Photographer Ellen Fisch Speaks to Different Groups

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Fine art architectural photographer Ellen Fisch speaks to different groups of individuals in the New York City area. Speaking to various audiences gives Fisch valuable insights into creating appreciation for history and architecture through her photographs.

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“Speaking to groups helps me to refine my fine art architectural photographs" says Photographer Ellen Fisch

Recently, fine art architectural photographer Ellen Fisch spoke to 6 different groups of people in the New York City area about her photography. The topics ranged from choosing subject matter; using particular software applications; architecture; art; black and white photography and history. Venues were diverse as well and include Photo Plus, a large photography trade show held at NYC’s Javits Center as well as Fisch’s granddaughter’s second grade class at an elementary school on Long Island.

“Speaking to groups that are interested in fine art architectural photography helps me to continually refine my photographs and to create greater appreciation for architecture and history through my fine art photographs,” says Photographer Ellen Fisch. “I gain insights about my black and white and sepia-toned photography when I personally share my art with people of all ages.”

Fisch spoke to professional and amateur photographers on the floor of Photo Plus, the large NYC photography trade show, when the Tiffen Company approached her to be a spokesperson for Tiffen’s Dfx 3 plugin software. While discussing the plugin, Fisch showed her before and Dfx 3 enhanced after images at the Tiffen display. The opportunity of speaking 5 times throughout the three day Photo Plus Show gave Fisch invaluable interaction among her peers. “It was a real exchange of tips and information with hundreds of people who share my profession,” remarked Fisch.

Following her success at Photo Plus, Fisch spoke at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen’s library on 44th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan, NY. This time the audience was composed of individuals who are involved with the building industry and the preservation of structures in New York City. Rather than focusing on the technical aspects of photography, Fisch spoke about the architecture she photographs. Fisch’s black and white and sepia-toned photographs act as records of construction artistry. Typically Fisch focuses on a recognizable neighborhood whose style of architecture reflects a period of history, such as Harlem. The members of the audience appreciated seeing Fisch’s photographs of some of the buildings they had constructed in Harlem and in other areas of NYC.

On another occasion, Fisch guest lectured at the Mechanics Institute’s photography class, informing adult students on ways to improve their photographs. Composition; light and shadow; and perspective were topics touched on by Fisch. The students, many of whom are aspiring photographers and teacher, a professional photographer, requested that Fisch guest lecture again because of her clear and insightful approach to architectural photography.

Ellen Fisch also spoke to members of a private club in Manhattan on architecture; history and visual appeal when shooting subjects and then creating fine art from the raw shots. The audience was a diverse group of individuals all of whom appreciate architecture and fine art photography. Of primary importance to Fisch is creating attraction for her photographs with her viewers. Additionally Fisch seeks to provide appreciation for the architecture and history that dominates her black and white and sepia –toned images. The club members had many questions about the historical buildings and locations Fisch captures. According to Fisch one comment from the group “deeply touched me and provided inspiration for future photographs.” An elderly gentleman remarked upon seeing a projected image of Fisch’s photograph: “My grandmother lived in that Harlem building you photographed and your beautiful sepia-toned photography brought back a wealth of marvelous memories for me.”

Although busy with her fine art architectural photography exhibition, “Wall Street,” Fisch was pleased to honor two more speaking engagements: one at a private girls’ school on Long Island and another at her granddaughter’s second grade elementary school class, also on Long Island. In speaking to her 7-year-old granddaughter and classmates, Fisch experienced unique personal perceptions regarding her art. “Kids keep it real,” says Fisch. “I learn to see through their eyes in a simple yet extremely sophisticated way that adds a great deal to my photography.” Ellen Fisch continues speaking to groups to gain insights into her fine art architectural photography. “Growing as a photographer is always a primary component of my career as an artist,” comments Fisch.

About Ellen Fisch Photography:
In 1955, a Brownie Canera was placed in Ellen Fisch’s hands and her passion for photography began. At Brooklyn College Fisch majored in photography and architectural drawing both of which are the foundation of her career as a fine art architectural photographer.
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