Peter B. Ferst started his photographic career at the age of twelve, taught by his uncle, a well-known London (UK) photographer. In 1969, he immigrated to Canada and started his own businesses. Later he served with the Royal Canadian Navy. Throughout those years, Peter continued to pursue his photographic interests
When he retired from active service in 2005, he worked full time in various fields of photography such as fashion, portrait, theatrical and dance with professionals such as the late Karl Duarte and Laszlo. He is currently the senior photographer for the Chinese community newspaper, 7 Days.
Peter taught photography for many years at the Visual Center. As a club member, he has served as Pictorial Chairman and a judge.
Peter will cover a range of topics, less from the technical aspects of photography, more about practicing the art of it to help you become a better photographer. Must you conform to photographic “Rules” of composition or should they rather be photographic “Guidelines”? Should you be taking photos only in a way you think will score a high mark at the club? Do you sometimes end up with photographer’s block?
Members courageously enter images into competitions and are sometimes dismayed by the marks they get. In those cases it might happen that the judges are short on time and the members do not get enough of an explanation to understand how to improve.
Peter will address the aspect of judging from a judge’s perspective and will give you some simple guidelines that followed and applied will greatly improve your marks, remove your frustrations and inspire you to continue to submit.
Be prepared to be challenged and participate in discussions he will provoke since he hates to hear his own voice all evening!