Great American Photographers: Shaping Our Own Vision

Moderator: Paul Berman
Role of participants: Participants will give a 15 to 20 minute presentation on a great American photographer. Then, through 5 to 6 of their own photographs, they will show what they learned from studying this individual.
Number of participants (including the moderator): 12
Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 am–12:15 pm [Note: later time]
Place: Amherst Media, 246 College Street (Route 9, toward Belchertown), Amherst
Parking: Ample parking on site

This will be an opportunity to explore the philosophy and technique of a great American photographer and apply it to your own work.

This is both a seminar and a workshop. We will study American photographers such as Ansel Adams, Ernst Haas, and Annie Leibovitz, and use that knowledge to shape our own visions as photographers. Participants will choose a photographer from a list I will provide. All those participating must have some knowledge of using a camera. Your camera may be point-and-shoot or single lens reflex, either film or digital.

Format: Seminar/Workshop

Resources: After choosing a great photographer, each participant will be given a number of references which exist in local public and academic libraries.

The moderator: I have been doing landscape photography for the past 30 years plus. I have had a number of shows both locally and in the Boston area. My work can be seen at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and in various doctor’s offices.

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