Visual Artists’ Group

Artists’ Group Monthly Show:  August 2019

Artist of the Month:  Ron Zellar “High Dynamic Range”

Artist’s Reception:  Sunday, August 18th, 6:00pm, following Jazz Vespers …

St. James member Ron Zellar is our Artist of the Month for August. His exhibition is called “High Dynamic Range” Landscape and Nature Photography. In photography, high dynamic range refers to the challenge of trying to hold shadow and highlight details particularly in images taken on sunny days. His love of photography began in black and white, trying to draw the best images possible from a chemical bath as darkroom technician for his high school and small town newspaper. Now he uses a digital darkroom but even photography is fading in popularity as cellphones increasingly automate photographic decisions. His photos of Glacier National Park situated in a dynamic mountain range that stretches from Canada to Mexico show that his training and experience are still useful for capturing scenes in their best light. A reception in his honor will be held on August 18th at 6:00pm after the Jazz Vesper Service.