Monthly Meeting Guest Speaker: Harold Ross--Sculpting with Light (7:30 PM EST)
Sculpting with Light
Join photographer Harold Ross for an information-packed presentation on Sculpting
with Light, a technique that he has been perfecting for almost 30 years.
Harold will show you how his vision and his method of light painting can transform the
ordinary subject into something extraordinary.
His lighting technique reveals remarkable detail, shape and dimension in his subjects.
This lighting cannot normally be “seen”, as it involves a building up of light over time and
over multiple captures. The photographing of one image can take minutes or even
hours to record.
Harold’s goal is to elevate and monumentalize his subjects, which are often taken for
granted, and his transformational approach to photography can, in a way, breathe new
life into these subjects.
During his talk, Harold will explain what he means by Sculpting with Light, the
advantages of light painting in still life and other kinds of photography, the tools needed
(which are very few and quite inexpensive) and his Six Principles of Lighting. He will
explain how these principles work in practice and he'll show why his process is so
transformative. His work will serve as illustrations to these themes.
This will be an information-packed program. Be prepared to be inspired!
See Harold’s work at: www.haroldrossfineart.com
See Harold’s blog, with lots of technical information at:
BIO for Harold Ross:
Born into a military family, Harold grew up in New Mexico and Germany. His parents were
adventurous, and took the family on outings almost every weekend... hiking in the desert,
horseback riding and camping in the mountains, exploring castles and old gardens in Germany
and camping in Italy. These outings, of course, left many lasting impressions.
After moving back with his family to the U.S., Harold began photographing. As a young
teenager, he bought his first camera, a GAF Instamatic. He still has the camera today.
Harold is deeply