Photographer Michael Weishan to visit art gallery

MAYVILLE – The Living Glass and Living Art Gallery is pleased to present the Photography of Michael R. Weishan.

Enjoy the nature fine art photography of Michael Weishan, including a unique series of flower photographs, and learn about basic digital photography. The session will provide an interactive opportunity to learn about how your camera functions, how to get a good exposure that is in-focus, and how to use your camera settings so you can make choices that result in better photographs. Don’t just point and shoot; let Weishan show you how to make a better photograph. The vision is what is important. The person taking the photograph controls how that vision is presented.

Weishan specializes in nature fine art and location/lifestyle portrait photography, as well as performing commercial photography. He photographs wildlife, scenics, and fine art subjects. He is an award winning photographer whose work has been exhibited at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University, the Gallery at Jamestown Community College Olean Campus, the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, as well as at libraries and businesses. He was honored by having two of his works accepted for the Art Association of Oswego’s 15th Annual Lakeside Statewide Juried Art Exhibition. He has received awards for his high school senior portrait portfolios from the Southwestern New York Association of Professional Photographers. His photographs have appeared on calendars, business websites and tourist guides.

As a volunteer, he works as photo archivist for the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York. Weishan enjoys sharing his interest and knowledge. He has presented programs including “Taking Better Vacation Photographs” for Allegany State Park, “Demystifying Digital Photography” through the Cattaraugus County Arts Council and a nature photography program at “Nature-Ed” at Allegany State Park.

Weishan began photographing earnestly in the 1960s as the high school newspaper photographer. Participating in the American Field Service summer abroad program, he took slides and presented slide shows of his experience after returning. He started taking nature photographs while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard in southern New Jersey. After completing his term of duty, Weishan started doing wedding and portrait photography. He used his service education credit to complete a correspondence course in photography and has continued his education attending professional conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Basic Digital Photography workshop is free to the public and will be held on Saturday from 5-6 p.m. at the Living Glass and Living Art Studio, 147 W. Lake Road, Mayville. For more information call 326-7788.