Professional nature photographer, writer and much sought-after public speaker Mark Bowie will be the speaker for the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group on Tuesday, January 23 at 7 pm. His topic will be Winterscapes: The Art of Photographing Snow & Ice. Winter in the Northeast is a magical time, with special happenstances that can lead to distinctive imagery. Blanketing snows provide a clean white canvas on which Nature paints beautiful, intimate scenes. Winter is most dynamic in its extremes — big snows and heavy icing. Portraying winter artistically in photographs requires special attention to the weather and light, composition and exposure. Mark will explore the art of seeing winter’s beauty and offer strategies, tips and techniques for crafting compelling images of dramatic snow-covered mountains, pristine backwoods, and intricate ice formations on lakes, ponds and waterways. He’ll also offer insights into image processing. Even small snowfalls can create winter wonderlands. Snow simplifies the landscape, accentuating lines and form. Winds sculpt snow into fanciful patterns. The possibilities for beautiful imagery are unbounded, ever-changing with the weather and light.
Mark has done three coffee table books on his native Adirondacks, has authored two extensive e-books on night photography, and one on his photographic journey, Finding November. He has also released two instructional videos, FORESTS: The Art of Photographing Trees & Woods and Multiple Exposures for Maximum Landscapes. Mark is a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute and leads landscape photography workshops. For more on his work visit his website, www.markbowie.com.
BCA meetings are free and open to the public. A meeting link will be sent to the BCA member email list. Non-members wishing to attend either of these presentations as Guests should use the Contact Form on bcaphoto.org; select Guest Attendee under Inquiry Type. Guests are welcome to attend two meetings, and then should join the Group if they would like to continue.
The BCA program series is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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