July 2017 Meeting

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
Brian Zwit

Natural framing is a photographic technique in which objects can be used to “frame” the main element of the image. Consider trees and branches for landscapes, windows and doorways, tunnels, cave openings, etc. Frames are often used to convey depth in your image by creating an additional layer. A frame does not have to surround a subject, although a fully framed image, such as through a window or door, can be very effective. Some good examples and suggestions can be found at: http://www.lightstalking.com/framing/

Returning to judge our July competition will be Brian Zwit, a nature photographer and photography educator from Northern Virginia. Brian travels widely in pursuit of landscapes, wildlife and flora and finds settings which relatively few visit owing to his love of hiking and backpacking. Brian is well-known for his ability to distill complex topics and explain them clearly. He is a recognized expert in digital workflow using Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik software, and other editing applications. Brian has been teaching classes and leading field trips and workshops for over ten years and recently taught Lightroom to his 500th student. Galleries of his images are on view at http://www.brianjzwit.com/Galleries.

The program will be presented by Bob Schamerhorn, a photographer who grew up in Lynchburg and now lives in Richmond. Early contacts with nature developed his interest in birds, and that was fostered by the Lynchburg Bird Club and the Virginia Society of Ornithology. After studying Art and Design at Virginia Tech, Bob gained experience in fields related to graphic design and built his own graphic design firm. He has pursued his interest in nature through photography, receiving numerous awards in competitions sponsored by the Camera Club of Richmond, Lewis Ginter Memorial Gardens, Virginia Wildlife Magazine, and several regional art festivals. His photos have appeared in Virginia Wildlife Magazine and Nature Friend Magazine. Bob will present a program titled “Attracting Birds with Water.” Extensive galleries of Bob's photos can be viewed at http://www.iphotobirds.com/PictureGalleriesALL.html.