Gateway Camera Club Presents Sculpting With Light With Harold Ross on Sept. 7

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FRAMINGHAM – Gateway Camera Club presents Sculpting With Light: A Transformative Process by Harold Ross on September 7 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Join noted photographer Harold Ross for a presentation of his Sculpting with Light process, a technique that he has been perfecting for 30 years.  (Yes, that’s right! Harold used his light painting process on transparency film, before Photoshop existed!)

He will show you how his photographic methods using the technique of light painting can transform the ordinary into the remarkable. 

Ross is drawn to photograph things that have history; old machines, tools and various still life subjects.  

His goal is to elevate and monumentalize these subjects, which are often taken for granted.

His transformational approach to photography can, in a way, breathe new life into his subjects. 

In his landscape work, Ross is interested in the interplay between the real and the unreal. An unmistakably real scene illuminated in a way that can’t happen in nature, creates a quandary in the mind of the viewer. 

 In a more subtle way, this same interplay exists in Harold’s still life work. Ross will share his work, and he will explain the lighting tools he uses (simple and few), the advantages of light painting and the Six Principles of Light that he feels are essential to mastering lighting. 

He will also touch on the amazing power of enhancing dimension and depth through specialized (yet simple) masking techniques in Photoshop. These masking methods, which Harold teaches in his workshops, are akin to painting and drawing, and are not taught as photographic techniques anywhere else. 

Ross will be using his images to convey the transformative nature of his image-making process, which allows one to transform an ordinary subject into something remarkable! This will be an information packed program.  Be prepared to be inspired!

Gateway Camera Club membership consists of beginner, intermediate and advanced photographers.  The Club’s goals are to share ideas, knowledge and insight; to help improve the skills and abilities of our members and to have some fun while enjoying photography.  The Club is very active and we meet on most Tuesdays.  

Visit www.gatewaycameraclub.org for more information.  

The club is currently meeting only via zoom.  If interested in attending a meeting, please contact us via our E-mail Address: gwinfo@gatewaycameraclub.org

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Photos courtesy of Ross’ website

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