Owen Biddle Photo School May Newsletter

April 22, 2017

 

There are Places....

Getting Ready for Travel Photography

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May Photo Salon    

Sunday 3:00 - 4:30  May 21

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!

 

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May Photo Field Trips:

 

Rittenhouse Square

Sunday, May 28  3:00 - 5:00

In the heart of downtown Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square is the perfect place to get the most out of city photography - stunning architecture, a lovely park, street scenes, and an endless parade of people being people (and don't forget the dogs!)     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening Views from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Tuesday  May 9  6:00 - 7:30

A unique vantage point for some great shots of Philadelphia.  From this bird's-eye-view use the monumental structure of the bridge to frame  patterns of streets, traffic, storefronts, the river, and people passing by, all lit by the irresistible combination of artificial light and twilight.               

Philadelphia 

 

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May Three-Part Photo Workshop 

 

 

Travel Photography

Thursdays  7:00 - 8:30   5/11,  5/18,  5/25

Traveling to exciting new places (or favorite old places) offers opportunities for photographers, both new and experienced, to develop their technical and compositional skills while taking beautiful shots and preserving wonderful memories. Travel photography combines the best of every kind of photography: landscape, as you capture the unique scenery - photojournalism, as you record different ways of life - portraiture, as you photograph new as well as old friends - still life, as you make compositions of the special objects, artifacts (even foods!) of a different country. A traveler wants to bring home shots that are worthy of the trip, and with today's digital cameras this is more possible than ever.

Session One:  Discussion of a wide range of picture-taking approaches so that you will be confident and prepared for taking great photographs of your journey.

Session Two:  In-the-field practice at the Art Museum at night

Session Three:  Review your work from the intervening two weeks.

Location:  Lansdowne
Cost :  $120

 

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Student-of-the-Month: Kaitlin Cooperstein

Here's what Kaitlin has to say:

  "The iPhone makes it so easy to capture life's moments, but I was excited to learn the art of photography with my DSLR and start thinking about light, subject, space and composition. I love being able to share my perspective in a single frame. My favorite thing to photograph is City Hall. I look forward to developing my skills and adding to the collection!"

 

Kaitlin has relatively recently started using her DSLR, but as you can see, she's a quick study, and comes with a remarkable eye and feel for composition.  Somehow each picture below evokes a special sense of place, making us feel like we've been there before.  She is able to tap something unifying and universal in the picture of a subway stop or a face in front of a window.  And obviously, she has mastered night time shots of places too!

 

Click on thumbnails to see full images.

 

 

 

 

 

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May Photo Tips:  Getting Ready to Travel


1.  Travel

 

2.  Take Pictures!

 

3.  Great subject matter includes architecture, landscape, people, food etc etc - all the things that give a place its owe unique character.

 

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May/June 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  2:30 - 4:00  5/13,  5/20,  5/27,  6/3,  6/10

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Fridays   7:00 - 8:30   5/12,  5/19,  5/26,  6/2,  6/9

 

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.

Mondays  7:00 - 8:30    5/22,  6/5,  6/12,  6/19,  6/26 (note: no class 5/29)

 

 

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!

Wednesdays  7:00 - 8:30    5/31,  6/7,  6/14,  6/21,  6/28

 

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.

TBA

 

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

TBA

 

 

 

 

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