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    November 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    December 9, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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    December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    January 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Category : Inspiration

15 Oct 2017

“When the Student is Ready, The Teacher Will Appear” by Don Berman

It was 6:15 am and Janice, that’s my wife, and I were heading to the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, in Gilbert, Arizona, just a few miles south and east of Scottsdale. Riparian, an unusual word, means relating to wetlands adjacent to rivers and streams. I’m relatively new to wildlife photography and even newer to birds in flight, which some say is the most challenging type of wildlife photography there is. In 2014, I got an invite to attend a wildlife photo…

02 Oct 2017

Gemma Gylling Creates Gorgeous Wildlife Artwork with Colored Pencils

Gemma Gylling is an award-winning wildlife artist. You honestly won’t believe her work is done with colored pencils! It’s that amazing! For those interested in learning this creative medium, Gemma is who I recommend. She has books, workbooks and workshops for all skill levels. Read Gemma’s story and enjoy her beautiful art… Kathleen and I met through Triple D in Kalispell, Montana. She teaches photography workshops and I teach art classes at Triple D. I started following her wonderful photography after…

14 Sep 2017

Laura Cervantes Helps Rescue Animals with Her Photos

Laura is the best domestic cat photographer I know. So good that her photos from Paw Placement Animal Rescue enticed me to adopt 2 cats in 2013 and then hire her to photograph both of them at my house. She captured their individual personalities in her photos and I am grateful for her services. Here is Laura’s story and some of her special little cat photos… I specialize in pet photography and mainly I photograph little cats. My love for cats was…

29 Aug 2017
hummingbirds photo by Kathleen Reeder

Hummingbirds in Sedona 2017 Trip Report

Did you know hummingbirds are found only in the Americas? Of the 342 known species, 16 breed in the United States. Hummingbirds migrate at a time determined by genetic programming. Sedona Arizona is on the migration path as hummers fly to their winter destinations. For about two weeks in the the middle of August, they stop and rest in the yards of hummingbird-friendly Sedona residents. Hummers return to sites where they found good food supplies the year before. They eat insects…

25 Aug 2017

Steve Hinczynski Shines Light on Photographing Sharks

It’s very flattering to have a fellow photographer, especially one as talented as Kathleen, ask you to be a guest blogger to talk about your own photography. So, let me start off with a big thank you to Kathleen for the invite. I met Kathleen thru a mutual friend, Prayeri Harrison, one of the owners/founders of Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Arizona. I went to the Park frequently to keep my photography skills up to speed, try different ways…

04 Aug 2017
Black bears. Photo by Kathleen Reeder

Minnesota Black Bears and Wildlife Connection 2017 Trip Report

Minnesota is the most northern state outside of Alaska, and has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined. There are an estimated 12,000-15,000 black bears in Minnesota. Photographing the North American Black Bear was the purpose of this 3-day photo workshop and it was wildly successful with over 150 sightings. Check out the photos below to see a sampling of the bears my group photographed and how close we were on the ground to these free-roaming animals.…

04 Aug 2017
Andrea Sobotka

Andrea Sobotka Shares Her Insights About Capturing the Spirit of Animals

What could an Animal Communicator and Holistic Energy Healer have in common with a Wildlife Photographer? Most importantly, a passion and love for wildlife. I have been following Kathleen Reeder’s wonderful wildlife photography for several years now. Until recently, we had not met in person but were connected through Facebook and have both held workshops at Out Of Africa Wildlife Park on our respective subjects. I could see through her beautiful images that we both share an immense passion for…

08 Jul 2017
Pine Marten Photo by Kathleen Reeder

Spring Babies 2017 Trip Report

With the Rocky Mountains in view every day, photographing the Triple D animals in Kalispell, Montana is always an enjoyable experience. Add adorable beautiful wildlife babies to the scene and it doesn’t get any better! This years Springtime Babies Photo Workshop included coyote pups, a mountain lion cub, a pine marten baby, raccoon kits, red fox kits, a Siberian Lynx kitten and striped skunk kits, plus a great variety of wildlife adults. Check out the photos below to see the amazing babies.…

18 Jun 2017

Peggy Coleman Shares How First Impressions Became Nature Impressions

About ten years ago, a photography workshop seemed the natural next step on my photography “voyage of discovery.” Arizona Highways Photo Workshops provided the opportunity at the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park, Arizona. That’s when I met Kathleen Reeder, who was the workshop assistant to the photographer back then. It did not take me long to realize Kathleen was the “go to gal” for questions and camera settings. After the workshop, I invited her to friend me on Facebook. She did…

15 Jun 2017

Magic of Africa – 2017 Trip Report

There is nothing quite like photographing wildlife in Africa, in-person and up-close. I am very lucky to be able to lead professional photography safaris to Africa and this year’s trip during Africa’s fall season proved to be absolutely spectacular. Our destinations were Mashatu Private Game Reserve in Botswana and MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa. One night in Joburg, 4 nights at Mashatu and 3 nights at MalaMala. If you want GREAT wildlife photos, these are must do destinations. Take a look at…