Canyonlands by Barbara Michelman

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 10, 2017 – Barbara Michelman has spent most of her life exploring light via photography and film. Her presentation to the Nevada County Camera Club on March 27 will focus on “The Art in Photography – What Is Your Camera Saying?” Michelman will encourage the audience to think more creatively about what they are shooting. “Photography has finally come into its own as an art form. A photo is more than a snapshot. We will be discussing how to transform a photograph straight from the camera into a piece of art: how to enhance the aesthetics, the lighting, and the spacial relationships. When I look at photographs or works of art in a museum, I pay attention to what touches me; what moves me; and what constitutes that moment that elevates it to another level.” Michelman’s photography is captivating in its use of light and shadows, composition, and originality.

Gray Lodge by Barbara Michelman

Michelman’s career began in the major film studios. As one of the first women in Hollywood’s Lighting Union, her credits include the popular TV programs and specials: “Little House on the Prairie”, “Happy Days”, “Gideon’s Trumpet” and “Attica”. She taught lighting at San Francisco State University and Sierra College. Her work has yielded fashion, product, portrait, and fine art photography while her impressive list of clients has included numerous galleries, politicians, musicians, and institutions. Michelman’s photos have been displayed in galleries throughout the west, in Europe, and in Grass Valley with recent exhibits in Missoula, Montana, at the Expressions Gallery in Berkeley and at the G2 Gallery in Los Angeles.

A native New Yorker, Michelman lived in Grass Valley for 6 years as well as 9 years in Montana. She currently resides in Berkeley.

During the second half of the meeting, camera club members will showcase their photos for critique. Categories for submitted photos include: Black and White; Color; Nature-Landscapes; Nature – Wildlife; Travel; Technical; Photojournalism; People; Creative Interpretation; and the monthly feature, “Opposites”.

Meeting: Monday, March 27, from 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley

Membership: The public is welcome and there is no cost for first time guests.

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