Charles Glatzer, Canon Explorer of Light, Coming to Erie

“Shoot bosque-golden-sunriseThe Light” Photography Seminar with Charles Glatzer

October 15, 2016 – 9:30AM to 4PM
Gannon University
Zurn Hall, Room 107 (W 7th Street)

$35 – includes lunch in cafeteria
High School and College Students are free but most be registered (see below) and have valid and current Student ID (including lunch)

Advance Registration for all participants (including students) REQUIRED

To Register:

  1. Mail a check for $35 made payable to PASNWPA to
    Patty Raydo
    7341 W Lake Rd
    Fairview, PA 16415
  2. Send email to to reserve and pay at the door
  3. Call 823-9005 to reserve and pay at the door

Seminar Description

common-loon-with-mud-puppyShoot the Light Instructional Photographic Workshops and Technical Series are comprehensive, designed to enhance your visionary skills, as well as your technical execution. Special emphasis is placed on creating images with Visual and Emotional Impact; using creative techniques, compositional elements and light to design in-camera images that are a cut above.

My success as a commercial photographer has been characterized by my ability to see and understand light. Wildlife photography is the same without exception. Light quantity, quality and direction should be assessed independently, although together they render the image. The amount of illumination determines the exposure, while the quality and direction of the light source relative to my position renders the scene and subject as viewed.cape-buffalo-copy

Being aware of the lighting direction relative to the subject will allow you to choose a camera position that will enhance your unique vision, as well as the subject. “Light Illuminates, Shadow Defines”.

Every Instructional Photographic Seminar has but one goal; offering the participant the most education for the dollar. Planned by a professional photographer for photographers, each is unique, dedicated to bringing you only the finest in photographic instruction. Our workshop schedule with new and exciting venues are sure to please even the most discerning wildlife and nature photographer.

Expand your photographic horizons. Learn to “Shoot the Light.”

Chas Glatzer


logo_shoot-the-light Chas is a Canon Explorer of Light, the group is comprised 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.

snow-monkey_w2o2841Chas’ 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.

japan_swan 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. He also continues to serve on many judges’ panels for both national and international photographic competitions. Chas’ current Canon equipment includes multiple 1DX Mark II bodies, 5DS-R body, 7D II body, 11-24, 16-35 II, 24-70 II, 70-200 f/2.8 II, 300 f/2.8IS II, 100-400 II, 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X, 600IS II, multiple 600EX-RT flashes, 1.4x III and 2x III converters, extension tubes, and more. SanDisk Extreme Pro CF cards are used to capture images. 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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