Pro-Am Coaches

ICF is pleased and blessed to have some of the best photographers in the world serving as coaches for the Pro-Am series of nature photography events. We’d like you to meet…

Sean Fitzgerald For someone who got his first camera after college graduation, Sean has come a long way indeed in establishing himself as top-notch shooter. The former practicing attorney admits to being a “late bloomer” in the field of professional photography. It took a vacation to Europe to first fire his interest in taking pictures. Nature as… Read more »

Dale R. Franz 2nd Grand Prize Winner, 2010 Pro-Tour Teamed with  Rancho Ramirez “El Veleno” ~ Renato Ramirez 2nd Grand Prize Winner, 2006 Pro-Tour Teamed with the Knibbe Ranch – Spring Branch, Texas 2nd Grand Prize Winner, 2008 Pro-Tour Teamed with Mustang Ranch A Kodak Brownie camera, backyard bird feeder and makeshift blind – together, these three items from Robert’s childhood… Read more »

Rolf Nussbaumer In his native Switzerland, Rolf spent his early adult years making furniture, teaching others the joys of birding and, as a hobbyist, shooting pictures. It wasn’t long however before his hobby, coupled with his love of the outdoors, became an obsession-and then, his profession. After marriage and a move to Texas, Rolf made the… Read more »

John Pickles John has been a full time wildlife photographer since 1998.  His earliest memory of photography was at the age of 12 when he got a brownie camera and a darkroom kit for making black and white contact prints.  His interest in photography continued through the years, interrupted by the demands of another career and many other events that cause… Read more »


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