Photo Walks & Slideshow Presentations with Glen & Narelle

Ours is a story of shared awe, wonder and constant surprise, at what we find around us, at what we are immersed in, as we walk. Ours is also a love story; two souls, speaking the same visual and experiential language. As amateur (meaning, 'a lover of') naturalists, we travel the tides of our beautiful planet, hearts and lenses wide open. What makes this journey complete is sharing our vision, our words, with Others - with you. This is community. Come walk a little with us; we're so grateful you're here.

If you feel inspired to host one of these events in your area, please contact me via the form on the ‘Contact Me’ page.


 Introduction

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” - Dorothea Lange

We are excited to introduce our ‘Photo Walk’ and ‘Slideshow Presentation’ offerings. These presentations are for those looking to expand their understanding and use of the camera in their smart phone. These are free offerings and you are welcome to join us for either, or both.

Glen has been using a camera seriously for over forty years, and along the way completed a degree in Fine Art Photography at the University of Oregon. For nearly three decades it was all about view cameras, sheet film, and making prints in the darkroom. The conversion to digital cameras began in 2006. For the past two years he has been using the camera in his iPhone exclusively, and he will sharing the reasons why.

Narelle has a love for photography that goes back some thirty years. Making images has always been an important part of her life, using both film and digital cameras. She has recently started using the iPhone and could not be more excited with her recent images made with this extraordinary tool.

Today’s technology has transformed these devices into serious cameras, capable of stunning results, including gallery quality prints, fine art photography books, and award winning feature length films.


Photo Walks with Glen & Narelle

“Often when traveling with the camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, to late to expose film, only enough time to expose our hearts.” - Minor White

A Photo Walk is a casual, and free, event where interested photographers meet up at a selected location, and we take our cameras for a walk. Everyone is free to explore as they choose. Narelle and I will be available for questions and suggestions, as we move through our group checking in with everyone individually. Towards the end we can move on to a cafe for refreshment and talk about our experiences. This can also be an opportunity to begin editing some of your images, and again we will be available for questions and suggestions.

Photo Walk experiences are held over three hours, most often during a weekend time. Generally outdoors, some events may center around Galleries and other interesting Public spaces. All levels of photography experience are invited on our Walks. Note; while we work with the cameras in our iPhones, you are also welcome to use your smart phone, or any camera you have and love. It’s all about seeing with your heart. Infused with soul.

During our Photo Walks you will receive tips and advice on how to make the most of the awesome camera in your smart phone. Much of our photo-walk experience will be exploring how you see, and more importantly, discovering new ways of being in the world. In our time together you will gain valuable insight into creating images that more closely reflect what you felt in your heart and, saw in your mind’s eye, when you pressed the shutter.


Slide Show Presentations

“To live, to experience the world, to communicate with a camera, all these are interrelated and cannot be separated from everyday life.” — Edouard Boubat

Our Slide Show Presentations are held during an evening; a relaxed, informal and entertaining gathering. A little like a salon.

During our slide presentation you will see examples of our fine art images. Narelle and Glen will both be sharing a bit of their individual approaches to making images. We encourage discussion, and there will be plenty of time for your questions.

Our approach to photography begins with seeing from our hearts. When the heart responds to a scene or subject, the eye then begins to frame the response. It is only then that the camera comes out. The iPhone is the perfect camera for learning to see from the heart.