Erin is currently scheduled for the following public speaking engagements. If you would like to schedule Erin to speak at an event that you are organizing, please get in touch via the Contact page of this website.
You can also hear Erin speak in a variety of podcast interviews. See the Interviews page of this website for a complete listing.
Tuesday, January 31st 2017 at 7:30pm
Northbrae Community Church Parlor Room, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707
Drawing on her background in art history, Erin Babnik will discuss the topic of composition with regards to its constants throughout time, its evolving trends, and its ability to help generate meaning in an image. This presentation will offer practical advice and theoretical considerations that photographers can bring to bear on their photographs both in the field and during the development process.
Erin will be speaking, teaching seminars, and leading outdoor sessions during this unique educational conference. See my news page for more information on my talks and sessions: Out of Acadia News Page.
October 1–5, 2017. Acadia National Park. Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center. See OutOfChicago.com for information on early bird pricing.
The entire talk and interview from this conference are now available for viewing on YouTube. Click here for details.
November 18–20, 2016 Cumbria, England Organized by OnLandscape Magazine, this three-day conference includes sidecar events such as a sit-down dinner with conference delegates and a series of “lightning talks”. Tickets are available now through the OnLandscape website.
Getting Greater Personal Satisfaction From Your Photography
Photography can provide a whole range of rewards, but personal satisfaction is usually the one that first compels a person to practice the medium. The demands of competition, of social media, or of professional activity can do a lot to motivate a photographer and to spur creative growth, but such motivations can serve as distractions in the creative process if they loom too large within it. In this keynote presentation, photographer Erin Babnik shares some powerful received wisdom and related personal experiences that she draws upon in order to stay focused on what matters most: creating photographs that are personally rewarding and enjoying the process that makes them possible.
Program on Composition
Composition Now: Contemporary Approaches to a Timeless Art
Photographic composition involves much more than following rules or adhering to patterns. Although time-honored theories of aesthetics have a lot to offer photographers, composition is ultimately part of an organic unity that is unique to any single photograph. Drawing on her background in art history, Erin Babnik will discuss the topic of composition with regards to its constants throughout time, its evolving trends, and its ability to help generate meaning in an image. This presentation will offer practical advice and theoretical considerations that photographers can bring to bear on their photographs both in the field and during the development process.
October 6–9, 2016 Newport, Oregon Erin will be delivering the Keynote Speech and a program on composition at the Annual Convention of the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs, an umbrella organization governing 28 photography clubs in four US states and in one province of Canada. The convention will take place October 6–9, 2016 at the Embarcadero Resort Hotel in Newport, Oregon. This four-day convention includes a variety of programs, field trips, a banquet, and a vendor hall. Registration is open to the public and available through the Columbia Council website.