Visual Perception and Lighting
Sponsored by Canon
Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 P.M.
Our final presentation for March will be very special night of learning. We are very lucky to have as our speaker, from New York, Jack Reznicki a Canon explorer of Light, who is being sponsored by Canon. Jack states in his program description: “all photos are about light and lighting. Available light, strobe light, ambient light, studio light, it’s all about being able to see, understand and control light. Some days the lighting gods smile upon you and kiss your photos with a glorious light and some days the lighting gods frown and you end up babbling in a corner, mumbling to yourself. “
An internationally popular lecturer, Jack Reznicki is always very informative, insightful, entertainingly outspoken, and refreshingly candid. Jack will discuss in this far reaching session, his commercial and personal work and how they interact. He will also discuss light, how to see it, and how to handle it for better, more dramatic images. “Lighting Essentials” as Jack calls it for both natural and artificial light. Topics such as the quality and quantity of light, size and position of light, including the sun and strobes, why shooting before and after “Golden Hour” is so special, and how just moving your feet can drastically change the light.
Visual perception and how we look at photographs has also been a popular segment in his talks. Composition and how to use these concepts in your photos will help you with any type of photography. Jack will show there is more to understand than just the ever-popular rule of thirds.
Our speaker, Jack Reznicki is an internationally renowned commercial people and children photographer based in New York City. His creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for many companies such as Toys “R” Us, Tylenol, The Wall Street Journal, Hyatt, Reader’s Digest, AT&T, and several Time Magazine covers. He is the author of several books on commercial photography including “Photographer’s Survival Guide”, which deals with copyright and legal issues for photographers and “Studio and Commercial Photography- A Kodak Pro Workshop” book and other books. Along with many other awards, Jack was very proud to twice receive the IPC (International Photographic Council) Leadership medal for “Excellence in Studio Photography” at the United Nations. Jack was appointed a guest professor at Shandong University of Art and Design in Jinan, China and named a Mo-Tse Grand Master Photographer in China. He is also honored to be named an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. He proudly served as the President of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and named an Honorary Master Photographer. He was President of NY chapter of Advertising Photographers of America (APA), and sat on the NY board of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). His leadership skills have been lauded and awarded both here in the US and abroad.
On the Faculty at the School of Visual Arts in New York City Jack teaches a graduate level course on the business of photography. You can also find Jack as one of the Dream Team Instructors at the Photoshop World Conventions.
Jack is one of the original “Canon Explorers of Light”, an “Epson Stylus Pro”, host of the Epson Print Academy’s Track One, an X-Rite Coloratti, and a Sandisk “Photo Master”. Jack has also done Beta testing and consulting with Canon, Epson, Mamiya, Microsoft, X-Rite, Leaf digital backs, onOne Software, and Adobe.