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Nikon presents Vincent Versace

  • Apr 23, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • San Diego City College

Join ASMP San Diego on April 23rd as we bring Vincent Versace to San Diego City College! This program is FREE courtesy of Nikon USA. Please RSVP on Eventbrite so that we have a consolidated total to expect: 

"Every artist has an instrument. Painters have their brushes and canvas, sculptors their chisels and stone, dancers their bodies. All of these instruments are used to express the artist's individual voice and vision. For the photographer the instrument is a camera, the brush is the lens, and the canvas is the ultimate expression of artistic voice and vision being the final image." 

In this lecture Vincent will discuss the journey that he takes, or rather the journey that takes him, down the path of creating his images. From people, places and things, San Francisco to New York, Burma to India, infrared black and white to full-color visible spectrum, Vincent Versace will discuss his use of cameras, digital infrared black and white as well as the lenses he uses, the post processing choices software he uses, paper, printers and inks,, and why he makes the choices he makes. All focused towards one goal: the print. It is not about taking a photograph, but how to be taken by a photograph. 

Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for natural light photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain. 

Vincent is one of Nikon's founding Nikon Ambassadors and is considered by Nikon to be "one of the top photography artists and visual storytellers of this era." Vincent is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History. He is the photographer of Immediate Assistants Medical Rescue Go Team. He was commissioned by the San Francisco Presidio Trust to create a body of photographic work to permanently capture this National Park and Historic Landmark. 

Vincent's work has been highlighted in American PhotoPopular PhotographyThe New York TimesShutterbugOutdoor PhotographerPro Digital ImagingPDNWhat Digital CameraPetersen's PhotographicPC CameraStudio Design and PhotographyProfessional PhotographerDigital Imaging and many more. Nominated multiple times to the Photoshop Hall of Fame, Vincent has been recognized by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals through the creation of the Vincent Versace Award for Digital Photography Excellence. The "Vinnie" is a special category of the Photoshop Guru Awards, considered one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the international digital imaging industry.

This event is FREE, courtesy of Nikon. The doors will open at 6:00pm on April 23rd, with the program beginning at 7pm. The event will be hosted at San Diego City College's Career Technology Center auditorium,[masked]th St, San Diego CA 92101. NOTE that the auditorium holds 125 seats, and seating is first-come, first-served. We're allowing a few extra tickets to compensate for the normal "no show" people.

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  • Jeff O.

    I'd like to thank ASMP, Nikon, and all the event vendors who helped to create the event. It was quite enlightening listening to Mr Versace's presentation.

    Thanks again All

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Eduardo M.

    Now it's time to follow up and figure out how to layer images so seamlessly! That was amazing. Amazing also that he was able to remember how many photos it took to create each image. I don't even remember what I had for breakfast.

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Marilyn H.

    If you weren't there, you really missed an awesome presentation. Vincent Versace is an outstanding artist and presenter. I learned a lot, but mostly I was inspired to strive to shoot multiple shots of each element and then stack them. The images he has captured are incredible and the way they force your eyes to move around is amazing. Thanks so much to Nikon and all those who helped to bring this free lecture to us. Thanks Vincent Versace for helping us to become artists.

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really like the layering methods he was using, it almost reminded me of a spin on the Brenizer Method

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • William

    His techniques of layering many different images was very cool, and definitely gives me a new approach for those types of shots. I was surprised to learn that he carries 4 Nikon camera bodies due to their strengths/advantages, and shoots specific shots with whichever camera performs best in that scenario.

    April 24, 2014

  • Janie A.

    In an engaging 2-hour presentation, Vincent gave his insights on photographic theory braided in with revelations about his technique. And OH, the images! Thanks to Nikon for bringing him to us -- for free!

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Charlie A.

    Amazing. Vincent is an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the slide shows.

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Marilyn H.

    Any ideas on where to park tonight?

    April 23, 2014

    • William

      From City College:
      There may be quite a few spots all around the building, free.
      Level 2 of our Parking Structure has an hourly-pay machine. $1/hr, I believe.

      April 23, 2014

  • Dan C.

    All: We'd like to see some photos afterwards, so please take some and post here. Thanks!

    April 22, 2014

  • William

    Please note that RSVPs here on Meetup don't guarantee your seat -- registration on Eventbrite (listed at the top of the page) is where your tickets are reserved!

    April 22, 2014

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