It seems that all his life, Larry has had a camera close to hand. From childhood in eastern Oklahoma to military duty to making a life as an adult, he always had a camera near to record life’s events and people and travels. However, photography was not who he was; it was only something he did… Until about 35 years ago – that’s when Larry purchased a new camera and lens in preparation for the birth of his son. But that camera soon became an extension of his hand, then his arm, then his eye; finally, it became an extension of Larry’s heart. Photography became his greatest passion, and it defined who he was. It still does. Landscapes, wildlife, and closeup views of small and intimate scenes all provide joy and gratitude as Larry attempts to create photographic art of his discoveries and special moments.
Larry believes that photography is more than the technical, mechanical means of making the exposure; there is also passion, and the artist photographer wants the viewer to see his emotional connection to the subject and be moved as he is.
Photography is all about passion.
"We don't make a photograph just with a camera, we bring to the act of photography all the books we have read, the movies we have seen, the music we have heard, the people we have heard." - Ansel Adams
"This then: To photograph a rock, have it look like a rock, but be more than a rock." ~Edward Weston
Don’t miss my presentation.
Gadget-Guy to Artist: One Photographer’s Journey
Friday May 17th
1:00pm – 2:15pm
As a new SLR owner, I was intrigued by the dials and buttons and soon learned about f/stops and shutter speeds. However, it took longer to learn composition and how to recognize light.
In this presentation, we will discuss the transition and journey from gadget guy to artist. Our discussion will include:
Why you need to know f/stops and shutter speeds and ISO, as well as your camera’s features
How light affects your camera and your photograph
Learn to “See”
Most importantly, you should walk out of this class ready to have fun with your photography! After all, “If you’re not having fun with your photography, you’re doing something wrong!” (~Rick Sammon)