July 20, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Many of Rossman’s jewelry clients have had pieces published in books such as the “Lark 500” series, jewelry magazines and internationally distributed calendars such as Holly Gage’s “The Art of Metal Clay” Calendar.
￼He was official photographer for the 2011 Metal Clay World Conference in Chicago.
His trade show work takes him all over the United States, shooting exhibits for Fortune 500 clients, including Warner Bros, Caterpillar, TD Ameritrade and many others.
Rossman teaches Jewelry Photography for San Diego Continuing Education. He provides private instruction from his Escondido studio as well as instruction to groups including the Metal Arts Society of Southern California.
Rossman is a regular contributor to Metal Clay Today magazine, writing a continuing series on Jewelry Photography.
He studied with Ansel Adams in 1976 at Adam’s Yosemite Workshop.
Very early in his career, Rossman was published in American Photographer and
Modern Photography magazines as well as in the Scholastic magazine group.
October 17, 2013 7pm DAVID KING presents
“PHOTOGRAPHY’S ROLE IN THE FINE ARTS”
at Wesley Palms 2404 Loring in Pacific Beach
This presentation will explore how Fine Art has come to be defined in the larger art world and then discuss how Photography fits into that view. What is it that makes a work a piece of Fine Art and are there other types of art? Are these definitions value-laden or simply labels of different approaches to the creation of some product ? During the presentation, some sacred cows may be slaughtered and some serious thinking may be required but it is unlikely you will look at work, your of that of others, quite the same again.
David was initially trained in fine art (painting, printmaking, and sculpture) then transitioned to photography. He was an award winning commercial photographer, instructional designer, and video producer from 1969 to 2000 when he accepted the offer of a teaching position for San Diego City College. Now a full professor of photography at SDCC, he also judges at the Del Mar Fair, the Orange County Fair and most recently for the “Best of Nature Photography” show at the Museum of Natural History. He has been consulted for legal issues concerning digital photography and been invited on several discussion panels exploring the world of digital photography.
ENHANCED MEMBER SHARE !!! ENHANCED MEMBER SHARE !!! ENHANCED MEMBER SHARE !!!
DON’T MISS IT !!!
Next Meeting: Thursday, September 19. 7pm at Wesley Palms. 2404 Loring in Pacific Beach. This month’s presentation will feature the photography of our talented Sierra Photo Club members ! “Enhanced Member Share” allows folks to bring 20 images (or 30 if you’ve got a lot of good stuff) which will be made into an amazing slideshow. Comb through that hard drive and bring us your best Please check the Sierra Photo Club website for image size specs. www.sdphotoclub.com
Karl Grobl presents at the next Sierra Photo Club meeting
Thursday, August 15 7pm at Wesley Palms in Pacific Beach
Traveling to the far corners of the world to tell compelling picture stories, award-winning humanitarian photojournalist Karl Grobl reveals the human side of issues faced by people across the globe. His images highlight those basic human elements that comprise the fabric binding all cultures together in our rapidly homogenizing, yet sometimes divided, global community.
Peering well beyond the surface of unfolding stories, Karl’s photographs reveal the heart, and sometimes, heart-wrenching truth. His images offer viewers intimate glimpses into the lives of ordinary people worldwide, and provide us with the opportunity to reflect and understand their personal struggles and triumphs.
With a keen awareness and reverence for human dignity, Karl creates photographs that not only educate and motivate but also stir the viewers’ deep emotion.
Grobl specializes in humanitarian photojournalism, documenting relief efforts and development work of NGOs worldwide. His clients include World Vision, World Relief, World Emergency Relief, Freedom from Hunger, Catholic Relief Services, Family Health International, Pan American Development Foundation and many more.
Karl has worked for more than 85 different NGOs in over 50 countries, including Sudan, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Peru, Bolivia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Philippines, and Senegal, Indonesia, Afghanistan, and Sudan. Covering issues including conflict, post-conflict resolution and reconstruction, HIV/AIDS, prostitution, human trafficking, malaria, cholera, environmental degradation as well as micro-finance and education; Karl’s images have helped countless NGO’s illustrate their programs on Annual Reports, websites and in all sorts of communications.
“My goal is always to create high-impact, evocative images which not only inform, but also spark the desire to become involved… images that cause reflection upon and empathy with another human being’s struggle, all the while, respecting the dignity of those who appear in the photos. When successful, my imagery reveals a common humanity, allowing viewers to see a bit of themselves in other human beings, half a world away. Beyond just providing information… the images should motivate viewers to take action”.
Karl’s images have appeared in publications such as Newsweek, CNN, Geo, Town and Country magazine and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, but the largest majority of his photos appear in the annual reports, newsletters and communications materials of his humanitarian organization clients. Karl’s non-NGO work is represented by Zuma Press, the premier international editorial picture agency and wire service. His 2005 Haiti photo-story “City of God” was nominated for a World Press Photo Award.
Following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami Karl spent more than a month embedded with five different non-governmental organizations documenting tsunami relief efforts in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. One year later he returned to document the reconstruction. He has covered post conflict peacebuilding efforts in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and East Timor, HIV/Aids issues in Africa and Asia as well as Human trafficking in Cambodia and the Philippines.
In addition to his rigorous international travel schedule, Karl teaches photography workshops and leads international photography tours. He is a regular lecturer on photography and photojournalism and a long time member of the National Press Photographers Association. Karl is a member of the Advisory Counsel of Focus For Humanity, a non profit organization, who’s mission is to provide financial support, resources and training for professional and amateur photographers wishing to work with NGOs. He also works as a technical consultant for several photographic and photography-related technology companies and was featured in a world wide advertising campaign for SanDisk memory cards.
Join us this month on July 18 at Wesley Palms. 7pm. Tom Blackman will be speaking and showing images from his travels to New Zealands’s South Island and the Subantartic Islands.Good times this weekend at Photo Camp. New members and long time members interacted to share photographic knowledge and practice their skills. Thanks to all who helped out and to all those who signed up. Camp Oliver was a really nice location.
Volunteers needed for programs, membership & outings organizers. Do your part to keep Sierra Photo alive !