Speaker Biographies:

Tim Grey, Keynote Speaker


Tim Grey is regarded as one of the top educators in digital photography and imaging, offering clear guidance on complex subjects through his writing and speaking.

Tim has written more than a dozen books on digital imaging for photographers, and has published over one hundred video training courses, has had hundreds of articles published in magazines such as Digital Photo Pro and Outdoor Photographer, among others.

For more than fifteen years he has been publishing the daily Ask Time Grey eNewsletter, answering questions from photographers. He also produces the related Ask Tim Grey Podcast along with publishing the monthly Pixology digital magazine and the GreyLearning video training library.

Tim teaches through workshops, seminars, and appearances at major events around the country and around the world.

Marie Altenberg

When Marie Altenburg left classroom teaching, her teaching career did not end. Photography, which she has always enjoyed, has now become a major part of her life. Creating photographic art and teaching her techniques to others, is a great source of enjoyment to her as she travels across the country in person – and now virtually – sharing her love of photography with others. Although she is considered a master photographer, she explains that she finds that term humbling because she is always learning new techniques and expanding her photographic vision.

Marie’s photographs have received awards in salons and galleries throughout the country and have been sold in museum gift shops. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Popular Photography and the PSA Journal, the official magazine of the Photographic Society of America. She has volunteered her services in various venues, including a summer camp for children experiencing the devastation of cancer. She also volunteers as the book review editor for the Photographic Society of America.

Marie believes that the most important element of a photograph is not just capturing what you see but in the way you feel when you see it.

Noah Buchanan, Sponsored by Hunt’s Photo & Video

Noah Buchanan is an Outside Sales Developer for Hunt’s Photo and Video. He has been working with them since 2016. He loves building relationships with all of his customers and considers many of them close friends. Photography has been a passion of his for the past 10 years and he loves being able to talk about it with everyone! Noah’s main interests in photography revolve around the landscape and unusual scenes in nature. Prior to working for Hunt’s, Noah attended NESOP for 2 years studying photojournalism.

Mark Buckler

Mark Buckler has been actively documenting nature for over 30 years. Born on Cape Cod, MA it was in this area of natural beauty that his passion for photography was ignited and skills sharpened. In 2005 he moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he continues pursuing his passion for nature, wildlife, and landscape photography.

The only thing that approaches Mark’s enjoyment of photographing nature is sharing his experiences with others in the form of photographic workshops, tours and adventures that he leads to every corner of North America.  His workshops and photo adventures are highly sought-after for the level of attention that is given to learning various photographic skills.

Mark’s degree in wildlife biology from the University of Vermont coupled with his extensive experience as a wildlife field biologist provides him with a deep understanding of nature and animal behavior.  This knowledge enhances his ability to capture unique and interesting nature images as well as position workshop clients in the right spots to capture the most compelling images.  He is a renowned photographic instructor who has been invited to teach workshops and give presentations nationwide.  Additionally, fifteen years of experience as a high school biology teacher contributes to Mark’s ability to offer engaging, meaningful, and enjoyable instructional workshops and presentations.

Lewis Kemper

Lewis Kemper is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States.  Books include, “Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest”, published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing;  “Capturing the Light” which won the People’s Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition; and  His “Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide” which was voted in the top 20 field guides. Lewis’ multimedia DVD, “My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal”, features a year’s worth of photography and journal entries on the American River in Sacramento, CA.

Lewis has taught photography for many organizations including Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Santa Fe Workshops, Light Photographic Workshops, Aspen Workshops, Florida’s Birding and Photofest, and Betterphoto.com. He currently is a Contributing Editor to Outdoor Photographer and a “Tamron Ambassador.” You can visit his website at www.lewiskemper.com

David Marx

David Marx specializes in teaching landscape, travel, and night photography. For the past two decades, David has taught workshops for the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Glacier Photo Guides, and at the Viewfinder Center for Photography.

David’s entertaining teaching style works well for photography students of all skill levels. David delights in helping others improve their landscape photography skills and he is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom and Photoshop.

You can find out more about David’s photography workshops and subscribe to his ever expanding Adobe Photoshop Lightroom video tutorial library at focusphotoschool.com, find out more about his field photography workshops at glacierphotoguides.com, or follow him on Instagram and YouTube.

Mike Moats

Mike Moats is an international award-winning, professional macro photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mike’s love of photography, which started out as a hobby in 2001, has since evolved into a full-time business. In addition to creating his own images, Mike added “Close-up/Macro Photography” workshops into the mix in 2006, and he now also makes speaking appearances at photo conferences nationwide, leads intensive Macro Boot Camps around the country, and now has an online Macro Photo Club to assist photographers with their macro goals.

Recruited as a member of the Fuji Pro Talent Team in 2006, Mike is also honored to be a Tamron “Image Master” and a Vanguard Pro. He has won numerous local, national, and international awards. Mike’s first book, Tiny Landscapes, was released in 2008, and his images and how-to articles have been published in various magazines, including Outdoor PhotographerNature’s Best PhotographyShutterbugPC PhotoNature PhotographerPhoto LifeWhisper in the Woods, and Michigan Fish and Game Finder; in photography collections such as the North American Nature Photography Association’s (NANPA’s) Expressions book and the Pure Michigan tourism companion; and in various corporate collateral, including on the Tamron USA blog and in Fujifilm newsletters.

Bryan Peterson

Bryan F Peterson enjoyed a successful commercial photography career for more than 35 years whose clients included American Express, Kodak, UPS, Phillips and Citibank.  In addition received awards from the Communication Arts Photography Annual eight times, Print Magazine four times and has also won the prestigious New York Art Directors Gold Award.  He was also a contributing editor at Popular Photography and Outdoor Photography magazine and has been teaching photography for over 20 years.

At present, his largest audience knows him as the photographer/writer of numerous best-selling photographing books, including the million copy best seller Understanding Exposure, published in eleven languages, as well as Learning To See Creatively, Understanding Color and Understanding Portrait Photography as well as a sought after teacher and lecturer by photography groups around the world.

In addition to his boundless enthusiasm and sense of humor that is apparent when he speaks, Bryan brings a unique teaching style to every slide/talk lecture with his numerous “good/bad, before/after examples” that will elelvate everyone’s vision to new and welcomed possibilities, guaranteeing an inspiring and lasting experience. Bryan also offers workshops around the world www.bryanfpetersonphotoworkshops.com and to view more of his work, you can check out his website here: www.bryanfpeterson.com