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Spot metering:
The ultimate exposure technique

Every provocative subject has a body and a soul.
Your camera can only capture the body, while your interpretation of light will capture its soul.

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bulletEducation:
* BSME, (Mechanical Engineering) University of London 1968
* MSME, (Mechanical Engineering) University of London 1969  
* CDP, (Certified Data Processor) 1978
* MSCS, (Computer Science, University Of Alabama At Birmingham) 1979
bulletSoftware Engineer: Photography Instructor: Author: Freelance Photographer:
* SunGard Data, Birmingham, Alabama 
* University of Alabama at Birmingham (Special Studies), teaching Light Measurement, Introduction to 35mm Photography, Introduction to light measurement, Paint With Your Camera, Mathematics of photography for people who hate math, Advanced Zone System, How to win photo contests, How to get published, and so on.
bulletMore than 66 regional, statewide, national and international awards in photography and graphic design (partial):
* American Photo International Competition, First place, Humor and Imagination, 1996. (One of six top winners from 41000 entries) 
* Bluff Park Art Association $1000 purchase award, 1991. The only photograph in the 34-year history of this national show to compete with 21 other mediums such as oil painting, watercolor and sculpture to capture the show's highest honor.
* Studio Magazine, (1988) Toronto, Canada, Annual International Graphic Design and Photo Contest, merit award  
* Popular Photography, (August 1988), First Place  
* Birmingham Advertising Club (Graphic Design), 4 Gold awards 
* Red Mountain Museum Contest, National, 3 First place wins
* Greater Birmingham Arts Alliance (multiple) 
* Alabama Zoological Society -- 6 First place wins 
* Alabama Press Photographers Association (multiple)
bulletPublications:
* Darkroom and Creative Camera Techniques, 1990 (Studio Photography Techniques)
* Petersen's Photographic (two articles), May 1993 (Abstracts with Corrugated Aluminum Foil  and Ten Tips on Backlighting) 
* Pentax Life, 1991 (How to Photograph Flower Petals) 
* Camera and Darkroom, 1992 (Neutral Density Filters -- Sunglasses for Your Camera)
* Pentax Family (Japan), 1992 (Aluminum Foil Techniques)
* Teach Yourself Simplified Zone System of Light Measurement (Textbook on Photographic Exposure) -- 1996 -- Images Media, NY 
* The Confused Photographer's Guide to On-Camera Spotmetering / Spot Metering (Textbook on Photographic Exposure) -- 1998 -- CPG Books, Birmingham, AL
* The Confused Photographer's Guide to Photographic Exposure and the Simplified Zone System (Textbook on Photographic Exposure) -- 1999 -- CPG Books, Birmingham, AL
bulletPublished in (partial):
* Hallmark cards (5 Postcards) 
* Automotive Executive, Two Cover Photographs 
* Sierra Club Calendars 
* More than 50 brochures, corporate publications, and annual reports
bulletDesigns: 
* A series of award winning posters for the Birmingham Zoo.
* Poster designs for Jay Maisel, Galen Rowell and John Shaw.

The Confused Photographer's Guide to On-Camera Spotmetering (Spot Metering / Partial Metering) by Bahman Farzad
For Nikon N90, N90s, N70, N6006, N50, Pentax PZ-1p, ZX-5N, Canon  Rebel-G Rebel-X, Elan IIE, Minolta MAXXUM 700si, 500si.

 

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