How to Use your Camera or (Phone) as a Paintbrush
Unlock your creative potential and discover how to craft impressionistic-looking photographs using nothing but your digital camera or smartphone. Award-winning California-based fine art photographer Charles Needle will describe the process of using long-exposure and multiple- exposure techniques to transform everyday scenes into unimaginable visual masterpieces.
Charles’ program will begin with a short inspirational slide show, followed by a lecture covering techniques, such as Long-Exposure Pan/Tilt, “Multiple-Exposure Monet” (a technique Charles invented), Multiple-Exposure Rotate & Zoom, Soft-Glow Montage and Composite Montage. He will also demonstrate how to use a free script in Photoshop to accomplish this same look, if your camera does not have built-in multiple exposure capability.
About Charles Needle
Charles Needle is an award-winning, California-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular “Art of Nature” creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide.
In 2011, Charles was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, England). This exhibition traveled throughout the United Kingdom. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2014 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards photo contest.
A popular New England Camera Club Council speaker for several years, Charles has authored three cutting-edge instructional books: Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills(Amherst Media, January 2015), Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush (March 2014), and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques (2011).
An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France for 20 years in a row, with exclusive private access), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland) and The Butchart Gardens (Canada), Charles is a FujiFilm USA Talent Team member and North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award winner seven years in a row.
Charles’ photographs have selected for publication in Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographermagazine, Nature Photographer magazine, Inner Reflections Engagement Calendar, The Chicago Tribune, SELF Magazine and are in private and public collections nationwide and abroad.
To learn more about Charles’ work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit www.charlesneedlephoto.com.