Tuesday, February 19th – Program Night.
Bob Rottenberg presentation:
20 Years of Nature Photography.
Bob Rottenberg’s interest in photography began when he received a Kodak Hawkey at age 13, but he believes that the most important date in his photographic career was when he joined the CCCC 16 years ago. His choice of career as a radiologist also reflects his ongoing interest in the recorded image. His “exposure” to digital cameras and Photoshop accelerated his passion as an amateur photographer. He has modestly stated that he has little native artistic talent, leading him to concentrate on technical excellence by creating photographs that are compositionally simple and direct. We all know that this combination of modesty, technical excellence, and creativity has resulted in one of the most outstanding photographers in the CCCC.
A few years after moving to Santa Barbara in 1998 I joined the the Channel City Camera Club, and a passion for photography was born. Until that time my interest in photography centered mainly around documenting my kids growing up, family vacations, travel, and an occasional wedding or Bar Mitzvah. For me, nature photography consisted of a few seagulls in the background of my kids playing at the beach. Given the natural beauty of Santa Barbara, the wonderful nature photographs I saw in our monthly exhibitions, and my love for travel, nature photography quickly became one of my photographic passions. The technical challenges of photographing a variety of subjects, in many different settings, many of which were moving quite quickly were instrumental in honing my photographic skills. I have been privileged to win a number of nature awards in the Club, and would love to share with you some of my favorite images taken both in and around Santa Barbara, and around the world during the past 20 years. I hope to be able to provide you with some useful tricks, and tips and point out mistakes and hard earned lessons I have learned along the way.
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