Grand Rapids Camera Club

April 21,2021 Zoom Program with John Scalera

Zoo Photography Lecture


April 21, 2021 at 07:15 PM


This zoo photography lecture will give an in-depth overview of the workflow, composition, lighting, equipment, settings, techniques and tips that are utilized to capture intimate portraits of these animals. Each image will be analyzed and how it was created. Post processing techniques will also be examined in this presentation.

Each speaking engagement gives an in depth look at my workflow, composition, equipment, settings, locations and processing techniques. A variety of my work will be discussed and each backstory will be explored in detail.

Join Zoom Meeting on April 21, 2021 at 7:15 p.m.

NOTE: Prior to the pandemic moving club meetings online, we asked guests for a $5 donation to attend our meetings. Though we do not require this for you to attend our Zoom meetings, if you are not a club member GRCC would appreciate any donation you might be willing to make to help us cover our increased programming expenses. If you feel so inclined you can make a donation to the club from our JOIN/DONATE/FAQS page. Thank you!

John Scalera Biography


John Scalera is an award winning photographer who specializes in zoo photography hailing from the hills of Northern New Jersey. His fascination and passion for animals began at a very early age and continues today through his work. His viewers experience a very deep and personal relationship with the subjects he photographs. The beauty and expression of each animal is effortlessly expressed in each photograph.

Wildlife and Nature have always been an integral part of my life. The World is such a magical and extraordinary place, a sanctuary for life from the smallest insects to the giants who cruise the deepest oceans. A powerful, oftentimes inexplicable bond has been forged between all living beings, and when I observe it through my camera lens, it brings me an unparalleled sense of awe: The stoic poise of a lioness relaxing in the sun in the late afternoon, the intensity of a jaguar's stare, or the mischievous play of lowland gorillas. It's my hope that my photography captures the majesty of those intimate moments that I am fortunate to bear witness.