As many of you no doubt know, my eBook (see below), which is based on Photoshop CS5, was released on April 1, 2012. On May 7, 2012, Adobe released Photoshop CS6. As a result, I am currently working on a second edition of my eBook so that it will be directly related to CS6. Given that there are not that many significant changes between CS5 and CS6, so far as my eBook is concerned, I will be forwarding a copy of its second edition, at no extra charge, to all those who have ordered the first edition.

On or about April 1, 2012, my first eBook will be available. As more details become available, I will post them. Until then, below is the Cover, Title Page, Table of Contents, and the Introduction, as they are currently envisioned:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a description of Mike's shows and programs. The most recent, or upcoming, will be at the top while the older ones will be at the bottom:

The Alaska seminar was quite successful as was the post trip to Anan Bear Observatory. Images from both, and more, can be seen in the Recent Images section under the Photo Gallery tab.

 

August 5-7, 2011:

                                                                                     Alaskan Photography Workshop
                                                                                        Shortcuts to Better Images
                                                                      (For the Beginning to Intermediate Photographer)
                                                                                               August 5-7, 2011 

Join award-winning photographer and naturalist Mike Hannisian for a weekend of photography and gentle instruction in Alaska's Chugach mountains. This field workshop, designed for the beginning to intermediate photographer, will give you the tools to take your photography to the next level.


Be part of a small group immersed in the beauty of Alaska & create some memorable images.  Jackie Kramer, a local Alaskan photographer, will partner with Mike so that everyone is assured personal attention.  We will cover composition, perspective, lighting, camera functions, and more.  Ask questions and learn at your own pace.  The latter part of each day will focus on moving your images to your computer w/an overview of processing options.  We will also include information on how to best feature people in shots.
Sample Itinerary (subject to change depending on weather & other conditions):

Friday (8/5):  Evening Lecture (open to the public) followed by Orientation for Workshop Attendees

Saturday (8/6):  Photography in the field, classroom & computer session, optional evening field shoot

Sunday (8/7):  Photography in the field, classroom & computer session

Specific locations will be determined closer to the workshop & may include: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Girdwood, Portage Glacier area, Potter Marsh, etc.

One day for $99; two days for $175.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 18-24, 2011:

The venerable Spring Weekend, hosted by the New Jersey Audubon Society in Cape May, NJ, has a new name, more days, and a new look. It is now called the Cape MAYgration Spring Festival and is 7 days long, running from May 18, 2011 through May 24, 2001. There will also be a much greater variety of offerings, and Mike is pleased to announce that he will be presenting a series of indoor and field photography workshops.

On Wednesday, May 18th, Mike will be presenting an illustrated, indoor program showing the types of nature photography available with modern digital cameras.

On Thursday, May 19th, Mike will present an indoor program showing the types of equipment used by modern wildlife photographers as well as explain how they are implemented.

On Friday, May 20th, Mike will lead a morning nature photography walk. This will be an extended version of the Saturday Morning Photo Walks with Mike Hannisian offered most Saturdays and will, because of the extra time, allow for more individualized instruction. That afternoon, Mike will present an illustrated, indoor program on the technical aspect of nature photography. This will include such basics as equipment selection, ISO, stops (f/stops and otherwise), shutter speed, and histograms as well as how to set up and use the myriad of equipment called for by the various types of nature photography.

On Saturday, May 21st, Mike will lead a morning photo walk specifically aimed at shooting butterflies and dragonflies. (This does NOT mean that we will ignore any other interesting subjects that come our way!) That afternoon Mike will be present an indoor, illustrated program on general nature photography that will explore creating nature photographs, where and how to do so, and an introduction to the basics of processing digital images.

On Sunday, May 22nd, Mike will again lead a morning butterfly and dragonfly walk as noted above. That afternoon Mike will present an indoor, illustrated program on photographing birds in the wild. This will include a review of the equipment used, how and where to photograph birds, and more on processing digital images.

On Monday, May 23rd, Mike will lead a bird photography walk. Again this will be an extended version of the Saturday Morning Photo Walks with Mike Hannisian offered most Saturdays and will, because of the extra time, allow for more individualized instruction. That afternoon Mike will present a series of images shoot by his workshop participants from Cape MAYgration, so long as he has been given images by the participants.

For more information on theCape MAYgration Spring Festival, see: http://www.birdcapemay.org/spring.shtml.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 27-May 1, 2011:

Mike will be assisting Kevin T Karlson and Artie Morris at the 2011 Florida's Birding and Photo Fest in St. Augustine, FL (www.FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting March 25, 2011, Mike will be repeating his four session (two hours each) introduction to photography seminar at the main branch of the Cape May County Library. This introductory course is intended for people with little or no photographic experience. Session one will cover film and digital cameras in general, how they work, and (for those who bring their cameras and user manuals) help with their cameras. Session two will address film speed/ISO, shutter speed, aperture (f-stop), focus, and how these effect images; and the difference between RAW and JPEG images. Session Three will address composition and creating the image. Session four will address cropping, transferring images to the computer or printer, preparing images for emailing, and emailing images. For more information, contact Karen Johnson @ 609-463-6389.

(Just in! The above class has filled, and a third 4 week session has been scheduled to start on August 24, 2011.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011:

On February 9, Mike will give a program on the wildlife of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where he lived from 2001 - 2010, to the Montclair Bird Club. This will be a return, of sorts, for Mike as he was the President of this club from 1974-1976. The meeting will be held at the Union Conregational Church, 176 Cooper Avenue, Montclair, NJ, and will begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 5, 2001:

At 1:00 p.m., Mike will be presenting an illustrated program on photogrpaphing wildlife as part of the Cumberland County Eagle Festival. The prgram will take place at the Mauricetown Firehall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 21, 2011:

Mike will be involved in two separate events starting this day. The first will be at the Sluice Creek Gallery located at the Cape May Bird Observatory's Center for Research and Education, 600 N Delsea Dr (mile 15.7 Route 47 N), Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-1324, (609) 861-0700. This will be a juried exhibit of the works of invited local nature photographers with a reception from 7-9 p.m.

Also starting January 21, 2011, Mike will be teaching a four session (two hours each) introduction to photography seminar at the main branch of the Cape May County Library. This introductory course is intended for people with little or no photographic experience. Session one will cover film and digital cameras in general, how they work, and (for those who bring their cameras and user manuals) help with their cameras. Session two will address film speed/ISO, shutter speed, aperture (f-stop), focus, and how these effect images; and the difference between RAW and JPEG images. Session Three will address composition and creating the image. Session four will address cropping, transferring images to the computer or printer, preparing images for emailing, and emailing images. For more information, contact Karen Johnson @ 609-463-6389.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, January 8, 2011: Staring on this date, Mike will be leading weekly, 2 hour nature photography walks for New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO). The starting place will be the hawk watch platform at Cape May Point State Park. During January and February, the walks will be from 8-10 a.m. There wil be a fee of $6.00 for CMBO members and $10.00 for non-members. For more information contact CMBO at (609) 861-0700 or www.birdcapemay.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010: Mike will be giving a program at the Cape May Court House branch of the Cape May County Public Library entitled: What is Nature Photography? This program will cover the many types of nature photography, including film as well as digital, but the emphasis will be on wildlife. This program will be a precursor to a series of Nature photography classes starting in January 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August to December 2010: A baker's dozen of Mike's framed wildlife prints are on display at the Sluice Creek Gallery located at the Cape May Bird Observatory's Center for Research and Education, 600 N Delsea Dr (mile 15.7 Route 47 N), Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-1324, (609) 861-0700. Mike's images will be part of the local artist show to be held on September 25, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m. This will be in followup to the debut offering held last Spring, and will emphasize local bird and other wildlife art, including folk art decoys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April - June 2006: Mike entered the Valley Land Fund's South Texas Shootout Division (http://www.valleylandfund.com) of its biannual wildlife photography competition and won Best of Show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February - June 2007: 30 of Mike's images were on display at the Nuevo Santander Gallery (http://www.nuevosantander.com), McAllen, TX; and, as such, were an integral part of McAllen's Friday Night Art Walks

 

 

 

 

 

 

April - June 2006: Mike again entered the Valley Land Fund's Small Tract Division of its biannual wildlife photography competition and, for the second time, won the Mammals Division.