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“A Day With David Middleton”
The day begins with David’s presentation,“Thinking Like A Pro”:
“So how does a professional photographer go about taking a picture? Does the process start before he or she even gets to the location? What does he or she think about getting ready to take the photograph? What are the overarching principles that he or she follows? Is this any different from how amateurs approach a shot?”
David will answer these questions and much more during “Thinking Like A Pro”.
“Accepting change forced me to photograph things I had avoided- people, cows and the inside of buildings- and it forced me to take some really, truly dreadful pictures before I learned to take Hugh Bromley, 92 years old better ones. But remember-‘digital’ is Latin for ‘its okay to fail’. Without great failure you will never find great success. Photographing different subjects forced me to learn to use my camera differently. I shoot at high ISOs now….”
David will conclude the day with “Improving Your Images”:
This is an opportunity to have your images critiqued by David and other attendees. Bring some images along with you and he will pick some or all and talk about sales potential, technique, etc. Try not to bring your all time best, bring in some recent images that you feel had potential but just didn’t quite turn out to be as strong as you had hoped. David’s critiques have lots of energy and cover lots of topics … a great finish!
David Middleton is a nationally recognized professional nature photographer, writer and naturalist. His philosophy is to photograph whatever he finds attractive and then think about trying to sell it. This has led him to photograph subjects and places as disparate as harbors, wildflower meadows, large mammals, small birds, forests, quaint villages, indigenous markets and people and mountain streams.
David has produced 10 books including: Ancient Forests, The New Key to Ecuador and the Galapagos, Prayers through the Seasons, American Vision, The Nature of America, the largest nature photography book project ever undertaken, which he created, co-directed, contributed photographs to and wrote. His new books are The Nature of Vermont and The Photographer’s Guide to Vermont, The Photographer’s Guide to the Maine Coast and The Photographer’s Guide to the Oregon Coast all published by The Countryman Press a division of W.W. Norton.
(This event is sponsored by The Shooters Gallery Photography Group and Photo Connection Of Colchester).
Date: Sunday, November 11th
Location: Salem Gardner Lake Firehouse
Event Fee: $25.00
As Always … Great Door Prizes!
Lunch is included in the ticket price: Cheryl’s famous baked ziti, sandwiches, salad, beverage, chips and dessert.