Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2014 NECCC camera college and showcase presentations descriptions (General programs)

2014 NECCC camera college and showcase presentations descriptions (General programs)


David DesRochers (NJ)  Artist Earth
Since the early days of our art form, photographers have been exploring our planet’s endless gallery of natural art and celebrating its beauty in photographic images.  This program will cover techniques for seeing and capturing unique and creative images of the endless natural art found in nature.   Developing your own style, managing exposure and depth of field with blending and HDR, and creating art with water will be among the subjects covered. www.desrochersphotography.com  (Sponsored by Hunt’s) (B, I, 90 min)

Hanson Fong (CA)  It’s Showtime! Time to Look Good!
The key element to being a successful photographer is to make people look great. Hanson Fong is known for his animated teaching skills as well as his photographic prowess. He will share with you his perception in creating perfect photographic harmony by demonstrating how to handle any
subject’s body size and type. A live demonstration of the Classic 10 poses that Hanson has mastered and pioneered will assist you in posing any person, regardless of weight and/or height. His technique will also enable you to pose any family grouping, couple, or a bridal couple. In addition to hands on posing, Hanson will discuss lighting techniques. You will learn how to photograph under any lighting condition, indoors or outdoors, any place, anytime. His approach to finding the “light” is simple and uncomplicated. Proper lighting and posing will help you create highly desirable, contemporary and timeless photographs. .http://hansonfong.smugmug.com/  (Sponsored by Canon)   (I, 90 min)

David FitzSimmons (OH)  Wild, Wonderful Waterfalls
 Join Sigma Pro David FitzSimmons for spectacularly-illustrated journey to some of North America’s most spectacular cascades. Along the way, learn about composition, exposure, lighting, filters, and post-processing software. See example after example of approaches to depicting these popular landscape features. David will conclude by sharing how to turn your images into paid publications in magazines, books, and other media. www.fitzsimmonsphotography.com   (Sponsored by Sigma) (B, I, A, 90 min)
Jerry Hug, APSA (IL)  iPhoneography - The Best Camera is the One that is with You
 In this workshop: 1. you will learn how to take better photos with your iPhone camera, 2. how to edit these photos with photo apps. And 3. learn how to organize, store your photos and share these photos. Please bring your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (fully charged) with the following apps downloaded and installed: Snapseed, Camera Awesome, and Touch/Retouch. Participants will receive my complete speakers notes with directions to help enjoy your creative tools of iPhone photography. www.jerryhugphoto.com   (Sponsored by Hunt’s)  (B, I, A, 90 min)

Denise Ippolito (NJ)  Bloomin’ Ideas
This slide program will cover the in-camera techniques that Denise uses to capture beautiful flower images: composition, depth-of-field and selective focus, the use of extension tubes and reflectors, and the use of natural light. You will learn to create impressionistic flower blurs by using your camera as your paintbrush. I will also go into detail explaining my creative processing and multiple filtering effects that I use on a daily basis. You will be inspired to step out of the box and develop your creative vision and your own original works of art. If you love to photograph flowers this program is for you. www.deniseippolito.com   (B, I, A, 90 min)

Lance Keimig (MA)  Light Painting and Drawing
Light Painting and Light Drawing have become increasingly popular in recent years, in part because of advances in both camera and flashlight technology, but also paralleling the meteoric rise in the popularity in Night Photography. It's become almost commonplace to see Light Painting images in the media, both in print, and video formats. It's truly an exciting time to explore the many creative opportunities of Light Painting. This seminar by night photographer Lance Keimig begins with an introduction to the concepts of Light Painting and Light Drawing, along with examples by many of the best artists working in the medium today, and a discussion about the techniques they use. There will be a live demonstration of some of these techniques, including information about the equipment used, with time for questions at the end of the session. www.thenightskye.com/  (I, A, 75 min)

Ian Plant (VA)  Visual Flow: Mastering the Art of Composition
What makes a great photograph? Is there any one aspect of the process which separates the merely good from the truly magnificent? Many candidates immediately spring to mind, but one aspect clearly rises above the rest. Composition—the artistic arrangement and placement of visual elements within the picture frame—is the most difficult aspect of the art of photography to master, and also the most important. Although the emotion evoked by a photograph’s subject matter and mood cannot be underestimated, likewise the primal visual response evoked by a skillful composition cannot be ignored or forgotten. A snapshot shows the world what your camera sees, but when you create a composition, you show the world what you see. Ian's presentation, based on his hit book, is an artistic tour de force, spanning several centuries and different artistic media to reveal the composition secrets of the great masters. www.ianplant.com/  (Sponsored by Tamron)

Deborah Sandidge (FL) Creative Techniques for the Passionate Photographer
The ultimate goal of a good photographer is to be a great story-teller. To do this well one must develop the art of constructing a visual narrative through various creative techniques. For example, you can take double or multiple exposures to create visual and emotional depth with a photograph; or stack stars or clouds for a unique perception. Telling a story using time-lapse photography can condense hours of captures down to several seconds. Even a short video clip can become a fascinating narration as a cinemagraph—a still photo with motion. Time-lapse can tell a story in several seconds that otherwise would take hours to capture. You can create surreal photos during the brightness of day using neutral density filters to calm the crashing waves of an ocean, and softly blur clouds across the sky. Simple post-processing such as utilizing filters or plug-ins can alter the reality of an image. Creative techniques in-camera, and in post-processing, can change the reality, the mood, and the drama of a composition, allowing the photographer to create expressive, fine art imagery.  Join professional photographer and author Deborah Sandidge as she guides you through creative techniques for photographing and post processing creative imagery. www.deborahsandidge.com    (Sponsored by Nikon)   (I, 90 min)