Hello, and Happy New Year.
The new year brings a number of interesting events of interest to photographers. First is a special learning event sponsored by the Harrisburg Camera Club featuring Fine Art Photographer Joel Anderson. Anderson is a large format film photographer, a vanishing breed of photographers who work with view cameras and print in conventional wet darkrooms. He will present his images and talk about the process of shooting and processing with large format film. Anderson is relatively local, based in Lykens, PA. The event is free and all are welcome at the large community room in the Giant grocery store at the Camp Hill Shopping Center located at Rt. 11/15 and Trindle Road in Camp Hill. Doors open this coming Tuesday January 8th at 7:15 p.m.
Next on the calendar is an exhibit of the photography of Gordon Parks at the Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. Gordon Parks: Crossroads opens with a reception Friday January 18th from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition to the exhibit there is a lecture Thursday, February 7th at 5 p.m. “A Personal View of Gordon Parks by Adger Cowans”. Cowans is a fine arts photographer and abstract expressionist painter who worked with Parks in New York.
Also at the Arnold Gallery is a photography workshop “Photographing Our Times: The Lyrical in the Banal” with Carl Socolow. Socolow is a professional photographer and recipient of the 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography. Many local photographers are familiar with Carl’s photography at Mata Ortiz, Mexico which won him the Fellowship and this will be an interesting opportunity to work with Carl and gain an insight into making photographs.
More information on these events is available on my Newsletter/Learning Page (see link at top).
I am currently planning possible seminars for the spring on processing and refining fine art images using Photoshop CS6 and Elements, and processing raw files using Lightroom 4. These will be advanced techniques for enhancing images, controlling tonal values, sharpening, and output considerations.
Your interest and input is invited. A link to email me is also on the Newsletter/Learning Page. Please let me know if you are interested. I will be giving a presentation on B&W image shooting and processing at the March 4th meeting of the West Shore Camera Club in Mechanicsburg.