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The Arts
by Judy Barton
Boulder City Art Guild

A New Twist in Photography

Stephen Campbell, photography-artist, has been chosen as the next “featured artist” for the Boulder City Art Gallery located in the Boulder Dam Hotel. His work will be displayed from March 31st through the end of June with a reception being held on Saturday April 14 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Stephen was not satisfied with the two dimensional one shot photography that has been the staple for many photographers over the years. In 2007, after much research and inquiry, he found the answer to his artist questions in the computerization of images through the use of HDR photography. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range photography which incorporates multiple exposures that are captured and merged into a single image via a computer program. This computerized method allows the photographer to achieve a much wider range of color and tonality. In some instances the process makes a photo become super realistic by capturing colors that are not normally seen in the single exposure photograph. Mr. Campbell has taken the work even farther by applying a textural gel that not only adds to the “painted look,” but allows the work to be shown without glass protection.

All types of subject matter appeal to Campbell, although the Southwest desert scenes have become a specialty. He has taught and lectured on the HDR method of photography and is presently available for one on one instructions. His work can be viewed on the Fine Art America web site as well as in the BC Art Gallery. He may be contacted at 702-335-0266.

Seeing his work in person is a must to really understand how much more depth and color is added through the method of HDR photography.

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