January 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Speaker: David Chapman – Storm, Wildlife, Actions!
If you love action photography, this program will cover that and more. It will also include the tender, fun loving moments that birds and wildlife often provide for us. From the quiet moments, to the fast and wild ones, with intense weather photos and video from some of Ontario’s most powerful storms. This show shares the stories of both in front and behind the camera as well as techniques and settings.
David T. Chapman started doing photography as well as storm chasing at the age of 16. He is self-taught in the art of photography and has been pursuing his career professionally since the age of eighteen. He learned at a very young age from his father to appreciate his surrounding environment. He enjoys taking photographs and video of weather phenomena, especially lightning, as well as scenery and nature. David likes to seek out unusual examples of nature such as inferior mirages, albino birds, ice caves and various types of naturally created vortexes, ranging in size from dust devils to tornadoes. To date, he has found multi-petalled Ontario trilliums, the highest of which had 33 petals. David is also a professional speaker and enjoys entertaining and educating a great crowd. His main areas of expertise are Weather/Aurora Borealis, Local Interests and Scenery of Ontario, Birds and Wildlife.
David has presented at more than 100 different venues, ranging from school lectures to educational/entertaining corporate events. He has presented at the University of Waterloo, elementary and high schools, corporate, clubs, museums, including Grey Roots 5 times, and many other organizations. He is always working to create new programming from his library of well over 400 plus hours of video data, while continuing to add fresh material from his ongoing fieldwork. Contact David to arrange a booking for a speaking event.
In the course of his work, David has studied meteorology, ornithology and the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, which can even be seen in the Niagara Region if the conditions are right. David likes to keep an open-mind about his subjects. He also insists that all his photographs are true originals and not fabricated in any way. He produces his own prints and does his own framing to maximize quality, using acid-free and archival materials in all of his products. He offers his work printed on canvas as well as other fine art papers. Canvas offers the advantage of presentation without the need for glass. The Giclee Canvas process includes a protective coating to reduce the damaging effects of scratches and UV light.
Non-members are welcome to attend as Club guests for a fee of $10.00