Conference & Workshops, Santa Barbara
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Seeing and Creativity: A Conversation With Bruce Barnbaum

Bruce Barnbaum is recognized as one of the world's finest landscape and architectural photographers, and for decades has been considered one of the best instructors in the field of photography. He is the author of the hugely successful The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression as well as his newly released book Plateaus and Canyons (both published by Rocky Nook). In this open-format discussion, Bruce will be sharing his experiences, techniques (from darkroom to digital), and perceptions of photography today while answering participants’ questions and encouraging attendees to share their own insights. Additional topics related to his book The Art of Photography that might be covered during the discussion include: Elements of Composition, Visualization, Artistic Integrity, and Creativity and Intuition.

Bruce Barnbaum

Bruce Barnbaum Bruce Barnbaum, of Granite Falls, WA, entered photography as a hobbyist in the 1960s, and after four decades, it is still his hobby. It has also been his life’s work for the past 30 years. Bruce's educational background includes Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mathematics from UCLA. After working for several years as a mathematical analyst and computer programmer for missile guidance systems, he abruptly left the field and turned to photography.

Bruce has authored several books, some of which have become classics. The Art of Photography was first published in 1994, now with a successful updated edition in 2011. Bruce is a frequent contributor to several photography magazines. Through his workshops, articles, lectures, books, and innovative photography, Bruce has become a well-known and highly respected photographer, educator, and pioneer.