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Black Bear

MBB-8141-Three in a tree-This sow and her two cubs stayed in this tree for a very long time when she decided to get a little shut eye the cubs kept track of us photographers.

After 16 years of instructing photography workshops at Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary; I have decided that 2014 is going to be my last year. I will always be a strong supporter of the Black Bears and VSWS. But contact the VSWS web site for dates, cost and times of present and future photography workshops. Many thanks to all of my past participants in my VSWS workshops it has been a great ride and I have gained many life long friends.

Contact: Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary:

Photography Classes

<font size="4">WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES</font>

<i><font size="3">Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary Photography Workshops</font></i>

My 2011 VSWS Photo Workshops are now "FULL" Two other workshops are being offered by othe instructors check the ABA web site ( for openings. 
Feel free to contact me for any other information!

<b><font size="4">Beginning Digital Photography</font></b>

 <i><font size="3">Tuesdays: February 22 to March 15 2011
 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

 IFP Minnesota Center for Media Arts
2446 University Avenue West Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55114

Phone: 651-644-1912

In this beginning digital photography course you will learn to take better digital photographs by learning the technology behind it. The class is geared to those photographers that use SLR digital cameras. Some of the digital topics to be taught are: white balance, digital histograms, file formats and many other digital topics to make you a better photographer. Through lecture, discussion and small shooting assignments this class will take the mystery out of digital photography. All participants should bring their cameras and operating manuals to all class sessions. 

Note: The enrollment for the class will be done through IFP, so call or visit their web site. Feel free to contact me for any other information.</i>

Throughout the year I will be instructing many photography classes in the Twin City area and also some classes outside the Twin City's  and  including Western Wisconsin! Many classes will requiring registering with a link that is provided!

Feel free to contact me regarding any course content or information regarding the class sessions.

1. Anoka-Henneping School District (click web site for more info and registration)

web site: (click adult activities/hobby's/photography)

a. Adobe Lightroom 101: This classroom session in on the basic operation of Adobe Lightroom Classic, students will learn the Library module and Develop module for importing, cataloging, keywording, basic editing and exporting their images! Important that they have "Lightroom Classic" on their laptops. A free 7 day trial is available through "" for the photography plan! Do no download until 4-5 days before class!
Dates: Thursday November 7: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (bring own laptop with Classic installed)

b. Winter Light; Winter Photography: Never any reason to put the camera away when the snow fly's. This is one of my favorite seasons to photography in. In the class we will be discussing exposure for a winter landscape, protecting your camera gear and yourself in a winter environment. 

Classroom session: Thursday January 23, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Field Shoot: Saturday January 25, 2020 10:00 AM - Noon

c. Photographing the Moon (Full Moon):  The full moon has intrigued us for many years. In this class we will be discussing the moon cycle, photographing the various phases of the moon. The field shoot will be at Coon Rapids Regional Park in time for the full moon rise. 

Classroom session: Thursday night February 6, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Field Shoot: Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

d. Photographing Birds: This is an all classroom session and I will be going through all aspects of photographing various bird species. Using blinds, backyard bird photographing, migrating waterfowl etc, Including setting up your camera for shooting birds in flight. 

Thursday March 12, 2020: 6;30 PM - 9:00 PM

Day in the Field

S002-Showy Lady's slipper grouping (Cypripedium reginae)
This is a one on one instruction session that will be organized according to your schedule and what areas of instruction you would like help on. It can be a field shoot and/or class room type instruction in any combination you would like. 
Contact me for specific information and we can discuss details regarding on tailoring a session based on your needs.

Time: 8 hours (can be in one day or a combination of days)
Cost: $250.00
Note: Possible other costs depending on location but this will be agreed upon in advance.

Other Classes

ACL-12065: Misty morning wingstretch

I also instruct some shorter classes on various photography techniques, and/or general information on photography etc. Many of these classes will be at photography clubs or local organizations. Many times there is no fee associated with the session, but check the web site for location, time and if there is any fee. Feel free to contact me for any information regarding the class sessions.