John Gregor – “Filter for Feeling”
We will have a special meeting this Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 pm, in the River Room at the Phipps Center for the Arts. The meeting will feature a program, “Filters for Feeling” or “How to use filters to create a specific look and feel to your images”. From smooth and serene to rough and wild texture in a photograph, the use of filters can convey feeling and emotion that reflects the photographer’s response to the subject. Using filters is the key to creating texture in landscape photography. It is more than simply screwing a filter in front of your lens, it is understanding the relationship between exposure time, subject movement, dynamic range and more. This means knowing which filter to use, how to control the exposure time through ISO, aperture, and filter selection. In this presentation Gregor will discuss the nuances of using filters and how to integrate them into your camera workflow so you can use them effectively.
Gregor has a Masters of Education through St. Scholastica College with an emphasis in photographic literacy. He earned his BA from the University of Minnesota with a degree through the University Without Walls program, and his degree was entitled “Documentary Expression of American Culture Through Photography” a combined degree of Social Sciences and Fine Art Photography.
Gregor currently lives in Two Harbors, Minnesota, and Temple, Maine, where he runs ColdSnap Photography which offers photographic workshops and tours.
John Gregor Three-Day Workshop at the Phipps
This workshop is a rare opportunity to work with John Gregor that doesn’t involve travel and hotel accommodations in Two Harbors. This experience will include hands-on assistance in the field as well as in the classroom. Shooting in various conditions of light, and exploring proper digital technique and workflow for landscape photography, is designed to help participants realize their photographic visions, from field to finished image. The three day workshop runs from April 20-22. Here is where to go for more information.