4:30 p.m. - Ritter Library
“Reflections of a Nature Junkie”
English professor Terry Martin will give a brief presentation on his nature photography. Exhibit runs through April 30.

Nature Photography Exhibit

January 25, 2017

Exhibit runs January 25-April 30Cormorant, Venice Rookery, FL by Terry Martin

(Closed March 6-10 for Spring Break)

Opening reception and presentation:
Wednesday, January 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Ritter Library


“Reflections of a Nature Junkie”

English professor Terry Martin will give a brief presentation on his nature photography exhibit followed by refreshments.

Martin has been a professor of English at BW since 1989. His passion for fine art nature photography did not emerge until 2011, when he was already in his 50s. From the moment he bought his first good DSLR camera—a Nikon D7000—during a family vacation to Sanibel Island in Florida, he was transported into a realm of aesthetic rapture. 

As if a portal to a magical world had opened, Martin has become much more attuned to natural beauty. Photography has likewise changed the way he hikes, for he is more focused now on the journey than on the destination, and a good photo op will turn the longest, hardest trail into a playground of visual delights.

Martin has been equally surprised by his newfound affinity for birds, which have become his favorite wildlife subject. He will put up with heat, cold, rain, bugs, mud, long drives and hours holding up a camera with a heavy telephoto lens for the chance of a good picture. 

As a member of the Cleveland Photographic Society, Martin's pictures have won various awards, including an Honorable Mention in the 2015 National Wildlife Photo Contest; Runner Up in the Chasing the Light National Photo Competition, 2013; and 2nd Place in the Lake Erie Living Magazine Photo Contest for 2012. A number of his pictures have also placed in various Cleveland Photographic Society photo contests. His "Cedar Waxwing Launch” was chosen for inclusion in the Wyoming Outdoor Council 2013 Calendar and "Turkey Transfiguration” was chosen for a Holden Arboretum Exhibition in 2015.