Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Remote Meeting (See Instructions/Get Zoom Link Emailed)
Moments of Inspiration & Revelation
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. I’ll share the thought processes and field craft that took my imagery to another level:
Lessons in the Art of Seeing
Possibilities presented under specific weather & lighting
Using light and shadow to add depth and drama
Compositional choices – visual flow, image design, compelling vantage points
Exploring with telephoto lenses
White balance selection
Color and textural contrasts
Creating "images" of mood & feeling
What video and time-lapse can teach us about shooting stills
Painterly landscapes using impressionistic techniques, in-camera and beyond
I’ll also share processing lessons on creating a light path to guide viewers’ eyes, artistic dodging and burning, selective color and contrast control, and more.
It's an ambitious project. A monumental presentation. Fresh. Creative. Informative.
Mark Bowie is a professional nature photographer, writer and much sought-after public speaker. He has done three coffee-table books on his native Adirondacks, has authored two extensive e-books on night photography, and one on his photographic journey, Finding November. He has also released two instructional videos, FORESTS: The Art of Photographing Trees & Woods and Multiple Exposures for Maximum Landscapes. Mark is a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute and leads landscape photography workshops. For more on his work visit his website, www.markbowie.com.