Guest Lecturers

2020

January, 2020: HDP welcomed Gordon Saperia to discuss Landscape Photography.

In 1968, while a senior in high school, I was gifted a well-worn Leicaflex single lens reflex camera from a favorite uncle. So the journey began: from the bumbling with the complex Leica, to a black and white darkroom on college campus with negatives from a Pentax Spotmatic, to 20,000 color slides using Kodak, Agfa and Fuji films, to a progression through various Nikon digital SLR cameras, to the membership in local photography groups such as the Boston Camera Club (executive committee member), the Greater Boston Night Photographers Meetup group, and the Photographic Resource Center of Boston.

After a satisfying career as a clinical cardiologist and then editor of online medical content in Massachusetts, I began to explore the world with my camera, visiting breathtaking landscapes in places such as the Atacama Desert, the Yukon Territory, the Arctic in northern Norway, and the Himalayan Mountains in Tibet.  

But only recently has photography become a central, and perhaps essential, part of my life. After a satisfying career as a clinical cardiologist and then editor of online medical content, I’m now spending as much time with image making as I am in the workplace. Photography has allowed me to explore parts of the world I might never have seen such as Norway, Iceland, New Zealand, Slovenia, the Yukon Territory, the Atacama desert, Bolivia, and Tibet. 

Landscape and nature have always been my central photographic interests. In the past few years, image making of the natural landscape at night has become a passion and allowed me to move into a realm not widely explored. It’s a pleasure to interact with the natural world in the light of night and a challenge to present it to others in a way that invites curiosity. The night landscape teases as it holds risk and threat in the same space as serenity and tranquility. This emotionally charged nocturnal environment beckons my photographic attraction to the natural world and my interest in presenting it using dramatic light. My initial emotions of fear and a sense of being overwhelmed are replaced by those of calm and wonderment. The emotional transition creates artistic intrigue.

For many of my images, my goal is find the place where reality and art intersect. Not being gifted with the skills of a painter, photography is the perfect medium. Crisp detail and accurate color representation are found in works of noted landscape photographers such as Eliot Porter and Galen Rowell. I choose to present what I feel rather than what I see at the instant of capture. In the low light environment of the night, the camera records more information than the human visual system given the long capture time. The aggregation of information over seconds or even minutes tends to soften the landscape. Contrast between light and dark can be dramatic. Image and emotion blend.

Images of mine have chosen as part of juried exhibits at the Concord and Cambridge Art Associations, the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction Vermont, and the Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable. It was an honor to exhibit with other talented photographers in “Night Becomes Us” at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury in 2016. One of my images has been published in the Photographic Society of America (PSA) Journal (2017). In 2018, three of my images were awarded prizes in New York Center for the Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) and two of these were in a NYC gallery show in April, 2019

I owe my progress and any success I’ve had to the many talented artists I’ve met along my journey. 

I hope viewers of my photographs are able to connect with some of the emotions I felt at the moment of “capture”. And, I encourage you to view more of my images online or to contact me with questions using the information below. 

I encourage you to view more of my images online or to contact me with questions using the information below.

 

2019

October 2019 - HDP Welcomes Brian Malloy on Black and White Photography

Brian Malloy has been documenting weddings since 1989. His distinct artistic visions allow him to capture the essence and all the emotion of your wedding day from beginning to end. He will create images that will be cherished forever, and passed down from generation to generation.

Brian reviewed his work from a three week trip to Paris offering tips and best practices for taking compelling black and white images.

Brain Malloy presenting at HDP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See his work at: http://brianmalloyphoto.com/


 

Prior to 2019-2020 season.

Below is a partial list of past guest lectures.

Lecturers

Topics

URL

Greg Lessard

* Getting ready for competitions

* Excellent Exposures

 Website

Jürgen Lobert

*Night Photography

*Day Time Long Exposures

 Website
Bob Ring and Don Toothaker Monochromatic Photography  Website

 Frank Shelley

 Understanding RAW
 

Lisa Ryan

Night Photography & Light Painting

Shiv Verma,  APSA, MNEC

Mirrorless Cameras

 Website
Phil Giordano

* Flash Photography

* Arrested and Shot by the Navy

 Website
 Rob DeRobertis  Workflow

 Website

Ralph Mastrangelo Optimal Exposure by Exposing to the Right, and then Processing to the Left  
Tony Mistretta  Creative Image Making

 

 

 

 




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