July 17, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Online via ZOOM
Many photographers are scared to use a wide-angle lens, or never seem to like the results. That is a shame. Sean will demonstrate how photographers can use their wide-angle lens as a storytelling tool or as an artistic instrument to help take unique images that are both intimate and sweeping. He will also share techniques to add supplemental lighting to your photographs. Sean will help you learn how you can see the world from the unique perspective that wide-angle photography provides and how supplemental lighting can improve your end results.
Sean Fitzgerald is a Dallas-based nature, conservation, and travel photographer. Sean’s work has been published in a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, Outdoor Photographer, Nature Conservancy, Audubon, Photo District News, Backpacker, Bicycling, Texas Highways, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and many more. His fine-art prints are found in private and corporate art collections and large-scale installations across the country, including hospitals, banks, museums, and convention centers. Sean leads photo workshops for Ted Turner Reserves. His work is varied but focuses primarily on Texas and endangered ecosystems such as Texas prairies. Sean is a past president of the North American Nature Photography Association and a member of the American Society of Media Photographers. You can see more of his images at www.seanfitzgerald.com. He has taken a lead role in the efforts of photography organizations to modernize the copyright system to better protect visual artists and is also actively involved with protecting artist rights on public lands. You can see more of his images at www.seanfitzgerald.com.
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Want to know more about using Adobe Lightroom to process your photos? Brian Loflin will present an online overview of Photoshop Lightroom, one of the most user-friendly and powerful photo editing suites. He will outline the requirements to get started, how to manage your library of images, and an in-depth demonstration of Lightroom’s ease of processing. In addition, registered attendees will receive a complete, step-by-step process of one of his own images from import of images fresh from a shoot, through export for use outside the computer.
Brian Loflin is a highly respected photographer, author, teacher, and consultant. His seasoned professional career spans more than five decades in the advertising, aviation, bio-medical, and publishing industry.
Brian is a graduate biologist with an extensive background in marketing and communications. As a highly regarded teacher, his passion is about passing his knowledge and vision along to others. In addition to hosting a variety of photography workshops, he currently teaches a new curriculum of Wildlife Photography at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He held similar teaching positions at the University of Texas at Austin, University of California at Riverside, and Riverside Community College.
Have you tried photographing wildflowers and been disappointed with the results? Did you discover that seemingly small issues can very quickly ruin a photograph as well as your entire wildflower photography experience? Carol Henrichs will show us how do you deal with ever-changing environmental conditions. She will also discuss tips and tricks for addressing issues related to tools & equipment, sun, wind, and clouds.
Carol Fox Henrichs is an interpretive nature photographer and photo artist. She considers this her encore career, which she began in earnest after retiring from Texas A&M University. Her published works have appeared in the North American Nature Photography’s annual publication and Ranch and Rural Magazine and she has won numerous awards. Carol began her photography education in 2004, earned a Professional Photography Diploma from the Photography Institute and successfully completed the Cameras, Exposure, and Photography program from Michigan State University. Ever the teacher, she leads workshops and prior to COVID, photo tours.Website: carolfoxhenrichs.com
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