Schenectady Photographic Society is proud to once again have Mark Bowie as our guest speaker for this month’s Event Night on January 20th, 2021 at 7 pm. This time Mark will be giving us a presentation on the art of seeing things creatively. Watch your email for link to Zoom meeting. [Add to Calendar]
“Learning to use our powers of observation – to envision an image in the mind’s eye – is a life-long learning process that can elevate our imagery to ever-higher levels. With compelling still images, time-lapse sequences, and video, I cover field strategies for looking deeper, working with a wide range of weather, light, and subject matter. I discuss seeing subjects not only for what they are but what they can be. I also examine how to truly see, then transfer what we envision into a strong image by refining subject placement, using lines, form, and detail, colors, and tones to create interesting compositions. With example image sequences I relate how my thought processes and compositional choices evolved from the initial appeal to the final results – images with heart that resonate deep within us.”
Mark Bowie is a professional nature photographer, writer, and much sought-after public speaker. His work has been published internationally in books and magazines, on calendars, posters, greeting cards, and in advertising media. His first two coffee table books, Adirondack Waters and In Stoddard’s Footsteps, have become landmark regional publications. He followed those with The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons. Each won the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Photography Book of the Year Award. He has also authored two extensive e-books on night photography: The Light of Midnight and After Midnight: Night Photography by Example, and one of his photographic journey, Finding November. Mark is a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute and leads digital and landscape photography workshops and tours. For more on Mark’s work, visit www.markbowie.com.