Photographer Steve Dembo at Tidewater Camera Club January 8

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The Tidewater Camera Club is pleased to present Photographer, Steve Dembo on Monday, January 8th, 2018 from 7 to 9 PM in the Talbot County Community Center’s Wye Oak Room. Steve’s talk is entitled “Point of View.”  He will discuss the many options photographers have regarding how, when, and where to point their cameras to best visually interpret a subject.  Steve states that scenes should be viewed from different angles, on different days, in different lights, from afar or close.  Some pictures may have strong graphic qualities and consideration should be given to the use of space and scale to provide an unexpected interpretation of the subject.  Finding the ideal way to photograph a subject the first time is unlikely.  Steve will offer questions to keep in mind while searching for that ideal image.  The Public is encouraged to attend.

Steve Dembo has been photographing since a very early age.  He works in black and white or monochrome processes, emphasizing shapes, patterns and depth to engender emotion and mood. In his color work he strives to elicit impressions and feelings.  He also believes there is much more to a photograph than its ability to stop time. Every picture is only a part of a story. As a photographer, he does not espouse the traditionalist view.  His photography has been called grungy, edgy, different but always meaningful and evocative.

Steve’s photographic work has been critically acclaimed and commended. He recently won a coveted Excellence Award in COLOR Magazine’s Portfolio competition.  He has successfully participated in juried exhibitions, been recognized by National Geographic and won numerous competitive awards and accolades.

Steve is most fond, however, of teaching. As an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Baltimore County, a mentor, presenter and lecturer at the Baltimore Camera Club, he has been able to meaningfully convey his passion for every aspect of photography including the history, techniques, methods and art. As a teacher he advocates challenging the photographer/student to get the story across unlike anyone else has done.  He has received laudatory evaluations and reviews from students and attendees.  Steve is even more gratified that he has been quite successful in motivating and inspiring others to pursue and achieve their own photographic objectives and results.

Founded in 1963, the Tidewater Camera Club strives to promote interest and participation in photography for all skill levels and ages.  For more information, go to www.tidewatercameraclub.org.

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