July 7th, 2020
Have a you always wanted to photograph birds, but don't know how to get started or get frustrated that your images don't turn out the way you hoped?
I will be teaching a class on photographing birds on Saturday, July 11, 2020, from 10 a.m. to noon, Colorado (mountain) time.
In this class we will cover various aspects of bird photography, including:
· finding and approaching birds
· light considerations
· camera settings, including shutter speed, aperture, and ISO for both still and flight shots
· image considerations - what makes a good image?
· camera and lens equipment
· image processing
We will finish with sharing student images, which should be sent in ahead of time.
All are welcome, from beginner to more advanced.
To register and for more information, please see https://www.flipcause.com/secure/event_step2/ODY4OTk=/80269#!
Please join me!
April 2nd, 2020
My Northern Pintail image has been selected by Audubon for their 2021 Calendar!
Here's the email I received on 3/23/20: "I am very pleased and excited to announce that the attached photo you graciously granted Audubon the permission to use when you submitted it to the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards has been selected to be part of our 2021 member-exclusive Audubon Calendar. Congratulations on your image being selected for Audubon’s 2021 Calendar!"
What an honor. Thank you, Audubon.
May 9th, 2019
I received this message from the Birds of Prey Foundation on April 8, 2019:
Good evening Judi,
Congratulations! Your Burrowing Owl picture has been chosen to be in the Birds of Prey Foundation 2020 calendar. Your name will be added as "Judi Dressler". If you would like to change or add to it, please let me know.
Thanks for your support!
Birds of Prey Foundation
May 8th, 2019
Can't wait to leave this Friday May 10th, on a little trip up to Sand Wash Basin in NW Colorado to photograph the wild Mustang horses. This will be my second trip there -- I also went last year and totally fell in love with these majestic beauties. I'll only be there three days, and who knows whether we'll be able to capture some good shots, but I hope so!
May 8th, 2019
I'm happy to have been accepted at pARTiculars Art Gallery in April 2019, to sell some of my greeting cards for now, and then when a spot opens up, to have various of my photos on the wall as well!
February 5th, 2019
As a result of 5 of my 6 submitted photographs being chosen in the Top 250 in the 2017 annual Denver Audubon's "Share The View" contest, I have been invited to be part of a panel of ten and will have the opportunity of presenting a 3 1/2 minute program of my choice on February 14th to the audience!
This is part of the email text I received from Wendy Shattil, Administrator of the Share the View International Nature Photography Contest:
"Based on your excellent Top 250 finish in the 2017 Share the View International Nature Photography Contest, you are invited to be part of the program February 14th on the IMAX screen at University of Colorado Denver -South. Ten photographers will present 10 images each while telling the story behind them in 3 ½ minutes. We’d like you to be one of them. Congratulations on your success with the contest."
February 5th, 2019
I'm heading out to Minnesota on February 19th for a few days of photography, and am hoping for owls to be around and willing to pose! You never know what you might see when you're out, but owls are the main objective. We had originally planned to be gone during 1/28/19 - 2/1/19, but postponed the trip due to the arctic front that brought temperatures as low as -47 fahrenheit with wind chill. I am so glad we didn't go then, what with likely problems with cameras, camera batteries, the rental car, and of course, our fingers!
Stay tuned for an update!
July 3rd, 2018
I feel very fortunate to have been asked to exhibit nine of my photographs in Boulder Colorado's prestigious Avalon Ballroom! Hundreds of people walk past my exhibit there every week, on their way to dance. The photos I chose for this exhibit are all birds; mostly my favorites from the past year. The exhibit will hang from the beginning of May, 2018 for several months; end date not yet specified,
November 10th, 2017
I'm excited to announce that my 2018 Calendar of Birds is hot off the press! It is my best one yet! Please contact me if you would like one.
The birds were photographed mainly in Colorado, but also in Arizona, Texas, and California. Birds include burrowing owl, snowy egret, sandhill cranes, spoonbill, brandt's cormorant, northern cardinal, prairie chickens, quail, kestrel, flicker, great blue herons, road runner, and swallow.
August 11th, 2017
I was in the middle of a phone conversation with a friend, idly scanning though my new messages, when one caught my eye: "Winner in Raptors at Risk Photo Contest". When I saw the content -- that I had won the gold medal, I shrieked! My friend, concerned, asked, "what's wrong??" "Ah, haha, nothing wrong!" And it came with a $500 prize! Now I want to enter more contests :).
Here's the image: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/barn-owl-landing-judi-dressler.html
Here's the Raptors at Risk web page announcing the winners: http://www.peregrinefund.org/raptors-at-risk