"Visual Perception in Travel Photos"
by Jack Reznicki-NY-Canon Explorer of Light
Monday, October 8, 7:30 PM

We are pleased to have back with us after several years renowned photographer and presenter Jack Reznicki of New York.

Tired of travel photos that look like everyone else’s? Understanding how we see will help in improving beyond the same old, same old postcard shots. Our eyes are dynamic devices that are easily fooled and manipulated with what we see and how we see. In other words, seeing is not always believing. It’s actually a lot of fun to see just how easily our eyes can be fooled and manipulated. Why do we care? Because understanding how this all works can help you improve your photos and how they are viewed by other. Jack will discuss understanding visual perception issues, the why of how we see, such as what makes our eyes follow certain visual principles, how our eyes go from dark areas to light areas, what color combinations vibrate and look like kinetic movement, why our eyes move and wander from soft out of focus areas to high frequency sharp areas, and so on. All these issues help us as photographers to create photos that excite and stimulate our viewers.

Our speaker is a commercial photographer and one of the original Canon Explorers of Light, based in New York City. His creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for many Fortune 500 companies. An internationally popular lecturer and teacher, he has also written four books, several columns, and many articles on photography. Being pro-active in the photo community, Jack is a past president of Professional Photographers Assoc. - PPA, a founding board member of American Photographic Artists - APA, and was on the board of American Society of Media Photographers, New York - ASMP. Along with many other awards, Jack was very proud to twice receive the IPC - International Photographic Council - Leadership medal for ‘Excellence in Studio Photography’ at the United Nations. He was appointed a guest professor at Shandong University of Art and Design in Jinan, China and named a Mo-Tse Grand Master Photographer in China. He is also honored to be named an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. Jack currently teaches a graduate level course at the School of Visual Arts in New York City on the business of photography.

You can see some of his work at www.reznicki.com and follow his business blog at www.thecopyrightzone.com