| PHOTOGRAPHY ON DELMARVA WITH JAY FLEMING
Want to improve your photography skills with advice and instruction from a pro?
The Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts will host a workshop conducted by professional photographer, Jay Fleming on May 31st from 11:00 – 3:00 p.m. The workshop will focus on perfecting fine art photography techniques using proper lighting to move you beyond the digital point and shoot aspect of your digital camera. Join Jay as he introduces you to the magic world of photography and helps you build a solid foundation in the fundamentals. Students are encouraged to bring their own photos with them for analysis and critique.
Jay Fleming’s photography showcases his twin passions of the outdoors and photography. Whether it’s an egret taking flight or a rainbow trout gently cutting the surface of the water, the love of his craft is obvious in every photograph. His iconic photographs featuring Maryland’s Eastern Shore can be found in almost every article or publication pertaining to our seafood industry. Jay comes from a family of passionate photographers. His father, Kevin Fleming, is a former National Geographic photographer who has circled the globe to capture timeless images. “Instead of reading me children’s books, my parents showed me photography books,” he remembered. Using one of his father’s hand-me-down rigs, a manual focus Nikon and old 300mm lens from his National Geographic days, Jay accompanied his dad to a rookery island in Delaware. His picture of a great egret won grand prize in a national EPA Wildlife of Wetlands photography competition. That award-winning photo, snapped at the age of 14, remains one of his most memorable photographs. His work is a part of the “Treasures of the Eastern Shore” Exhibit on display at the Chesapeake Heritage Center in Kent Narrows thru July 2nd.
Classroom instruction will be followed by an outdoor photography session utilizing your newfound techniques. Open to ages 12 and up. $115 ($100 members). Call the QAC Arts Council to register 410-758-2520. For further information and a full listing of classes visit us at www.queenannescountyarts.com.