LFCC to Offer Lecture about Digital Photography
Presented by Renowned Photographer Lewis Kemper

For Immediate Release:
March 28, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Scientific Society is hosting a lecture on the first Friday of April, presented by renowned photographer Lewis Kemper. Information about the lecture, which is free and open to the public, follows:

Who: Lewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America and its parklands for more than 30 years. During his extensive travels, he has been to 47 states from Alaska to Florida. His work has been exhibited and published in magazines, books and calendars worldwide. Kemper’s work has been sold for editorial and commercial uses in more than 16 different countries ranging from national ads to book covers. In addition, Kemper’s photographs are in many private collections as well as in the permanent collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art and Kaiser Permanente. Currently, Kemper is a contributing editor to Outdoor Photographer and PC Photo magazines.

Before moving west, he received a bachelor’s degree in fine art photography from the George Washington University in 1976. After completing his degree, Kemper moved to Yosemite National Park, where he lived for 11 years. From 1978 until 1980, he worked at The Ansel Adams Gallery. Working at the gallery gave him the opportunity to meet, observe and learn from some of the greatest photographers of the time. "The experience of working at The Ansel Adams Gallery was very influential in my development as a photographer," he stated.

What: On Friday, Kemper will present a lecture titled, "The Digital World of Nature Photography: Capturing the Moment with Lewis Kemper." This presentation is a part of Canon USA’s Explorers of Light program, of which Kemper is a member. According to Canon, the Explorers of Light program "is comprised of 60 of the most influential photographers in the world, each a master of his or her own creative specialty. The Explorers share their photographic and technical expertise with eager audiences of photo professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts in a variety of personal appearances, seminars and gallery showings throughout the United States." Light refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, Kemper will discuss the flow of digital photography, from capture to processing. This session will also provide attendees an opportunity to ask questions of Kemper, who is a master of digital photography.

When and Where: Friday, April 4, 2008, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the William H. McCoy Special Events Center, located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center on the Middletown Campus

Saturday, April 5, 2008, from noon to 3 p.m. in Room 315 on the Middletown Campus

LFCC’s Middletown Campus is located at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown. For more information about the lecture, interested individuals may contact Ann Simpson at [email protected] or 540-868-7220.

For more information, media professionals may contact Kalie Kelch at 540-303-7599 or [email protected] or Shari Laraway at 540-868-4080 or [email protected].


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.