workshops and presentations

I love sharing my creative techniques with camera clubs, art guilds, and other groups that would like to explore ways to expand their observation skills. My presentation is interactive, using a mix of lecture with slide show followed by a question and answer session. I'll share the camera gear that I use in my photographic work. 

If you would like to discuss booking a presentation please contact me.  I would love to share my tips and techniques with your organization! 

Fee: $100.


Bolster your Creativity with Abstract Photography

Why use photography just to show us what we already see? Let's explore ways that we can use our creativity to show things in a new way. Often quite ordinary things can look extraordinary when carefully and selectively abstracted. In this presentation, I will share some of my favorite techniques for creating abstract photographs in the field and in the studio. We'll also examine how the power of working on a series of images can stimulate creativity. While every photographer has creativity, it is a skill that needs to be developed.

Visual Stories — Taking it from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Photography is a powerful tool for creating visual stories. In this presentation, I will demonstrate ways to fine tune your observation skills while learning techniques that can help you create more captivating images. Turn those plain snapshots into visually refreshing images that will intrigue viewers to use their imagination — taking your images from ordinary to extraordinary.

Creating Images over Capturing Images

When we see an image we pick up our camera to capture what is in front of us. What if we stopped a moment to study the scene and then created an image with more visual appeal and interest. In this presentation, we will learn how to use composition, color, patterns, lines, light and shadows to create an image with more artistry and depth. 

Discovering the Unusual in the Usual

In the layered imagery of window reflections, there is a surrealism that lies just beneath the surface creating a double exposure illusion. This altered reality of abstract images can produce an interesting mix of forms and colors. Each reflections is a moment in time capture. Often there are hidden components that can add a touch of mystery for those that take the time to look more deeply. In this presentation, I'll share tips and techniques on what to look for and how to capture artistic reflections.

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