Monthly Meeting September 2021

MONEP Meeting: Tuesday, September 21stTime: 6:30 p.m. for sign in, 6:45 Program beginsLocation: Powder Valley Nature CenterSpeaker: Jane PalmerTopic: Techniques for Capturing Wildlife ImagesMONEP member, Jane Palmer, will be back…

Monthly Meeting – August 2021

Date: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021Time: 6:30 pm (Central)Location: Powder Valley Nature CenterSpeaker: Aileen AbbottTopic: All About Eagles Join us at the August 17th meeting for All About Eagles, with Aileen…


We’re MONEP – the Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers, based in the Metro St. Louis (Missouri) region. Our group provides a space, in person and online, for individuals to gather…

Monthly Meeting: June 2021

Date: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm (Central)
Speaker: Joe and Mary McDonald
Topic: The World of Macro

Aphids and tending ants for honeydew, on plants, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States

Still no travel due to Covid-19? No problem! There is an entire world of different images right in your backyard or local park.  Join us as renowned photographers, Mary and Joe McDonald present on The World of Macro: Look high and low. Look Far and Near. There are images right in front of you.

Flowers, insects, mushrooms, and more are right in front of you if you know where to look and how to photograph what you find. We’ll talk about different techniques for capturing macro subjects from set-ups to flash, softboxes to in-field shooting. You will never be bored again as we hopefully open up a new, challenging, and fun world to photograph.

Joe has been a full-time professional wildlife photographer since 1983, but his career began while he was in high school when he sold images to the National Wildlife Federation. He is the author of more than 15 books on photography and natural history and is a frequent columnist for several print and electronic magazines. Mary began her career after taking a workshop Joe was leading in the Everglades, and together they have been leading photo tours and safaris around the world since 1989, sometimes traveling for over 32 weeks in a year. They have a special interest in the wild big cats, and have seen all 7 of the world’s big cats in one year four different times. Both Mary and Joe enjoy teaching, and regularly conduct workshops and give lectures and seminars on photography across the US, and have been active mentors during NANPA’s annual conference for the High School and College students.

NOTE: There will be a password to enter the Zoom meeting on June 15th. It will be sent with the invitation and Zoom link, to MONEP Members a week prior to the meeting.


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