Developing Your Photographic Voice

I’m going to be speaking about developing your photographic voice at the St. Catharines Photography Club this Saturday January  22 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Additionally, I’ll explore the motivations and development of my personal work, discuss techniques and workflow, and share my thoughts and experiences on photography as art.

Here is an excerpt from the presentation.

ART AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER
    •    Art is the manifestation of your reinterpretation of something based on your history, emotions  experiences, and sensibilities – through who you are.

    •    When you learn to embrace your individuality you begin the process of finding your style.
    •    Therefore art photography should speak of and for the photographer (you).

THE ARTIFACT AND THE CONTENT

Art is comprised of two distinct and necessary parts, the artifact and the content.
The Artifact…
    •    Is the physical object.
    •    It speaks of craftsmanship, materials, and the senses.

The Content…
    •    Concerns concepts and story. 

    •    Is what gives meaning and depth to work.
A mix of both the artifact and the content is required because…
    •    Skill and craftsmanship enables a stronger, clearer message.
    •    Without depth and meaning the object is merely decorative.

St. Catherines Photographic Club
Grantham Mennonite Brethren Church
469  Grantham Avenue St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
www.stcphotoclub.com

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