SierraPhotoNYC Meeting Dates and Programs 2019-2020
Oct 23 Ossian Lindholm
Nov 20 Lester Lefkowitz
Dec 18 Members’ Night and Celebration
Jan 22 Chris Ang
Feb 26 Sherry Pincus
Mar 25 Lisa and Tom Cuchara
Apr 29 Eric Rock
May 27 Members’ Night (note: May date)
Jun 24 Jennifer Hayes
November 20, 2019
Lester Lefkowitz: Close-up and Macro Photography in the Great Outdoors
There’s an entire universe of beauty, fascination and intrigue on a scale not readily captured in conventional photography. This presentation will show you the basics of how to get close, and closer, to the wonderful details and never-ending curiosities you can find in the natural world. Lester will cover the concepts of magnification ranges, various optical and mechanical methods for getting close (diopter lenses, extension tubes, macro lenses), issues of critical focus and depth-of-field, techniques for camera support and vibration control, and lighting. You’ll see a demonstration of focus stacking to achieve “infinite” depth-of-field. Esthetics are just as important; he’ll touch on composition, background, appropriate light, image balance and subject selection.
Lester Lefkowitz has been a lifelong photographer. His work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and hundreds of other U.S. and international publications. Lester has created images for Microsoft, General Electric, IBM, General Motors, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson and many other Fortune500® companies. He’s photographed in all fifty states, twenty-one countries and Antarctica. He is also the author of three books on photography, including The Manual of Close-Up Photography. In March of 2021 he will be teaching a workshop in Chile.