"The Power of Simplicity and Expression"
by Nikil Bahl-Maryland
Monday, February 15, 7:30 PM

This teaching presentation will help you figure out what are you trying to say with your photography? Since photography is a form of visual communication, all photographers should strive for simplicity in their photographs. With a complicated image, the message may not be obvious to the viewer. Simplicity and clarity in thought, process and technique can lead to expressive images that evoke emotion. In his presentation, our speaker will discuss the inherent connection between simplicity and expression, share ideas on how photographers can make their images more meaningful and convey their message in a distinct style.

Our speaker is a full time professional photographer, author, educator, workshop instructor and environmentalist residing in the Washington D.C. area. Drawing continuous inspiration from nature, he adopts novel approaches and seeks meaningful interpretations to create photographs that transcend the commonplace, reflect deeper insights, and convey an enchantment of the subject’s beauty.

An offshoot of Nikhil's fine art photography and love of nature is his documentation of wildlife behaviors and habitats. As a volunteer with the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, his goal is to portray environmental stories with an artistic appeal, so his photographs educate and motivate about the imperative of conservation.

Each year Nikhil leads numerous photography tours and instructional workshops in the United States and abroad. His teaching encourages participants to advance beyond ordinary photos and develop their own style and vision. A popular speaker at photography clubs, expos and industry events, he is also the author of the acclaimed EBook, ‘Creative Interpretations’ and writes articles on the creative and technical aspects of photography. His work can be viewed at www.nikhilbahl.com.