Bill Schmoker’s photos appear in magazines, photographic field guides, bird ID cards, newspapers, interpretive signs, webpages, advertisements, corporate logos, and as artist references (www.schmoker.org/BirdPics). He is also a busy blogger, columnist, instructor, speaker and trip leader, and is a proud member of the Leica Birding Team. When not birding, Bill teaches middle school science and enjoys family life with his wife and son.
Maresa Pryor-Luzier’s interests in nature began as a birder as a young child. She now leads private photo tours specializing in bird photography. Her travels include extraordinary places such as the Galapagos Islands, Cuba, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Southern Africa. With over three decades of photo credits including: Audubon, Living Bird, Mother Earth News, National Geographic Kids, National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, Ranger Rick, Reuters America, Scholastic Library, Sierra Outings, Smithsonian, and is represented by Danita Delimont. As a lifelong resident of Florida, Maresa now resides in New Mexico with her husband of thirty years. Maresa has an A.A. degree from Lake Sumter State College in Leesburg, Florida. She also studied Photography at Daytona State College.
Mia McPherson enjoyed film photography but when digital cameras were invented her love for bird photography deepened because of the instant results she could obtain. Mia became seriously passionate about bird photography while living in Florida and after her move West in 2009 she has spent much of her time photographing birds in Utah, Idaho and Montana. Her images have appeared in field guides, magazines, books and on her daily blog. Mia is a frequent photo contributor to ABA’s Birding magazine and other ABA publications