Richard Day

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About Richard

Richard’s teaching style is first and foremost have fun and to learn on my trips.  Sometimes photography can be daunting, especially if it’s new to the attendee, I will make it easier to understand and enjoy doing it at the same time.  If time and place allow, I will be pleased to help with critiques while on tour.

Richard Day is a professional photographer who has been publishing photos and teaching photo workshops since 1984. He specializes in birds, butterflies, dragonflies, panoramic, and backyard habitats.  His work has been published in Audubon, Birds & Blooms, National Wildlife, National Geographic and many other nature-related publications, calendars, and books worldwide.  Richard leads photo tours, teaches butterfly and dragonfly workshops, and was a guide for Frontiers North to photograph polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba for 14 years.

Richard is an Adjunct Research Associate in Zoology with the Illinois State Museum and an Associate Research Scientist at the Illinois Natural History Survey. He has conducted Odonata and Lepidoptera research since 2005 for the states of Illinois and Missouri, including research work on the Hines emerald dragonfly, a Federally Endangered species for the Missouri Dept. of Conservation. You can learn more about him at: