Wednesday, May 13 , 2015 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Oakton Elementary Auditorium Rm 123, 3000 Chain Bridge Rd Oakton, VA 22124– Free and open to public. Members can submit images.

The Vienna Photographic Society is hosting a competition and critique by Wayne Wolfersberger, who has extensive experience as a photographer and instructor. His comments will be an opportunity to learn about composition for photography, drawing, and painting.

An ecologist-naturalist, educator and nature photographer by professional training and passion, Wayne has integrated all areas to become a well-respected professional nature photographer in the Washington DC area. His photographic expertise was honed while working for a D.C. area commercial photography firm, the US Navy Photographic Center and involvement in numerous professional seminars and workshops.

Wayne is a member of NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association), NAPP (National Association for Photoshop Professionals), the Vienna Photographic Society and Northern Virginia Photographic Association for which he served as VP and President. Wayne has delivered numerous and varied photographic programs for many local groups in the Greater Washington area, in the Southern Appalachians, and internationally in the UK and Australia. Many of his images have appeared in local, national, international magazines (including multiple images in Nature’s Best), on calendars, postcards, exhibited and sold as fine art prints. Wayne has also worked as a wedding photographer and done the craft show circuit.

Wayne teaches a variety of photography classes locally during the fall, winter, and spring (if not on short travel excursions) and most recently during the summer. For 14 years Wayne spent the summers (May to September) in Yellowstone National Park working as a ranger-naturalist for the US National Park Service. He turned in his badge after the 2012 season in order to spend time with his family and new grand daughter and (now a two month old grandson) when they moved to Maryland after 9 years Down Under. Wayne has found the summers in the DC area to be a new experience for photography because in 1999 when he first started working in Yellowstone he had only photographed the summers in the area with film cameras and now he is retracing old haunts with his digital cameras.

Wayne is leading a morning photographic workshop at Oatlands Historic Manson and Gardens just a few miles west of Leesburg. May 16 – 8:00 AM to 12:00

May 17 – rain date.

Several of your images may be submitted to him via email for critiquing at a later date. A sampling of Oatlands images may be viewed at the website:, click on Galleries, click on All My Photos, click on Oatlands.