Book Launch: Marsha Black

LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Marsha Black, author of The Accidental Photographer for the Camera Bag


Saturday, January 9, 2009 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr.
Corte Madera ||

Marsha Black has always had a textbook in one hand and a camera in the other. She has been photographing the world around her since childhood.  Decades later, when her niece asked her what she would do if she didn’t have her camera, her answer was simple:  She would never be without it.

Says Marsha, “I think just about anyone who takes a camera on a trip wants to travel with it unencumbered and come home with good photos that can be shared with friends and family. My book, The Accidental Photographer for the Camera Bag, illustrates how to use the camera effortlessly and take good pictures that reflect the passion for travel. The book is aimed at the casual photographer and the techniques described are basic and can be mastered with little practice and used with any camera.”

The Accidental Photographer for the Camera Bag brings together Marsha Black’s passions of photography, writing, travel and teaching.  It is intended to simplify what for many people are complex intricacies of producing good photographs as one travels through life as well as through the world.  It is aimed at the point and shoot photographer, whether using a digital or film camera and whether photographing with a point and shoot camera or an SLR on program modes.  It is full of simple, easy-to-apply techniques presented in a non-technical format and is intended to be short and easy to carry on journeys.

Marsha completed courses from the New York Institute of Photography in basic, advanced and digital photography.  Her work is exhibited regularly and appears on her website.  She was nominated to the International Society of Photographers and won its Outstanding Achievement Award for Amateur Photography.  Her work has been published in anthologies and on the ISP website and at their National Conferences.