Chas Glatzer

Photographer in North Carolina
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Chas is a Canon Explorer of Light, the prestigious group is comprised of dozens of the most influential photographers and
cinematographers in the world, each a master of their creative specialty.

Since founding Shoot The Light in the mid-nineties, Chas has cemented his place in the world as one of the top wildlife photographers
working today. His dynamic and inspirational teaching have also made him one of the most sought after educators and speakers in his
field. The depth and diversity of his background make him truly exceptional in the world of wildlife photography. Prior to founding
Shoot The Light, his illustrious career had already included work in portraits, weddings, advertising, catalog and product, editorial
reportage, professional sports, and underwater photography. This diverse work experience over his 34 years as a professional
photographer provides workshop participants and seminar attendees with an unparalleled resource.

Chas' 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. His images are recognized internationally for
their lighting, composition, and attention to detail and have appeared in many publications worldwide including National Geographic,
Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, National Parks, Discover Diving, Smithsonian, Professional Photographer, Birder's World,
Birding, Nature Photographer, EOS, Digital PhotoPro, and many more.

As an accomplished natural history and keynote speaker, Chas has presented at many prestigious events including Explorer's Club NYC,
Audubon, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Fuji Professional, Mid-Atlantic Photo Expo, NANPA, ASMP, CNPA, GNPA, and PPA.

Chas' current Canon equipment includes multiple 1DX Mark II bodies, 5DS R body, 7D II body, 11-24, 16-35 III, 24-70 II, 70-200 f/2.8
II, 100-400 II, 400DO f/4 II, 200-400mm f/4L IS USM, 600IS II, multilpe 600EX-RT with ST-E3-RT, 1.4x III and 2x III converters,
extension tubes, and more, SanDisk Extreme Pro CF and CFAST cards.

When not behind the camera or computer, Chas can be found on the river fly fishing near his home in the beautiful mountains of
western North Carolina.

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The Comprehensive Wildlife Photographer: A Program Designed to Enhance Both Your Technical Ability and Visual Sense

Join Canon “Explorer of Light “Chas Glatzer as he shares the thought process behind the making of an image, and the techniques used to produce consistently successful images in the field. Learn how to see and understand light, its quality, physical properties, etc., and how they relate to your subject and capture medium will allow you to take control of your imagery. If you want to learn how to produce images that are a cut above it is imperative you take control of your imagery. Chas will cover in depth his Pro-Active in-field work methodology. Be it birds, wildlife, or any other photo discipline this methodology is guaranteed to forever change the way you approach photography. The faster you are able to assess the conditions as presented and employ the tools and techniques necessary to render the image as desired, the more likely you are to accomplish your goal. There are four things; knowing the fundamentals, familiarity with your equipment, being pro-active, and understanding subject behavior that are paramount to consistently produce successful imagery.

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Flash Demystified
Difficulty Level: intermediate to advanced

Proper use of flash remains a mystery to most.... More than any single tool, flash has expanded Chas’ creativity, and productivity. Flash is an integral part of his image making process, and he now shoots images in light that he never before considered. Through its use, he is able to control the degree of subject detail rendered, independent of the ambient light and its direction. Along with the increase in flash shutter-speed synchronization, slow, rear, and high-speed flash sync modes now afford the nature photographer unprecedented supplemental illumination control and creativity. Participants will learn when, why and how to properly use both TTL and Manual flash techniques to create stunning images in all kinds of light. **It is suggested that you bring your camera, a small lens (example 24-70 or 70-200 zoom) and your flash to class.

Metering Demystified
Difficulty Level: intermediate to advanced

Meter Patterns determine exposure, Priority Modes change variables. All Metering Patterns and methods will work, some are simply easier to implement than others in certain circumstances. Learn how and when to use the various patterns and modes to your best advantage. The relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO will also be discussed. The advantages and detriments of Manual and Av priority modes will be covered at length. Easy to remember tips and techniques will be provided.

I believe to truly be a consistent photographer you need to understand the benefits and detriments  of each Metering Pattern and Priority Mode. Knowing how the meter pattern determines the recommended exposure, be it Eval/Matrix, Spot, Incident, or Reference Values is paramount to this understanding. Metering Pattern and Priority Modes will be discussed at length. 
What matters most is that a pattern or method affords the photographer a consistent means of determining exposure.  I will provide program participants with a firm understanding of the fundamentals so that they can quickly make an informed decision, coming away with the envisioned image, regardless of the lighting circumstance. The ultimate goal is to put creative control back into the hands of the photographer instead of the camera.

Photoshop and LR Tips and Techniques

Difficulty Level: intermediate to advanced

Learn post-production tips and techniques designed to expedite your image processing. 

Quick and easy method to create precise Mask selections without using the brush tool
How to make Actions for repetitive commands
Extract more detail in highlights than you ever thought possible
Blend Modes for Sharpening, Levels and Curves
RAYA Pro 2
Lightroom workflow tips
And, More!