Saturday, December 1st 6-8pm
Free and open to the public. Snacks and beverages served.
It’s Sunrise on that Lake Again
Roger C. Green Photography – Artist Statement
Landscape photography has given me a window into what I would never have seen without a camera and a lens, that extraordinary beauty we often happen to notice and wish to capture. I love the outdoors and like landscapes, waterfalls, barns and the woods.
I take pictures to treasure the moment. It calms me down and excites me as well. It brings a smile to my face or an “oops” to delete. I edit some photos and leave others alone.
I can’t think of a single photographic journey in which I haven’t learned some further nuance of light and how it interacts with the world around me.
There is so much more one can always learn in photography. I want to send the viewers a feeling of what I felt at the time I took the picture.
More from Roger…
I am a self-taught photographer who is extremely passionate about photography. I am an amateur and a hobbyist, never having had the opportunity to take professional photography courses. My mother taught me how to use her Zeiss Ikon Nettar while I was still in school. The two of us would look through her photo albums and my father’s together. She loved sunsets. I also love sunsets, largely because they remind me of my mother.
I live in Saugerties with my wife and three cats and work at The Kingston Hospital in the Medical Records Department. I shoot in manual mode and have found that experience and shooting on a consistent basis does teach one a lot. I read a lot on photography and view many photos on line. I also check out local artist studios and visit their web pages to view landscape shots, trying to emulate pieces of their art I want to see in my pictures.
I have experienced the joys of photography for many years; therefore, lacking the skills to paint on canvas, this medium is my way to express myself.
I began showing some of my photos to co-workers and friends. Last year, my wife suggested I submit a picture to our Credit Union for their annual calendar photo contest. I was awarded honorable mention for my photo ‘Equestrian Rising’. The photo appears in their 2012 calendar. A friend, Maureen Sheehan, later encouraged me to display my photos at the Yoga House, which is my first show.