Join Arizona-based nature photographer Colleen Miniuk-Sperry for an exciting presentation on incorporating visualization into your photographic process – whether at home, at work, or in the field - to help you record unique images without using other photographers’ tripod holes.
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As a long-time Arizona Highways magazine contributor, a three-time Acadia National Park Artist-in-Residence, and keynote speaker at the recent International Photographic Society of America Annual Conference, Colleen will share her visualization experiences and reveal specific tips, tools, and techniques for creating a clear mental picture of your picture before snapping the shutter to transcend the cliché.
Specifically, learn how to:
• Tap into individual knowledge, passions, and perceptions towards specific subjects to develop a clear vision for your photographs.
• Design your own creative photographs before setting foot at a place by using supportive tools like a custom shot list and the Photographer’s Ephemeris.
•Distinctively experience and engage with your subject matter on location to build a deeper emotional connection before recording your visual message.
About Colleen Miniuk-Sperry
As an award-winning, internationally published outdoor photographer and writer, Colleen Miniuk-Sperry supports a wide range of assignments for editorial clients, fine art, and stock. Her work has been published in National Geographic calendars, the Arizona Highways magazine, books, and calendars, AAA Highroads, Mushing Magazine, Lighthouse Digest, Experience AZ, InsideOutside Southwest, Sonora Es, Smith-Southwestern calendars, and a broad variety of other publications. In late 2011, she co-authored and published the book, “Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where, and How,” which has garnered multiple international book awards, including “Best Nature Book.”
Colleen also leads photography workshops for the Arizona Highways Photography Workshops, Arizona Wildlife Federation, Through Each Others Eyes, and numerous private workshops. Colleen is an active Associate of Through Each Others Eyes (TEOE) and a member of Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). In addition, she’s served three times as an Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Pak.
Armed with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan, Colleen Miniuk-Sperry moved to Phoenix to begin a 10-year project management career at Intel Corporation. As an outlet to corporate life, she began making photographs of the Western United States landscapes in late 2001. In early 2007, she left Intel to pursue a full-time career in photography. Originally hailing from Ohio, Arkansas, and Illinois, Colleen currently resides in Chandler, Arizona.
For more information about her work, visit her website at http://www.cms-photo.com.
We are meeting at the Sports Basement - Bryant Street store meeting room in San Francisco. Parking is on the street and in the garage (entrance from Florida Street). Go to the basement meeting room "Grotto". 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!
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 p.m. – Presentation
8 p.m - 8:30 p.m. Q&A