On March 16, 2017, join noted photographer Harold Ross for a presentation on Sculpting with Light, a technique that he has been perfecting for almost 30 years. The meeting will take place at 7:00PM at the Banana Factory. Non-members will be asked to pay $10.00 to attend LVPC meetings with featured speakers.
Harold will show you how his photographic methods using light painting can transform the ordinary into the remarkable. Using very few and very inexpensive lighting tools, Harold reveals extraordinary detail, shape, and dimension in his subjects, and reveals aspects that can’t be seen in ordinary lighting.
Harold will explain what Sculpting with Light means to him, as well as the advantages of light painting in still life and landscape photography. In reviewing some of his work, he will explain lighting theory with his Six Principles of Lighting and how these principles work in practice. Harold will also touch on the powerful yet simple post production techniques he employs.
See Harold’s work at: www.haroldrossfineart.com
See Harold’s blog, with lots of technical information at: www.haroldrossfineart.wordpress.com
After graduating from the Maryland Institute of College of Art (MICA) in 1978, Harold produced photographic fine art and taught photography at the college level for several years. He opened a studio 29 years ago, and for over 25 of those years, light painting has been the only method of lighting that he’s used. (He refers to his process as “Sculpting with Light.”) During that time, Harold has been creating distinctive work in the studio as well as in the night landscape.
He also teaches workshops in light painting and regularly gives lectures on his process. In 2011, Harold was invited to participate in an exhibition of landscape photography in Inner Mongolia, China along with 10 other American and 20 Chinese photographers. He was also chosen as one of four photographers to exhibit in the inaugural FRESH 2011, at Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
His large scale color work has been exhibited, collected and published in the U.S. and internationally in Photo China Magazine, the Italian magazine Progresso Fotografico and the Ukrainian magazine Ukraine Photographer, as well as several other European magazines. Here at home, his work was featured in LensWork #93, LensWork #121 and Professional Photographer Magazine, among others. Digital publications include The New York Times LENS, Boing Boing, aCurator, LENSCRATCH, Colossal, Photigy, Luminous Landscape, and more.
Gallery representation: Susan Spiritus Gallery, CA., and High Noon Gallery, Beijing.
Harold lives in Lancaster County, PA, where he produces work and teaches workshops in his process.