"Impressionistic Photography-How to Create Painterly Images in Camera"
by Charles Needle-WA
Monday, October 5, 7:30 PM

This teaching presentation will help you unlock your creative potential and discover how to craft impressionistic-looking photographs using nothing but your digital camera. Our speaker, award-winning Seattle, WA-based fine art photographer Charles Needle will describe the process of using long-exposure and multiple-exposure techniques to transform everyday scenes into unimaginable visual masterpieces.

Charles program will begin with a short inspirational image show, followed by a lecture covering techniques, such as Long exposure Pan Tilt, 'Multiple-Exposure Monet'- a technique he invented, Multiple-Exposure Rotate and Zoom, Soft-Glow Montage and Composite Montage. He will also demonstrate how to use a free script in Photoshop to accomplish this same look, if your camera does not have a built-in multiple exposure feature.

After the presentation, Charles also will sign copies of his books, which will be available for purchase; Impressionistic Photography-A Field Guide to using Your Camera as a Paintbrush; Tiny Worlds-Creative Macro Photography Skills, and Creative Macro Photography-Professional Tips and Techniques. He will accept cash and checks. Come prepared to purchase these beautiful learning issues.

Our speaker is a Seattle-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular ‘Art of Nature’ creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide. Charles has authored three cutting-edge instructional books. His latest Creative Macro Photography- Professional Tips and Techniques was released in 2015. In 2011, he was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the International Garden Photographer of the Year contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens in England. A FujiFilm USA Talent Team member and North American Nature Photography Association -NANPA- Showcase Award winner six years in a row, Charles teaches more than a dozen location workshops per year, including international destinations such as France with private access to Monet’s Garden, Keukenhof Gardens, Holland, and The Butchart Gardens in Canada. Charles’ photographs have been published in Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer, Inner Reflections Engagement Calendar, and are in private and public collections nationwide and abroad. To learn more about Charle’s work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit www.charlesneedlephoto.com.


Charles is doing a weeks’ worth of presentations at four camera clubs which GLPA is the first. As a follow-up to Charles presentation, he will offer a 3 hour hands on workshop where he will demonstrate how to obtain these techniques and provide 1to1 guidance. This will be held on Friday October 9th, 2015 from 10 am-1pm at the Mt Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. The cost will be 60 dollars per person -non-refundable but transferable- first come, first serve with a maxium number of participants of 14.

Please send name, address, phone number, and email with check made out to Charles Needle in care of Ellen Kawadler, 64 Furnace St, Sharon, MA 02067.
The registration deadline will be October 8th or when the maximum number of participants is reached. Stony Book registrants will receive priority on the registrations.