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Our speaker for the evening will be John Mariana and his topic will be “Developing” The Final Image – Artistic Stages of Image Enhancement”
John is well known to a large part of the membership and we are excited to hear from him. Following is a biography of John with his photography skill and expertise.
John Mariana is a renowned photographer and popular educator of photography expertise. He has conducted numerous workshops across the United States, Scotland and Tuscany as well as volunteering time to speak at functions, museums and prominent photography groups. John is regularly sought by professional photographers for private mentoring.
In 1980 John began using photography in connection with his art background to create color images. By 1984, large format black and
white prints became his specialty. John’s early artistic training combined with photography gives his images a unique visual and emotional presentation. Today, John makes photos in digital format to bring a new and different look to his work with primary focus on his unique color palette with visual and emotional presentation. He has won numerous awards for his large print images and regularly donates his work and talents to non -profit endeavors. His first book, Visions of Scotland, was published in 2008 with dramatic images of churches, abbeys, castles and the whimsical aspects of Scottish life. Presented as a photographic guide through the South Borderlands and the Highlands, it was followed by, Visions of Italy, a beautiful fine art book with impressive images of Venice, Florence Tuscany and Rome. John is a founding member of the Booth Photography Guild at the Booth Art Museum in Cartersville, GA. All that is in my field of vision is nothing more than a "snap shot" if it has not stirred my heart to feel emotions and excited my mind to see colors, shapes, compositions. My final images may not actually exist in the real world. The painting artist puts on paper or canvas what he sees and then changes through his style of art. As a "Photographic Artist" I depict the world as first seen within my mind. My heart provides the emotional content. Color, light, shadows and special relationships are combined to bring you into my world, to have you feel the world as I feel it.
We look forward to John's presentation and hope to see you there! This will be a Zoom meeting.