Coastal Carolina Camera Club presents
LEWIS KEMPER - CANON EXPLORER OF LIGHT
LIGHT, COLOR AND COMPOSITION
May 13, 2014 7 - 9 PM
Shallotte Presbyterian Church
5070 M H Rourk Drive
Shallotte, NC 28470
(behind the Rourk Library)
FREE REGISTRATION : By May 12th
Open to the public
Lewis Kemper's "Light, Color and Composition" covers instruction in the most important aspects of photography.
There will be lots of examples of images and how they were created during the presentation.
- Compose more varied and effective images
- Expand your ability to "see" images
- Learn how to think about the direction and characteristics of light
- Use color just as you can use lines, shape and form enhance your compositions
- Grasp the concept of the color wheel and how to use color relationships deliberately to build vibrant images
- Give a distinctive feel to your images based on Cool tones with a Warm Accent; Warm tones with Cool Accent; Pastels, Saturated Color; Monochromatic Color, and the paradoxical No, Color, Color
- Master composition fundamentals including the Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Repeated Patterns, Horizontal vs Vertical, and Horizon placement
- Simplify your images and emphasize the important elements of the composition
Lewis Kemper Biography
Lewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America, and its parklands for over 37 years. During his extensive travels, he has been to 47 states from Alaska to Florida. His international travel has taken him to over 10 countries including, China, Tibet, India, Iceland to name a few. His work has been exhibited and published in magazines, books, and calendars worldwide.
Before moving west, he received a BA in Fine Art Photography from the George Washington University in 1976. The grandeur of the west beckoned and Lewis moved to Yosemite National Park, where he lived for 11 years. From 1978 until 1980, he worked at The Ansel Adams Gallery. Working at the gallery gave him the opportunity to meet, observe and learn from some of the greatest photographers of our time. The experience of working at The Ansel Adams Gallery was very influential in my development as a photographer, he states.
Lewis photographs in color using Canon digital cameras and 4 x 5 cameras. He served as Canons Explorers of Light for 10 years and now serves as an Explorer of Light Emeritus. In his role with Canon he is a sought after speaker, averaging a dozen lectures a year around the United States.
Lewis teaches photography for many organizations including Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Santa Fe Workshops, Light Photographic Workshops, Aspen Workshops and Betterphoto.com. He is the author of "The Yosemite Photographers Handbook", and "The Yellowstone Photographers Handbook". He was the photographer for, "Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest", published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. His monograph, "Capturing the Light" won the Peoples Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition. His latest publication Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide was voted in the top 20 field guides. And he produces the acclaimed Photoshop training DVDs The Photographers Toolbox for Photoshop" and "The Photographers Toolbox for Lightroom". His works can be viewed at www.LewisKemper.com
Lewis Kemper Workshop
There will be a workshop with Lewis on May 14. We will start with a sunrise session and go to around noon or so, then have lunch and say good-bye. He will cover topics such as: Custom White Balance, Shooting for HDR, lens choice, and then emphasize things from the evening presentation including how to best utilize the lights, compose strong clean images, and how to use color as a compositional tool.
The workshop will be on May 14. The fee for the workshop is $100. Please made out a check to Lewis Kemper. Send the check to Fred Schwartz, 105 Ravennaside Dr NW, Calabash NC 28467. First come first served with a max of 12 people. Fred will acknowledge your participation when he receives the check OR inform you that you are on a waiting list if the 12 has been reached. There are always drop outs by the end. Include your address, phone number and email address.
The group will meet at 5:30 AM at the Gazebo on Sunset Beach. This will give us an opportunity to do the sunrise, pier, birds, and then continue to Twin Lakes and the Calabash waterfront.
Lewis Kemper is also a member of the Canon Explorers of Light.
The Explorers of Light concept came out of Canon USA in the mid 1990s as a broad-ranging initiative for photographic education and inspiration. Today, the group is comprised of more than 60 of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world and each is a master of their creative specialty.
The Explorers share their photographic passions and technical expertise with eager audiences of photo professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts in a variety of personal appearances, seminars, and gallery showings through the United States. Examples of the Explorers' work may be found online at the Explorers of Light Gallery ,as well as numerous museums, galleries, and publications.
Registration for the May 13th event is required and space is limited, so please register early so that we can reserve a place for you!