Skip navigation

Thursday Artist Talk: Ron Long, “The Art, Technique, and Challenge of Nature Photography” Part 2

Ron Long, The Highest Sand Dunes in the World, Namibia

Thursday Artist Talk: Ron Long, “The Art, Technique, and Challenge of Nature Photography” Part 2

Location:
Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time:
March 5, 2020
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact:

604-501-5566
artgallery@surrey.ca

Category:
Arts

Community:
Whalley

Cost:
Free

Presented by:

Surrey Art Gallery Association

2020-03-05 19:30:00 2020-03-05 21:00:00 America/Vancouver Thursday Artist Talk: Ron Long, “The Art, Technique, and Challenge of Nature Photography” Part 2 Learn how Ron Long navigates the challenges of photographing nature. Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue artgallery@surrey.ca

After retiring in 2004, Long began traveling extensively. His requirements for any trip include an interesting destination, and few other tourists. He enjoys traveling off the beaten path, on his own and with groups of fellow adventure seekers. Over the years, Long has visited Ecuador, Namibia, Chile, and toured around South Africa.

Drawing on examples from his career and worldwide travels, Long illustrates how he has navigated the challenges of capturing images in nature, ranging from sea slugs to birds in flight, to roadside orchids, red sand dunes and spectacular mountains, and almost everything in between. Many of the photographs he will share from his portfolio have not previously been seen. Long will also discuss photographic techniques that any photographer, from amateur to professional, can learn from.

 

About the Artist

Ron Long had a 37-year career as a professional photographer at Simon Fraser University, working largely for the Biosciences Department and in the Learning and Instructional Development Centre. He also taught photography at Kwantlen University. Now retired, Ron travels to nature hot spots around the world. Recent trips have taken him to southern Africa, South America, and Australia, as well as many locations in North America. Ron is past president of the Native Plant Society of British Columbia, is currently active in the Vancouver Natural History Society, and is on the board of the Alpine Garden Club.
 

About Surrey Art Gallery Association

Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art and be part of a community that actively supports Surrey Art Gallery.

Image: Ron Long, The Highest Sand Dunes in the World, Namibia