FCC Meeting and Event Calendar
August 2021 Program Meeting
August 11 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Focus Program Meeting – Presentation by Jennifer Renwick on Abstract Landscape Photography
As landscape photographers, we’re used to photographing landscapes and subjects with perfect execution, a clear idea, and we provide context and a straightforward story for our viewers. With abstract photography, you have to be willing to let go of that perfection and invite yourself to let your eyes and mind wander and let go of the literal.
With abstraction, the viewer is invited to ask, “What is this?” Abstract photography is a way to show the beauty of unnoticed and mundane details. There is unlimited potential and creativity when photographing natural abstracts, and it’s a great way to unleash expectations and harness your creative side.
In this presentation, Jennifer will discuss what abstract photography is and what subjects in the landscape lend themselves to abstraction. She will also go over techniques on how to photograph and compose abstracts. Natural abstracts are a fun way to think outside the box and work different parts of our brains.
Join Jennifer to learn how to make the ordinary, extraordinary!
Before diving into the world of nature photography, I received my degree in Geology and then switched gears into Veterinary Medicine for 14 years. During my college years studying geology, I was introduced to the American West and its mountains and immediately fell in love. Every chance I could conceive, I traveled west and picked up a camera along the way to capture the rugged landscapes to share with others and admire from my home in the Midwest. After some soul searching, I took the plunge into full-time photography and moved out west. I haven’t looked back since, now enjoying my new creative freedoms with a camera in hand.
I am now based in Colorado but travel full-time in a travel trailer with my partner David Kingham teaching photography workshops, exploring and photographing the American West. I extend my photography passion to students by teaching visual storytelling, how to slow down in the field to connect with their subjects from behind their lenses, and how to express themselves through their imagery.
While I enjoy photographing landscapes, my real passion is focusing on the smaller details in those landscapes. I enjoy practicing slow photography, visual storytelling, and expressing my emotions through my imagery.
Members will get an email with info on joining the Zoom meeting. Non-Members can request an invite using the form below.