"Dream It-Plan It-Do It-Visiting & Photographing the National Parks"
by Ron Wybranowski-MA
Monday, September 14, 7:30 PM
Our first presentation of the 2015-16 camera club season is both instructional and entertaining. The program is presented in three parts. The first section –Dream It-is a short slide show entitled America the Beautiful. Most of our audience will recognize these iconic images taken in the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Arches and others National Parks.
The second section entitled-Plan It- is a projected image presentation about planning a visit or photo trip to any National Parks based on lessons learned from our presenter’s ten extended trips that he has taken since 2001. This section is a step-by-step approach to setting an itinerary, researching the parks, using maps, guides, books, the web, and programs to lay out your route. Learn how to create a wish list of specific sites to see, images to take and how to make it all work easily. Several very useful photo and travel tips will be presented on how to make your trip easier and more fun.
The last section entitled -Do It- is an image show of selected images taken in the National Parks. Many will be from unfamiliar tripod holes such as the Wave and White Pocket in Southern Utah, Hoodoos, Escalante, Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef, White Sands and the Badlands. The presentation last about an hour with questions taken both during and after the program.
Our speaker, Ron Wybranowski is a member of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, an invitation only organization dedicated to the appreciation of nature and the natural environment. He is a long-standing member of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club and was a juried member of the NH Art Association. His photography has been displayed at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, Essex Art Center, Andover Memorial Library and Kimball Library, Atkinson, NH. Ron will be exhibiting a portfolio of his large prints on canvas entitled, ‘The Beauty of Trees’ at the Yawkey Cancer Center at Mass General Hospital for four months starting in October. In January, he will be in a three-person exhibit at the Essex Art Center.
Our speaker states, as a photographer, he wants to encourage people to slow down and appreciate the beauty and magic of the world around us. And, it is all around us, not just in the iconic scenes of the national parks, seashores and mountains. It is in the forests, brooks and wetlands in our neighborhoods and parks, there for the seeing. We just have to slow down, look around us and let the beauty envelope us. A goal of his photography is to help others learn how to do that.