About Greg Yahr:

I have always been inspired and energized by the beauty of nature. As a photographer I feel challenged to capture the remarkable wildlife I encounter. In order to photograph wildlife travel is usually necessary. My photographic pursuits have taken me to most of the National Parks in the West, South to Florida, North to Alaska, into Canada’s Northwest Territories, the shores of Hudson Bay in Northern Manitoba and Kenya in south east Africa. I have also heavily photographed the area around my home state of Wisconsin including the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the region along the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. One of my favorite subjects are birds. I can photograph birds wherever I go including dozens of different species within 50 miles of my home. In fact, several of my better images were shot from my bedroom window.

When photographing wildlife I try to do more than just capture a record of the species. I attempt to create a work of art, something someone would want to hang on the wall in their office or family room. As much as possible I try to create the image in the camera avoiding extensive Photoshop manipulation.  Minor adjustments to color, contrast, and exposure are done to bring out the best features in each image and occasionally it is necessary to remove a disturbing branch, or twig so it doesn’t distract from the main subject.

My art and photography education comes from reading books and magazines, attending workshops and practicing what I learned for hours upon hours in the field.

My images have been published in magazines including;

  • Outdoor Photographer (text and images),
  • Wisconsin Trails,
  • Shutterbug,
  • Digital Photo,
  • AAA Home and Away, 
  • Michigan Out-of-Doors,
  • Michigan Living,
  • Manufacturing Today,
  • Natures Friend.

My images have also been published in calendars, greeting cards and business brochures.

I have exhibited regularly.

I am the Past President and member of both the Riveredge Nature Center Photography club and the Camera Clique of West Bend and a current member of the Menomonee Falls Camera Club.






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