Qualities of Light and Composition

National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford presents a two-part talk: ‘Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond- Images from his most recent book published by National Geographic’, and ‘Qualities of Light, Composition, and What’s in my bag’. If you want to learn, learn from the best. Michael’s brilliant images are always an inspiration, and his explanations of how he got the shots, as well as his practical tips, will help photographers of all levels to improve their own work and aspire to something better.

Lenses for Bird and Nature Photography: Birds As Art Style- by Arthur Morris

In this practical and educational slide program we will learn which Canon lenses—from the 8-15mm fisheye up to the 800mm f/5.6 L IS—Artie uses to create his amazing images, how, why, and when he uses each of them, and what he is thinking as he depresses the shutter button. Most folks will be surprised to learn that a long lens with a teleconverter is often not the best tool for the job. In addition Artie will comment on exposure and image design.

Visual Design Of A Photograph- Seminar by Professional photographer Eileen Rafferty

Professional photographer Eileen Rafferty’s seminar in the Event Space that leads you on the path to mastering the visual design of a photograph.

Topics include:

• Photography as a unique medium
• Form vs. Content
• Line and Shape,
• Texture and Color (How they are shaped by light)
• Color theory relative to how it affects our photographs
• Drawing the eye through the photograph
• Composition
• Qualities of light and how it affects the mood of a photograph