Programs and Presentations

There is nothing I enjoy more than sharing my photography and my love of nature with others! If your camera club, nature center, environmental group or organization would enjoy an inspirational how-to presentation on photographing nature, please contact me. I have made dozens of presentations to groups as diverse as Audubon chapters, photo clubs, gardening clubs, and nature centers. I also conduct full day workshops on all aspects of photographing nature. You can choose from programs like "Close-up Photography", "Landscape and Light", and "Light, Line & Design". I also have an inspirational program depicting the four seasons of Michigan that has been very well recieved. Give me a call or drop me an e-mail so we can discuss your group's interests and work out the details.

November 4, 2015 Ionia Michigan
Presentation on Backroads of Michigan, a travel program featuring some of Michigan's lesser known natural destinations. Multimedia presentation "Four Seasons of Michigan"
Contact Dale Parus at the Ionia Community Library
(616) 527-5680 ex 104
or visit

November 10, 2015 Eaton Rapids Michigan
Presentation for the Eaton Rapids Photography Club
"Light, Line & Design"
at the Eaton Rapids Public Safety Building
7:00 pm
Visitors are welcome!

February 8, 2015 at the Dahlem Environmental Center Travel Series, "Natural Michigan" A multimedia presentation on the natural beauty of Michigan through the camera's lens. The presentation will include the "Four Seasons of Michigan" slide show plus a tour of some of my favorite photo locations in Michigan.  Contact Dahlem at (517) 782-3453 for more details.

March 7, 2015 Quiet Water Symposium, MSU Pavilion East Lansing
"Light on the Landscape" Multimedia presentation on how to "see the light" and bring home stunning photographs from your wilderness travels.
Red Cedar Room, 12:00 -12:45pm

May 28, 2015 Jackson Couples Garden Club
Subject TBA

"How to build a rain garden"
Dahlem Environmental Center
Spring, 2015

Date and Time TBA

Past Presentations

October 3, 2014
Jackson Mens Garden Club
"Planting and Maintaining a Native Plant Meadow"
Presented a "how to" slide show on the trials, tribulations, and sucesses I experianced when planting a native plant meadow on a 1/3 acre plot on my property. As always, lots of great questions, comments, and advice from guys who know their plants!

October, 2013
Thanks to the Jackson, Michigan Master Gardeners for the great interest in my Rain Garden presentation in October. Very large and enthusiastic crowd at the County Extension Building in Jackson.

June 13, 2012 7:00 pm Omer (Michigan) Historical Building

 "Michigan: Four Seasons of Nature" and a slide presentation on Michigan's roads less travelled.

Very large and enthusiastic crowd at the Ye Olde Courthouse for the presentation in Omer. Thanks again to Alice and everyone who attended!

July 7, 2012  1:00 pm Jackson District Library Meijer Branch

 "Rain Gardens" Presentation on my new book "Rain Gardens: Sustainable Landscaping for a beautiful yard and a healthy world"

October 18, 2012 Jackson Men's Garden Club

"Rain Gardens"

Thanks to the Jackson Mens Garden Club for the warm reception and many engaging comments and questions (and, of course, the food!)