Monday, September 7, 2015

Sept 14 Erik Gehring "Trees"

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Sept 14 Erik Gehring "Trees"

Dramatic landscape images are rarely the product of simply being in the right place at the right time - they are usually borne of hard work, forethought, planning, and patience.  In this class you will learn about composition and technique, but more importantly you will learn how to imagine and predict what conditions will best complement your subjects.

In the spring of 2014 Erik Gehring was asked by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Olmsted Tree Society to photograph the Necklace’s Heritage Trees, some of the biggest and oldest tree specimens in the parks (not including those in the Arnold Arboretum). These trees were identified as part of the comprehensive Emerald Necklace Tree Inventory, Assessment and Management Plan spearheaded by the Olmsted Tree Society in 2013. This exhibition and portfolio are the result of that project. The Emerald Necklace’s string of parks in Boston and Brookline were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1800’s and include the Back Bay Fens, the Riverway, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond, the Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park.  In the spring of 2014 Gehring was asked by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Olmsted Tree Society to photograph the Necklace’s Heritage Trees, some of the biggest and oldest tree specimens in the parks (not including those in the Arboretum).  These trees were identified as part of the comprehensive Emerald Necklace Tree Inventory, Assessment and Management Plan spearheaded by the Olmsted Tree Society in 2013.  “I was very pleased to have gotten this opportunity as I have focused my creative energies at the Arnold Arboretum for so many years, and I was looking for an excuse to broaden my horizons,” said Gehring.  “This project was a wonderful chance to explore and photograph the rest of the Emerald Necklace.” Gehring is the current President of the Boston Camera Club. You can view Erik's Emerald Necklace gallery here

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