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NW Atlanta Chapter Monthly Meeting Speaker

NE Atlanta Chapter  Monthly Meeting Speaker

February 25, 2015 - David Foster "Photographing Water"

February Meeting

David Foster - Photographing Water

St Edward's Episcopal Church (In the Sanctuary instead of Nicholson Hall)
7:00 PM
737 Moon Road Southwest, Lawrenceville, GA (map)

This presentation reflects our fascination with water, exploring an array of images that capture aspects of its beauty, mystery, energy and variety.  Water has so many qualities to entice our interest.  Perhaps most compelling is its extraordinary variations:

Dewdrop, rain, stream, waterfall, surf
Opaque, translucent, transparent
Prismatic, refractive, reflective
Still, flowing, churning, raging
Solid, liquid, vapor

2015-2-NEATL-Web-of-PearlsThese variations offer diverse opportunities and challenges for creating engaging images to these, sunlight at different times of day, times of year, and angles - with varied colors, shapes and textures in the surrounding landscapes.  This provides a recipe for endless fascination and exploration in our photographic endeavors.  This presentation will cover aesthetic, practical and technical aspects of photographing water.

David’s passion for nature photography reemerged in 2003 when advances in digital technology finally allowed him to pursue his artistic interests without a darkroom.  David began exhibiting and selling his work in 2006, while living in western Massachusetts.  His first solo exhibit after moving to metro Atlanta was at the Decatur Library in 2008.  Since then, his images have been part of more than 50 exhibitions - including solo, juried and group shows - in the Southeast and beyond.  David’s photographs are held in private and public collections across the United States and internationally.


Central GA Chapter  Monthly Meeting Speaker

Coastal GA Chapter Monthly Meeting Speaker

February 7, 2015 - Dick Bjornseth - "5 Color Tips for Nature Photography"

GNPA-GCR February Meeting

The February meeting of the Georgia Coastal Region of the GNPA will not be held at its usual First Tuesday of the month, but on Saturday, February 7, at 4:00pm. At this special time, we welcome Dick Bjornseth, professor at SCAD where he teaches color theory, drawing, and creativity classes.

5 Color Tips for Nature Photography

A present201502-GCR-Dick3ation on the theory and practice of using color - concentrating on nature photography. To be followed by presenting a series of photos where participants will be invited to explain of they might handle different photographic challenges. Discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the choices.

Highlight 5 color tips for nature photography:
Introduction to the Munsel Color Tree

  1. Color vs. Black and White
  2. Use of Hue (basic color harmonies)
  3. Use of Value
  4. Use of Saturation
  5. Expressive use of color (including infrared)

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