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A Day on Amelia Island

Mar 30, 2016 02:00AM
On April 2 from 3 to 7 p.m., join three of Amelia Island’s most gifted photographers as they launch their new book, “A Day on Amelia Island.” The event will be held at The Book Loft at 214 Centre Street, where Stephan Leimberg, Dawna Moore, and Scott Moore will sign copies of their 366 page book of Amelia Island images. The book, which comes a in a decorative bag, begins even before the sun rises and ends with the moon, and contains everything in between. There are photos of local people, wildlife, events, and Amelia Island’s special places. The book sells for $20 plus tax, and will be sold online as well as at The Book Loft.

Stephan (Steve) Leimberg, the “Bird Man of Amelia” (acclaimed for his stunning painting-like prints of birds) was the 2008 International Nikon-Popular Photography Mentor Series Grand Prize Winner and First Place Winner in the Photography section of the 2014 Amelia Island Shrimp Festival. Steve’s magazine work is often featured in the Amelia Islander, First Coast Magazine, and SouthIsland Living, and Forbes Blog. Steve’s portrait of the late author Pat Conroy (Prince of Tides, the Great Santini) was the back fly-cover for one of Conroy’s last books, my Life In Reading. Steve has done portraits of nationally known authors and directors Rick Bragg, David Morrell, Paula McLain, Tatjana Soli, Jamie Ford, Ken Burns, and local poets and authors Nola Perez, Dickie Anderson, and Calvin Atwood. His fine art work is available at San Jon Gallery, Bar-Zin Restaurant, and by appointment by calling (904)491-0474 or via email at [email protected]

Dawna Moore’s interest in photography began when she was young and shooting with a Fischer Price 110 film camera. During family events and gatherings, she was always the one behind the lens capturing the moment, but she never really learned how her camera worked or the art of photography. After a trip to Europe in 2008, where all of her photos came out horrible, she decided to learn the skills needed to capture beautiful images. Dawna recently graduated from the New York Institute of Photography, earning a certificate in Professional Photography. She is also a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) and a board member for Wild Amelia. National Geographic recently featured Dawna’s photo “Harbour Town Lighthouse at Blue Hour” in their coffee-table book “Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places.” Dawna’s photos have also been showcased in local and international web and magazine articles, including Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Architectural Digest, Sail Magazine and First Coast Magazine. Scott Moore serves on the board of Wild Amelia, a group that showcases the breathtaking bioregion of our area and encourages stewardship of natural resources. With his wife Dawna, Scott co-chairs both Wild Amelia’s extensive photo classes which can be found at and its annual photo contest. Together with Steve Leimberg and Dawna and others, Scott organizes free monthly informative meetings about photography in the area at the Island Art Association ( and field trips to photograph at interesting places. His work can be found on the shop walls of “Design IT Wraps & Graphics” and are also for sale at “LuLu’s at the Thompson House Restaurant and were featured in the Nassau County’s Annual Financial Report 2013. His website is

(Photo "Walk into the Sunset” courtesy Steve Leimberg/