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Underwater Imagery from the Salish Sea
(the Salish Sea encompasses Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca in the Northeast Pacific Ocean)
Don will share underwater images from his collection while highlighting the role that citizen science volunteers are playing in increasing our understanding of the marine environment.
Don Gordon is an amateur marine naturalist and scuba diver who has conducted more than one thousand underwater surveys of fish and invertebrates in the Salish Sea over the past ten years. Don is a seasoned cold water divemaster and photographer. Don has spent more than 30 years working for a variety of conservation and environmental organizations.
This talk is based on my more than 35 plus years’ experience photographing wildlife and covers the requirements, strategies, techniques, and equipment required to capture engaging animal images. Included is information on lighting and composition, plus locating, attracting, and approaching wildlife. The program is interwoven with some entertaining stories behind some of the images. (The program contains a lot of new material plus images from COVID 19 confinement.)
For more than 35 years, I have shared my photographic experiences and love of nature with thousands of individuals through more than 300 photo classes, workshops, lectures, and tours in both the U.S. and abroad including Kenya, Iceland, Newfoundland, the Falkland Islands, the Brazilian Pantanal, South Dakota Badlands, Bosque del Apache, Chincoteague NWR, Tangier Island, etc. Program sponsors have included zoos, nature centers, camera clubs, and conservation organizations such as National Wildlife Federation and the Assateague Island Alliance. For many years, I have taught photography classes at Johns Hopkins University and other educational institutions and have written “How To” articles on nature photography for national publications such as Outdoor Photographer and Birding. My images have appeared in magazines, calendars, and books published by National Wildlife Federation, Natural History Society, Audubon, and Sierra Club. Credits include the book, “Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, an Ecological Treasure."
Chris Harris presented his B&W Photojournalism and told his wonderful stories to the CCC in November 2020. His presentation was so well received that we asked him to give us more. Luckily for us he said yes!
Chris Harris was late to join academia.
For over twenty-five years he worked as a freelance photojournalist for major news media worldwide. From his base in New Orleans he photographically documented the news of the world for TIME, Life, Newsweek, the New York Times as well as many other major publications. Professor Harris is well known for his diversity of work. Whether it was the “Sex in New Orleans” coverage for Playboy Magazine, his coverage of Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter for Newsweek, his extended (14 page) essay on bullfighting for Sports Illustrated,Tennessee Williams for People Magazine or Walker Percy for Esquire, Harris has met the needs of publications worldwide. From the late 1960s to the early 1990s he specialized in covering Central America as well as the American South. His work was represented worldwide by GAMMA/Liaison agency in Paris and New York.
Since coming-in from active photojournalism Professor Harris obtained his advanced degree in Journalism from the University of Alabama in order to go into higher education. He is a Professor Emeritus in the College of Mass Communication, Electronic Media Communication Department at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. His specialties included photojournalism, media law and ethics and visual journalism.
Professor Harris is the co-author (with Paul Martin Lester) of Visual Journalism, published by Allyn & Bacon, Boston in 200
Quotes Concerning the Photographs of
Christopher R. Harris
“the best” Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards—recently released from Federal Prison
“The photos are quite lovely and evocative…it is a poetic view…from the inside out.” Novelist Walker Percy on reviewing Harris’ coverage of the Natchez Pilgrimage
“I took them (your pictures) home as a Christmas present…(my parents) still talk about that ‘civilized fellow from New Orleans.’” Journalist Bill Moyers
“Harris has a way of capturing specific instances which generalize universal truths.” Art Critic George E. Jordan, New Orleans Times-Picayune
“(Chris Harris’) use of documentary photography as a personal art form has certainly made him an artist of great merit. Mr. Harris’ artwork has enriched our collection.” New Orleans Museum of Art Director E. John Bullard
“Keep-up the fair work.” Ted Knight…the actor Ted Baxter from the Mary Tyler Moore show in a personal note
“When I first met Chris Harris in New Orleans…he was a seasoned, but slightly seedy-looking, internationally known photographer. Think of the photojournalist played by Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now Redux, but with a Southern accent, and you know what I mean.” Photo ethicist, and co-author, Paul Martin Lester
“(Chris Harris shot)…the world’s most incredible sports photograph of Roberto Duran-Sugar Ray Leonard fight. It was an absolute definitive photograph…” Gambit newspaper editor-in-chief Gary Esolen
“I can’t wait to see what your photographs do to me. Impossible!” Playwright Tennessee WilliamsFind out more »
(POSTPONED TO A DATE TBD) “From Snapping to Making Winning Images, a journey” presented by Sue Eberhart
Our own Sue Eberhart will present how you go from taking a snapshot to making a photograph! Sue will share some of her journey and what she has learned along the way!
See you on June 9th!
Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a LIVE Zoom session to talk about Beyond the Color All About Black & White Photography.
In this session we will talk about the Technique, Vision, and Processing of black & white images This class will help you to evaluate what images you might want to select for black and white images, see some simple ways to correct minor distractions in post and give you greater confidence to express yourself in new ways.
We will explore some of the following essential concepts in the creation of black and white images.
1. Discover what goes into a B&W image vs a color image both in terms of capture but also with processing.
2. Examine the various camera settings that improve our opportunity to capture and process more compelling black and white images.
3. Explore the myths common associated with black and white image creation.
4. Examine what kind of scenes make for more compelling images as black and white than color.
5. How we can use depth, texture, luminosity, sharpness, and focus to dramatically improve the interaction with our images.
About Nic Stover
Nic Stover was raised in the high mountains of Western Colorado on a single magazine subscription to National Geographic and only 5 television channels, where the only shows his family regularly watched were Nature (PBS) and the Tour De France. It was here that his love for adventure, the outdoors, and photography took shape.
Stover is based in San Luis Obispo, California and focuses on landscape photography classes and workshops encouraging his class participants to Develop their skills, Explore their capabilities, and to Create meaningful work.
Nic Stover Photography exists to help photographers understand the unique perspectives that assist in the discovery of their capabilities, while enabling a deeper connection with themselves and others through creative expression. Through his classes, webinars, tutorials, and presentations Nic works with people of all ages, backgrounds, experiences, and desires focused around a dialog on how we can thrive in our own unique creative and artistic process.
His landscape photography work has taken him across the globe — from the backcountry of Greenland, to the windswept mountains of Patagonia, and the frigid extremes of Alaska. His portfolio of work encompasses desert, ocean, night, and mountain photography. Nic also enjoys showcasing the amazing the places that are unique to the Central Coast, from sea caves to sand dunes, and its dramatic coastal landscapes.
Additional information can be found at www.stoverphoto.com
Please join us for Peek Under the Tent. This evening's presentation will provide you with the names of speakers, their presentations and bios, our training schedules, SIG group information, new competition rules and processes and other events being held by CCC.
Welcome -Maury Kahn
A Season of Photography and Education - Joanne Tramposch
Competition Process, Rules, Systems, etc - Deb Payette
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) - John Whitmore
Print Studio - Paul Hammesfahr
Virtual Photo Beach Bash - John Hoyt
Q & A
Bill is a frequent lecturer an judge for camera clubs and other organizations throughout New England and beyond. He is a member of The Photographic Society of Americas (PSA), the New Have Camera Club, and the Connecticut Association of Photographers. He is a vice-president on the New England Camera Clun Council (NECCC) board as co-director of the Interclub Projected Inage Competitions.
For his work on behalf of the photographic community, he was elected a Fellow (FPSA) by PSA and Honorary Member (HonNEC) by NECCC. For his photographic skills he has received the distinctions of Grand Master (GMPSA) fro PSA and Artiste (AFIAP) from the Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographiique. In 2019 Bill received the PSA Ashbrook Award for Digital Imaging Instruction.
In PSA recognized salons Bill has earned two Diamond Awards (color class) in the Projected Image Division, five Galaxy Awards in the Photo Travel Division, and five Stars in both the Nature and Photo Journalism Divisions. He has earned numerous awards for photo essays in the Projected Image and Photo Travel Divisions.
For many years Bill pursued a hybrid approach to his photography where live narration, stills, video clips, and sound files were combined to create travel presentations and essays with more production values than is possible using just still photographs. Recently as he has traveled less he has taken a project oriented approach to his photography where he pursues interesting subjects closer to home.
My interest in photography started in high school. I developed black and white film and made my own enlargements. I became a much more serious photographer after I moved to Connecticut following graduate school and, in 1970, joined both the Color Camera Club of Westchester NY and the Photographic Society of America (PSA). During the next fifteen years I enjoyed CCCW’s many activities and found mentors among the members, many who were also active in PSA.
I have tried many different types of photography over the years. By far travel and cultural photography are my favorites. Creating shows using my images to present to a variety of different audiences makes this type of photography even more fun.
Over the years photography has helped me see the world much more deeply than I would have without it. Instead of superficially looking at the things around me, I look for images, image sequences and video clips that tell stories. Creating lectures after slected trips allowed me to: relive the experiences; dleve even more into the underlying stories that my images told; and share my images with others.
Topic: Infared CT
Today there is a lot of interest in infrared photography. It is a way to explore new worlds and capture fine art images. It changes the appearance of an image by creating false tones or colors. It stimulates your creativity. In this program, Bill will explore what infrared (actually near-infrared) radiation is and how it renders photographs of the world. Pure infrared radiation produces only black and white images, but also including part of the visible spectrum allows colored images to be created. The images shown in this program are the result of an extended personal project where images from across Connecticut were captured using a series of filters. Filters include a normal visible filter and a variety of filters that admitted infrared radiation plus part of the visible spectrum. Each filter produced a different result. Bill will begin by briefly describing the Infrared Connecticut project and the reasons it was undertaken. He will describe the equipment used and compare the photographs that can be obtained using different filters. Finally, he will describe the post-processing steps required for each type of filter. The presentation will conclude with a showcase selected from the many images captured during the project.
There will be a short club business meeting beginning at 6:15. Jerry's presentation will begin at 6:30Find out more »
Jerry will share his procedure using a few of his images using Lightroom>Photoshop>Topaz FiltersFind out more »
Topic: The Power of Contrast:
Why contrast is so critically important -- HOW and WHERE you use it makes all the difference!
• Did you know you can actually control your audience to follow a path in your images in a certain order and sequence?
• Are you aware that carefully placed contrast plays a critically important role in whether your images are experienced in a pleasing way, or with strain?
• Have you mastered the secret of making an image come to life and “pop?”
• Need ideas to improve the “resting place” for your viewer’s eye as they navigate your image?
These critical components of powerful images can all be significantly enhanced by the proper use of contrast. There are special techniques that can be accomplished in-the-field as well as during post-processing that will amaze you.
We will explore before-and-after examples and teach you how you can do so with your own images simply and effectively. Get ready for a game-changer!
Whether you are controlling for contrast in your exposures themselves, and/or in post-processing, this fun, informative and interactive session will help you learn the tricks and techniques necessary to make your images go from drab to fab!
TERMS: Registering for and joining this webinar means you have reviewed, understand, and agree to these terms.
Bio: Lisa Langell is a full-time, award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in numerous prestigious publications including the cover of Outdoor Photographer magazine, plus numerous images in Arizona Highways, Ranger Rick, art galleries and more. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association. She is also a proud ambassador for Tamron, FotoPro, and H&Y filters.
Whether it was working as a master floral designer, a licensed psychologist, university faculty, an international consultant in K-12 education, the Chief Business Development Officer of an education technology company, a researcher, a writer, or an artist—she enjoyed meeting each challenge.
Still, her strongest calling was photography--ever since childhood--when bird watching ignited her lifelong love of nature and the camera. In 2010, she turned her passion for photography into a business—and in 2015 she successfully transitioned to photography full-time and left the corporate and consulting world behind.
The journey with photography has definitely been Lisa’s favorite – she loves combining her diverse background and skills into her photographic art and instruction. Bringing joy to others brings joy to her! She thrives on creating innovative learning experiences and pushing photographic boundaries. She equally enjoys enriching, stimulating and expanding fellow photographers’ minds emotionally, creatively and intellectually.
You may read more about her or see her work at http://www.langellphotography.com
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