Guest Speaker: Tom Dwyer, October 21, 2015

Seeing with an Artist’s Eye 

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.

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

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

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

Event Details

Wednesday, October 21, 2015—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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