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Avid Photographer -- Career Trainer
Laurie Brice has been teaching technical subjects in hundreds of classes throughout her career. She knows how to translate complex subjects into easy to understand lessons her students take home. Today, Laurie is focusing this hard-won expertise on her passion - photography.
Laurie grew up in the Annapolis area enjoying all that its rivers, woods, historic setting and strong community provide. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biology, she returned home to the banks of the Severn River. An early career as a biologist for The Johns Hopkins University soon transitioned to positions in the emerging field of Information Technology. Laurie designed and taught countless computer application courses and developed strong programming, data analysis and management skills. Through it all, Laurie captured her love of nature, landscape and animal portraiture - especially birds, in photography. Her photographs are featured in Field Guide on Insects of the Cloud Forest, author Paul Beck, Illustrator Ryan Hobson; the Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas, TX; the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's website All About Birds; and the travel website Schmap.com. Her awards include Grand Prize in the 2014 Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest; 1st place "People" and 2d place "Boats" in the Best of the Bay 2014 Photo Contest. Best in Show and several category prizes in the 2011 Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of the 500th Annual Annual Competition; Honorable Mention in the Nature Conservancy's 5th Annual Photography contest and several exhibition awards from the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis. Laurie has been active in the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis as Technical Director, President, Vice President and Programs Director since 2008. See Laurie's photographs at Flickr and 500px.
Laurie and Chris Edwards founded Four Rivers Photo in 2013, to provide fun, stress-free workshops for emerging photographers, empowering workshop attendees to move past technical barriers on their journeys of artistic discovery. While Chris left Four Rivers Photo in the Spring of 2017 to follow new passions, Laurie continues the Four Rivers Photo tradition of delivering fantastic small group training and customized individual tutoring. Look for Chris and other accomplished Annapolis photographers to join Laurie as workshop leaders from time to time.