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See with an Artist’s Eye | Photography Seminar
Wednesday, September 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
There’s no excuse for bad photos | 3-part series
September 13, 20, 27 | 5-8 p.m.
Photography is a mix of art, expression, and technology. Mastering it requires a steep learning curve, which may become a joy, a frustration, or both. It’s a joy for the challenges it poses and a frustration since our vision generally outpaces our ability to express it. (Registration form below)
Part One of the seminar focuses on developing a basic understanding of what is necessary to achieve artistic vision and expression and understanding the limits of the equipment. It reviews the variables that affect the photo (aperture, shutter speed, and sensor sensitivity) and how to control them in order to achieve the desired selective focus, depth of field, highlights, etc.
Part Two of the presentation will explore important conventions regarding composition, lighting, foreground and background, etc. It will familiarize the participant with available resources, discuss the pros and cons of popular photo equipment, and suggest cost-effective choices for improving photographs without breaking the bank.
Part Three of the presentation will take the participant on a journey of how to select unusual images and avoid common stereotypes via real examples covering landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, and florals. We’ll be spanning the use of ultra-wide angle to long telephoto lenses, as well as macro lenses for close-up photos and fisheye lenses for special effects. The emphasis will be on expressing an artist’s vision through tools like selective focus, depth-of-field, shutter speed, etc.
Wolf and Linnea Koch are the seminar’s instructors, an unlikely pairing considering that Linnea is an artist with over 40 years of experience in the visual arts and Wolf is a practicing engineer, former part-time educator, and occasional photographer. Together, they travel on Wolf’s business trips throughout the country and Europe. They visit and photograph local landmarks, historical sites, and notable gardens.
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