From Concept to Print: The Process of Making Quality Fine Art Images
Jack Graham, Instructor
June 22-25, 2017 (9am-4pm)
The process of making an image that stands the test of time includes proper field technique, creativity and processing technique. Failing to perform one of these aspects will prevent the production of a fine art photograph and print.
We will spend time in the field exploring some of the beautiful State Parks located on the island as well as the numerous rocky beaches, period farms, tidal marshes, lighthouses, Americana of the quaint coastal communities and rolling farmland of Whidbey Island. The island is truly a “photographer’s” paradise. Sunrises and sunsets are amazing this time of year and we’ll be out to capture them.
Our classroom is well equipped with a projector and visual aids. Presentations concerning all aspect of photography will take place. Special time is set aside for image reviews and processing techniques. While good equipment, field technique and subject matter all play important roles in the success of an image, good processing technique is an integral part of image production.
Jack will cover image production methods both in the field and in the studio as well as processing and preparing files for printing that Jack has developed over years of experience. This is a hand-on, in-depth learning and growing experience for all nature photographers who have gained a familiarity with their gear and are looking to extend their creative processing techniques.
The class covers everything from seeing images in the field to applying up to date processing applications including Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom as well as the use of the NIK Software collection of programs. You will receive, as part of your participation Jack’s 80+ Field Guide Workshop Syllabus.
We have no doubt you’ll come away with lots of new information and photographic tips which will improve your photography as well as some wonderful images of this amazing location. If you are a serious photographer, this is one location you’ll not want to miss.
Our curriculum will consist of 6 parts:
Bringing out your inner emotions and sense of place into your vision
Learning to See
Learning to Slow Down, Simplify and Create
Developing your Vision
Developing a concept
Learning to Visualize your desires for your images
Elements of Design
Learning to Simplify
The Importance of Understanding Color
The Power of Monochrome
Creating strong images
Choosing the right Lens, shutter speeds, filters
Abstract and Photo Art
Q & A