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Established 2002 by Walt & Janet Schumacher

Our passion is to make photographs that express the joy we have making them.   After carefully photographing our subject, we scan our own film, do our own printing, and frame each piece appropriately.   Each print is executed exactly as we intended it to look, when we released the shutter. 

Walt Schumacher

     2002:
Photographer for over 20 years. Owned photography business and worked in / managed professional photo labs for many years.  Member of Photographic Society of America (PSA) and assistant webmaster for Nature Division, 2002. 

     2003: 
Vice-President and webmaster of Michiana Photo Club, South Bend, IN. 
Contributing member of Nature Photographer Magazine.

Article, "Electronic Imaging:  Not for Fantasy Only" published in Photographic Society of America Journal, July, 2003.  (If you click the link, you can search for "Electronic" in the title...)

     2004:
VP and webmaster of Huntsville Photographic Society.  Competition Results:  tied for most Wins overall. 

Photo contest sponsored by the Huntsville Botanical Garden, June, 2004.  Won Second Place, and Honorable Mention.  Pictures appeared in the Huntsville Times, as well as various advertising pieces published by the Garden.

June, 2004 -  Accepted as exhibitor at the Huntsville Art League.

Nov., 2004 - Won Merit Award in the Decatur Art Guild's "Colors of the Season" exhibition, shown at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur, AL.

     2005:
Feb. 2005 - Won "Award of Distinction" in Huntsville Art League's annual Collector's Draw.

March 2005 - Picture of Venus-Jupiter-Moon conjunction published in "Night Sky" magazine. 

June, 2005 - Photo contest sponsored by the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Won Second Place.

June, 2005 - elected VP of Huntsville Art League.  Also Membership Chairman and webmaster.

July, 2005 - Received Honorable Mention in Photographer's Forum Magazine's   25th Annual Spring Photography Contest, sponsored by Canon.  This was given to the top 100 out of 21,000 entries, and will be published in their 2005 Annual.

Dec. 2005 - At  Huntsville Photographic Society, recieved annual "Best Color Print of the Year" award.

Janet Schumacher

     2002:
Photographer for 5 years.  Member of Michiana PhotoClub, South Bend, IN.

Won 14 ribbons in 2002 and 2nd prize for Slide of Year (Michiana Camera Club).

Commercial sale of 7 Photographs to Houba, Inc. (Pharmaceutical Company)

     2003:
Contributing member of Nature Photographer Magazine.

    2004:
Member of Huntsville Photographic Society.  Competition Results: First Place (1), Second Place (3), Third Place (3), Honorable Mention (2).

June, 2004 -  Accepted as exhibitor at the Huntsville Art League.

     2005:
Feb. 2005 - Won "Merit Award" in Huntsville Art League's annual Collector's Draw.

March, 2005 - Invited to participate in "Exploring the Senses" art show, at the Athens State University, Athens, AL. 

April 22, 2005 - Received an Art Investor's Ribbon at Huntsville's "Panoply Arts Festival", produced by the Arts Council of Huntsville.

June, 2005 - Photo contest sponsored by the Huntsville Botanical Garden.  Received Honorable Mention.

July, 2005 - Selected to be a Finalist in Photographer's Forum Magazine's   25th Annual Spring Photography Contest, sponsored by Canon.  This was given to the top 5% out of 21,000 entries, and will be published in their 2005 Annual.

July, 2005 - Took Third Place in the "Southern Shutters" juried show at the Clay House Museum, Madison, AL.

Seminars Attended (both):

5/12/01 - Rod Planck - "How to Photograph Nature" Detroit, MI.   Rod’s images have appeared in such magazines as Audubon, Sierra, Natural History, Backpacker, Birder’s World, National and International Wildlife, Ranger Rick, and in numerous calendars and textbooks.

9/17-21/01 - Pat Gerlach; one-week photo workshop - "Nature Photography - Shooting Wild Animals"; Logging Camp Ranch, Medora, North Dakota.   Pat has run a wildlife photo-art business for 20 years, and is a well known figure at all the Florida art fairs.

2/9/02 - Robert Glenn Ketchum - "Evolution in Landscape Photography" St. Louis, MO.   Named the 2001 Outstanding Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association, RGK has published over 10 books in his 30-year career.  Audubon magazine recognized 100 champions of conservation "who shaped the environmental movement in the 20th century," and included such names as John Muir, Rachael Carson and photographer, Robert Glenn Ketchum.

4/14/02 - John Shaw "Intensive" seminar on Nature Photography and digital printing, Traverse City, MI.  John Shaw has been one of the premier nature photographers since the early '70's.   His photographs have graced dozens of magazines, and he is the author of six books on field photography which are the "standard". 

4/27/02 - John & Barb Gerlach, "How to Shoot Beautiful Nature Photos", Indianapolis, IN.  A tremendously prolific nature photographer, John Gerlach's pictures have appeared in virtually every nature and photography magazine.  Not only do John and Barb supply images to 14 stock photo agencies, but they host photo workshops in such locations as the Galapagos, Antarctica, Africa, etc.

11/2002 - Portrait workshop by the Association of Portrait Photographers, Grand Rapids, MI.

12/14/02 - "Epson Print Academy" (one day seminar) with Vincent Versace, Indianapolis, IN

02/15/03 - St. Louis, MO, one-day Seminar "With Heart, Soul and Camera: Developing a Personal Vision" by Brenda Tharp, instructor at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, published in Outdoor Photographer, etc.

3/15/03 - "Digital Photography" with George Lepp, Illinois Central College, at Peoria, IL.  Digital imaging, scanning, image optimization, and printing.  George is an institution at Outdoor Photographer magazine, and when it comes to digital shooting or printing, George is the "go to" guy. 

3/20/04 - "Outdoor & Wildlife Photography" by Dr. Leonard Rue III and Len Rue Jr., Peoria, IL.    Leonard Lee Rue is THE most published wildlife photographer in North America.   He has sold to 2,000 different companies in 44 countries, and is the author of 26 books on wildlife. 

July 30-31, 2005 - "The Art of Nature Photography" with internationally-known photographer, Arthur Morris.  His website is named "Birds as Art", and when he shoots them, they are!   More than 11,000 of his photographs have been published in magazines such as National Geographic, Natural History, Nature Photographer, and Outdoor Photographer; he has authored more than 100 photo-illustrated feature articles, and is finishing his second book.  Artie also hosts photo workshops from the Galapagos to Africa.

Works Shown at (both):

July, 2002 -Culver Lake Fest, Culver IN.

August, 2002 -Washington Gallery, Goshen, IN

December, 2002 -Minneapolis Art/Craft Festival, Minneapolis MN.

March, 2003 -Audry Levy Invitational Art Show, Ann Arbor, MI.

2004 onward - Showing at the Huntsville Art League gallery, Huntsville, AL

August & September, 2004 - Solo show at the Huntsville Times Gallery, Huntsville, AL.

September, 2004 - Participated in show at the "Heritage Club" restaurant, Huntsville, AL.

October, 2004 - Participated in the Huntsville Home Builder's annual "Providence Showhouse"

Nov. 2004-Feb.2005 - Exhibited at the Decatur Art Guild's "Colors of the Season" juried show, at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur, AL.

April 22-24, 2005 - Participated in Huntsville's "Panoply Arts Festival" juried show, produced by the Arts Council of Huntsville.

May, 2005 - Featured as the "Limelight" artists at the Huntsville Art League.  This includes a sizable area of the gallery devoted just to our pictures, a reception, etc.

June, 2005 - Accepted to participate in the "Unique Views of Huntsville" exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art.

July, 2005 - Accepted to participate in the "Southern Shutters" juried show at the Clay House Museum, Madison, AL.

July, 2005 - Solo show of 27 prints at the Executive Group Realtors, Huntsville AL.

September, 2005 - Invited to participate in the annual Monte Sano Art Show.   Booth.

October, 2005 - Invited to participate in the "Unique Views of Huntsville - Encore Presentation" at historic Harrison Brother's store in downtown Huntsville.

October - December, 2005 - Featured artists at the Arts Council of Huntsville office.

November, 2005 - Invited to hang prints at the opening of the Huntsville Museum of Art's Community Gallery.

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