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The Hahnemühle Experience: Taking your Images and Prints to the Next Level - Scott Mead Photography, Inc.

— Join me on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center for my Hahnemühle sponsored NANPA Roadshow. You’ll come away with the tools and techniques to craft indelible images, edit for emphasis, and choose the right Hahnemühle papers to present them with the most impact.

As a professional nature photographer, one of the things I truly enjoy is fielding questions at my weekly shows and photo workshops from up-and-coming photographers. Of all the questions I receive (including email and social media), the two most frequent are:

  1. How do you create iconic images? And…
  2. How do I chose the right paper to print my images on?

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While these two subjects may seem to lie at opposite ends of the process spectrum, they are actually intertwined, influential on each other and dependent upon the other: How the image is created has a direct effect on how it’s best presented, and how you present it can make or break the image.

Judging photography competitions, I’ve often seen images that were good but with fatal flaws that kept them from being great – their creators not understanding the critical nuances of light, being heavy-handed in their processing or printing on (gasp) copier paper. In nearly all cases, a subtle tweak or getting a different perspective would have taken the image from ordinary to extraordinary.

With that in mind, I’ll be hosting a North American Nature Photography (NANPA) Road Show on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in the heart of Maui — a Hahnemühle FineArt sponsored class, where I’ll be teaching the tools and techniques of crafting indelible images, editing for emphasis, and choosing the right Hahnemühle papers to present them with the most impact. At the end of this full-day event, you’ll leave with the knowledge to help you create your own iconic images.

Space is limited to 50 attendees, and space is filling quickly. The cost is $99 for NANPA members, $129 for non-members and $110 for camera lub members in groups of four or more. Signing up is easy at: http://www.nanpa.org/conferences/RoadShows/2014-Maui/.

With proper planning and a good understanding of how papers can influence the look and feel of an image, you’ll be on the road to creating your own iconic images.