Monday October 9th 2023- Speaker Arik Gorban – “Photographing People”

These days, everybody takes pictures of people, regardless of what equipment is used or the level of the photographer. In this program, you’ll see how to take better pictures of people, whether these are formal portraits, family and kids, group shots, or informal pictures of people. The discussions will cover some camera controls, artificial lighting, posing individuals and groups, getting the right expressions, working with various light conditions (e.g., mid-day sun), positioning the subject based on the light, working in low light, and understanding white balance.

The program will be educational and entertaining. It’s structured for anyone who takes pictures, whether with a phone camera, a point and shoot, or a full-featured DSLR or mirrorless. 

Arik Gorban – Bio

Arik, a past president of the Somerset County Photography Club, is a photographer and photography instructor who focuses on the creative aspects of the photographic art form.

He has experience in the complete photographic process, including analog photography, darkroom work, and extensive digital imaging.

He frequently judges photo contests, including multiple international Salon competitions and juried exhibitions. Arik presents photography programs internationally and exhibits his fine art photography. He also photographs events and conducts photography workshops.

Arik is the recipient of numerous awards in photo contests and his work and articles have been published in the US and internationally.

Meeting will be at The Cookeville Art studio and Gallery

186 S Walnut Ave Ste A, Cookeville, TN 38501

Arrive early to socialize. Meeting starts at 7.

Zoom access will also be provided.