Guest Lecturer Visits La Salle Photography Club
On Thursday, May 12, 2016, Ms. Irene Maskaly, presented a guest lecture to the La Salle College High School Photography Club on the subject of Food Photography and the Psychology of Color.
On Thursday, May 12, 2016, Ms. Irene Maskaly, presented a guest lecture to the La Salle College High School Photography Club on the subject of Food Photography and the Psychology of Color. Ms. Maskaly is in charge of the High School Outreach Program at the Antonelli Institute of Graphic Design & Photography in neighboring Erdenheim.
The lesson began with a focus on the importance of composition for photos; from the rule of thirds through the intersection of points in marketing photography. The lesson continued with an explanation of using depth of field to create a strong sense of intimacy with the subject. Industry secrets were revealed when students were taught about Food Photographers using Crisco or mashed potatoes instead of ice cream, motor oil instead of maple syrup, Alka-Seltzer to add the perfect fizz for soda, and makeup instead of sear marks on a cheeseburger.
Before presenting her lesson on Food Photography, Ms. Maskaly delivered a brief introduction about the school and the Digital Design Program. Before joining the Antonelli Institute, Ms. Maskaly worked as an instructor of Digital Design for over 33 years at Sterling Regional High School in New Jersey. She attended Rowan University for an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and Fine Art and attended Moore College of Art for a Master's of Science in Art and Cultural Management.