Free Lectures on Wednesdays, 7:30pm
© Bill Antalek

Lecture Series

Palm Beach Photographic Centre presents its annual Lecture Series, our annual lecture series featuring the nation’s leading photographic and digital artists, who are at the Centre to conduct workshops as part of our Master Artists Workshops program. Beginning at 7:30 PM each Wednesday during the season, the week’s workshop presenters speak openly about their work and its development, or on topics related to their workshop. Unlike any other program in the region, the Lecture Seriesis a casual opportunity to hear and meet such artists as Dan Burkholder, Lewis Kemper and Vincent Versace, among dozens of other leading figures in America’s photographic community. The program is free to members of the Centre and open to the general public. Presenters are confirmed each week in advance of their workshops and lecture appearance. Please call the Photographic Centre with any questions and to confirm a particular lecturer at 561.253.2600. As always we look forward to seeing our members and to meeting new faces at these enjoyable and informative artist talks.

Free Lectures at the Photographic Centre
© Bill Antalek

Held each Wednesday evening from February through March. Lectures begin at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.

West Palm Beach Library, 3rd Floor Auditorium
(above the Palm Beach Photographic Centre)
411 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Enter through the library and take the elevator to the third floor. The lecture room is through the doors you will find on the third floor, straight ahead, toward the back of the library.

Free to Members
$10 to General Public

* Minimum credit card charge is $25

Lecture Schedule

The lecturers each week are one or more of the instructors who are teaching classes at the Centre that particular week. To confirm that a particular presenter will be lecturing, please call the Centre before the lecture at 561.253.2600.

Tentative Schedule

2/1/2017 Lewis Kemper
Birds of South Florida
2/8/2017 Erika Larsen
Topic TBA
2/15/2017 Laurence Gartel
The Father of Digital Art - Topic TBA
2/22/2017 Jeffrey Totaro & Vincent Versace
Jeffrey - Architectural Photography in the Digital Realm
Vincent - Topic TBA
3/1/2017 Jean "Gino" Miele
Topic: What Does Intuition Look Like?
3/8/2017 Joseph Meehan

When photography entered the digital era, it produced a revolution that gave individuals the power to create images beyond anything previously available.

Today’s photographer can record an extended range of lighting contrast with High Dynamic Range and Exposure Fusion methods, significantly extend depth of field, especially in in close up work, take panoramic photographs without specialized and expensive panorama cameras and to even record Infrared light for expressions in fine art photography.

This, in addition to using digital cameras with lenses that provide a range of control that film photographers could only have imagine.

In four workshops from March 10th to March 15th, professional photographer Joseph Meehan, who has written 30 books on photographic techniques, will explain and illustrate how anyone can use these and other methods in their personal photography.

To see 150 examples of Meehan’s 40 year career in photography:

The four workshops:

Mar 10, 2017: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Controlling the Qualities of "Photographic" Light

Mar 11, 2017: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Fine Art Infrared Photography in the Digital Era

Mar 13-14, 2017: 9:30am - 5:30pm
An Overview of Digital Photography’s Specialized Techniques:
HDR Tone Mapping, Exposure Fusion, Extended Depth of Field, Panoramic Stitching and Digital Infrared Photography

Mar 15, 2017: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Mood, Ambience and Dramatic Effects In Photography

3/15/2017 Joseph Meehan

Meehan (who wrote the first book published on panoramic photography) will explain and illustrate the whole range of digital panoramic methods available today using a variety of natural and manmade landscape settings as subjects.

Types of composition and subject matter will be covered as well as some observations concerning post-production software. A listing of all key information covered in the seminar will be made available.

3/22/2017 TBA
3/29/2017 TBA

All lectures start at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

This schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information, or to confirm presenters and workshops, please call 561.253.2600