Evening Lecture Series
2014-15 Evening Lecture Series
Our Public Lectures are free and open to the public. This series runs annually from October through April, with monthly lectures taking place from 7 – 9 pm in Studio B at RMSP (unless otherwise noted). Please see dates below. To attend a lecture, enter through the set of double glass doors at 210 N. Higgins and follow the signs to Studio B.
If you need further information regarding this series or any individual lecture, please call RMSP at 406-543-0171.
Seeing the Light with Parish Kohanim, Canon Explorer of Light
*This lecture is in association with Canon USA and the University of Montana School of Journalism. It will be held at The UC Theater on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, MT. (campus map here)
In his presentation, Parish will reveal a versatile and exciting career of over three decades, sharing images taken throughout his successful years in commercial photography, giving “behind the scenes” anecdotes and revealing what it takes to execute a major shoot successfully. He will also share his philosophy and passion about the art of photography. His presentation is inspirational as well as educational, giving tips on methods he uses for lighting, posing, and composition.
During his career, Parish Kohanim has worked for many Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Coca-Cola and DeBeers and his work has appeared on the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Forbes, Time and Newsweek. He has been a Canon “Explorer of Light” since its inception in 1994 and a Canon Print Master, which consists of a very exclusive group of photographers worldwide. Parish has been named “One of the World’s Top 100 Photographers” in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Graphis. He is also a consultant on Apple’s Aperture Software and an X-RITE Coloratti Master. In June of 2013 several of Parish’s fine art images were shown at the Taylor Foundation in Paris and are now in a permanent collection in Barbizon, France.
Neil Chaput de Saintonge
Exposing Like A Master
40 years ago Neil studied with Ansel Adams and much of his exposure knowledge was acquired during this time. Fast forward to the digital environment, and it is all still very relevant today.
This 3 part lecture will include:
Part 1: Simplifying the exposure process based on the subject matter that you are shooting. Exposure modes, meter modes and exposure compensation.
Part 2: Rear button focus and why most professional photographers use this method. This makes a giant difference in your photography and Neil will tell you why.
Part 3: Preview on depth of field and how to use the depth of field button.
Keeping Your Photography Fresh
Like many artists, after mastering the technical side of their craft most photographers reach a plateau where technically good photographs come relatively easy. It is at this stage apathy may set in and many people might put their cameras on the proverbial shelf for a while or quit altogether. It is here however, where real photography begins. With a little nudge and thinking outside the box, our photography can begin to take on a whole new meaning again.
In this insightful lecture Doug will present photography and processing concepts to shake up the routine and create new energy in your photography again. Lets go! In his own work as well as in his students, Doug Johnson is passionate about exploring and discovering new ways to see and communicate thru the photographic process.
*This lecture is in association with the 2015 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
From Daguerre to Digital: Highlights from the History of Photography
For 175 years, photography has transformed our lives and helped shape our art and our times. In turn, advances in science and technology have transformed photography and our reliance on the visual image. This lecture will explore some of the major photographers, art movements and scientific advances that have contributed not only to our enjoyment of excellent photographs but also to our ability to use the tools of photography effectively.
Herb will touch on some of the major movements in photography including Pictorialism, the f64 group, and the debate about whether photography was an art or a science, and post-modernism. He will also address some of the major scientific developments and the mutual interfaces of photography and technology, each of which influenced the other, as well as some of the iconic photographers and how they influenced our understanding of art and our world; names such as Steichen, Strand, Adams, Weston, W. Eugene Smith, Neil Chaput de Saintonge).
Herbert Swick has enjoyed photography as a serious hobby for over 40 years, during which time he has become fascinated by the history of photography. He works almost exclusively with traditional black and white film photography, and he develops and prints his images in his own darkroom.