"Learning to See Creatively-CLUB CLOSED"
by Bryan Peterson-CA
Monday, November 8, 7:30 PM

The Art of Seeing-Adjectives NOT Nouns

Are you having trouble ‘seeing’. Do you often find yourself heading out the door with the intention of capturing some really compelling image only to come back empty-handed. Are you often captruing nouns and NOT the adjectives. Are you long on ideas but short on execution.

What is the most common problem EVERY photographer faces in everyday composition. What is the symbolism of the horizontal frame. When is the best time to shoot a vertical composition.

How does LINE, TEXTURE, PATTERN and COLOR influence compositional arrangements. Do you undertstand the psychologoy of COLOR and know that every color we see is actually ‘rejected color’. What does your use of color say about you and what two ‘tricks’ can be used over and over in creating compelling landscapes. What is the ONE compositional flaw many photographers fail to overcome when shooting with their wide angle lenses. What is meant by ‘visual weight’ and what area of the frame needs ALL of your attention, yet it always gets overlooked. Do you ‘see’ the potential in recording some subjects as out of focus tones or shapes and does the ‘rule of thirds’ have to really be a hard and fast rule. This presentation is also about jump-starting your vision with the promise of recording one compelling composition after another.

Bryan is convinced that inside your camera bag a virtual gold mine of compelling compositions awaits, once you fully embrace the unique vision of each of your lenses. Learning how your lenses ‘see’ is essential and vitally imporant to applying the basic principles of compositon. As you will discover, ANY subject can be turned into a compelling shot, no matter how mundane, IF you apply the vast and creative principles that are offered in this lecture on seeing creatively.

This program is comprised of more than 200 before and after, good-better-best examples and much of his presentation in the program is based on his four best-selling books, Learning to See Creatively and Understanding Color, Understanding Exposure and Understanding Portrait Photography.

Our speaker enjoyed a successful commercial photography career for more than 30 years whose clients included American Express, Kodak, UPS, Phillips and Citibank. In addition he has received awards from the Communication Arts Photography Annual eight times, Print Magazine four times and has also won the prestigious New York Art Directors Gold Award. He was also a contributing editor at Popular Photography and Outdoor Photography magazine for almost nine years and has been teaching photography for over 30 years.

His largest audience knows him as the photographer-writer of numerous best-selling photographing books, 11 books in total, including the million copy best seller, in NINE LANGUAGES, Understanding Exposure, as well as as Learning to See Creatively, Understanding Shutter Speed, Field Guide to Understanding Composition, Beyond Portraiture, Understanding Flash and Understanding Closeup Photography and his latest book Understanding Color.

In addition to his boundless enthusiasm and sense of humor that is apparent when he speaks, Bryan brings a unique teaching style to every slide/talk lecture with his numerous ‘good-bad, before-after examples’ that will guarantee a creative and joy-filled experience by all photographers while elevating their vision to new and welcomed possibilities. He also offers workshops around the world www.bryanfpetersonphotoworkshops com and he is also the creator of one of the most popular learning websites on the world wide web, www.youkeepshooting .com a member's only photography website where each month members learn valuble tips from more than 20 videos, random critiques of students work plus a monthly webniar where all questions relating to photography are answered. If you would like to view more of his work, you can check out his instagramm @bryanfpeterson or his website: www.bryanfpeterson .com