Featured Speaker: Ted Keller
Ted enjoys speaking to camera clubs and other groups interested in photography. His topic for this evening is shown below.
The Value of Practice (artificial experience exercises)
This presentation provides insight for ensuring that exceptional photo opportunities aren’t missed! Momentary light shafts disappear; wildlife scampers and flies; rainbows fade; kids’ expressions change; and guides move us along. Photographers can drastically decrease the probability of “missing the shot” by employing some proven techniques to prepare for likely situations and by employing ‘practice exercises to become much more proficient in making rapid settings changes for unexpected situations. This session content will include a proven method for developing a systematic and organized series of test and practice shots to produce the technical “experience” most likely needed to “get the shot,” when the time comes.
About Ted Keller
For 20+ years Ted Keller was trained in photography by National-Geographic-published photographers and many other acclaimed “Master” professional photographers and instructors as a participant, co-owner, and officer of a prominent national photography workshop company sponsored by Nikon, Inc. He served on the Board of Directors for 10 years and as Corporate President four years. In those roles, he received extensive photographic training for assisting “Master” professional photographers teaching advanced photography to participants in 2-5 day workshops within U.S. National Parks. Ted has been teaching photography classes and workshops locally since 2010 in cooperation with organizations including: Hobby Lobby, Round Rock Arts, TAG120Art, Canyon of the Eagles Resort, Sun City Camera Club, Texas Baptist Children’s Home, and Framers Gallery (Georgetown).
During 2015-17, Ted Keller served two terms as the President of the Williamson County Art Guild. He is a popular business and photographic consultant to organizations across Central Texas. Ted is a photo judge for the North American Nature Photography Association’s College Scholarship Program, a gallery juror for the Gallery Off the Square in Georgetown, and served as the photography judge for the Round Rock Arts (RRA) 2018 “Imagine” exhibit. Compelling images by Ted Keller are continuously on exhibit and for sale throughout Central Texas. His own photo gallery is located at the “Gallery Off The Square” inside The Framer’s Gallery at 610 S. Main St. in Georgetown, TX. His photos have appeared in a variety of local and national publications. Ted has published an inspirational book based on some of his favorite nature photos, “Fifty Feisty Photos for Daily Encouragement,” available online and from bookstores nationwide. He is an active member of the North American Nature Photography Association, the Williamson County Art Guild, the Artists of Central Texas, and the “Georgetown Photography Judges” group. His web site is: www.photographybytedkeller.com
His photographic work placed first nationally in the National Park Foundation’s 2014 ‘Summer Scrapbook’ competition “Action and Adventure” category. Three of his photographs were selected as semi-finalist (2 images) and finalist (1 image) in the North American Nature Photography Association’s international professional photographers “2015 Showcase” competition. He received 1st place in the TAG120Art “Far Country” photographic exhibition in 2017, and 3rd place in the 2017 RRA “Fall Photography & Sculpture Exhibit.”
His images have been published nationally in books, magazines, brochures, and a variety of advertising media. Multiple greeting card vendors have featured Ted’s photos on their products since 1995. Walls of homes, offices and hospitals are decorated with enlargements of his work sold in his gallery, on-line, and in exhibits across Central Texas. He has published an inspirational coffee table book titled: “Fifty Feisty Photos for Daily Encouragement.”
Ted provides classes, workshops, and personal training to help others improve their photographic skills. He belongs to the Williamson County Art Guild, where he served two terms as President, and is an active member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), Artists of Central Texas, and the ‘Georgetown Photography Judges’ group.
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 starting at 7 PM.
Location: United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, TX. 78727 – MAP
7:00-7:10 PM Meet & Greet, View Member Print Table
7:10-7:20 PM Meeting Announcements, Guest Introductions, Print Table Q&A (if time allows)
7:20-9:15 PM Guest Speaker