March Combined Meeting: Seeing the Light

PPSCNY, GRPP and Fingerlakes sections will meet together to host PPSNYS President, Paul Bernstein, M. Photog., Cr. Photog., CPP.

The meeting will be held on March 16th at:
Abigails Restaurant – (Click for map)
1978 Route 5 & 20
Waterloo, NY 13165

Social hour begins at 4:30 pm, Dinner at 5:00 and the Program at 7:00. 


Seeing the Light
By Paul Bernstein
M. Photog., Cr., CPP

Every artist works in a preferred medium. As photographers, our medium is light. For us, the use of light and shadow creates the illusion of depth in two dimensional images. Light has several variables that we also must take into consideration and control when making images: direction, intensity, color temperature and quality. What defines a true professional is the ability to see the light, determine if it is perfect for the task at hand and then have the capability to modify or substitute the source if it is not.
My program is designed to raise your ability to see the light, select the correct photographic tools, plus utilize the proper lighting techniques in order to create three dimensional portraits and candids every time you hit the shutter. It’s all about being able to consistently control your illumination to suit every situation and subject.


About Paul Bernstein:

Paul Bernstein, M. Photog., Cr., CPP

Paul has been a professional photographer for over 38 years, during which time he has photographed 2500 social events and countless portrait sessions. He is a master of lighting and posing, as well as candid photography. He is certified by the Professional Photographers of America and holds both Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from PPA. He is the president of the Professional Photographers Society of New York State, former president of the Professional Photographers of Greater New York, a council member of the Professional Photographers of America, as well as a member of both the American Society of Photographers and Wedding and Portrait Professionals International.
Paul and his wife Caryn Benjamin have lectured and presented their innovative ideas to groups of professional photographers around the country. In 20o4, 2008 and 2010 they were honored by Professional Photographers of America among the “Photographers of the Year”.

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