Join us for the presentation with a National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow on "The Art of Photographing People".
Catherine Karnow is known for her vibrant, emotional and sensitive style of photographing people. Catherine's passion for photography carries into her love for presenting and teaching. She teaches the National Geographic Weekend Workshops in San Francisco as well as her own Italy Photo Workshop in Umbria every May.
The secret to creating great photographs of people is getting to know your subjects and making a connection with them even before you pick up your camera. Catherine Karnow will show you how it's done, whether you are shooting candid images and street scenes, or more formal portraits of family and friends. Learn important photographic techniques that help capture personality and improve the quality of your images.
Young Woman in the Rain, Hanoi, Vietnam
About Catherine Karnow
Born and raised in Hong Kong, the daughter of an American journalist, San Francisco-based, National Geographic photographer, Catherine Karnow, seems destined to have travel and photojournalism at the center of her life. She graduated Brown University with honors degrees in Comparative Literature and Semiotics. After a brief career as a filmmaker – her film Brooklyn Bridge premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 1984 – she turned her attention to photography full time in 1986.
Catherine has covered Australian Aborigines; Bombay film stars; victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam; Russian “Old Believers” in Alaska; Greenwich, Connecticut high society; and an Albanian farm family. In 1994, she was the only non-Vietnamese photo-journalist to accompany General Giap on his historic first return to the forest encampment in the northern Vietnam highlands from which he plotted the battle of Dien Bien Phu. She also gained unprecedented access to Prince Charles for her 2006 National Geographic feature, “Not Your Typical Radical.”
Her work appears in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, French & German GEO and other international publications. She has also participated in several Day in the Life series, Passage to Vietnam, and Women in the Material World. Catherine Karnow is known for her vibrant, emotional and sensitive style of photographing people.
Catherine's passion for photography carries into her love for teaching. She teaches the National Geographic Weekend Workshops in San Francisco and at Miraval Resort in Tucson, as well as her own Italy Photo Workshop in Umbria each May.
For more information, visit her website: catherinekarnowphotoworkshop.com
We are meeting at the Sports Basement - Bryant Street store in San Francisco. Our meeting will be conducted in "The Grotto" area, which is a private meeting space located on the first floor near the Ski & Bike shops. Snacks and drinks will be served.
This event is sponsored by Sports Basement and SlickPic.com. SlickPic.com is an online photo hosting and sharing service. Click here to sign up for a free service.
In addition, all Sports Basement store purchases will be 10% off for this event, so come early to take advantage of this deal.
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. – Socialize, network, refreshments.
This is a perfect networking opportunity in a friendly atmosphere. Bring your portfolio, photos, books or new photo gadgets to share with the group.
7 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. – Presentation
8:15 p.m - 8:30 p.m. Q&A