February 2019 Meeting

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 6:00pm
Bjorn Ruriksson
Glass in All Its Glory

Glasses to drink from or see through, fractured glass, beaded glass, an hour glass, molten glass, stained glass, buildings, bottles, jars, vases, tubes, fibers . . . the list goes on. Photographing glass requires careful attention to reflections and blown-out highlights. Lighting, important to all categories of photography, plays an especially important role in minimizing or avoiding distracting reflections, although in some cases an interesting reflection may enhance the photograph. However, for this competition, while your picture may include reflections, glass must be the main subject, not just a means of creating a reflection. For helpful information on equipment and techniques search the web on “photographing glass”.

The competition will be judged by Ben Greenberg. Ben is a master of landscape photography, as demonstrated by the collection of panoramas in his book Natural Virginia. He offers photography instruction in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program.

The presentation will be made by Bjorn Ruriksson. Bjorn is an Icelander who combines his knowledge of geology and his skills as a photographer to produce striking images of the glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls of Iceland. In cooperation with Pete Cross, Bjorn led a photographic tour of southwestern Iceland for our club members in September 2016.