Most photographers seem to feel the need to constantly improve their work, to get that extra edge or to take their photography to the next level. Rarely are we completely satisfied with the images that we produce, so we keep trying new techniques or acquiring more equipment or anything we can think of to get our images to that next level. On July 14th, Muril Robertson is going to share some of his ideas and methods that have worked for him to achieve that next level of success. His program will address what he has done to hone his photographic skills and the strategies he has used to explore different types of photography. Muril will also address fundamental photo techniques and show some of his latest images.
Muril is a freelance photographer who enjoys fine art, commercial, and nature photography. His photography has appeared in National Wildlife’s Nature’s Best Magazine, American Photo, Photo World Magazine of China, Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post, Hometown Press, Tennessee Wildlife, Alabama Conservation, and Alabama Magazine, as well as art galleries, brochures, catalogues, etc. His photography was used exclusively in the first three Huntsville Town Planner Calendars as well as for advertising seen in Huntsville on billboards, at the airport, and on TV news sets. He had the cover photo and several other photos in the 1999 book on Huntsville entitled ‘On the Edge of the Universe’. He has also won numerous local, national, and international awards. He has received many awards for his photography. These include a second prize in the 1994 Kodalux sponsored Robert Huntzinger Photo Contest. He was the featured
U. S. photographer in Photo World Magazine of China, in 1990; with a photo spread of his work featured on the magazine’s center two pages. This issue featured one photographer from each of several countries around the world.
He began his photographic work in 1986, and has utilized a variety of camera formats for his work since then. He prefers 35mm and digital cameras for wildlife, candid portraits, and travel photography; and larger format panoramic equipment for landscapes. He has specialized in panoramic photography since 1992. Horizontal panoramics present the world much like we visually view a scene looking from side to side. He also looks for vertical panoramics, which presents added technical challenges such as keeping the image sharp from front to back, not to mention the challenge in finding compositionally interesting true vertical panoramics. Most of Muril’s current work utilizes digital technology. He scans his panoramics and stock 35mm slides, and custom prints many of his own images. He currently utilizes a digital infrared technique to create interesting compositions in both black-and-white and color infrared. You can see some of Muril’s images at http://FineLightImages.com.