Northern Virginia Photographic Society
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May 1st, 2012 - Program: "Light, Color and Composition" and " A Photographer's Tibet"
Lewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America, and its parklands for over 30 years. During his extensive travels, he has been to 47 states from Alaska to Florida. His work has been exhibited and published in magazines, books, and calendars worldwide. Lewis will be conducting a two part program for NVPS--the first part is entitled, "Light, Color and Composition", and the second part is "A Photographer's Tibet".
Before moving west, he received a BA in Fine Art Photography from the George Washington University in 1976. The grandeur of the west beckoned and Lewis moved to Yosemite National Park, where he lived for 11 years. From 1978 until 1980, he worked at The Ansel Adams Gallery. Working at the gallery gave him the opportunity to meet, observe and learn from some of the greatest photographers of our time. "The experience of working at The Ansel Adams Gallery was very influential in my development as a photographer", he states. Lewis captures color images using Canon digital cameras and 4 x 5 cameras. . He has been selected to Canon's Explorers of Light program featuring 62 of the country's most influential photographers. Lewis will be coming to NVPS from the West Coast for a special Program, so please mark your calendars to attend--this is a great opportunity to see a speaker who's new to NVPS! Lewis will be joining us for dinner at Chili's at 5:45 PM prior to the Program, so if you'd like to attend dinner, please rsvp to mary.m.o'neill@nospam!#*&^#)type address - don't copy spam protection(*@.@nospamgsk.com or call/text 703-216-9340.
More about Lewis Kemper....
Lewis is also working with digital imaging on his Apple computer to create new work. His work has been sold for editorial and commercial uses in over 16 different countries ranging from national ads to book covers. Lewis teaches photography for many organizations including Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Santa Fe Workshops, Light Photographic Workshops, Aspen Workshops and Betterphoto.com. He is the author of "The Yosemite Photographer's Handbook", and "The Yellowstone Photographer's Handbook." He was the photographer for, "Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest", published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. His monograph, "Capturing the Light" won the People's Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition. His latest publication "Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide" was voted in the top 20 field guides. And he produces the acclaimed training DVD's "The Photographer's Toolbox for Photoshop®" and "The Photographer's Toolbox for Lightroom®". Kemper's photographs are in many private collections as well as in the permanent collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art and Kaiser Permanente. His work has been shown nationally in galleries and museums. For more information on Lewis and a preview of his images, please see his website at www.lewiskemper.com
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