My Journey in Photography and Printmaking

With Charles Cramer
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Special Program
with Charles Cramer

Wednesday, 22 July, 2015
Free but non-members must RSVP








WHERE: Mitchell Park Center - El Palo Alto Ball Room

3700 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303

Parking is free to the public in any of the non-designated parking spaces in front of the building and at Mitchell Park.


Nationally published photographer Charles Cramer is a well-known nature photographer and teacher whose workshops on digital imaging and printing have been held at such sites as the Ansel Adams Gallery, the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging, and Luminous Landscape Workshops. The book "Landscape: The World's Top Photographers" is one of many publications that showcase his work.

Charles will give an illustrated talk about what led him to photography, how he met Ansel Adams, and his evolution in printmaking. He will also discuss some of his ideas about perception of images on the monitor vs. print, plus some other techniques to make images more effective.


After spending seven years of college studying classical piano, Charles Cramer visited Yosemite National Park, and soon realized he wanted out of those tiny practice rooms!  Realizing the similarities between interpreting music and interpreting a negative, he soon became enamored with making prints. Thirty years later, he is recognized as a master printmaker in both darkroom-based dye transfer printing, and now in digital processes.

In 1987 and 2009, Cramer was selected by the National park Service to be an artist-in-residence in Yosemite.  His prints are available internationally through many galleries, and his work has been published by National Geographic Books,  Sierra Club, and the Yosemite Association.

He has taught digital imaging for the Ansel Adams Gallery Workshops,  Anderson Ranch, John Sexton Workshops, and others.  He has been profiled in PhotoTechniques,  Outdoor Photography (UK), Outdoor Photographer, PhotoVision, and View Camera Magazines.  He is also included in the books  “Landscape: The World’s Top Photographers,” published in 2005, and “First Light: Five Photographers Explore Yosemite’s Wilderness,” published in 2009.

His work can be seen at:

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