Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association
Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association (HANPA) is an informal photo club for Houston Audubon members. Meetings are held September through May on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Edith L. Moore Sanctuary headquarters library.
September 20: Learning from the Masters of Bird Photography: Making Great Images before Digital with Dr. Laszlo Perlaky
Laszlo as a photographic artist, was deeply influenced by European and American pre-digital master nature photographers, like Karoly Koffan, Zoltan Tildy, Fritz Polking, Eric Hosking, Eliot Porter, Ansel Adams, Thomas Mangelsen, John Shaw, Jack Dykinga, Frans Lanting, just name a few. Their publications, seminars, workshops and exhibitions helped Laszlo to develop his own style, deepened his understanding and connection to nature. Laszlo will review these influential historical masters’ works and he will share his own memories and a number of key elements which helped him to grow as a nature photographer. He will translate the old but unique technical innovations and ideas developed in the film area to the nowadays digital photographers to rejuvenate their vision and control their camera again.
Dr. Laszlo Perlaky is a Baylor faculty member at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers during the week and a photographic artist on the weekends. He born and raised in Hungary and came with his family to Houston, TX in 1990. After 20+ years of black and white bird and wildlife photography, he has transitioned to the chrome medium, made his multi-projector slide shows, and then the new technology helped him to rediscover the monochrome, combining large format film photography with fine art photographic printing. He has won several prestigious awards, such as the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature’s Best, International Color Awards and Black and White Spider Awards. He published and exhibited his work on art festivals, group and solo exhibitions. He is member of the New England Large Format Photography Collective (NELFPC), several national and international photographic organizations, past Print Competition Vice President of the Houston Photographic Society, photography instructor at Houston Center for Photography and Houston Photography Study Group and leads his Naturalperl workshops.
Websites: http://www.naturalperlart.com; and http://hcponline.org/gallery.asp?galid=263&pageid=223
October 18: So Many Subjects, So Little Time! with Keith E. Goggin
November 15: Program with Scott Buckel