Guest Speaker: Dwight Hiscano, Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Less Is More: A Simplistic Approach to Composition

For this presentation I will discuss the principles of minimalism and symmetry, and how to apply them to landscape and wilderness photography. Using examples from my portfolio and several works from well-known artists and art movements, I will explain what inspires me and describe my attempts to reflect the balance and perfection of the natural landscape—a subject that is all too often regarded as chaotic. I will also discuss my efforts to create successful images without the aid of filters or digital enhancement.

Partition Arch © Dwight Hiscano
Partition Arch © Dwight Hiscano

Widely published and highly collected, Dwight Hiscano has been photographing the natural landscape for over 30 years. His colorful, highly detailed, limited edition prints are held in numerous collections both here and abroad and his landscape images have been on display at the Smithsonian and the National Geographic sponsored International Mountain Summit. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer, Photographic Magazine, and Nature Conservancy Magazine, and has been featured prominently in books, posters, calendars and annual reports both here and abroad. Dwight has led workshops and presentations throughout the New York area, and was the keynote speaker at the Garden Club of America’s Eastern Horticultural Conference. An avid outdoorsman, he is a former trustee for the Nature Conservancy in New Jersey, and currently serves on the board of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition. He recently opened the Dwight Hiscano Gallery in Morristown, NJ. See his website for more information:

Photograph: First Light Cedar Mesa © Dwight Hiscano
First Light Cedar Mesa © Dwight Hiscano

Event Details

Wednesday, April 30, 2014—6:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Our meetings are held at The Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center. The address is 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, located at 165 West 65 Street, on the north side of West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, closer to Amsterdam. (Google Map link) From the street level, take the elevator or escalator up one level and proceed through the revolving doors into the lobby of the Rose Building to get the elevator up to the 6th floor. 

Lincoln Center is well served by public transportation—Subway: the #1 Local train stops at 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station; Buses: M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104 all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.

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