“Composition Now: Contemporary Approaches to a Timeless Art”
Composition is one of the most controversial topics in photography. Some critics deny that it is teachable, some even say that it is irrelevant in photography, and then there are people who maintain that composition is more important than light. In this highly unusual exploration of the topic, Erin Babnik discusses the art of composition with regards to its controversies, its ancient history, its evolving trends, and its ability to help generate meaning in an image. Erin’s points weave together historical, practical, and theoretical considerations with a focus on the art of composition in landscape photography. With its wide-ranging ideas, this talk will be of interest both to landscape photographers and to appreciators of the genre.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The Bay Area Photography and Exploration Society
Millbrae Library – Chetcuti Room
450 Poplar Avenue, Millbrae, California
Erin Babnik is a full-time landscape photographer, photography educator, writer, and speaker. Immersion in the visual arts has been the one constant in Erin’s life, including an extensive background in various studio arts and a doctoral education in the history of art. Erin divides her time between Cascadia’s Californian southern boundary and Europe, teaching workshops and giving talks on both continents. You can learn more about Erin and her ideas about photography through a variety of interviews with her. | Erin’s Website: www.erinbabnik.com