Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Rhythm of the Sierra Photo Presentation by Jim Stamates May 9

Posted on May 3, 2012
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

Tahoe is full of interesting local characters, including our birds and wildlife, who often go unnoticed. Thankfully local wildlife photographer, Jim Stamates, has made it his business to document the rhythm of nature.

The Tahoe Area Sierra Club invites the public to a photo presentation by Jim on May 9th at the Unity at the Lake Spiritual Center at 7pm featuring inspiring images that tell the story of the Rhythm of the Sierra. Stamates champions his low impact field techniques with his entertaining and informative presentations that focus on our relationship to the natural world.

An added feature will be In The Rhythm of Kokanee filmed at Taylor Creek during the annual spawning and egg harvest. His Theory of Rhythms explores what John Muir once said, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

Magpie and Owl hanging out

An award-winning wildlife photographer and long-time local of South Lake Tahoe, Jim Stamates helped write the ethics guidelines for nature photographers, has done work for the National Wildlife Service, National Forest Service, and the National Park Service, plus lectures on the Theory of Rhythms, Art Marketing and gives photography workshops.

Don’t miss his free multimedia presentation at Unity at the Lake Spiritual Center, located across from the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd on May 9th starting at 7pm.

Jim has been published world-wide, and developed ‘low impact field techniques” for nature photographers. In addition to his photography, he has also developed “In The Rhythm Tours and WorkshopsTM.

Jim describes his Theory of Rhythms:

“I have always used ‘natural rhythms’ to connect with wildlife but never really understood how, or why, it worked. The more I researched my theory the more I understood how natural rhythms play a very important part in my photography and my life. I am now able to use it more effectively.

It is how I make photographs that bring the spirit of the subject to the viewer of my images. When I go on a shoot, I seldom go with a preconceived idea of what I am looking for. Instead, I wait to see what nature offers me. Getting ‘In The Rhythm’ helps me connect with nature and puts me in the right place when I need to be there.

Does it always work? Yes!”

To learn more about Jim Stamates, visit and his “In The Rhythm” Blog.

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