Saturday, September 4, 2021
Cost: $50/includes dinner
Limited to 10 participants
Raindate: September 11th
The workshop starts at 4 PM on the lighthouse grounds (under the pavilion to be specific) and continues until sunset. We will pause around 6:00 for a picnic dinner (included in the cost).
Things to be discussed: general tips to improve digital photography, including individual concerns of each participant; how to use drone photography; photo editing using computers/laptops (Dick uses an older Photoshop program that he prefers to the new Photoshop, but he says he can teach editing without participants having their own editing software.)
The Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Historical Society is hosting a photo
workshop on Saturday, September 4, 2021 with World-renown photojournalist Dick Brown. This workshop will be held on the lighthouse grounds from 4 PM until sunset. Enrollment is limited to ten participants who are interested in learning more about digital photography. Sessions will address general photography composition, drone photography, and computer-aided editing. All
participants should bring digital cameras and may bring laptops. Photo editing software is not required. The cost of the workshop is $50.00. Picnic dinner is included.
Dick Brown discovered his love for photographing at a young age. He has been actively working as a photojournalist since the fall of 1953. After being an aerial recon photographer for the Navy, Dick began working for a newspaper where the Associate Press began picking up his pictures for publication in major newspapers and magazines all over the world. He feels his greatest accomplishment is, “the joy I get out of being able to pass on to aspiring photojournalists what I have learned in photography.”
We are lucky enough to have Dick as a seasonal resident in Millens Bay.
In the fall of 1953, Dick started photographing for his high school yearbook with an old 4x5 Speed Graphic camera capable of taking only ten images. He shot an image that caught the eye of the local newspaper. From that day on, Dick shot sports photography until the day he graduated from high school. Later, he became a Navy photographer shooting for the Navy. While in the Navy, he moved up the ladder and became an aerial
Upon leaving the Navy, he shot the stills for several motion pictures, but that was not to his liking. His joy was in shooting Sports Photography. He drifted back to his hometown and started taking pictures for the local newspaper. The editor gave him free
rein enabling him to win awards. As a result, his work caught the eye of the Associated Press. They started to use his work that appeared in major newspapers/magazines all over the world.
Sports still being his first love, Penn State football seemed to be a natural mesh, especially the bowl games. His work was selected by the Associated Press to be their lead photo. The Associated Press has enabled Dick's work to be seen worldwide. His featured photos were added along with his sport photos.
Upon retirement from the local newspaper, in an interview he was asked if he could be the winningest photo journalist in Pennsylvania. His reply was, “I don't think so.” The interviewer then asked him, “Just how many awards did you win?” His reply was, “I don't know; I didn't keep track of them.” She then asked him which picture was the best he ever took, and his reply was, “I'm still looking for it.” Her last question was, “What do you think is your greatest accomplishment?” His answer was, “The joy I get out of being able to pass on to aspiring photo journalists what I have learned in photography.”
At age 85 he is still shooting quality images.