The Wired Photography of Ron Cogswell will be on display in the Cherrydale Library from Wednesday, Jan. 4 – April 2, 2012.
Ron Cogswell is the Chief Operating Officer of the Civil War Trust, the nation’s largest nonprofit devoted exclusively to the preservation of Civil War battlefields endangered by sprawl.
With a lifelong interest in film photography but usually lacking a darkroom for photo processing, he learned digital photography in Smithsonian Associate courses taught by Eliot Cohen, starting in 2001. Mr. Cogswell now uses a Nikon D80 digital single-lens reflex camera with a wide-angle zoom lens (a Tamron 17-50 mm F/2.8), occasionally supplemented by a Pentax Optio A10 digital point-and-shoot compact camera.
Adobe Photoshop substitutes nowadays for a darkroom.The Photoshop effects he applied to the images in this exhibit are the program’s “glowing edges” and “photocopy” effects. Mr. Cogswell served in the US Navy from 1969 to 1972 and now resides in Arlington with his wife Beth.