Join us on November 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a program featuring Franka Gabler, an accomplished fine art landscape photographer, based in the greater Yosemite area.

PLEASE NOTE:  The MPC Monthly Meeting and Franka’s presentation will be via Zoom.  The invitation to the Zoom meeting will be emailed a few days before the meeting.  If you would like to attend as a guest, please contact us at

Franka will talk to us about how she creates emotional impact and captures mood in landscapes by looking for exciting light and atmospheric conditions.  Franka often photographs in misty and foggy conditions, which allow for interesting compositions and interpretations, concealing distracting elements and leaving only the essence.

In order to resonate with the viewer a successful photograph needs to tell a story. Also, in order to connect with a viewer, a photograph  needs to create emotional impact. It is not enough to just correctly expose and compose. It is critical to be able to recognize the potential of a scene so we can decide how to interpret it – such as which aspects to emphasize to best capture the essence of the scene and how it made us feel, or to communicate what we want to express. The presentation analyzes several essential components that contribute in depicting mood and creating emotional impact, such as choice of light, color, contrast, weather, and/or shutter speed exposure. –Franka Gabler

For several years now, Franka has been drawing her inspiration from subtle, moody, often intimate landscapes – compositions somewhere between detail/abstract – and the wider view, beyond a mere record of a particular location. Such compositions allow for extracting unique scenes from otherwise well-known places. They often stimulate a viewer to think further, or engage in a more personal way.

Franka’s photographs are published in several books and publications. Her work is represented in several galleries and has been featured in numerous exhibits. You can see more of Franka’s work here:

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