We were in Charlotte Harbor, just out of Punta Gorda, Fla., for the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association’s annual conference. I was on a chartered fishing trip with my wife, Stacey, along with Chris Ellis and Brian Dowler. The fishing wasn’t very good, but the company was … and I got a good photo or two out of the trip. I shot this at about 9:15 a.m. It was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II and a 500mm f/4 L lens at 1/500th of a second at f/6.3 while on a boat! That lens, with the lens shade on, is about 2 feet long and weighs nearly 10 pounds. Timing the shot with the skim of the gull and the rocking of the boat was a little tough, but I got one decent one! All I had to do in PhotoShop was some color correcting, a little sharpening and a bit of a crop.
Glenn Wheeler is an award-winning professional photographer, writer, PR consultant, lecturer and workshop teacher from Harrison, Ark. Glenn’s work has appeared on the covers and pages of numerous magazines from Arkansas Wildlife and The Ozarks Mountaineer to Log Home Design, Bugle and Turkey Call. His work has also been featured in books, calendars, postcards, websites, newspapers, national ad campaigns, DVD covers, brochures, posters and more. His fine art prints grace the walls of homes and offices in many states and on two continents.
Glenn teaches photography and PhotoShop courses in settings from college classrooms to field workshops in several states. His Photoshop, speaking and teaching skills are often called upon for seminars to editors, photographers and writers for some of the top outdoor media outlets in the country, and his inspirational slideshows are shown to groups large and small. He has worked side by side with several top-notch professional photographers, writers, TV personalities and industry leaders and is honored to call them friends.
Glenn is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), a member of Canon’s Professional Services and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA). Glenn also received the SEOPA President’s Award for Outstanding Service in 2007, one of the organization’s highest honors. He is a charter member and past president of the Photography Club of the Ozarks.
Also called upon as a speaker, Glenn has been invited to speak to photography groups, professional organizations and communities from Alabama to Iowa and from Arkansas to New Jersey.
Glenn has published two books, Swimming Holes of the Ozarks and Arkansas!, the latter a limited-edition coffee table photo book. He presently has two more books in the works. Glenn makes his home near Harrison, Arkansas, not far from the Buffalo National River. His wife of 17 years, Stacey, and their two wonderful children, Elizabeth, 14 and Zane, 6, keep him out of trouble.
Learn more about Glenn and his work at www.GlennWheeler.com.
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