Andy Long, a professional wildlife and nature photographer based in Lakewood who has been doing photography for more than 35 years and owns First Light Photo Workshops (http://www.firstlighttours.com), will be the featured speaker and competition judge during the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Har HaShem Synagogue, 3950 West Baseline Road.
As a leader of workshops internationally since 1994, Andy likes to help people explore new areas and to go home with a memorable experience as well as great images in addition to having learned a good bit about photography. Andy tries to emphasize a unique eye in capturing images of the world and to pass this on to those who go on his workshops.
With more than 300,000 stock images, his work has appeared in more than 40 publications and books as well as in National Geographic and Animal Planet television shows. Among the places his work has
appeared include Birder’s World, Bugle, Outdoor Life, View (Germany), Colorado Outdoors, Alaska Magazine, Audubon field guides, National Wildlife Federation note cards, Texas Parks & Wildlife, regional AAA magazines, Montana Magazine, Montana Outdoors, Outdoor Photographer, Outdoor and Nature Photographer and in ads for Audubon and Rollei cameras.
He has been a winner in the Audubon Top 100 Images of the Year, Audubon Share the View contest (four images) and the Nature’s Best Wilderness Forever Photo Competition and is a previous winner of the national RoseWater Network Photographer of the Year award. Andy’s work is currently represented by the following stock agencies Alamy, Imagefinders, AKM and PhotoAgora.
As a writer, articles appear in every issue of Nature Photographer magazine, of which he’s an assistant editor and featured columnist. Many articles can be found at www.apogeephoto.com, where he has been a featured writer for 15 years. In addition to this work, he presented programs around the country as part of the Nature First Photography Seminars sponsored by Nature Photographer magazine. He also has been a featured speaker at the Colorado Photography Festival and the New England Camera Club Council Annual Conference.