Guest Speaker: Tom Dwyer, October 21, 2015

October

Wednesday, October 21, 2015—6:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Tom Dwyer

Seeing with an Artist’s Eye 

Winter Simplicity © Tom Dwyer, Photograph of snow and underlying water

Winter Simplicity © Tom Dwyer

Fine art landscape photographer Tom Dwyer will be the featured speaker at the NYC Sierra Photography Committee’s meeting on Wednesday, October 21. Tom’s presentation, “Seeing with an Artist’s Eye” will share lessons he’s learned creating (and selling) his landscape photography.

A gift subscription to Outdoor Photographer magazine in 2000 ignited his interest in outdoor photography, landscape photography in particular. Membership in the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), which he has served as the National Membership Chairman, contributed to his growth as a photographer and helped develop his interest in fine art nature photography.

His presentation will explore how he tries to “see” images before clicking the shutter. It will also discuss how he came to be a popular photo workshop/tour leader as well as his belief in the importance of falling in love with our “backyard” and making it the focus of our photography.

“I’ve been fortunate in recent years,” he says, “ to be able to travel to venues many consider prime photography locations such as the coast of Maine, southeast Alaska, the central coast of California, Arizona, Florida and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

“Still,” he says, “as enjoyable as these locales are to photograph, it is always nice to get back home and to recognize the beauty in our own backyard.”

Tom believes that one of the keys to improving your photography is to photograph subjects that work for you, catch your interest, and will look good on the walls of your home or office.

He identifies the greatest personal benefit of his photography as being the recognition of the natural beauty the good Lord has blessed us with. “It makes little difference―sunsets, waterfalls, ice storms, wildflowers, majestic mountains, local parks, coastal cliffs, or neighborhood streams—His beauty is all around us,” he says. “We only need to really see it.”

For more information about Tom’s photography and his workshops and tours, visit www.TomDwyerPhotography.com.

Gentle Autumn ©Tom Dwyer, color photograph misty road in autumn

Gentle Autumn ©Tom Dwyer

 

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