"Making Competitive Nature Images"
by Richard Cloran, HonPSA, HonNEC-MA
Monday, September 27, 7:30 PM
We close our first month of the club season with another superb program from a superb nature photographer and club member, Rick Cloran. In this program Rick will explore the key aspects of a successful competitive nature image and what separates them from an otherwise good nature image. Each of the key aspects is covered in short, easily remembered points. These points are then reinforced with multiple examples using images that have and have not been successful at local, interclub and international exhibition levels. This program was presented at GLPA in 2017 but has been updated with new images and current information. As most of us know from Nature Group nights or any judgingâ€™s critiqued by Rick, if you are interested in how to become a better nature photographer-Rick is the person to learn from.
Our speaker, Richard Cloran HonPSA, GMPSA, HonNEC is a well-known judge and lecturer having served in those capacities extensively in New England as well as throughout the US and Canada. He has been a member of the GLPA since 1975 and is our current Chairman of the Board of Directors and is a Vice President and the current treasurer of the New England Camera Club Council. His publication credits include Nature Photographer magazine and the PSA Journal. In recognition of his extensive judging, lecturing, and administrative work he has received top honors from GLPA and NECCC as Life Vice President, and along with his wife Marilyn, he has had the NECCC Conference dedicated to him.
For his photographic proficiency he has received from PSA -ROPA distinctions of Grand Master â€“GMPSA as an internationally recognized exhibitor who has had his work accepted over 2500 times in international exhibitions. Affiliated with the North American Nature Photographers Association â€“NANPA, he is also a member and past chairman of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists -CamNats, and past chairman of PSA's Nature Division.