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NATURAL INSPIRATION: Outdoor Photography with Kerrick James Sponsored by PENTAX
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Kerrick James
Event Type: Photography
Location: B&H Event Space
“As a travel photographer, you have to be prepared to shoot anything from shopping to nightlife to people to architecture. But, my heart really lies with the outdoors and adventure. What I love to do is show people enjoying and exploring their environments.

Photography is a chase. You’re chasing after so many things at once, and you’re trying to capture them at one specific moment in time. It is a perceptual high when you bring them all together.

Photographers are responsible for everything inside the frame. Think of it as way organizing from visual anarchy down to something that really makes sense.”

You never know if you’ll capture the greatest image of that month or that year. There is potential every single day.” – Kerrick James

From the moment Kerrick James picked up a PENTAX in high school, he wanted to be published. Since then, he has been featured in several important books and on more than 200 magazine covers. Kerrick has photographed eagles from kayaks in Glacier Bay and icebergs at arm’s length in Prince William Sound. He shoots rafting adventures on the Colorado River and has suspended himself from perilous heights hanging from a rope to shoot rock climbers outside of Flagstaff. When it comes to getting that perfect shot, Kerrick will find a way to capture it.

Join Kerrick for an inspirational and educational lecture on outdoor photography and the new PENTAX K-7. In this session, Kerrick James will expound on the inspiration for his work and guide users through the features that help make the PENTAX K-7 a perfect outdoor shooting companion. Few photographers know the K-7 as well as Kerrick James. He chooses the K-7 for its ergonomic design, weather sealing, image quality and compatibility with every PENTAX lens ever made. Kerrick will guide attendees through the camera and explains how he puts it to the test nearly every day on his adventure travel shoots and workshops. As an added bonus, Kerrick will explain how the small, but mighty, PENTAX Optio W90 serves as an ideal back-up camera even in the most tortuous, outdoor elements, because it can go anywhere.

*More information on the PENTAX K-7

The launch of the PENTAX K-7 is considered a defining moment for the brand. As an advanced digital SLR that meets the needs of a wide range of photographers, the K-7 offers features including the reinforced, compact, weather-sealed K-7 body features a redesigned sensor, an improved frame rate of 5.2 frames per second, the ability to capture HD movies at 30 frames per second, an HDMI port to match, and a 77-segment metering system. Other, more revolutionary features include an Electronic Level function, which uses the PENTAX K-7's unique image stabilization system to rotate the sensor, and a Composition Adjustment features that shifts the sensor left, right, up, and down to fine-tune your image with the PENTAX K-7 mounted on a tripod.
Kerrick James

Kerrick James has specialized in imagery of travel for over twenty years. His work has appeared on over 200 book and magazine covers and in numerous feature stories for publications such as National Geographic Adventure, Sunset, Islands, Arizona Highways, Elle Decor, Alaska Airlines, Outdoor Photographer, Sky, Las Vegas Life, Virtuoso Life, and many more.

Kerrick has recently shot four new books for Voyageur Press: Backroads of Arizona, Our Arizona, Backroads of Route 66, and Ghost Towns of the Southwest. He has also shot six guidebooks for Compass American Guides, and contributed heavily to numerous Insight Guides.

Kerrick James photography is produced exclusively with PENTAX cameras and lenses. He finds the PENTAX K-7 combined with the weather-sealed construction of PENTAX DA ★ lenses to be particularly useful in the extreme environments where he captures memorable images.


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