Attention all photography enthusiasts!
Save the dates! October 20-23, 2016
The Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will sponsor a Photo Institute in the Park as part of the Park’s 100-year anniversary.
You will partake in sunrise field trips, afternoon courses, sunset field trips, and much more! The Institute will run for 3 days and will be presented by eleven of the top photographers in the country. You will get to meet and interact with them, and learn from these top photography professionals:
Bill Wallen is a frequent photographer of landscape and nature photography. After a successful 40-year career in television, Wallen now photographs birds, wildlife, and parklands for the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW). His work has been published in USFW materials, featured on park signage, and exhibited in several museums in the mid-Atlantic area, including a one-man show at The Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art, Salisbury University, Maryland. Well-known for his photography instruction, Wallen has conducted workshops for all ages, including summer workshops for teens at The National Conversation Training Center and The Ward Museum. He credits his parents with sparking his love of photography when they surprised him with a Kodak Brownie camera for his 7th birthday.
David has enjoyed an out of control hobby (photography) for the last sixteen years. For health reasons Dave transplanted to Hawaii in 1999 and began a pursuit of photos “Pele”. Along the way he volunteered in the Hawaiian Volcanoes National park as an interpreter and photographer. A third bout of cancer in 2004 left him with diminished speech and he took up documentary photography full time. Dave has worked with all four parks on the island of Hawaii. He has also worked with Kalaupapa on Molokai and American Samoa. He has volunteered over 15,500 hours to date!
Dave’s photos have been published in numerous government documents and multiple usages in the park system. Dave’s photos are used in private residences, commercial settings and international sites and publications. When vacationing Dave photographs mainland national parks and delights in shooting family gatherings. He has a wall in his home where he hangs all the plaques, certificates, and awards he has garnered.
Visit Dave’s web for photo journeys. www.pelesrain.com
Brain is a nature and outdoor photographer based in northern Virginia and is obsessed with capturing the elegance and majesty of unique landscapes, wildlife, and flora throughout the United States. His images are in private residences and corporate offices and have been used I regional magazines and for corporate and international publications. Brian teaches workshops, field trips, and classes and speaks to camera clubs, schools, and other non-profit originations on creativity and photographic techniques. He is well known for his ability to distill complex topics to their essence and explain them in a simple easy to understand ways. His favorite assistant is Dingo, his Parson Russell Terrier, who really is not very helpful but is always ready for a walk in the woods.
Steve Uzzell is an internationally renowned photographer and inspirational speaker. His photographic assignments have taken him to all 50 United States and 30 countries: from corporations such as Boeing and IBM to more than 100 publications including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Time. As a speaker, he has taken his message of creativity and the power of ideas to over 480 organizations, associations, corporations and colleges (in all 50 states and 6 countries, India and China among them) including the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School, Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan Chase, Northrop Grumman, HSBC, Marriott, BNY Mellon and Adobe. Steve began his photography career as the assistant to the editor of National Geographic and a member of its photographic staff. He struck out on his own in 1975 and today spends six months of the year traveling the world for his photographic clients and the rest as a teacher and inspirational speaker. Along the way, Steve has published 3 books of his photography, and received 10 prestigious Communication Arts awards. www.steveuzzell.com
Susan Lambert’s career in photography began in 1978 with a Master’s degree in Photography from Webster University. She has worked as a photography instructor and as a commercial photographer specializing in large format architectural photography. iPhoneography has become her latest passion, having shot more than 150,000 images over the last four years.
She has published two books: “State Fair-The Great Minnesota Get-Together,” and “Minnesota County Fairs: Kids, Cows, Carnies, and Chow”. These projects took more than four years to complete and included visiting all 87 counties in Minnesota and putting over 30,000 miles on her car in the process! She is now working on a book about the experience of living full time in an extreme RV, an Earth Roamer.
Susan’s career also includes inspirational speaking. Her presentation, “The Power of Creativity: Remembering the Things We Already Know,” is in high demand on the lecture circuit.
Bill Doar – Information coming soon
Bruce Omori – Information coming soon
My passion for photography started when I was a child in Beijing, China. Gifts from my father after his long business trips from overseas were always darkroom supplies, black & white films and photographic papers. I was always fascinated by the process of developing film and photos in the darkroom.
Photography has always been a very important part of my life, although my full-time career has been as a computer technologist. I completed a Broadcasting and Media degree in the evenings and on the weekends. I have also worked as a part-time portrait photographer and stock photographer to satisfy my craving for creativity.
In 2012 I finally decided to quit full-time work. I joined Peace Corps Response, after returning to the United States I worked at Yellowstone National Park, and from December 2014 to March 2015 I spent three amazing months as a volunteer Interpretive Ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
I have never put my camera down during my volunteer services. I love to capture and share the beauty of nature and people, especially America’s beautiful natural landscapes, the visitors, and the people who work for the National Parks. I especially enjoy night photography, because the cameras can magically work better than human eye at night.
Ken Goodrich is a photographer and video artist based on the Big Island of Hawaii. Growing up in California, he was influenced by the classic West Coast black and white tradition exemplified by Weston, Adams and Minor White.
During his senior year at Universidad de las Americas in Mexico City, Goodrich completed his first major project, documenting the Otomi Indians of Tlacotlapilco. The portfolio he created was used to raise money for a medical group in the area. Returning to California, he dedicated himself to learning the fundamentals of landscape photography and portraiture.
Inspired by early pioneers of projected color imagery, he started producing shows for a variety of clients including light shows for Grateful Dead, Boz Scaggs, Elvin Bishop, Jefferson Starship, Jackson Browne, Country Joe McDonald, Virgil Fox and various classical music and dance concerts.
The light show work led to corporate jobs designing and implementing large scale audio visual systems and stage sets throughout the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. His clients included, Apple, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Chevron, and Cisco.
In 2006 he moved with his wife (and fellow photographer) to the Village of Volcano on the Big Island. Together they founded Hawaii Photo Retreat, providing photo tours and education to photographers from around the globe.
While photography is often thought of as a “documentary” medium, Goodrich’s work uses imagery to engage the viewer on an emotional and spiritual level. His videos and site-specific installations have been described as impressionistic marriages of light, color and sound. Through his work, he seeks to reveal the inter-connectedness of all beings with nature and spirit.
Tanya Ortega – Information coming soon
Tom Kualii – Information coming soon