2013 George E. Hayes Lecture and Seminar
"See It: Improving Your Photographic Eye" with Ellen Anon
As of 9/13/13, only 15 spots remain for the seminar!
Lecture - Friday, September 20 6:30-9:00pm
Free and open to the public. Limited availability; call 716.896.5200 x380 to reserve your spot.
Seminar - Saturday, September 21 8:00am-4:30pm
$50 per person. Limited spots available; register online or contact group reservations at 716.896.5200 x338 to check availability. Please note that what you need to bring depends on your camera system. For a DSLR bring a midrange zoom which is roughly 24/28 - 70/135 or so. An 18 - 55 or something similar is OK too.There is no need for longer focal lengths. If you only have prime lenses or if your camera is a point and shoot, these are just fine.
Online registration has ended for the seminar. Please call 716.896.5200 x338 to check availability. We cannot guarantee spots will be available the morning of the seminar.
This talk and seminar, based on Ellen's book "See It: Photographic Composition Using Visual Intensity" explains an alternative method to create strong images and do so naturally - thereby developing your photographic eye. The technique is based on elements of art, psychology and photography and relies on your assessment of the amount and location of energy in the image. Ellen will talk about the various elements that contribute to that energy and what things you can do to place the energy where you want it while creating the image in camera. There are no rules to memorize and break, just a different, but intuitive, way of thinking about what you're putting in the frame.
In Saturday's seminar we'll explore Visual Intensity and it's components in more depth in a series of interactive sessions throughout the day. Each session will begin with a discussion of a particular element (or two) of visual intensity, followed by time to complete an assignment to photograph while emphasizing those elements. We'll then process each assignment and take a look at some of the images created by the participants. By the end of the day you're likely to be thinking differently as you pick up your camera and look through the viewfinder.
The focus of the seminar is to build a foundation that you can expand on in building your own unique style. Regardless of your ability level, this seminar is an opportunity to think in a slightly different way that can help you create images with impact.