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Free Talks For Photographers and Artists

Please join us for our three-week Saturday series for artists and photographers. During the duration of the AMERICANA exhibition from January 29 - February 21, 2016 we are offering free talks and presentations with subjects of interest for photographers and artists. The presentations will be held at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography, 181 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA, 18901.
These are free events with limited seating available. Please register at

February 6, 2016 - 10:30am
"The Art and Magic of Nature Photography"
By Buddy Eleazer
A technical and compositional overview for creating exceptional Nature and Wildlife Photographs

We’ve all seen many photos of wildlife. Many times we view the image and move on. Occasionally we see a shot and pause. We image a time and place. We even come back to that image time and again. Why did that photograph work while others were ‘just another good picture’?
Through his images, award winning nature photographer Buddy Eleazer will share basic compositional tips he uses to create effective nature images. While not focusing this talk on technical aspects of the camera, Buddy will also share field setting for various challenging photographic situations that will allow you to more effectively capture the moment. Among the techniques addressed: capturing birds in flight, creating pan action wildlife shots and getting proper exposure in changing conditions. Whether a photographer or just a lover of nature, Buddy’s compelling images and casual story telling style will deliver an enjoyable talk.


February 13, 2016 - 10:30am
"Cognitive Composition"
By Henry Rowan
The Pennsylvania Center for Photography

As our second event in our free three week Saturday series of presentations for photographers, we invite you to join Henry Rowan in a talk about “Cognitive Composition”. This event is a short form overview of a unique five week workshop that is very popular at the PCP. It blends PCP Executive Director Henry Rowan’s concept of Non-Existent Imagery with the principles found in the Gestalt Theories of Visual Perception. Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced photographer, after only an hour you won’t be looking at your subjects in quite the same way… so please join us!


February 20, 2016 - 10:30am
"Seeking Gallery Representation"
By Sharon Kraynak

This is the third and final talk in our Saturday series of free presentations for artists and photographers. Sharon Kraynak is the owner of Sharon Lee Creative Art Services. She has been a member of the local art scene for over thirty years as a partner in an art supply and picture framing business, director of a fine art gallery and studio manager for a world renowned fine art photographer. She is also an award winning photographer herself as well as a jewelry designer.

Sharon will break down the steps of getting your work “out there” and progressing your artistic career. From how to approach a gallery to how to best present your work, you will leave with practical steps to follow in creating a relationship with a fine art gallery. This discussion applies to all artists.