If you wish to learn how to capture ecological and outdoor images like a professional, Philip Lintereur and his associates will teach you.Lintereur, who
has worked as a specialist for NASA for 35 years, has partnered with regional ecologists to begin a business called Florida Wildlife Photos and Tours, which will specialize in teaching nature photography.
“My plan is to retire after Artemis II, but in parallel work to build up my enthusiasm given that I was a kid, which is working as a biologist doing photography and mentor people about using their cams and combining that with being able to teach and recognize what they are photographing,” he said.
Lintereur, who received his engineering degree from the University of Central Florida, has worked for 35 years as a systems test engineer, lead systems engineer, test supervisor and now on the Artemis program.
“In the past years, I have actually always wanted the space program but my other interest has actually constantly been the flora and animals of our planet. My father Leroy Lintereur was a wildlife biologist in Wisconsin. I dealt with him while maturing in Wisconsin. My dad likewise enjoyed photography.”
Lintereur got his photography accreditations through Eastern Florida State College and Professional Photographers of America.
“I have actually been photographing given that I was a child, from astronomy to bird photography and I have constantly been surrounded by professional naturalists that have taught me the Latin and typical names of the items I was photographing.” he stated. “When I was growing up, there was a retired person that I enjoyed heading out on adventures with typically. His name was Herald Linberg, one of the most outstanding birders and photographers that lived up north. I would go with him on bird counts where you had to know your species and also with my dad with the Department of Natural Resources as a naturalist. Lintereur, a homeowner of Titusville, has actually partnered with David Simpson and his wife Dee of Melbourne, who are professional naturalists.Simpson is a local
of Brevard County and has actually been leading birding trips for more than 30 years. He is renowned for his impressive birding identification and Dee is a well-rounded biologist in addition to being a devoted birder, author, artist and Florida Master Biologist.” They are both impressive.
So, in between my knowledge of photography and wildlife and David and Dee’s understanding of wildlife and photography, we can tailor our clients/students to whatever they are particularly wanting to picture. For example, it may be Ospreys diving for fish, flying Roseate Spoonbills or Snail Kite birds perching. We can practically ensure that what you are trying to find we can provide.”For the most part we( Davis, Dee and I)will search the location out the day
before to guarantee that the birds of interest are there. Then, we’ll fulfill at sunrise the next early morning when wildlife is most active and go through a chain of events through the day. Then proceed to walk to the destination and work with the group or specific to understand what they are photographing and how to get an impressive shot,”he said. “After the class, I like to get individuals together and see the pictures then go through and see what we can do better the next time or with Lightroom or Photoshop and teach individuals how to enhance their images. I’m always finding out and photography is a constant knowing procedure which constantly keeps your brain active, which is a great thing for people of all ages.”Lintereur said the business will likewise offer chances to individuals who are
physically challenged.The schedule will begin in January and run through May. The course will begin in a class and
then move into the field.” Classes are held typically on the weekend mornings from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. however we can work around people’s schedules and organize special trips. We supply water and treats.”he said.The trip areas include Central Florida’s Brevard, Orange and Volusia counties, from the Orlando Wetlands to Ponce Inlet, Black
Point to Sebastian Inlet. “We are mainly in Central Florida, however will be moving out to other areas consisting of worldwide locations. I would suggest getting acquainted with the principles of your electronic camera initially in areas before heading out to global wildlife locations. My goal is to get you comfortable with all aspects of lens, settings and post processing. Wildlife photography is a great deal of enjoyable once you discover the essentials,” he said.Lintereur said he is dealing with a global partner to examine other areas of the world so he can open the experience to people interested in places such as the tropical rain forest,
pelagic products,( marine mammals, seabirds)and other states such as desert mountain species.The current schedule published consists of: Jan. 7 at the Orlando Wetlands; Feb. 4 at Sebastian Inlet; March 4 at the Orlando Wetlands; and March 18 at the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge.For more information and to register for classes and tour offerings in 2023, go to floridawildlife.photos.