Fifth Annual “Art of Photography”

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.

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