Tue, Nov 10 | Zoom webinar

Melissa Alcorn - Photographing Historic Buildings Tips & Tricks

Taking pictures of historic buildings is an opportunity to be part archaeologist and part artisan. Join us to learn how photographer Melissa Alcorn uses her camera to tell the stories they whisper to her.
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Melissa Alcorn - Photographing Historic Buildings Tips & Tricks

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Nov 10, 2020, 7:00 PM CST
Zoom webinar

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Taking pictures of historic buildings is an opportunity to be part archaeologist and part artisan. There’s sleuthing and storytelling to be done with the camera, especially off the curated, beaten path. Layers of wallpaper on a log wall, a squash plant thriving beside a granary wall, or stained glass ceiling designed by a master craftsman--all are photogenic and expressive. I use my camera to tell the stories they whisper to me.

This webinar will share my tips, tricks and insight for taking pictures of historic buildings and structures--inside and out, grand and small. The focus is on knowing what story you want to tell and helping you get the images that will bring that to life. That story is what takes an image from good to great. We’ll discuss gear choices; camera settings, composition principles for architecture; location issues and safety (maybe even a smidge of trespassing law). And we’ll briefly cover how I manage the process of taking an abundance of pictures and turning them into stories you can share (via Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Rush).

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Melissa Alcorn has been taking pictures for as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t her first career path. A lifestyle adjustment in 2013, where she and her husband Stephen relocated from Oklahoma to the Western Slope of Colorado, had the consequence of her leaving behind the world of biotechnology law and bioethics. With more adventure in their life and time on her hands, Melissa became even more passionate about photography. A year ago she launched Alcorn Imagery to market their landscape, adventure lifestyle, and stock images; as well as her portrait and wedding photography. While this year it may have been beneficial to be an immunologist and virologist, it is the photography that drives her. She looks forward to telling many more stories through the pictures she takes of people, places, and buildings.

The registration fee for this webinar is $19.99. This Zoom webinar will be recorded and available to stream for 7 days after the live event.

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