August 12, Don Bartletti at MoPAPhotography helps define and preserve my loves, treasures and adventures. As a photojournalist, I’m on a wild ride as witness to the weary and the wonderful. When I’m at home, I’m also on the lookout for those “defining moments” with my family, in the garden, and around the house. I’m grateful for those past efforts because as time and memory slip away, the best photographs have become my frontal lobe and the dependable ghosts that confirm what was real.
This mini-workshop is not going to be a “point-and-shoot” experience. So bring your best camera, one in which you can manually adjust the shutter and aperture.
Although these magic boxes can be remarkably accurate in their automatic computing ability, we’re going to outsmart ‘em – because we can!! Pack your strobe too - ‘cause it’s all about light.
In the theater, I’ll project and discuss pictures that helped me tell a story. I’ll confess how I managed my gear and my emotions both on assignment and at home. I’ll show you examples of how the discovery of nice light, shadow, pattern, expression and angle helped make the difference between a picture and a photograph. The right lens is important too. One of my good pals is Wide Angle.
After lunch, we’ll stroll around Balboa Park with the goal of “organizing confusion” – that’s my definition of photojournalism. There’ll be a lot of stuff going on outside but we’ll be on assignment to zoom in on unexpected moments, portraits on the fly, personal vision, and the visual gems that are hiding in plain sight.