques and knowledge gained earlier in the week. Previous participants have taken amazing images during this session. You will learn how to see light, composition, use of the flash and much more. Participants can use whatever camera you have brought including your smartphone.
Photo Tips and Tricks
Gary will show you many of the photographic tips and tricks he has learned over the 25 years of photography. He will also evaluate and "show off" some of the image taken this week by the guest of the Ranch."
Gary Harmatz has been a wildlife, nature, travel and underwater photographer for over 19 years. As a wildlife photographer, his pursuit of adventure and those rare moments of capturing that intimate connection between man and animal have taken him around the planet. Whether it is photographing nearly extinct mountain gorillas in Central Africa, orangutans in the rain forests of Borneo or to the frozen north to capture images of polar bears or baby harp seals, he has been able to capture the essence of these animals. He has an extensive library of the major groups of animals from east, central and southern Africa. Gary’s nature and travel photography has taken him throughout Europe, Japan, the Bahamas, North America and Africa. He specializes in unique images from the grand scenic and exotic marketplaces to the fall foliage of New England. Underwater photography has brought Gary to the waters of Belize, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Palau, Truk Lagoon and the Maldives. Gary’s sense of color, light, composition and his ability to tell a story with his photography makes him a unique photographer and lecturer.