October 9th Meeting - Andy Long Speaker

The public is invited to attend the next Evergreen Camera Club meeting held at the Evergreen Annex Fire Station on Bergen Parkway. The meeting will be Tuesday, October 9th (7:00 P.M.) and our guest speaker/presenter is Andy Long. Andy is an award-winning photographer / writer who devotes his photography work to the beauty of the world around us. As a leader of workshops since 1994, Andy likes to help people explore new areas and to go home with a memorable experience as well as great images.

With more than 100,000 stock images, work has appeared in more than 30 publications and books as well as appearing in National Geographic and Animal Planet television shows. Besides these, Andy's work has also appeared in Birder's World, Outdoor Life, Audubon Regional Field Guides, regional AAA magazines, Montana Magazine, Outdoor and Nature Photography, Photo Media, National Cowboy Museum's Persimmon Hill, Ancient Images note cards, travel brochures, Sierra Photographers Focus and in ads for Rollei cameras. He is a previous winner of the national RoseWater Network Photographer of the Year award.

Andy's work has also appeared in several exhibits including the Art Wolfe Invitational Exhibit, part of a nationwide traveling exhibit entitled Reaching Out / Reaching Within, as a featured artist at the Packinghouse Gallery in Largo, FL and at the Jefferson County (CO) Nature Center as well as being displayed at the Photographic Image Gallery in Portland, OR and ArtWorks in Denver, CO.

As a writer, he's a featured monthly contributor to www.apogeephoto.com, an online photo magazine. Articles also appear in every other issue of Nature Photographer magazine, of which he's an assistant editor, and in other publications from time to time.

In 2003 Andy began showing his work at numerous art festivals around the state of Colorado.

In addition to this work, he presented programs around the country as part of the Nature First Photography Seminars sponsored by Nature Photograper magazine. He also was a featured speaker at the New England Camera Club Council’s 52nd Annual Conference.

As a professional photographer since 1982, Andy tries to emphasize a unique eye in capturing images of our world and try to pass this on to those who go on his trips. Having a passion for the beautiful world around us, he tries to show this beauty in his photography, and with helping others.

For more information on Andy Long you can visit his web site at: www.FIRSTLIGHTTOURS.com and for our club’s activities, visit the ECC web site at: www.evergreencameraclub.com . Social time is from 6:30-7:00.