Our next meeting will be on November 25th, 2013 at the Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court (off Whispering Pines), Grass Valley, at 6:30 P.M.
Our speaker will be Jim Beckett. The topic: Lighting, specifically lighting for people.
Jim has been working as a professional photographer and commercial artist continuously since 1978. He currently owns and operates Sugar Pine Studios~True Grit, a photographic / advertising studio in Grass Valley, California. For eleven years Jim was a full-time faculty member / chairman of the Commercial Photography Department at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. His course topics included Studio Lighting, Industrial/Scientific Imaging, Reprographics/Digital Pre-Press, and Undersea Technology. Jim has conducted numerous seminars and workshops privately and for institutions such as NASA, UCSD/Scripps, University Health Science Center Dallas Texas, and PADI International.
His work has been published worldwide and has been recognized with awards from organizations ranging form the Pacific Coast Underwater Photographic Society to The Sacramento Club of Printing House Craftsmen. His company currently produces imagery spanning the gamut from Nostalgic Portraits to Fine Art and all forms of advertising still photography. Please visit the Sugar Pine Studios web site at www.sugarpinestudios.com
and enjoy fun-filled portraits on Facebook at True Grit Photography.
Jim’s lofty philosophy regarding photography is to make great photographs rather than just settle for taking pictures. In his words “with all the photographers in the world today, we have all been conditioned to recognize an exceptional image however very few can define why it is exceptional and even fewer can produce it on demand” - Photographer vs. Professional Photographer.