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All the angles and More – 2020

When: February 15, 2020
Where: The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Fee: $75
Registration Deadline: February 9, 2020

Despite the fact that I enjoy it, I understand that some folks are not all that enthused about mixing the cold of winter with their photography. So, once again we’re being welcomed back to the Everson Museum to click our shutter release buttons in comfortable warmth. The museum itself will be our subject as we uncover how to capture all the angles, textures, shadows and more in this beautiful edifice by the renowned architect I. M. Pei.

The doors will swing open for us at 10 am and we’ll have the run of the museum until closing (about 4 pm). This will give us the opportunity to really study angles, textures, shadows, and the effects of light on each and all of these elements of our photos.

Our agenda will be similar to last year’s Everson Museum workshop.

  • We’ll begin with a lecture on “lines, angles, & textures” in our photos emphasizing what constitutes each element and how to use it in your composition.
  • This will be followed by an interactive demonstration from behind my camera.
  • After lunch (pack your own) a second lecture titled, “Seeing with the eyes of an artist” will serve as our entree to our afternoon shoot.
  • The workshop will not end as the museum closes and we depart for our homes. Rather, at home, each participant is encouraged to process their photos and select several to upload for constructive critique.
  • Finally, a selection of photos will be posted in a student gallery on my website and, for those who agree, provided to the Everson Museum for potential use in their marketing and advertising activities. Any photo used, either on my website or by the Everson Museum, will be credited to the photographer who created it. Sorry, no further compensation is available at this point.

The images below are only an inkling of the possibilities you’ll find with all the Everson’s angles.

It will also help us stretch our thinking as we play (experiment) with depth-of-field, maybe some camera motion or multiple exposure techniques and of course creative use of black and white.

The Everson will also provide a spectacular opportunity to exercise our ability to “envision” our photos before we click that shutter release button, to think about the “artfulness” of our compositions, to wrestle with lines that may or may not want to work for us at first and much more.

It’s not too early to put our thinking caps on, is it?

Event Details

When: February 15, 2020
Where: The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Fee: $75
Registration Deadline: February 9, 2020