Four Steps to Creating Visually Compelling Images


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Astonish by Derek Sturman

Professional photographer Derek Sturman will present at the meeting of the Sedona Camera Club starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2022, at the Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona. Doors open at 5:30.

Focusing on the four elements that really define an image - Subject, Composition, Color and Texture - Derek will explain how these elements really make or break your images. From start to finish, his presentation will appeal to beginner through advanced photographers, though some Photoshop know-how will be helpful!


Spirit by Derek Sturman

Derek is a landscape and astro landscape photographer located in the western United States. He began photographing landscapes in July 2015 when he started experimenting with long exposures while camping.

Capturing dramatic moments in landscapes and astro landscapes (the Milky Way and night sky) is his passion. Though the majority of his work is centered on fine art landscape photography, Derek works full time in commercial and automotive photography, including real estate and product imaging.


Watchman by Derek Sturman

Capturing images that truly replicate the feeling or experience of being in a place is a complicated balance of technical proficiency with artistic ability. Derek enthusiastically seeks out unique locations where these two can harmonize to create compelling images that portray the unique experience of being in such incredible places.

Sturman explains: "I am deeply fascinated with replicating experience of being in a place through photography.”

Sturman has partnered with or produced content for many companies, including Google, Amazon, Tamron, Foolography and Lume Cube.

With Covid testing now indicating safe levels locally, the Sedona Camera Club has modified its position regarding safety measures: it will now hold monthly member meetings using the standards recommended by CDC's latest updates. The Club asks attendees to be fully vaccinated. Wearing masks are at the attendees’ discretion.

Presentations, hosted by the Sedona Camera Club, are free to members. There is a $5 fee for guests. Local photographers are encouraged to join to support bringing high-quality speakers to promote interest in photography and develop photographic skills. Membership costs $35 for the whole year. For more information on the Sedona Camera Club, go to sedonacamera.club.

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