VISION BEYOND SEEING
with Don Komarechka
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join acclaimed Canadian photographer and author Don Komarechka for a photography seminar that weaves science and art together to help photographers of every skill level understand the limitations of both our cameras and our own vision and examines how to expand our boundaries as photographers and step beyond those limits.
During the day, we’ll explore four aspects of vision in photography:
1: Understanding Vision and Beauty
What is reality? The camera is limited in its ability to capture and communicate our perceptions as we experience them. We’ll investigate the differences between how the camera operates and how we perceive the world, because the deeper our understanding of the differences, the more prepared we are to compensate and the better photographer we become.
2: The Universe at Our Feet: Macro Photography
Macro photography yields unending possibilities in your own backyard or kitchen table. Macro photographers play by a different rulebook and we’ll consider the ways in which we approach photography differently as macrophotographers. Macrophotography presents us with new technical challenges. Mastering them opens a new world of opportunities and inspires us to reach further as photographers. A demonstration will be given on some interesting setups that you can try at home.
3: Capturing Invisible Light: Infrared and Ultraviolet Photography
Hiding right in front of us is an invisible fantasy world of surreal landscapes and patterns on the smallest scale. Exploring this world of invisible light is an adventure that’s easier to entere than you might imagine. If you are new to Invisible Light photography, this will be an eye-opening discussion. If you have dabbled in these areas before, you’ll learn just how far down the rabbit hole goes. As a live demonstration, we will make flowers glow magically in ultraviolet light and learn how to recreate this process.
4: The Life of a Photographer
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a professional photographer? What creative solutions can you apply to your own process to build an audience and make money? How far would you go and what risks would you take? With many anecdotes and examples, we’ll consider accomplishments and failures in the professional and amateur world of photography.
Vision Beyond Seeing Seminar