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June Photo Newsletter

Night Photography

June Workshop


Two-Session Workshop

 Night and Low Light

Wednesdays  7:00 - 8:30  6/20 and 6/27

This workshop provides the opportunity to become sensitive to the different times of the day, how to capture the special lighting possibilities and how to use your camera to get the effects you want.  "Day for NIght" is Hollywood's term for shooting during the day, but making it look like night. In addition you will become aware of the "magic hour" (the warm light when the sun is setting) and the "blue hour" (when the sun has just set and there is still cool light in the sky).   Finally, you will learn to shoot at night, making use of such lighting sources as neon signs, street lights, car lights, etc.

Session One:  Discussion of a wide range of picture-taking approaches

Session Two:  Review your work from the intervening week.


photo by Owen Biddle

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Bryn Mawr at Night

          Friday, 6/22  7:00 - 9:00

Come practice your night photography skills as you enjoy the visual possibilities in capturing this vibrant downtown area at night.  The festive decorations, lit-up store windows, traffic lights, and illuminated churches all add up to some fantastic photo ops.  Color, style, and shadow are the ingredients for some really special shots.








Pennock Woods

Sunday, 6/24  7:00am - 9:00am    

Not a night owl?  Join us for an early morning trip to this   small nature sanctuary in Lansdowne, PA  that offers a surprising variety of photographic subjects. The greens of the summertime foliage against the textures of old logs, rocks, moving water and a sandy bank provide a great chance to celebrate the season in this little-known gem.    






Upcoming DSLR Fundamentals Classes


Please note:  Private individual classes are always another option. Call (610)-626-7854 for details and scheduling.

All classes held in Lansdowne

(click on links for more information)

Fundamentals 1:  Camera Operations   is for students who are just starting out, or want a
good review of the basic camera functions.                  

Saturdays  2:00 - 3:30   6/9, 6/16,  6/23,  6/30

Thursdays  7:00 - 8:30  6/7,  6/14,  6/21,  6/28

Fundamentals 2:  Applications  is for students who have some comfort with the camera and want to start applying their skills to expand their photographic range.

Saturdays  12:00 - 1:30  6/9, 6/16,  6/23,  6/30

Fundamentals 3:  Composition  takes photography beyond the subject, and encourages you see the artistic and compositional opportunities in everyday life. Here is a chance for your right brain to come out and play!

Saturdays  10:00 - 11:30   6/9, 6/16,  6/23,  6/30

Fundamentals 4:  Lighting Across the Genres is for students who are  ready for the next critical step: lighting.  Explore sophisticated means of controlling both natural and artificial light for portraits, landscape and still life to get just the mood and effects you want.



Advanced Photography is designed to help advanced students define themselves as photographers

and to move towards independence with their picture-taking.  By the completion of

this class, students are ready to take on more professional photography projects



June Photo Salon


Sunday 3:00 - 4:30  June 24

These are very friendly, relaxed get-togethers at my apartment in Lansdowne. Photographers of all levels are welcome to share pictures, get photography tips, and discuss camera equipment. You can also get ideas for entering photography contests, submitting to photography magazines and having photo shows. Feedback from the group provides encouragement and inspiration to go out and take more pictures. These informal photography critiques offer an excellent opportunity to start identifying themes in your work and to get ideas for new directions. Group size is limited, so if you can come an RSVP is required by email or call (610) 626-7854. Cost is $10.  These Salons often fill-up, so it's best to confirm your spot early!

Photographers of the Month:

Guy and Erin Winters

About Guy and Erin:

 "Guy is the proud father of Erin Winters.  Erin has a creative spirit and loves to take pictures.  She asked her father for a good camera so she could take great photographs of the things she loves—nature, animals, her friends and family—and Guy ended up buying two cameras.  Guy and Erin were lucky enough to find Owen Biddle Photography School and are now totally hooked on photography.  They have a trip to Scotland coming up where they hope to take some beautiful photos. ."

Although this father/daughter team is relatively new to DSLR photography, we know you will be impressed by all they have achieved so far.  As you can see, they went to town with the Night Photography assignment.  Their photographs radiate a warmth, an openness, a willingness to try anything which will  

Click on thumbnails to see full images.

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