New York, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2013
Architectural/Art Photographer Ellen Fisch explores new topics in architectural photography for her recent class at Berger Bros. Camera Center of Photographic Art in Huntington, NY.
“Photography is no longer a profession/hobby for a few,” says Photographer Ellen Fisch. While teaching a recent class at Berger Bros. Camera Center for Photographic Art in Huntington, Long Island, Fisch told her audience that “Today, photography is as natural for most people as making a phone call.” She went on to note that today’s technology has made photography accessible, inexpensive and a form of every day communication.
“In the days of film photography, the photographer had to commit to serious expenditures of money for film,” notes Fisch. “Time was also a serious commitment.” The films were costly and bulky to carry around. Additionally, keeping the film that was shot on a photography expedition protected until developed was a concern. Time was an additional concern. Going out on a shoot often required advanced planning. Fisch notes that “Now all anyone needs is a point-and-shoot camera or phone with photo-taking capabilities to take photographs and a computer to actualize the images.”
In the January 22, 2013 class that Ellen Fisch taught, she explained that photography was evolving as quickly as all forms of technology/communication. “Years ago, people would see photographs of breaking news stories months later in magazines. There may have been a grainy newspaper photograph the next day.” Today, images are circulated via Internet while they are actually occurring. “You may see images of a marathon while it is being run or the demolition of a building on your computer screen as it occurs.”
“The focuses of photography are shifting,” Fisch told her interested group of professional and hobbyist photographers during her class about architectural/art photography. “The highly technical aspects of photography are important to know, but there is a lot you can fix today in post-production.” She stressed the value of understanding focal range, aperture speed, white balance and other fundamentals of photography. “Always use the photography basics as reference points,” says Fisch, “but understand that experimentation is important with digital technology. There are no absolutes today because technology is so broad and adaptable.”
Photographer Ellen Fisch notes that the new direction in photography for most photographers can be attributed to the conversion from film to digital. She switched from film about ten years ago. “There are pluses and minuses in every advancement of a field,” says Fisch. “However, we live in a digital world and I have to move with the times.” Even though Ellen Fisch primarily focuses her lens on architecture that may be centuries old, her equipment is up to the minute.
The class at Berger Bros. Camera Center for Photographic Art was enthusiastic about exploring the ways that photography is evolving. Fisch showed many projected images of her architectural art photography and the ways that digital photography can produce excellent photographs. The tips and instruction provided in the class was appreciated by the group, many of whom inquired about Fisch’s upcoming photography tours in NYC. “In addition to my passion for photography, I love passing along information to other photographers.”
Ellen Fisch is a New York based architectural/art photographer specializing in black and white and sepia photography that is artistically expressive, historically relevant and timeless. She has taught workshops in photography and art for many years.
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