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Cheryl Opperman is a nationally acclaimed nature photographer with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooks Institute of Photography and over 25 years of professional experience photographing nature, wildlife, and indigenous cultures worldwide.

She was featured as a leading female nature photographer by Outdoor Photographer Magazine and has received numerous prestigious awards from organizations including The Earth Day Network, Nature’s Best Photography, the International Photography Awards, and the National Wildlife Federation. Her work has also appeared in publications or exhibits for The American Humane Association, the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and many others. Employing the power of photography to inspire interest in the environment, she has appeared in on-camera interviews for 9News Denver, The Luminous Landscape, and Smithsonian Earth and regularly presents slide shows or classes on various topics to schools, camera clubs, and organizations. See her work at:


“I have participated in numerous photo workshops worldwide and academic settings. Cheryl Opperman is by far the best instructor I have experienced. She is clear and concise both in the formal presentations and in the feedback provided. Rather than use a canned presentation, Cheryl took the time to tailor the presentation to photographing cranes. This tailoring was thoughtful and helped everyone capture better photographs. Cheryl’s willingness to share her expertise is a gift.”

– Sharon Fisher, 2017 Crane Trust Workshop Participant

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