ED GORDON

Big Day Talk : 06 10 2019 : 16:30

ED GORDON

“I can recall my father in the sixties developing transparencies in his dip and dunk tank. Every chance I got I would play with his Nikon F Photomic T and soon I became familiar with aperture, shutter speed, film and ISO. The fascination continues to this very day.”

It is more than 20 years now since Ed gave up his day job to immerse himself in photography. Working with his son Peter, they developed ExploreLight into an internationally recognised organisation. But it’s always been about the image making.

“Black and White had always been my passion yet somewhere along the road with the advent of the digital world I lost the hunger. To me, Photoshop was not the darkroom and never could be. About a year ago I discovered “From Basics to Fine Art”, a wonderful book written by Joel Tjintjelaar and Julia Anna Gospodarou. Immediately I felt energised again and began to using Joel’s panel software to process my images. To me, it was as intuitive as the darkroom and it called on my knowledge of the Zone System. It allowed me to create intensities of light and tone in an image and almost overnight it was a joy to be back in the darkroom albeit on a keyboard. I am looking forward to working with Joel and Peter in this workshop that is a mix of making images in the field and then using post-processing techniques, taught by Joel, to create that elusive sparkle in your images.”

Ed Gordon will be co-guiding “Black & White – A Personal Vision’ workshop with Joel Tjintjelaar : 2 – 5 October 2019 : Dublin. More info on the workshop HERE

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ED GORDON

“I can recall my father in the sixties developing transparencies in his dip and dunk tank. Every chance I got I would play with his Nikon F Photomic T and soon I became familiar with aperture, shutter speed, film and ISO. The fascination continues to this very day.”

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