The Photography Club of Long Island is proud to host seascape photographer Michael Busch at the Port Washington Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. A Great Neck resident, Michael is well-known for his dramatic images of New York City, Long Island and especially the Great South Bay. During the evening program, he will be showing a series of Long Island and NYC images. He will explain the comparison and what changes he made between the original photo taken and that same photo after he worked on it using “Light Room.” Two to three photos will be discussed and Busch will also answer questions.
Busch was born in Hawaii and lived most of his life on the South Shore of Long Island. He has enjoyed photography for the last 20 years but bought his first DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) early in 2012. His hobby evolved into something more serious during and after Hurricane Sandy as he watched his local beach and marina at Old Inlet get pounded by massive swells. This eventually gave way to create a new inlet in the same spot where he had spent countless hours with friends and family. Busch got involved with a group of concerned citizens at Save the Great South Bay and used photography and social media to tell the story of how the inlet was doing a wonderful job of refreshing the bay and why misguided efforts to close the beach should be stopped. His efforts ended up getting media attention from Carolyn Gussoff of WCBS TV, Pat Dolan of News 12 and The Wall Street Journal. His work has also been featured on the Weather Channel numerous times as well as WCBS Channel 2. Busch is a member of the Brookhaven Arts Council and South Bay Art Association and his work is on permanent display at the Long Island Photo Gallery and several libraries around Long Island.
The Photography Club of LI hosts monthly programs at the Port Washington Public Library as a community service from September through June each year. For more information go to www.pcliphoto.org.