Jim Zuckerman will be the featured speaker at the June 21 meeting of the Photographic Society of Chattanooga. Mr. Zuckerman’s topic “Essential Ingredients to Taking Great Pictures” will feature colorful images from such exotic locations as Kenya, Namibia, Patagonia, Indonesia, China, India, Ethiopia, Iceland, Peru and Turkey.
Zuckerman left his medical studies in 1970 to pursue his love of photography and turn it into a career. He leads many international photo tours and has taught creative photography at many universities and private schools including UCLA and Kent State University.
Mr. Zuckerman specializes in wildlife, nature, and travel photography, photo microscopy and digital effects. His diversity in technique and style is unique in the professional arena. He states that he only photographs beauty, leaving the dark side of life to other photographers.
Jim has been a contributing editor to Photographic Magazine for 38 years. His images, articles, and photo features have been published in scores of books and magazines including Time-Life books, publications of the National Geographic Society, Outdoor Photographer, Life Magazine, Omni Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Shutterbug, Science Fiction Age, Australia’s Photo World and Greece’s Opticon. He is the author of 15 books on photography and three eBooks, and he has taught many on-line courses over the past nine years.
His work has been used for packaging, advertising and editorial layouts in more than 40 countries. He has been published in calendars, posters, jigsaw puzzles, greeting cards, corporate brochures and annual reports, and his work is also sold as fine art prints in hundreds of retail outlets.
The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at the St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive, Chattanooga. For more information call 344-5643 or e-mail Dan Jeter at firstname.lastname@example.org.