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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nikon-presents-vincent-versace-tickets-11110532903
"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 Photo, Popular Photography, The New York Times, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer, Pro Digital Imaging, PDN, What Digital Camera, Petersen's Photographic, PC Camera, Studio Design and Photography, Professional Photographer, Digital 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.