Power to Your Pictures

Photographer Howard Harrison will conduct a photography workshop, Power to Your Pictures on Saturday, October 15 from 10 AM – 4 PM at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center.  The workshop will run from 10 AM - 4 PM with a break for lunch. The workshop fee is $65 and pre-registration is requested by contacting Katie Palm at kpalm@catskillcenter.org or calling (845) 586-2611.

The Sky's the Limit copyright Howard Harrison

The Sky's the Limit
copyright Howard Harrison

The morning will be devoted to topics which help attendees create a more selective eye: composition; graphic subtlety or intensity; a visual meal or a snack; a story or a visual record; etc.  Great images begin with selective vision. It's not about the camera.... it’s about the eye. The morning concludes with a brief Q & A session.

The afternoon affords participants the opportunity to apply the morning’s presentation by taking their own photos (indoor or out weather dependent). Those images will provide basis for interactive critique and feedback led by Howard.

A printed outline handout and sample of Mr. Harrison’s work will be provided to each attendee.

The workshop, Power to Your Pictures, is being held in conjunction with an exhibit of Howard Harrison’s photographs, Flower Power and More, which is on display in the Erpf Gallery October 8th – November 19th at the Erpf Center in Arkville.

“Mother Nature provides my challenge and inspiration for presenting flower photographs,” says Mr. Harrison. “Their color intensity and bold compositions honor the physical bounty ever present environmentally but too often overlooked in everyday life. The work mirrors a personal and intimate view of nature. Outdoors light conditions and living habitat vary to either compliment or complex aesthetic challenge. Or, a glorious specimen extracted may reign supreme as still life prima donna. Either way it's a studied vision that snatches the image, the camera but a tool in the process. My responsibility remains to focus, compose and expose to unique effect.”

Flower Power and More, photographs by Howard Harrison is on display October 8 th through November 19. The Erpf Gallery is open Mon – Fri 9 am to 4 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, contact the Catskill Center at 845-586- 2611, or visit www.catskillcenter.org.