The Woodland Camera Forum will gift an unfastened program, “The Art of Travel Photography,” by artist-photographer Michael Dunlavey of Sacramento at 7 p.M. Wednesday, April 10, at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. In Woodland.

His presentation is supposed to help you see the world your tour via and picture with a one-of-a-kind eye. Dunlavey will proportion examples of his snapshots and discuss composition, exploring simplicity as opposed to complexity, the use of mild and shadow, and coloration or the lack of color to decorate work. This can be an exploration of what vacationers often pass over.

Dunlavey enjoyed a forty-12 months career as a photograph, environmental, and eating place clothier. He changed into the president and innovative director of The Dunlavey Studio, founded in Sacramento and his wife, Lindy. During their careers, he and his spouse traveled appreciably at some stage in the world, constantly with a camera in hand, using the one’s pix as a suggestion for his watercolors.

Since his retirement, he has had 8 watercolor indicates, a two-person show at Viewpoint of his pix of Italy titled “Italia Bella,” and a solo show of his photos and watercolors on the Tim Collom Gallery Sacramento. His watercolor artwork has been blanketed inside the Crocker Art Museum’s juried art public sale for the past 8 years.

For decades, Dunlavey has loved a countrywide reputation for creativity and imaginative layout answers that replicate his exclusive artistic vision. His pictures became featured in a ten-yr collection of international brochures for an Irish tour enterprise and an outstanding Italian tour organization. He says he’s been venerated to donate his time and creativity as the principal photographer for Sacramento Habitat for Humanity for the beyond eleven years.

Dunlavey has tested a deep love for, and commitment to the arts and has an extensive history in art and layout. He received bachelor’s and grasp’s levels in artwork and a coaching credential from Sacramento State. He sat at the Crocker Art Museum Association board of directors for 11 years and served on the choice committee that selected the architect for the brand new Crocker Art Museum Expansion. He changed into the Sacramento Region Community Foundation board of directors for 10 years, for the duration of which he served on the Arts Advisory Committee for Advancing Sacramento Arts, which generated a sustained investment circulate for small and medium-sized arts agencies within the Sacramento place.

Photography and journey pictures especially were a passion of mine for a long time, and now I would like to proportion some of the maximum essential stuff I’ve discovered through the years with our pricey readers. I began with a Nikon EM SLR making usually slides, and upgraded to digital in 2002. The SLR had served me very well; however, I realized I might want to reduce the price of pictures to nearly not anything with virtual technology. Making dozens of pictures of the same concern approach, you are certain to have an amazing one finally! Only multiple years later, I observed the advantages of photo modifying software programs like Photoshop.

Enough records. Let’s flow directly to my hints. In this article, I assume you’ve got a little experience with (digital) images already, and I concentrate on the specifics of “shooting on the road.”

First, pick the right gadget. I like a semi-pro digital camera with a hard and fast lens and a lengthy zoom. The Panasonic Lumix collection, for example, has incredible value for cash. Best tour photographs happen fast. Most of the time, you don’t have time to trade lenses. Fixed lens additionally approaches you’ve got fewer troubles with dust. I continually preserve my digicam on car awareness and automobile publicity. Remember, satisfactory pictures occur fast. You can lose the motion and/or the proper light in seconds. Gone for all time!