2014 NFRCC Annual Fall Workshop

Mark Bowie NFRCC Seminar

Mark Bowie

Dawn to Deep Night: Crafting Special Landscape Images

November 22nd

9AM to 4PM

Register HERE

The Niagara Frontier Region Camera Clubs present their Annual Fall Seminar at Michael’s Banquet Facility located at 4885 Southwestern Blvd (Route 20) Hamburg, NY 14075

Registration – $55    (Includes Lunch)
Please Register by Nov. 17, 2014  to insure there is a lunch provided.

Program Description

With intricate details in the landscape and sky — from the brilliant orange-golds of sunrise to the theatrical colors of sunset, the luminous blues of twilight and the otherworldy light of midnight — the latest digital technologies allow photographers to push the bounds of what can be captured with a camera.  Good field craft and attention to detail remain paramount to creating compelling images, but we also have the unprecedented ability to expand exposure latitude, depth of field and resolution into a single image for maximum impact.

Professional nature photographer Mark Bowie will lead a power-packed seminar on the innovative techniques he uses for taking landscape imagery beyond the commonplace to the extraordinary.  He’ll explore the beautiful interaction of light and subject that speaks to somewhere deep within us, and the nuances of color and composition that affect us so profoundly.  He’ll also offer strategies, tips and techniques for the field and the digital darkroom on:

  • Reading weather and shooting the light
  • Shooting at sunrise and sunset, twilight and at night
  • Photographing the night landscape in relation to the celestial skies
  • Seeing from different vantage points
  • Designing and fine-tuning powerful compositions using the principles of visual flow, dynamic tension, balance, leading lines, shapes and patterns
  • Using exposure to control mood and atmosphere
  • Determining exposure at night
  • Achieving critical focus
 day and night
  • Working creatively with your full suite of lenses
  • Varying shutter speed for artistic effect
  • Targeting color and tonal palettes
  • The artistry of long exposures
  • Creating expressionistic abstracts
  • Using Live View
  • Planning and shooting multiple exposures: layer masks, panoramas and HDR’s, star trails and time-lapse sequences
  • Focus stacking
 to maximize depth of field
  • Compositing multiple exposures with state-of-the-art software

Informative and inspiring, this seminar is geared for both amateur and advanced photographers who want to take their landscape imagery to new levels.  Join Mark for a wondrous journey to explore the possibilities from dawn to deep night.


Mark Bowie is a professional nature photographer, writer and much sought after public speaker.  His work has been published internationally in books, on calendars and posters, and in advertising media.  His first two coffee table books, Adirondack Waters: Spirit of the Mountains and In Stoddard’s Footsteps: The Adirondacks Then & Now, have become landmark regional publications.  They were followed by The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons.  He is an expert on night photography and has produced two comprehensive e-books on the subject: The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night, and After Midnight: Night Photography by Example.  Mark is a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute and leads photography workshops and seminars for camera clubs and other groups.  For more on his work, see www.markbowie.com.



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