Latow Annual Photography Seminar – April 2014

Jay-Canada1Event: Latow Annual Photography Weekend

Date: April 5-6, 2014

Location: Lee Chin Family Gallery, Burlington Art Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ON L7S 1A9

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Tickets & Registration

Varina and I are featured presenters for Latow’s 35th seminar (Burlington, Ontraio) in first weekend of April. Here is some more information:

Saturday April 5, 2014: Creating Impact

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Take a look at these two images. Both of them were taken at the same place at the same location. The photo on the left looks like your average snap shot, but the one on the right looks like something you might see in an art show. These images were taken at the same location, just a few minutes apart. So why does the image on the right have impact, while the one on the left does not?

At first glance, the answer might seem simple… the difference is in the light and the composition. Those two elements do play a big part in creating impact – but they aren’t the only factors. In creating the photo with impact, we took into account Exposure, Light, Composition, Post Processing, Shadow and Highlight Detail.. and so much more. All those factors play a role in creating impact – as well as what we include in a composition – and what we don’t.

Most photographers have learned a little something about the technical side of photography – and about the creative side as well. But what about the psychological side? We’ll discuss technical and creative skills, and how we use them to create psychological impact in a photograph.

April 6, 2014: Mini Seminars 

Morning Session: Varina Patel on Perception & Composition. (9:30 – noon) – understanding theories of human perception in order to create more compelling images, beyond the basic rules of composition. $45, combine with the afternoon session for $80. Advance registration only.

Morning Session: Jay Patel on Blending Techniques with Layers & Masks in Lightroom/Photoshop (9:30 – noon) – basic through advanced techniques according to participants’ experience and interests (exact level to be informed by a survey of registrants two weeks before the session). $45, combine with the afternoon session for $80. Advance registration only.

Afternoon Session: Jay and Varina on Creative Shooting (1 – 3:30pm) – creative techniques, making the most of shooting conditions, harsh light photography, night photography, overcast skies, specialty lenses. $45, combine with a morning session for $80. Advance registration only.

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