Silvana Della Camera

A software engineer by trade, Silvana began her fascination with photography as a very small child. The early fascination turned into a lifelong obsession. Decades later her passion never faltered, but her view of the world evolved. Photographing what the eye can’t perceive is what she loves best to capture.

Master Member NECCC (MNEC) and Past President of the Stony Brook Camera Club, she is the recipient of many photography awards. Her images have appeared in Lighthouse Digest, Yankee Magazine, and the Boston Globe, and were featured in Nikon’s 100th birthday celebration. She has presented and judged at camera club councils, camera clubs, and art associations throughout the US.

Silvana helps others expand their own photographic vision through her photography workshops, photo walks, photo tours, private instruction, and club presentations on various photography topics including infrared, Milky Way, black & white, nightscapes, deep space photography, and time-lapse. She challenges photographers to consider that there is much more in a scene than what is visible to the human eye and to tap into the power of their cameras to discover it.

To her, life is best summarized by the quote “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.” – from the 1958 film “Auntie Mame”.

Conference Program:

ICM – More than Just Pretty

Photographs created with intentional camera movements (ICM) convey mystery to the viewer. It lets them use their imagination to fill in the blanks & inspire a lingering gaze. When we think of this style of photography, the art of painting comes to mind. In this presentation, you will learn techniques for the transmogrification of a scene and the impact ICM has on you, the photographer. Using ICM takes the mundane out of a scene. Learn how breaking the rules can make you a more imaginative photographer.

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