he Great Plains Nature Photographers will be hosting a day-long photography seminar as part of their annual meeting  Nov. 9 at the Historic McPherson Opera House, 219 South Main Street.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. and concluding by 4 p.m. The program is open to the public. Cost is $15  to attend and students are admitted with no charge. A boxed sandwich lunch may also be pre-purchased for an additional $10. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day.

The featured speaker will be Ron Niebrugge, a professional freelance photographer based in Seward, Alaska specializing in landscape, travel, recreation, aerial and wildlife photography. He also spends time at his second home in a remote canyon in Arizona. Niebrugge’s presentation will relate his experiences shooting in Alaska and from his blinds in Arizona featuring his photos which display great imagination and creativity.

In the wilderness, pursuing inspiring natural light is where Niebrugge is most at home. Taking the ordinary and using beautiful natural light to create the extraordinary has been a passion of Niebrugge’s for many years. His images have caught the attention of many and he is pleased to have among his clients such businesses as National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney World, Smithsonian, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, Sony and Ford along with a number of large advertising agencies. Niebrugge’s images have appeared in many books and publications including Sunset, Alaska Magazine, Audubon and Sierra Club Calendars, Country and Fortune Magazine.

As part of the meeting, there will be a nature photography print competition. Attendees are invited to enter up to two of their own original images in 5 different categories. Categories include: Wildlife Captive, Wildlife Non-Captive, Great Plains Nature, and Travel Nature.

The Great Plains Nature Photographers consists of photographers residing in or who photograph the Great Plains of North America, from the Dakotas south through Texas. More information about the group can be found on Facebook under Great Plains Nature Photographers. They welcome postings of work dealing with the nature of the Great Plains, questions about photography, the environment and wildlife of the plains. Members of all skill levels and interest in nature, landscape, and wildlife photography are welcome.

For more information on the meeting and print competition, or to download a registration form, visit: www.selective-focus.com and click on the link to “Great Plains Nature 2019”.