All photos are about light and lighting. Available light, strobe light, ambient light, studio light, it’s all about being able to see, understand and control light. Some days the lighting gods smile upon you and kiss your photos with a glorious light and some days the lighting gods frown and you end up babbling in a corner, mumbling to yourself.
An internationally popular photographer and lecturer, Jack Reznicki is always very informative, insightful, entertainingly outspoken, and refreshingly candid. In this program, Jack will discuss light, how to see it, and how to handle it for better, more dramatic images. “Lighting Essentials” as Jack calls it for both natural and artificial light. Topics such as the quality and quantity of light, size and position of light, including the sun and strobes, why shooting before and after “Golden Hour” is so special, and how just moving your feet can drastically change the light. A very popular segment of his talks is “Visual Perception” and how we look at photographs. Also discussed will be composition and how to use these concepts in photos to improve any type of photography. Jack will show there is a lot more to understand than just the ever-popular rule of thirds.
There will be a Q&A at the end and as always Jack will answer both technical questions and one of his favorite topics, copyright and legal issues in photography.
About the speaker:
Jack is a world-renowned photographer, teacher, lecturer, and author. He was appointed a guest professor at Shandong University of Art and Design in Jinan, China and named a Mo-Tse Grand Master Photographer in China. He is an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography and has twice received the IPC (International Photographic Council) Leadership medal at the United Nations.
Jack was the featured speaker at photo festivals in both the Philippines and in Indonesia. He served as the President of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and named an Honorary Master Photographer. Jack was a board member and President of NY chapter of Advertising Photographers of America (APA) in it’s founding years and sat on the NY board of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).
Jack is the author of several books on photography including “The Copyright Zone”, “Photographer’s Survival Guide”, “Studio and Commercial Photography” and “Illustration Photography”. He written columns in Photoshop User Magazine called “The Copyright Zone” and Jack’s insights to professional photography were found for many years in Petersen’s Photographic magazine with his popular “Pro Vision” column. His writings have also appeared in many other photography magazines.
Jack has been profiled in the British Journal of Photography, China’s Professional Photography magazine, and many magazines here in the US. He teaches a graduate course on the business of photography at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NY.
Jack is proud to be one of the original “Canon Explorers of Light and is also a Photoshop World “Dream Team” instructor, an X-Rite “Coloratti”, and a Sandisk “Photo Master”. Jack also has done Beta testing and consulting with Canon, Mamiya, Microsoft, X-Rite, Leaf digital backs, onOne Software, and Adobe.