Where—-Edinboro University Reeder Hall Lecture room
219 Meadville St Edinboro Pa 16412
LIMITED SEATING, you can pre-register by sending your payment with your name and email address to Patty Raydo, 7341 W. Lake Rd, Fairview Pa 16415. Pre-registration must be postmarked by Sept 10th or it will be returned to you. firstname.lastname@example.org 814-474-2892
In his presentation “Nothing Is Abstract,” Buffalo-based photographer David Moog explores the transformational union of the Real and the photographer’s need to comprehend it. The program will include black & white and color photographic sequences. Moog will discuss how a sequence differs from the photographic series and how image juxtapositions — with their relationship to haiku, koans and music — function in pairs or extended compositions. The program “Nothing Is Abstract” is centered on the concept of questions, not answers; on the possibility of things for what they are, and things for what else they are. Moog will share his thinking on what he calls “the seduction of technology” as it applies to still photography, the impact of Photoshop, and why he works to simplify processes.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND HIS WORK
David Moog, b. 1944, attended St. Lawrence University, the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Buffalo. Moog was introduced to the photographer and mystic Minor White following a St. Lawrence lecture and exhibit organized by fellow student Michael Hoffman (who would eventually publish Aperture, the magazine of photography created by Minor White during his Rochester years). That chance meeting with Minor White was the impetus for a life-long dedication to image making. Moog left St. Lawrence to study with White, Beaumont Newhall, and with Arnold Gassan. Throughout the years work by Group f64 and Edward Weston have also been important influences.
In the 1970’s Moog opened a studio in Buffalo and went on to build an industrial advertising agency which specialized in interactive multi-media and collateral print. Moog’s career in commercial image making and graphic design continued until retirement in 2010. David Moog has always kept his personal image making separate and distinct from his years spent in advertising photography and industrial filmmaking.
Moog works primarily with view cameras and medium format cameras. He composes in the camera and prints images as given, adhering to the principles of Zone System exposure control devised by Ansel Adams.
Note: Digital technology changed everything for everyone. A digital camera-back has replaced film holders, and the view camera itself has been reduced in size. A Mac combined with an Epson 4800 inkjet printer substitutes for the darkroom. In addition to larger cameras, Moog has begun seeing with a toy camera that he calls his “pocket view camera.”
I ran across this excellent article about the real life of commercial photographers. It chronicles his summer at nearby RIT which has a highly regarded Photography School. As you will see, the lessons learned apply to every photographer, including fine art photographers.
It’s a great, short read that I hope all photographers can not only relate to but learn from. His bullet points at the end really hit home. It was written by Steven Giralt, a commercial photographer in NYC. The original post can be found here.
Please join us in celebrating the Fifth Annual “Art of Photography” to be presented at the 2012 Erie Summer Festival of the Arts on Saturday, June 23rd.
“The Art of Photography” is an exciting program celebrating the art of photography from traditional film through the dynamic field of digital cameras and the digital darkroom. This event will take place in the new Erie Art Museum Annex Multipurpose Room.
The program will consist of lectures and workshops professional and other gifted photographers from the community, and is being sponsored by the Erie Photography Club, Glass Growers Gallery, Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (this site), ENT Specialists of Northwestern PA and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Art Becker will be back to conduct a lecture called: “Journey Home/Roma.” Art has found that even surrounded by the stunning beauty of Rome, the common elements that make a great photo are the same. Observation, planning, scouting, and watching the patterns of light enable Art to be prepared for the opportunity. Art conducts photo classes at the art museum and is a 30 year award-winning professional commercial and fine art photographer.
Kathy Welte is returning to continue the popular “Adobe Photoshop Elements Workshop Series.” This year’s workshop is titled: “How to Use Layers – Part II.” Learn to easily edit your photographs without damaging the original image. Kathy is the Vice President of both the PASNWPA and the Erie Photography Club, a teacher and award-winning photographer.
Patty Raydo is the co-owner of Country Settings Portraits Studio in Fairview, Pa., president of The Erie Photography Club and past chairman of the Niagara Falls Regional Camera Club 51st Annual Conference. Patty’s subject is: “Let’s Get Real Close!” Patty will explore techniques for photographing up close and personal using a variety of lenses and a few tricks of the trade.
Ellen Anon’s lecture is titled: “Snapseed – a mobile app in your computer.” Fast, fun, and dramatic effects with little effort for under $20. Ellen is an internationally recognized fine art and nature photographer, educator, and writer. Ellen co-authored six bestselling books on photography, and won numerous awards such as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Fine Art Photography Exhibition by The Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern PA
Representatives of The Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern PA and the Erie Photography Club will be on hand with information about their organizations.
Lectures and workshops will be held in the Erie Art Museum Annex Multipurpose Room. All activities will be informal, recommended for teens and adults, and admission is FREE.
Three-Day Weekend Photography Workshop
Travel into the Allegheny National Forest
with Forest Press photographer Ed Bernik
Explore the art of photography, capturing images of lush forests, unusual architecture and interesting people during this three-day workshop on May 18, 19 and 20, 2012.
Add to your creative toolbox. Instructional activities include the art of seeing, lens choice, student photo critiques, exposure, composition and the use of flash while shooting in both black and white and color.
Students are requested to bring a digital DSLR camera. If available please bring the following items: wide angle,telephoto and prime lenses, neutral density or graduated neutral density filter, flash and tripod and a laptop for download and review.
Some equipment will be available on site.
This is article is published in its entirety from an article on the Red River Papers website. You can read the article on its original page here.
|How long should I let my inkjet prints dry?
As a general rule, you can handle and work with photo inkjet prints as soon as the come out of your printer. They are “dry to the touch” but in reality it takes about 24 hours for an inkjet print to fully cure and dry. There are some points you should know about and consider when you are printing.
Wait before deciding on color quality
The colors of a photo print change over the first hour or so of drying. Always allow at least an hour before deciding if you are satisfied with a print.
Going to frame a print? Wait at least 24 hours
If you are going to frame an inkjet print under glass or plastic allow at least 24 hours of drying time. If the print is not fully cured a light haze can appear on your glass. This is called outgassing. The haze is the ink solvent continuing to escape from a print as it dries.
Here’s a great article on framing and mounting techniques for your learning pleasure.
Want to try and speed up the process?
Put a sheet of plain copy paper on top of your print when it is complete. You will notice the copy paper begin to curl as it absorbs the escaping ink solvent.
For best results don’t stack prints
It will take up more space, but your prints will dry faster if allowed to sit out unstacked. Put a sheet of copy paper on each print (see above) to prevent dust and debris from settling on your work.
Welcome to The Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania!
Established in June 2011, the PASNWPA showcases the works of its accomplished and award-winning contemporary photographers. We are Fine Art photographers dedicated to making images of the highest quality both technically and aesthetically.
Our images can be seen at our members’ websites or at several gallery shows throughout the year…dates and venues can be found on this site.
To obtain a fine art print, please contact the artist directly using this site and links to their contact information or website.