A Simple Approach to Landscape Photography
Artist and landscape photographer Mark Hirsch of Platteville, Wisconsin, will reveal how he transforms his visual discoveries of the natural world into personally rewarding photographs using only his iPhone camera. Hirsch was formerly a photographer for the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald and gained international recognition for his 2013 project, “That Tree.”
Encouraged by a friend to use his iPhone camera while recovering from a near fatal car accident in January of 2013, Hirsch embarked on a project to photograph a lone bur oak tree in a Wisconsin cornfield every day for an entire year, capturing both subtle and dramatic changes in the surrounding landscape. Hirsch’s experience, which he describes as “a transformative and therapeutic adventure of self-discovery, inspiration and enlightenment”, and the resulting images have been published in a book titled “That Tree.” Hirsch’s work is regularly exhibited and has been featured by international media organizations including The Daily Mail and the Guardian, NBC News, the CBS Sunday Morning show, and the Huffington Post.
This event is held in conjunction with the Dubuque Camera Club’s 3rd Annual photography exhibition at the Museum, which is on view through October 11, 2015.
Copies of “That Tree” will be available for sale and will be signed by Mark. A reception will follow the talk. Free for members and a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.