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Lighting and Composition – Making a More Powerful Photograph

Local professional photographer and instructor, David Wong will share his insights with the Nevada County Camera Club on January 25 at the Unity in the Gold Spiritual Center.  His presentation, “Lighting and Composition – Making a More Powerful Photograph” will highlight the elements he uses to make photographs more impactful.  “Photography is a two-dimensional interpretation of a three-dimensional world.  In order to produce a photograph that’s as exquisite as what we see in our mind’s eye, we need to help the viewer see what we see and tell the story we want to tell.  I create this story by using light, composition, viewing angles and the proper use of photography basics,” states Wong, who is also president of the camera club.


“I learned photography, unknowingly, from my dad at an early age.  Although not a professional photographer, he had a good eye.  I was also exposed to Chinese art while growing up which subsequently has helped to define my own style,” he continued.  Wong began fine art photography eleven years ago, after a career as a CEO of a mid-sized company and as a video producer in Silicon Valley.  Classes from master photographers and personal observations at galleries and museums enhanced his development as a photographer.


Wong’s photographs have won numerous awards and are currently on exhibit in California and New York galleries.  With his extensive photography and videography background, this presentation will be educational and inspirational for both experienced and novice photographers.


During the second half of the meeting, camera club members will showcase their photos as Wong critiques their submissions with the goal of enhancing their photographic and composition skills.   Categories for submitted photos include: Black and White; Color; Nature-Landscapes; Nature – Wildlife; Travel; Technical; Photojournalism; and the monthly feature, “Contrast”.


Meeting:  January 25, from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley

Membership: The public is welcome and there is no cost for first time guests.  Currently, the club has over 100 members and aims to help members refine their photography abilities.

For More Information:

Nevada County Camera Club:http://www.nccameraclub.com





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