Travel Image Photography “Get out of your comfort zone”


Austria Summer 2016

Photography Club Meeting
Thursday, February 16
6:30 pm
Lake House – free to members and $10 for guests.

Peter Finger of Charleston will present a program on travel photography showing how to create the most exciting images from your travels.  It’s easy to create nice images when you’re standing in front of the Eiffel Tower or standing on top of the highest mountains in Austria. What this program will show, with plenty of examples, is how to create those images that will force you to really look, to really see. This program will take you on a journey of not only finding creative images but how to create these images during your travels. The good news is that you can apply these lessons to the lighthouse down the road or the streets of downtown Charleston.

Peter Finger grew up in the shadows of the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York. He started painting in his teens and was influenced by the artists of the Hudson River School who painted the wild landscapes of New England in the early 19th Century. Finger would trace the steps of these romantic painters and create his own interpretation of the scenes.

While studying fine art and art education in college, Finger would continue his Catskill Mountain journeys , now armed with a camera. Photography soon played a critical role in his development as an artist. His super-realistic paintings were based on his photographs and were quickly sought after by collectors, corporations and galleries. Upon graduation, he quickly landed an art teaching job.

While still teaching, he worked as a photojournalist, workshop leader and artist. After years of teaching and several years at Apple Computer, he opened his own fine art photography business. Along with his corporate photography, he still makes time to create digital fine art prints and one-of-a-kind embellished giclée prints.

(Photo credit: Peter Finger via

-Submitted by: Patricia Schaefer


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