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General Meeting: Bryan Peterson presents Learning To See Creatively & Understanding Color

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learning to See Creatively and Understanding Color
Are you having trouble ‘seeing’? Do you often find yourself heading out the door with the intention of capturing some really compelling image only to come back empty-handed?

Are you long on ideas but short on execution? What is the most common problem EVERY photographer faces in everyday composition? What is the symbolism of the horizontal frame? When is the best time to shoot a vertical composition?

How does LINE, TEXTURE, PATTERN and COLOR influence compositional arrangements? Do you understand the psychology of COLOR? Did you know that every color we see is actually ‘rejected color’? What does your use of color say about you? What two ‘tricks’ can be used over and over in creating compelling landscapes? What is the ONE compositional flaw many photographers fail to overcome when shooting with their wide angle lenses? What is meant by ‘visual weight’? What area of the frame needs ALL of your attention, yet it always gets overlooked? Do you ‘see’ the potential in recording some subjects as out of focus tones or shapes?

Does the ‘rule of thirds’ have to really be a hard and fast rule?

Based in part on Bryan’s TWO other best selling books, Learning To See Creatively and Understanding Color this slide-talk lecture is also about jump-starting your vision with the promise of recording one compelling composition after another.

Bryan is convinced that inside your camera bag a virtual gold mine of compelling compositions awaits, once you fully embrace the unique vision of each of your lenses. Learning how your lenses ‘see’ is essential and vitally important to applying the basic principles of composition. As you will discover, ANY subject can be turned into a compelling shot, no matter how mundane, IF you apply the vast and creative principles that are offered in this lecture on seeing creatively!

This slide talk/lecture is comprised of more than 600 before and after, good/better/best examples and much of his presentation in this slide/talk lecture is based on his two best-selling books, Learning to See Creatively and Understanding Color, and both of these books will be available for sale at the seminar.

Bryan enjoyed a successful commercial photography career for more than 30 years whose clients included American Express, Kodak, UPS, Phillips and Citibank. In addition he has received awards from the Communication Arts Photography Annual eight times, Print Magazine four times and has also won the prestigious New York Art Directors Gold Award. He was also a contributing editor at Popular Photography and Outdoor Photography magazine for almost nine years and has been teaching photography for over 30 years.

His largest audience knows him as the photographer/writer of
numerous best-selling photographing books, 11 books in total, including the million copy best seller, in NINE LANGUAGES, Understanding Exposure, as well as as Learning to See Creatively, Exposure Solutions, Understanding Color, Understanding Shutter Speed, Bryan Peterson’s Field Guide to Understanding Composition, Bryan Peterson’s Field Guide to Understanding Photography, Beyond Portraiture, Understanding Flash and Understanding Closeup Photography and his latest book Understanding Color.
In addition to his boundless enthusiasm and sense of humor that is apparent when he speaks, Bryan brings a unique teaching style to every slide/talk lecture with his numerous “good/bad, before/after examples” that will guarantee a creative and joy-filled experience by all photographers while elevating their vision to new and welcomed possibilities. Bryan also offers workshops around the world www.bryanfpetersonphotoworkshops.com and and he is also the creator of one of the most popular learning websites on the world wide web, www.youkeepshooting.com a member’s only photography website where each month members learn from more than 20 videos where in each video, Bryan share’s a valuable tip on exposure, composition, lens’ choice and point of view, or a valuable yet simply Photoshop tip, as well as every month, Bryan does 50 random critiques of students work plus a monthly webinar where any and all questions relating to photography are answered. If you would like to view more of his work, you can check out his Instagram @bryanfpeterson or his website: www.bryanfpeterson.com

Please register at least 24 hours in advance here:


Although we’re not meeting in person right now, many of you have told us how much you’ve enjoyed the great speakers and the variety of programs we’ve had. It looks like we’ll be meeting virtually for several more months. So that our Zoom meetings will run more smoothly, you will now REGISTER for each meeting prior to receiving your meeting LOG IN email. This will allow us to screen attendees prior to the day of the meeting. Please make sure you register several days before the meeting. By registering in advance, you’ll also receive reminder emails with your meeting Log in information.


May 12
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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