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Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) Presentation-Cheryl Tarr

May 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

We will be meeting in person as well as on Zoom for our May presentation. Zoom will be available to paid GNPA members for your convenience. We encourage you to attend the meeting live if you are able.

Welcome to our speaker for May: Cheryl Tarr!

“Do you ever grow weary of photographing things and places in the same old way? Do you like to play and experiment with different approaches to creatively expressing yourself? Intentional camera movement (ICM) can open up an entirely new way to photograph familiar subjects. ICM techniques result in impressionistic images and abstracts that can convey deeper meaning and emotions by distilling complex scenes into simpler colors, textures, and shapes through the application of intentional motion blur.”

“From landscapes to intimate portraits of flowers, Cheryl has used ICM as one of her primary tools to create the soft painterly images that she is known for. She will show photographs that illustrate the different approaches she uses depending on the subject matter, and she will review the specific equipment that she uses. She will also show what can be done with multiple exposures in the Nikon D850 as well as the iPhone. Tips and techniques for post-processing images in Lightroom and Photoshop will also be discussed. Lastly she will share how developing a coherent series of images that tell a story has deepened and expanded her photography into new directions and inspired her to integrate writing into her creative practice.”

Cheryl Tarr-Biography

“Cheryl Lea Tarr is a retired biologist who wanted to be a photographer but she set aside that childhood dream to do something more ‘practical.’ After earning a PhD in conservation genetics and then working as a microbiologist for over 20 years, she redirected her creative energy in 2016 towards photographing flowers, birds and landscapes both big and small. Cheryl uses Lensbaby lenses as well as intentional camera movement (ICM) to create painterly images that convey her emotional connection to the natural world. Her images have been shown in juried shows throughout Georgia and she has published ICM images and an article in the international e-magazine ICM Photography Magazine. She is a founding member of the Conservation Committee and has contributed images to multiple conservation partners which have been used to promote their missions. She has also served as the Decatur chapter co-coordinator. With over five years of intense study of photography under her belt she is now ready, willing and able to teach others what she has learned. She hopes that by sharing her knowledge and images she can help kindle respect and appreciation for this beautiful and amazing place we call Earth.”

Image Copyright- Sunflower -Cheryl Tarr
Image Copyright-Bio Photo-Cheryl Tarr

Masks may be required in the public areas of Oatland Island Wildlife Center, but are optional in our meeting room.

The Live Meeting at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center is free and open to the public. Let them know at the entrance kiosk that you are attending the Georgia Nature Photographer’s Meeting so you don’t have to pay the $5 entrance fee. We encourage all GNPA Members who live in the area to attend the Live Meeting for a meet and greet. If you would like to walk the trails and photograph wildlife after the meeting, please donate the $5 at the help desk.

For Paid GNPA Members only who do not live in the area, the meeting will be available via Zoom for your convenience. Registration for the Zoom meeting is via your Member Login portal at . The Registration link in your Member Portal will be available very soon.

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Oatland Island Wildlife Center
711 Sandtown Rd
Savannah, GA 31410 US
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