"ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS"
LINDA IANNIELLO -- MACRO
CRAIG DIETRICH -- WIDE ANGLE
DIANE RANDOLPH -- UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHY
RICK MCCAWLEY -- PHOTOSHOP AND LIGHTROOM
In the spirit of sharing the LOVE, for our February 14th Club Meeting, we are bringing you not 1, but 4 Speakers! But . . . we’re going to change it up a bit.
We’re calling it Round Table Mini-Workshops… (okay, so we may have long tables). After our announcements and the intra-club contest, we will give you a brief introduction on each of our Session Table Leaders, all tops in their fields. Then . . . you get to choose which Pro’s brain you want to pick! Here is a sneak peek at the Pro’s.
Whether you are a seasoned photographer or just getting started, or perhaps want to try something new, there should be a Pro for you. And, if you want to mosie about and gather some insight from more than one Session Leader- great, go for it. The sessions will run til about 9:30 pm. Looking forward to it!
Linda has been diving and doing underwater photography for almost 30 years. Living in southeast Florida provides year-round access to great diving locations.
Her favorite type of photography is macro, where half the challenge is finding the small, unusual subjects. She especially likes nudibranchs and finds their variety of shapes, colors and habitats fascinating. Her favorite places to dive are the Blue Heron Bridge, Indonesia and the Philippines, which are all a treasure trove for macro subjects.
She is currently using a Nikon D500 in a Nauticam housing with two Inon Z-240 strobes. She generally uses the 60mm lens, with a Nauticam CMC-1 diopter when appropriate.
You can check out her images at www.lindaiphotography.com.
Craig Dietrich is an award winning underwater photographer based in Jupiter Florida. From an early age Craig felt the need to express himself artistically. The first time he picked up a camera, he knew he had found the perfect outlet for his creativity and sparked what would become a life altering passion for photography. Craig served our country as a Naval photographer during both Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, when he was given the opportunity to travel the world and his thirst for adventure was born.
After the Navy, Craig learned to scuba dive. Upon breaking the surface the first time, he knew this was a world he wanted to be a part of and a second passion was ignited. Longing to share that world with others, he put together his two greatest loves and ventured into the world underwater photography.
Craig’s stunning underwater photography has won multiple awards and has been sold in upscale galleries from Carmel, California to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Collectors from around the globe are counted among Craig’s clientele, and each piece is presented in the unique medium of high quality aluminum, creating unmatched vibrancy and mastery, making them a worthy addition to any collection.
Diane Randolph has always had an avid fascination and affinity for the ocean. In 1993 she became a certified diver and thoroughly enjoys being underwater whenever she can. In addition to diving she also enjoys her true passion which is taking underwater video.
After having the honor of working with Stan Waterman on a few of his video projects, she decided to start getting more serious with making short films with all of the video that she was collecting.
In 2013 two of her films placed in the San Diego Underwater Film Festival and since that time she has won numerous awards in both domestic and international film competitions. She shoots primarily with a Canon XA10 video camera, light and motion housing and three sola lights.
Rick McCawley is a Photographer, Publisher, Designer and Professor of Graphic Design at Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
In 12 years as a staff photographer for the Miami Herald (1980-1992), he got shot at during riots, dived to capture the first photos of the rediscovered treasure ship Nuestra Señora de Atocha with Mel Fisher and discovered a treasure chest filled with coins.
He lived in a trailer photographing the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew (part of the public service Pulitzer Prize team). Other favorite assignments include shooting the Miami Dolphins, the 1st space shuttle launch, and four Presidents and the Pope. His photos have appeared in the New York Times, Bunte, Der Spiegle, Newsweek and countless other publications.
Rick is an Adobe expert and has written 8 books on Photoshop, Photography and design. His consulting firm Digital Renaissance specializes in training and creating digital arts curriculum for Universities, and is a frequent workshop leader and speaker around the world. Rick has an MA in photography from Barry University and an MFA in graphic design from Florida Atlantic University. www.RickMcCawley.com