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We have just been advised that our January 11 speaker will not be available. Fortunately, we have a great presentation “Wildlife Photography” by Ron Elkind, a SIR 92 member, for your absolute enjoyment. Ron graciously is making himself available for our lunch on January 11 at 11:30 at the Berger. For information on menu and price contact: travelmanm2c@gmail.com

Ron was born in New York. Drafted at the age of 18, he was stationed in Germany for 2 years, by the U.S. Army. He bought a German made 35 mm camera to record his adventures. This began a life-long adventure, to photographically capture the beauty of our world.

One day he noticed a Pan Am ad, offering discounted “Round the World” tickets. So, he decided it was time to make a change and at 29, looking for new adventures, gave notice and decided to travel around the world for a year and a half, photographing everything, as he saw it.

He joined the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s “Fine Art Photography Program” and ended up, studying fine art photography for 7 years.

Moving back to California, he joined the Santa Rosa and Marin Photo Clubs. His own personal style has recently evolved in the direction of wildlife and nature subjects. Traveling to over 120 countries, he lately has been to Africa 4 times to capture the incredible wildlife of the continent. In addition, he has traveled to the Arctic, Alaska and to Borneo.

Ron is an advocate of capturing images through the viewfinder, rather than post-processing, which he prefers to keep to a minimum. He loves shooting in natural light, loves the “golden hours”, the “blue hour,” backlighting, and always seeks to create stories within his photography.

Ron is now an MPC judge of competitions and recently, became an N4C judge.