About our Contributors

Charlie Borland

Charlie Borland has been a professional photographer for close to 30 years. Based in Oregon, he shoots both locally and nationally, traveling extensively to photograph. He has been actively involved in shooting and selling stock photography throughout his career and operated a stock photo agency for 8 years before merging with Definitive/FPG and later Getty Images. He is co-owner of Fogstock.com, an online agency he co-founded. His imagery has been used thousands of times worldwide, including: National Geographic Adventure and Traveler, Outside, Women’s Sport and Fitness, Newsweek, TV Guide, CIO, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time, Backpacker, Sunset, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Eco Traveler, Southern Bell, and many more.

Charlie teaches workshops (www.charlieborland.com) from time to time and also publishes the popular web blog www.ProNaturePhotographer.com

Bill Campbell

Capturing the natural world in images is a passion that has driven Bill Campbell to photograph since he was very young. Believing that images can inspire others to understand and respect the fragile nature of our world, his mission has been to weave together elements of the beauty of our planet to represent the splendor of our temporary home. Bill feels that the ability to see, capture and share this majesty of life is a gift and hopes to continue using this gift to open eyes and hearts to the beauty that surrounds us until his dying days.

As a nationally recognized and award winning nature photographer, Bill’s credits include magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Birders World, Backpacker, PCPhoto and various others. Clients include the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife and Nikon. He was the Second Grand Prize winner in the Digital Division of the Valley Land Fund Photo Competition in 2004. His images have graced several solo and combined exhibits including the largest natural history museum in the Southeast, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. His teaching credits include the Great American Photo Workshops, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and NANPA Roadshow and Regional events. His first book, The Smoky Mountain Photographer’s Guide, has been a best seller since 2004 and his second book, Cumberland Odyssey, was released in October 2010.

He has been represented by KAC Productions Stock Agency and is President –elect of the North American Nature Photography Association, the largest association of nature photographers in the world. He is also a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Wilderness Medical Society. Besides being a nature photographer, he practiced Emergency Medicine for 15 years after 6 years as a family physician. He now concentrates his medical expertise in wilderness medicine as this combines his nature photography career along with this expertise in wilderness medicine. He resides in Oak Ridge, Tennessee with his wife Rebecca and, periodically, his three sons and two step sons. His photography can be viewed at www.billcampbellphoto.com and workshops at www.billcampbelldigital.com.

Bret Edge

Bret Edge is a nature and adventure photographer in Moab, Utah. He’s married to Melissa, has a son named Jackson and two All-Terrain Pugs named Bierstadt and Petunia. He isn’t a morning person and doesn’t drink coffee, which makes it a struggle to get out of bed for a sunrise shoot. Sometimes the urge to stay in bed wins, but not often. He eats dark chocolate, drinks Hefeweizen, and loves Chinese food – the Americanized kind, not the real stuff.

You may have seen his images in magazines such as Backpacker or Popular Photography, or in a calendar, advertising campaign or travel brochure. Maybe you saw them displayed on the walls of your doctor’s or financial planner’s office. Perhaps you’ve never seen them at all and you just happened to land here while surfing the web.

Although Bret enjoys seeing his images in print. he’s happiest when helping others become better photographers. He accomplishes this while leading group workshops and private guided excursions in some of America’s most amazing locations. He develops iPhone apps and is a regular contributor to the NatureScapes and Outdoor Photo Gear websites. He is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Bret uses Canon equipment on a Gitzo tripod with an Acratech ballhead and is proud to be sponsored by F-Stop Gear. To see more of Bret’s work visit: http://www.bretedge.com.

Corey Hilz

 Corey Hilz focuses his photography on the natural world. The diversity in nature offers boundless opportunities for fresh images. From mountains and flowers to water and wildlife, Corey approaches his subjects with an artistic eye looking for rhythm, texture and pattern. He goes beyond the documentary image to show a unique perspective using color, shape and line. He strives to share the beauty of a destination you’ve never seen and provide a new perspective of a place you know well.

Corey has built his stock of photographs from travel and extensive exploration of local areas, believing some of the most interesting subjects are found close to home. Corey is a published author and his photos have been used in magazines, books, newspapers, calendars, brochures and catalogues. Corey’s work is also seen in exhibits throughout the Washington DC area. His prints are found in private collections.

Corey has a passion for teaching photography. He lectures, leads workshops and provides private instruction for those looking to focus their learning. In particular, Corey enjoys working with clients in the field, so they may learn to improve their images as they create them. His instruction enables photographers to improve their photographs technically and artistically.

Corey is recognized as a Lensbaby Guru. Also, Corey is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). To see more of Corey’s work visit: http://coreyhilz.com/index.html.

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Robert Rodriguez, Jr.

Robert Rodriguez Jr is a professional landscape photographer specializing in landscapes of the Hudson Valley, as well as other parts of the world. Robert graduated from the Berklee College of Music and was a music producer for 15 years before transitioning to photography and visual story telling.

Seeking to capture the beauty or convey the emotional qualities of a place or moment in nature, his images have elicited responses ranging from evocative, to spiritual and breathtaking. They often carry musical overtones and rely heavily on common qualities such as composition, rhythm, and drama. His images have appeared in numerous publications including the NY Times, and his work has been used by many non-profit organizations including the Mohonk Preserve, and Audubon Society.

Dedicated to conservation, his photography is featured extensively by Scenic Hudson, a non-profit organization dedicated to land and nature preservation in the Hudson Valley. In addition, he has edited and produced documentary films highlighting the natural beauty of the region.

Robert is also a Canson Infinity ambassador, a select group of hand-picked international artists that uphold and exemplify the Canson heritage of paper making since 1557. Canson’s commitment to seek artists of the highest caliber has been an important role in continuing its legacy in creativity, innovation, and quality.

Robert conducts photography workshops and seminars in the region on a regular basis, and is often an invited speaker to industry associations.

To see more of Robert’s work, visit: www.robertrodriguezjr.com or www.robertrodriguezjr.com/beyondthelens


Kari Post

Kari Postis a photographer, writer, educator, and environmentalist living in New Hampshire. Her work focuses on using photography and outdoor experiences to connect people with nature. Kari enjoys using her photographs to raise awareness about conservation and environmental issues; in her hands, photography becomes a tool for both inspiration and education. In 2010, she received honorable mention for the prestigious Art Wolfe Award in the International Conservation Photography awards. In addition to photography, Kari also has years of experience as an outdoor guide and educator, and has led numerous adventure and photography trips throughout North America. Since 2009, she has worked as an editor and forum moderator for NatureScapes.Net the resource for nature photographers, and she currently serves the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) as an ambassador and member of the College Scholarship Program committee. To learn more about Kari, please visit her website and join her on Facebook and Twitter.