"Power of Contrast"
by Lisa Langell-AZ
Monday, January 4, 7:30 PM

Our first presentation of the new year comes to us by Zoom from Arizona on why contrast is so critically important and HOW and WHERE you use it makes all the difference.
1. Did you know you can actually control your audience to follow a path in your images in a certain order and sequence.
2. Are you aware that carefully placed contrast plays a critically important role in whether your images are experienced in a pleasing way, or with strain.
3. Have you mastered the secret of making an image come to life and ‘pop.’
4. Need ideas to improve the “resting place” for your viewer’s eye as they navigate your image.

These critical components of powerful images can all be significantly enhanced by the proper use of contrast. There are special techniques that can be accomplished in-the-field as well as during post-processing that will amaze you.

We will explore before-and-after examples and teach you how you can do so with your own images simply and effectively. Get ready for a game-changer.
Whether you are controlling for contrast in your exposures themselves, and-or in post-processing, this fun, informative and interactive session will help you learn the tricks and techniques necessary to make your images go from drab to fab.

Our speaker, Lisa Langell is a full-time, award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in numerous prestigious publications including the cover of Outdoor Photographer magazine, plus numerous images in Arizona Highways, Ranger Rick, art galleries and more. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for theNorth American Nature Photography Association-NANPA. She is also a proud ambassador for Tamron, FotoPro,andH&Yfilters.

Whether it was working as a master floral designer, a licensed psychologist, university faculty, an international consultant in K-12 education, the Chief Business Development Officer of an education technology company, a researcher, a writer, or an artist—she enjoyed meeting each challenge.

Still, her strongest calling was photography-ever since childhood-when bird watching ignited her lifelong love of nature and the camera. In 2010, she turned her passion for photography into a business-and in 2015 she successfully transitioned to photography full-time and left the corporate and consulting world behind.

The journey with photography has definitely been Lisa’s favorite – she loves combining her diverse background and skills into her photographic art and instruction. She thrives on creating innovative learning experiences and pushing photographic boundaries. She equally enjoys enriching, stimulating and expanding fellow photographers’ minds emotionally, creatively and intellectually.

You may read more about her, visit her webinars, workshops and events or see her work at http://www.langellphotography.com

You can also follow her on Social media sites such as-
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/langellphoto/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisalangell