Photo exhibit in church meeting room to open Friday


“Farmstead,” by Andy Calnan. Click on image for a larger, sharper version.

Andy Calnan, a photographer from Norfolk, is presenting an exhibit of his work in the church meeting room from October 4 through November 24.

Most of Andy’s images on display are HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographs. An HDR photograph is captured in three separate exposures, to achieve a rich, hyper-realistic representation of the intensity and full range of light found in nature. Andy is currently perfecting the use of HDR in his landscape, architectural, and real estate photography.

At the age of 9, Andy and his family moved to the Netherlands for six years. It was there that his interest in photography, as well as other influences, began taking shape. Andy’s father was always stopping to take pictures, and his mother brought him to many museums. These museums exposed him to painters like Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Da Vinci. Around the same time, Andy began teaching himself Photoshop on the family computer.

It would not be until many years later that Andy picked up a camera himself. After transferring to Emerson College in Boston to study multimedia production, he took a summer Photography 101 class. Everything started to come together, and he was hooked. He began studying photography and applying his extensive knowledge of Photoshop to his film work. After graduation, Andy took the step into digital photography and has not looked back.

The exhibit may be seen before and immediately after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday services, or by appointment by calling the church office at 978-774-7582.

Photo © by Andy Calnan. All rights reserved.