We're excited about our macro photography workshop on March 23rd, and we thought it would be nice if we shared a few words about our class instructor, Roman Kurywczak...Roman

Roman was born and raised in NJ and started out attending art school in NY for graphic design in the mid- 1980’s. During that time, he received his first film camera and that moment changed the direction of his life forever! The camera allowed him to combine his love of our natural world by giving him the tool to capture all that beauty in an artistic way. He immersed himself in all technical aspects of photography, from his humble beginnings in a camera club, to now being a full time professional nature photographer and a proud member of the SIGMA pro team.

In 2003 he started his own photography tour company called Roamin’ with Roman, that caters to small groups and provides individualized attention. The company has since grown to include international destinations but the satisfaction he gets from teaching on his instructional tours remains one of his most memorable photographic achievements and drives him to this day.

He continues to speak/lecture about nature photography both locally and nationally with countless number of presentations over the last 5 years. He lives in NJ with his wife Pura. She has always been his biggest supporter and is the one who gave him that first camera! She also gave him his greatest gift, his two sons, Gregory and Ian, and he knows that he is truly blessed.

In February of 2011, he released an e-book called “A Digital Guide to Photographing the Night Sky” and it is available as a download on his website (click the above link) .There you will also find more information on his instructional tours, speaking schedule, as well as numerous galleries, gear reviews, and blog.

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