Jim Arnold- Underwater Photography

J. H. Arnold artist statement

I grew up on the shores of Blue Lake in northern Wisconsin and I thought I was an 8-year-old Jacques Cousteau with my $9.99 dime store mask, snorkel and fins. Fifty years later I’m still that eight-year-old now with more expensive equipment and an underwater camera. The world around me is where I find my inspiration and I try to show the beauty in things that go unnoticed in our fast-paced lives.

I am a nature photographer/artist /explorer my work appearing in the Wisconsin Rustic Roads Guide, Lake Superior Magazine and I was 2019 UW Madison Limnology Centers Trout Lake Station Artist in Residence and most recently I was a part of the show The earth we share at the Wausau Center for Visual Arts. Check out my blog jimsgibberish.com and see more.

Picture #1 in stack of 40 images. Taken on Canon R5, 100mm, F2.8 macro lens

Focus Stacking

Link to video of meeting: https://youtu.be/88SAD_Rov1Q

Join us for a presentation on focus stacking! Focus stacking is a great think to use in situations where your F-stop just can't accomplish what you want it to- be it in macro or landscape photography.

Ralph Pelto will compare results of focus stacking in different software including Photoshop and Helicon.

10/12/22- 6-8 pm at the Warehouse Community Arts Center in Eagle River. Everyone is welcome. Beginner to advanced!

Picture #40 in stack of 40 images. Taken on Canon R5, 100mm, F2.8 macro lens

Final stacked image- blending 40 separate images into one final focused image.

Dave Meiss- "Visualization"

Dave Miess is a Great Lakes nature photographer based out of Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. Dave first put an eye behind a lens over 40 years ago and merged his passion with the outdoors and photography about 25 years ago. Dave has seen the evolution of photography - from his start working with black and white film in a darkroom, through slide film to the latest in digital technology.

While Dave, like most professional photographers, has made the evolution to digital capture - he has kept his "film" sensibilities and history with him. Much of the work, like dramatic skies and saturated colors, comes from his work in the field and behind the camera. However, Dave also realizes the benefits modern technology brings and keeps in mind the adage "What Would Ansel Do?" when sitting behind the computer. Dave prints all of his images on archival papers, canvas, and metal. While he does shoot around the country, he tries to focus on his regional home - the Upper Great Lakes.

Dave's presentation will focus on how photographers can use Visualization -- How to Make What You See in Your Mind’s Eye a Reality.

Scott Pearson- Astro Photography-

Wednesday, 8/10/22, 6-8pm at the Warehouse in Eagle River

"My photography focuses mainly on the Great Lakes regions of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the UP of Michigan, and will expand as I photograph other areas of the country. I currently live in northern Wisconsin and enjoy the incredible beauty, both natural and man-made, that is found throughout the Northwoods. I've spent the majority of my life near Lake Superior and my appreciation for what is found here continues to grow. From the Aurora Borealis to the great ore carriers that navigate her waters, Gichigami offers endless photographic opportunities. I'm a self-taught photographer and continue to improve my work primarily through reading and making more photographs."

Mark Schermeister is a fine artist who has spent a large part of his life in the north woods of Wisconsin for the past 64 years. Originally from Minneapolis, he now divides his time between Miami and Land O’ Lakes. He’s an enthusiastic Photographic Artist who describes himself as “having 56 years’ experience and still (always!) a student.”

He began as a photographer and lab technician, then followed a career as an air traffic controller, retiring from federal service a few years ago. Through it all, he carried his camera, capturing and expressing what he calls “the miracle and mystery of the life we’re blessed with.”

With a personal intention to create and exhibit visual art that conveys the unseen qualities of the world around us, he endeavors to “To photograph the invisible.”

Mark has been photographing dance for 12 years and is Owner and Proprietor of Studio1761; a photographic arts venture with the purpose of “Communicating the visible and invisible spirit of both the dancer and the dance.”