Photos and story by Ed Kane
Have you ever returned home from a long-awaited trip to some exotic land that you have dreamed of since way back when? While there did you burn up a fortune in film or digital space documenting your experience – an experience you would treasure through your images forever? Have you been disappointed – stunned even – that the photos did not truly represent what your eyes and mind absorbed and the emotional impact the actual scene had on you? Have you watched with humiliation as your friends and relatives yawned and held separate conversations as you unveiled your slide presentation or stack of photos from your once-in-a-lifetime adventure?
Now you can forget those days of disappointments and digital disasters! Starting June 2nd the Lakewood Community Center will be presenting a series of classes by Lakewood photographer Ed Kane that will make better photographers of everyone attending the four Monday morning sessions. Kane has traveled to numerous states and countries over a career in photography that has spanned 45 years. He is working on a book project showcasing years of research and photography of the castles of Germany. A publisher, photographer, writer and designer Kane, a frequent contributor to The Sub Times online news pages and several local papers and magazines, will share technical and compositional tips that will enhance your skills in preparation for your planned vacations.
Given the expense and frustrations common in modern excursions, especially to foreign lands, it is more important than ever for piece of mind to bring back something of value in return for your economic and emotional investments. Other than memories – which can also fade – the photographs you take are the next best thing to revisiting those exciting locations over and over again.
So, whether you are contemplating travel to the far corners of the world, Washington or Waughop Lake in Lakewood, call the Lakewood Community Center at 253.798.4090 for information and class registration. An open house is being held this Thursday, May 15th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center. Kane will be available to answer any questions about what the classes will cover.