We wrapped up our final meeting of the year last night. Many thanks to Don Simpson on his great presentation about Light, Gesture, and Color. If any of you would like to know more on these concepts, check out Jay Maisel’s wonderful book entitled “Light, Gesture, & Color.” Here is a description of the book:
Jay Maisel, hailed as one of the most brilliant, gifted photographers of all time, is much more than that. He is a mentor, teacher, and trailblazer to many photographers, and a hero to those who feel Jay’s teaching has changed the way they see and create their own photography. He is a living legend whose work is studied around the world, and whose teaching style and presentation garner standing ovations and critical acclaim every time he takes the stage.
Now, for the first time ever, Jay puts his amazing insights and learning moments from a lifetime behind the lens into a book that communicates the three most important aspects of street photography: light, gesture, and color. Each page unveils something new and challenges you to rethink everything you know about the bigger picture of photography. This isn’t a book about f-stops or ISOs. It’s about seeing. It’s about being surrounded by the ordinary and learning how to find the extraordinary. It’s about training your mind, and your eyes, to see and capture the world in a way that delights, engages, and captivates your viewers, and there is nobody that communicates this, visually or through the written word, like Jay Maisel.
Light, Gesture & Color is the seminal work of one of the true photographic geniuses of our time, and it can be your key to opening another level of understanding, appreciation, wonder, and creativity as you learn to express yourself, and your view of the world, through your camera. If you’re ready to break through the barriers that have held your photography back and that have kept you from making the types of images you’ve always dreamed of, and you’re ready to learn what photography is really about, you’re holding the key in your hands at this very moment.
Also, check out this book by Jay Maisel: It’s Not about the F-Stop.
In his first educational book, Light, Gesture, and Color, Jay put his amazing insights and learning moments from a lifetime behind the lens into a book that communicated the three most important aspects of street photography: light, gesture, and color. Here, in It’s Not About the F-Stop, Jay builds on that success to take you beyond the buttons and dials on your camera to continue to teach you how to “see” like a photographer, and how to capture the world around you in a way that delights, intrigues, and challenges the viewer. Each page unveils something new and inspires you to rethink everything you know about the bigger picture of photography. This isn’t a book about f-stops or ISOs. It’s about seeing. And nobody communicates this, visually or through the written word, like Jay Maisel.
Don also mentioned a book that might give us some ideas on how to match photos with Bible verses: “Chasing the Light: 90 Devotionals & Photos to Grow Your Faith.” Here’s a description of this book:
What do you do when your youngest daughter loves God and the Bible, but struggles with dyslexia? Dave Adamson, a former magazine editor and TV sports reporter, decided to use his passion for photography to help his little girl. He started using photos he had taken around the world to teach her the Bible . . . and watched her face light up! Dave, a pastor at North Point Ministries overseeing the church s social media channels and North Point Online, started posting his photos on Instagram, and it kinda blew up. Now, thousands of people from around the world follow his daily devotions on Instagram . . . and this book was born. Photographers often describe what they do as chasing the light, since light is what makes photography possible. As followers of Jesus, we are chasing the Light of the World in an effort to become more like him as we take the next steps in our spiritual journey.
Life is getting pretty busy for us all now, as Christmas is quickly approaching. I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very merry and blessed Christmas. May you also be a blessing to others during this time of year when people can be so stressed out by the “expectations” of the holidays, and for some this time of year can be a lonely time if they are dealing with the loss of a loved one. May you find Peace in these days ahead and may you share Peace and Love with every person you encounter.
Help Portrait Austin Event Was A BIG Success!
The big “Help Portrait Austin” event happened on Saturday December 2nd. This was an event held at the Boys and Girls Club of Austin, to provide free portraits for families who otherwise could not possibly afford portraits. There were many volunteers and many recipients of this free gift. Every family received a free framed 8×10 and two 5×7’s. Several Eyes of Faith folks were there. It was truly a wonderful day. I am definitely going to volunteer again next year, and I sincerely hope all of you will join us next year.
Get Involved in 2018!
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There are so many things we can do as a group. Since this group was just recently started, we are still exploring various ideas for activities and projects we might do. We invite and welcome your input and ideas!
- Remember all are welcome to attend, any skill level, any type of camera
- Share your ideas, offer to help, get involved
- Meeting program topics
- Group activities, outings
- Contests / exhibits?
- Community Service Activities
If you would like to volunteer and help us in planning activities, let us know. We can add you to our EOFteam email group.
Our First Field Trip in 2018 – The Painted Churches of Texas
In our meeting last night, Don Simpson also gave us some great suggestions for field trip opportunities. The group decided to organize a field trip to visit 4 or 5 of the great painted churches in the Schulenburg area sometime in early 2018! KLRU has an excellent 1 hour video online where you can learn more about the painted churches: http://video.klru.tv/video/1461668173/
Several attendees last night volunteered to help us plan and organize the field trip. You’ll hear more as we line up the details and figure out the best date to do this. Stay tuned for more information. We know this will be wonderful experience you won’t want to miss!
Other Local Activities
We’ll post info soon about our first meeting in January. We meet on the first Monday of each month. In January, that would be January 1, New Year’s Day. We’ll make a decision soon on whether we’ll meet that day and/or organize some local activity like a photo walk at some interesting area around town. Make sure you are subscribed to our email group so you’ll be included on the plans!