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Frank Ceravalo, One of West Virginia’s
Foremost Landscape Photographers,
To Share his Images and Creative Process
At Our May Meeting
Frank Ceravalo knows how to make great landscape images that sell. His images are among the most seen and marketed in West Virginia. They’re literally everywhere -- on cups, calendars, note cards and puzzles in stores and tourist locations across the state. And his recent book of panoramic landscape images, “West Virginia, A Wider View” was a Great Midwest Book Festival Winner.
Frank will be our speaker in May, presenting a program of his images, but just importantly, will share the seven steps he uses to create his images from conception to masterpiece. “Knowing and defining your own process, from equipment to subject and from processing to output, helps to define your own personal style,” Ceravalo notes.
A majority of Frank’s work is from West Virginia, Virginia and Western Maryland, but also includes images from such places as the Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, Alaska, Bavaria, Japan and Italy.
Frank started his photography with a 35mm film camera in 1983, and now shoots totally in digital to produce his photographs, and views his camera only as a tool to achieve the desired images. His goal is to create an image composed with both form and light in a visually pleasing balance that tells the story of the location. In his current digital darkroom, he uses standard darkroom techniques as well as high dynamic range (HDR) processing and panoramic image splicing to create images that reflect his vision of the setting.
So come, enjoy and learn how to step up the quality of your images from one of our region’s very best at the May meeting of the SPS, May 21st at 7 pm.