April 4, 2011 Travis Dewitz

Center for Railroad Photography and Art | Lake Forest | April 15th – 17th

The best railroad photography conference of the year is coming up fast. It will be held again just north of Chicago in Lake Forest, IL. This is a great place to meet other photographers and artists with a love for the railroad industry. The depth of their presenters and presentations can not be found anywhere else that I know of. Below is the program from the conference’s website. I hope to see some of you there.

The revised program is available at www.railphoto-art.org/conference.

“Conversations” visits Lake Forest College for the eighth time on April 15-17. Events begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening with a social hour featuring live music by jazz pianist Lewis Ableidinger (who will speak and show his railroad photographs on Saturday), giving attendees a chance to get acquainted before the programs start. A dinner and Haensch’s presentation follow.

Saturday presenters are Stan Kistler of California, Joe McMillan of Colorado, Lina Bertucci of New York City, Ableidinger of North Dakota, John Gruber (North Shore work), and Karl Zimmermann of New Jersey. Trains and Classic Trains are sponsoring the reception at 5 p.m. Photographer and author David Plowden will be on hand Saturday for book signings and socializing. Zimmermann and Kistler also will sign books. Canon is a co-sponsor of the conference, and the company’s Brian Matsumoto will be on-hand to demonstrate and discuss Canon’s camera and imaging equipment.

Sunday brings workshops and discussions by Gordon Osmundson about his photography and Photoshop, and by Clark Johnson and Richard Solomon on digital archiving (“Why Digital Images May Not Survive as Long as Silver Halide”).

Registration fees for members remain the same as last year. (Nonmember fees have increased slightly to reflect our increase in membership costs.) Details about the conference plus sample photos and presenters’ bios are on our conference page, railphoto-art.org/conference/. You can download a registration form there or register online.

Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Publisher of Railroad Heritage® / Creator of railroadheritage.org® pictorial site
1914 Monroe St., P.O. 259330, Madison, Wisconsin 53725-9330 / 608-251-5785
www.railphoto-art.org / info@railphoto-art.org

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