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July 13, 2023: "Mastering Exposure and Color" with Kevin Ames | Monthly Meeting

Our July Monthly Meeting will be on Thursday,

July 13, 2023 at 6:45 pm!

The monthly club meeting is a free event for anyone who shares a passion for photography, from the total beginner with your phone to a professional with multiple gear sets. Please join us in-person or online and invite anyone who may be interested in exploring and learning about photography!

We meet at Atlanta Tech Park at 107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. You are welcome to arrive at 6:15 pm for fellowship and social time to meet new and current members. ​

Access the July Meeting online on July 13th at 6:45 pm:

Our July Speaker is Kevin Ames and the topic will be “Mastering Exposure and Color”!

Two of the most difficult aspects of photography for photographers to master are exposure and color, and yet they are the most fundamental elements of a photograph. Learning to control exposure and color, and how to change them intentionally to meet your vision for any given

photograph, will up your game considerably. Even professional photographers will find challenging situations where they struggle getting the exposure and color correct. Why are these elements of photography so tricky? It’s because cameras, even super-expensive ones, are not as smart as our brains. Our brain “knows” what color it expects to see – it interprets the scene. The camera only “sees” what it sees. Our eyes can see in shadows that our cameras

can’t. And so on. So we have to use our brains to out-smart our cameras.

That’s where Kevin comes in. He will explain in clear and simple terms how to get correct exposure, and how to use color management to make sure the color you get is pure. He will also discuss how to manipulate the exposure and color to achieve special effects or direct the viewer’s eye where you wish.

What will you learn:

  • Light. It’s all around us. We turn it on with the flip of a switch so we don’t bump into things in the dark. We take it for granted. We know what it is. We use it every day. We can’t live without it. And yet we don’t understand it.

  • In photography, light is the paint. The camera sensor is the canvas. Photography is creating with light.

  • Color sets the emotion for a photograph. It can be on the background, or the subject, or both. A warm color tends to be romantic. A cold color is emotionless, like a blue. Red is anger. Purple is associated with royalty.

  • In this presentation, Kevin Ames will explain and demonstrate how to master exposure and color to get the results you’re going for in your images.

About Kevin Ames:

Kevin Ames

Kevin Ames has made and sold photographs since he was 12 years old. His photography career began in high school as chief photographer and co-editor of the yearbook.

He is in the first generation of electronic news videographers working in television where he became proficient in videography, editing and script writing. He opened his still photography studio in Atlanta in 1982 serving commercial clients from AT&T to Westin Hotels and many others.

Kevin has taught photography, both film and digital since the early 1990s. He has written four books on Adobe Photoshop and photography. He has taught lighting and digital photography across the U.S. and in Europe, Canada, and the Philippines.

He wrote The Digital Photographers’ Notebook column for Photoshop User magazine for eleven and a half years. His skill with lighting has made him a sought-after photographer making

high-end business headshots, building, product, and fashion images.

Check out Kevin Ames' photography!

Hope you can join us for the July Meeting on July 13th!

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