"Darkening & Lightening Your Image"
by Ken Carlson, GPSA-Maine
Monday, October 30, 7:30 PM
Check out the world of nuanced photography with our captivating lecture on why and where to use burning and dodging techniques. We will discuss the art of selectively enhancing or reducing tones in your images to show how the whole is different than the sum of its parts
.Witness firsthand the power of this post-processing technique in manipulating highlights-dodging and shadows-burning to direct the viewers eye, add depth, mood, form, and isolate elements in your photographs. Practical examples and live demonstrations will illuminate the subtleties of these techniques, allowing you to comprehend their impact on storytelling through your images.
There are many tools that you can use, and, in the future, there will be many more. This lecture will help you understand some of the reasons for tonal manipulation so that you can choose the tool best suited for your needs.
Ken has been a member of GLPA since 2011, and has competed in the Masters Class for the last 9 years, both in print and projected image with an emphasis on Nature and Scenic categories. In 2018 he was awarded the third level, Gold designation for Portfolios of Distinction by PSA - only one of two to achieve this in the print category at that time and his 2016 Silver portfolio resides in the PSA Permanent Print Collection.
He has traveled extensively for his photography, including trips to Italy, the Canadian Rockies, Churchill, Manitoba, Patagonia, Namibia, Scotland, the Bahamas, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Alaska, Norway, and the Arizona desert. He has also made four trips to Iceland and three to the Falkland Islands, as well as other interesting spots.
He has presented various teaching programs and for four years, has taught a 12-hour classroom and field workshop on ‘Composition and Visual Design’ at Greater Lynn. He has produced 11 self-published books including ‘stopping to ‘See’, fort Knox Maine’ in 2023.
He has won numerous awards and acceptances in the camera club environment from the Photographic Society of America, the New England Camera Club Council, the Greater Lynn Photographic Association as well as several other organizations. His work has been exhibited in the Gallery of Advina Care in Swampscott, MA, the Newburyport Art Association, the Schooner Gallery in Milbridge, Maine amongst others.
He is a camera club judge, speaker as well as a teacher and student of photography. He is currently very active with the PSA Portfolio of Distinction as an Assessor, resubmission mentor and former Director. His current interest is communication through the visual arts.
Having summered in Maine for the last 40 years he now resided permanently in Harrington, Maine with his wife Cotton and dog Chase.
Ypou can see more of his work at www.sleepydogphotography.com