Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ruinism by Gabriel Biderman; Night Photographer

Gabriel Biderman
Thank You so Much!
I won a raffle for a huge print by Gabriel Biderman. I first met Gabe at BH Event Space. I attended his class twice.  His night photography seminar was very interesting. There are so many definitions of time. Such as Civil, nautical, and astronomical twilight. In his presentation, Gabriel also went into details about camera setting and equipment to be used for night photography. He became one of my favorite instructors. What a coincidence it was to win raffle for his print.

His presentation inspired me to do my very own night photography which will be published in a later post. Night photography is difficult. Exposure times are long. Tripod is needed. It takes a lots of patience in the field. Position of sun and moon in sky are important. Timing has to be just right.I can really appreciate all the time and effort put into his work of art.

The photograph won at the raffle looks wonderful. It looks like a small island in the middle of a lake. Tranquil water at the bottom of the photo and star trails at the top. I wonder about the story behind the shot as well as location.

The photo is mounted on a frame called Aluminyze. I have never seen anything like this. It is amazing. The image is actually infused into a thin sheet of aluminum. It can easily be hung or upraised without a frame. It has a sleek and contemporary look. Really cool.


In his seminar Gabriel explores the images that can be created at night when you expose for seconds, minutes, and even hours with film and digital cameras.

Gabriel is a travel and self taught fine art photographer for over 17 years. He loves the “process” of creating an image. See more of Gabe's work, and his night adventures, on his blog: Ruinism.

At party I met other Event Space teachers: Chris "The Phoblographer" Gamput and Ashok Sinha. I attened Chris' class about using Wordpress. Ashok's class was about Travel Photography. I even met Marc Wallace of Adorama TV fame at the party. 

B&H Event Space offers free seminars and inspirational lectures by talented pros from around the world. Annual party is usually night of PDN PhotoPlus Expo opening in New York.

Thank you David Brommer and Event Space for organizing great events. 

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