Nocturnal Photography To Be Discussed At Next Flagpole Photographers Program

On Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 pm, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will sponsor a lecture on nocturnal photography by Mark Bowie in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall.

Mark Bowie is a professional nature photographer and writer. His work has been published internationally in books and magazines, on calendars, posters, and greeting cards, and in advertising media. His first two coffee table books, Adirondack Waters: Spirit of the Mountains and In Stoddard's Footsteps: The Adirondacks Then & Now, have become landmark regional publications. He followed those with The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons. Each won the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Photography Book of the Year Award.

He has also authored two extensive e-books on night photography: The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night and After Midnight: Night Photography by Example.

Mr Bowie is a staff instructor for Adirondack Photography Institute and leads digital and landscape photography workshops and tours, including night shooting workshops.

His March 6 presentation is titled “Night Over the Northeast.”

Mark Bowie has undertaken an ambitious project to photograph New York State and New England at night. He will share the thought processes and techniques used to produce spectacular nocturnal images of the region's mountains, woods, waters, cities, villages and coasts. He will also cover equipment considerations, determining nighttime exposures, focusing in the dark, “painting” with artificial light, photographing fireworks and lightning, long exposures, multiple exposures, timed intervals and time lapse sequences.

In addition, Mr Bowie will discuss shooting exposures, from just a few seconds long to eight hours; and share tips on photographing the landscape in relation to the stars, moon, planets, meteors and other celestial objects. He will also cover innovative night image processing techniques.

Flagpole Photographers is a local non-profit group that enables members to share their images and expertise, to learn and grow in their photography, and to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow photographers. Members are from diverse backgrounds, with photographic skills ranging from beginning novices to professional photographers.

The club’s season runs annually September through June. There are monthly print competitions on the third Thursday of the month, except where otherwise noted in the schedule, at C.H. Booth Library. The club also hosts hands-on learning programs at the library.

The club also offers an annual photography exhibit at the library, where Images of the Year Awards are designated.

All dates, assigned subjects, and programs are included in the schedule online at FlagpolePhotographers.com. Information on club membership is also available online.

For additional information send email to flagpolephotographers@yahoo.com.


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