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“Know Your Camera So You Can Be Creative!” – Special Presentation by Canon’s Jerry Ward

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The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites all photographers to attend its next General Membership Meeting at 7 PM on Thursday, April 2. The featured speaker will be Jerry Ward, a Canon Professional Market Specialist, who will present his program, “Know Your Camera So You Can Be Creative!” (Time is Money). The meeting will take place at the NOPA Gallery, 1111 St. Mary Street.

According to Jerry, “Whether it has been on the field for Sports Illustrated, in Emeril’s kitchen, or walking backwards while photographing a president, I know that if I did not have a good solid working knowledge of photography and my camera, I never could have pulled it off. Photographers today live and die by the adage, ‘I will just fix it in post.’ While I have learned through Canon and experience that time is money… getting it right before you click the shutter is the only real way to make it all come together smoothly. Once you have the camera mastered… then it is time to really be CREATIVE!!!”

As a photographer in this rapidly changing digital world, so many of us gloss over really learning the most powerful and expensive tool that we own… our camera! Jerry’s knowledge is broad and deep; he has been a professional photographer for 25 years and a Canon Professional Market Specialist for over eight years. His program is not to be missed regardless what brand of camera you use. It will be a good reality check for some, and a great learning lesson for all. You will walk out the door a better photographer even if you put just one of his suggestions into practice. This session will also help dispel some of the myths that you learned on the internet.

Also, Jerry will be demonstrating the latest Canon printer during the hanging of the Alliance Member’s Push Pin show. If you would like to see what this printer is capable of doing, please bring a couple of images on a disc to Thursday night’s meeting. Jerry will be printing on Friday, April 3 from 3 – 6 PM and on Saturday, April 4 from 1 – 4 PM. Below are the file specs:

Tiff or jpeg files only
Canon RAW CR2 files will be accepted
No Photoshop, PSD, Nikon RAW NEF files
16 bit files preferred but 8 bit will be accepted
Files must be flattened (no layers)

If you have any questions or need more information please contact Thom Bennett: