Harold Davis

Photographing Kids, Family, and (other) Weird Things

Date: This event took place live on March 18 2009

Presented by: Harold Davis

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

Families, kids, holidays: we all want to capture them as fond memories, not stiff poses. During this not-to-be-missed presentation, Harold Davis will show us how to do so with more ease and fun in the shooting, showing us that "Cameras don't take photos, people do!" covering topics such as:

  • Don't gain the world at the expense of your soul: personally engage.
  • How to control light with a point-and shoot camera, avoiding "exposure modes from Hell"
  • Using pre-visualization as a key photographic skill.
  • Making the mundane fantastic - using composition to avoid boring family pictures.
  • Photographing children for the precious individuals they are
  • Leaving the shoe box behind...Displaying and preserving photos in the digital era.

He'll also include some material on his work and blog, www.photoblog2.com and leave time for Q&A.

About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is a photographer and author. His photographs have been widely published, exhibited, and collected. Many of his fine art photography posters are well known, including some recent alternatively processed digital flower images published by New York Graphic Society.

The author of more than twenty books, Harold has written (and illustrated with his photographs) Digital Photography: Digital Field Guide (Wiley), The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite and the High Sierra (Countryman/W.W.Norton), 100 Views of the Golden Gate (Wilderness Press). He is the lead author of a new series of books about digital photography from O'Reilly Digital Media.

Harold writes the popular Photoblog 2.0, www.photoblog2.com, which covers aesthetic, technical, and personal issues related to digital photography. He is the creator of the Digital Night website.

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