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Registered: Nov 16, 2012

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Chas Glatzer
M.Photog., Founder/President,
Shoot the Light. Inc.

A world-renowned professional photographer for more than 30 years, Chas is one of the most respected, knowledgeable, and sought after wildlife photographic educator and speaker in the United States. His work has been celebrated internationally with over 40 prestigious awards for superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education, and service to the profession. He owns Shoot the Light and hosts International Photographic Workshops throughout the United States and abroad. His images are recognized internationally for their lighting, composition, and attention to detail. Chas diverse photo background provides workshop participants and seminar attendees with an unparalleled resource.

An accomplished natural history and keynote speaker at many prestigious events with credits including Explorer's Club NYC, Audubon, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Fuji Professional, Mid-Atlantic Photo Expo, Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, Picture Perfect, NANPA, ASMP, CNPA, GNPA, and PPA. He continues to serve on many judges' panels for both National and International Photographic Competitions.

Chas' articles/images appear in publications worldwide including Natl Geo, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, National Parks, Discover Diving, Smithsonian, Professional Photographer, Birder's World, Birding, Nature Photographer, EOS, Digital PhotoPro, Travel & Leisure, Computer Life, Boy's Life magazines, in hardcover including The Atlas of Endangered Species, Environmental Science (Third Edition), Speech for Effective Communication, and more.

Charles is well versed in both Nikon and Canon film and digital bodies. His equipment and experience includes Horseman 4x5, Hasselblad 6X6, Nikon and Canon 35mm film and digital formats. His leap into the digital domain started with PhotoShop 3 and LS 2000 film scanners. Charles uses Pocket Wizard MultiMax and Flex TT5 radio slaves for firing off-camera lighting and motor drives, Quantum Turbo battery and additional accessories, Gitzo CF tripods with RRS ballheads and L-brackets, Wimberley products (gimbal head, sidekick, flash brackets, and lens plates), Apex beanbags and products. Sekonic L358/558 incident meters are used for incident and flash exposure. All equipment is carried in F-Stop, Think Tank and Gura Gear bags, with lenses protected by Lens-Coat products. His digital capture medium of choice is Hoodman RAW 675X and Sandisk Extreme Pro. CS6, LR4, C1 Pro 6, are the postproduction softwares of choice, with NIK plug-ins used to further enhance imagery.

Current camera equipment includes; multiple Canon digital 1DX bodies, 16-35, 24-70, 70-200 f/2.8IS II, 100-400, 180 macro, 300 f/2.8IS, 500IS, 600IS, EF III converters, extension tubes, 600EX-RT flashes.