Grand Rapids Camera Club

GRCC October 21, 2020 Virtual Program

The Pursuit of Bull Winkle by Kelly Walkotten


October 21, 2020 at 07:00 PM


Getting the photo is not always as easy as scouting the location, getting yourself in position and waiting for the action to begin. Kelly will talk about the steps necessary to have a successful wildlife photo shoot combined with her journey in pursuit of a large moose she affectionally refers to as Bull Winkle. This was an 8 year adventure taking her across the USA with its trials and tribulations.Hear her story of perseverance and determination and receive some information to help you successfully photograph your journeys.

Kelly Walkotten Biography


I am a wildlife and underwater photographer, traveling the world in pursuit of the next photo adventure. I teach Photoshop and Lightroom, lead photography workshops, and speak to camera clubs and photography groups around the country. I also show and sell my work at various Galleries around West Michigan and in the Florida Keys, and Fine Art America. I am currently sponsored by ProLab Express, FotoPro Tripods, and Hunts Photo.

My gear is a Nikon D810, and a FotoPro tripod. I have both Nikon and Tamron lenses, and like to play with my Lens Baby lenses. My underwater housing is a Nauticam with Ikelite strobes.

I currently spend the Summers at my Michigan home in Hudsonville Michigan (about 4 months), and live in the Florida Keys the rest of the year. I am a past member of the Grand Rapids Camera Club, prior to moving to the Florida Keys. I belong to PSA and NANPA. I and am the President of the Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs (SWMCCC) which we host the Summer Weekend of Photography the last weekend of July.