IN PRODUCTION

LANDSCAPES

Moments of Inspiration & Revelation
Presentation
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Featuring the best of my latest still images, time-lapse sequences and video, I’ll share insights and techniques gleaned during moments of inspiration and revelation, that viewers can use to dramatically improve their own imagery.  Inspiration — when events coalesced to create heartfelt imagery, and revelation — when, in the light of personal discovery, I came across a specific strategy or technique of remarkable artistic effect.

With grand landscapes and more intimate scenes, captured day and night, I’ll share the thought processes and field craft that took them to another level, including:

Lessons in the Art of Seeing

Possibilities presented under specific weather & lighting conditions

Using light and shadow to add depth and drama

Articulating what we perceive and feel, then transferring that into imagery

Compositional choices – visual flow, image design, compelling vantage points

Exploring with telephoto lenses

White balance selection

Color and textural contrasts

Enhancing landscape colors with pure whites and blacks

Fall foliage – converting the brilliant colors to black and white

What video and time-lapse can teach us about shooting stills

Painterly landscapes using impressionistic techniques, in-camera and beyond

Sometimes inspiration comes in post-production.  I’ll share processing lessons on creating a light path to guide viewers’ eyes, artistic dodging and burning, selective color and contrast control, and more.

An ambitious project.  A monumental presentation.  Fresh.  Creative.  Informative.

To debut at the NECCC Conference in July 2022.

FORESTS

The Art of Photographing Trees & Woods
Instructional Video
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This comprehensive instructional video will consist of a presentation that examines in-depth the fine art of seeing and photographing trees and woodlands, and step-by-step processing demonstrations in Lightroom and Photoshop specific to forest images.  I’ll delve deep into seeing creative possibilities, composing for visual separation and to accentuate lines, forms, patterns and textures.  I'll offer strategies for photographing deep inside forests, along their edges and from on high, and illustrate the artistic opportunities presented by different weather and lighting conditions, most notably, fog.

 

Good tree and forest imagery is also elevated through artistic processing.  In the narrated processing segments, I'll cover effective contrast and color adjustments, image softening techniques, abstract expressionism and amazing black and white conversion — all with the goal of creating moody, atmospheric woodland images that convey the beauty, grace and power of trees.

 

Planned for release in early summer 2021.

 

The supplementary presentation has premiered and is available for camera clubs and conferences.

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