Internationally known photographer Jennifer Wu to present in McPherson November 22

By Anne Hassler
November 13, 2014
Jennifer Wu

The Great Plains Nature Photographers group will hold its annual meeting from 9 AM to 4 PM Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at the McPherson Opera House. The featured speaker will be Canon U.S.A. Explorer of Light photographer Jennifer Wu.

Wu is an internationally known photographer with her images appearing in publications such as Popular Photography, Sierra Club, Outdoor Photography, Time and Bloomberg Businessweek. In her 28-year career she has traveled the world presenting talks on photography and leading workshops. She currently resides in Sacramento, Calif.

Cost to attend the presentation is $15, which also includes entry in the GPNP photo competition. 

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m. This event is open to the public.

Contact Jim Griggs at (620) 241-6282 with questions.

Wu will present on the following topics:

Nature’s Elusive Beauty – Composition for Nature and Landscape Photography: This inspiring and entertaining presentation is a must see for any one interested in nature and landscape photography. Wu will teach you the elements of photographic composition and share her techniques to get those great shots. She will discuss five elements of composition and how to create visual impact with use of lenses and composition. Discover how to create depth in an image for visual interest.  She shows how focusing on form and shape makes a striking image.

Black and White Landscape Photography: There are ways of thinking about B&W photography that make a difference in how you shoot for it. Learn tips for seeing an image in B&W, camera settings and using filters as well as exposure techniques.  Then discover how to convert color images into black and white for balanced tones and detail using Silver Efex Pro 2 for converting images and toning for blue or warm tones.

The Amazing Night Sky - Shooting from Dust to Dawn: Photographing after the sun has set and before sunrise offers a whole new world of images and photographic opportunities. Many often think it is too dark to photograph but the camera can pick up the subtle light that eyes do not see. The seemingly infinite darkness of the night is lit by the stars and planets. Learn how to photograph the stars, star trails, the Milky Way, the full moon, the crescent moon and long exposures of the ocean surf for a wispy effect. Learn about the quality of light at night and to use light in photographs.  Wu will discuss light painting techniques that can be used to paint light on trees, rocks and buildings to add another dimension to night photography. This inspiring and entertaining presentation is a must see for any one interested in photographing the moon, twilight, star trails, the Milky Way and night sky.