April Meeting Program–Night Photography

BCA Photo Group April Speaker

Mark Bowie

Mark Bowie will speak at the April 2 meeting of the BCA Photo Group on the topic of nighttime photography. The following night, Mark will lead a local field trip for up to 12 Group Members who would like to participate at a cost of $30 per person.  Email rwbass5@comcast.net for more information.  See below for more information about Mark.

Mark Bowie:  Night Photography Field Session:
The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night

Night shooting specialist Mark Bowie will lead a field trip to photograph local nightscapes.  He will demonstrate techniques and provide hands-on field instruction for determining nighttime exposures, focusing in the dark, shooting long exposures and “painting” with artificial light.  Learn how to capture the mystery, wonder and magic of this little explored facet of the photographic landscape.

Mark plans to stay out until about 11pm.

Fee: $30/person, cash or check made payable to Mark Bowie.

# Participants: 5 minimum, 12 maximum

To reserve a space, send your check for $30 made payable to Mark Bowie to : Donna Griffiths, Treasurer BCAPG, 34 Harding Rd., Lexington, MA 02420.

The spaces will fill up on a first-call,  first-come basis.

What To Bring:

Tripod

Digital or film camera.  A digital SLR is preferable, as it allows feedback in the field.

A cable release, preferably one that locks, for long exposures.

Extra batteries.

Flashlight or headlamp.  Capping them with a red plastic filter will help keep excess light out of others’ exposures.

Here’s information about Mark from his website (http://www.markbowie.com/).

Upon turning professional in 1994, Mark formed Outdoor Images as a marketing outlet for his nature photography and writing. His work has been published nationally and internationally, appearing in magazines and newspapers, on posters, calendars, greeting cards and in advertising media. He has written dozens of articles on natural history and outdoor recreation and 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 recently released his third book, The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons. All three books have won the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Photography Book of the Year award. He is a noted specialist on nighttime photography, the author of the comprehensive e-book, The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night. Bowie has been interviewed on National Public Radio, has appeared on the public television programs Insight and Adirondack Outdoors, and has produced several multimedia presentations. He is an accomplished landscape and digital photography instructor and a much sought-after public speaker.
Mark Bowie is a native Adirondacker, an outdoorsman, boater, hiker, writer and third generation photographer. He’s the grandson of famed commercial photographer, Richard Dean, who for 60 years ran Dean Color Photography in Glens Falls, NY. Mark’s father Everett was Dean’s long-time assistant. Mr. Dean passed away in early 2008 and will be remembered for his generous spirit and incredible imagery.

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