The sharing of human expression through the arts builds a unified community. The Morean Arts Center offers people of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds the opportunity to experience and participate in the arts. This Meet-up is specifically for the Photographic Arts Community at the Morean Arts Center. We are hobby and professional photographers that love the art of the camera. We support the digital and analog world - from cell phone cameras to 4x5 and everything in between. Meet-ups will range from photo outings to photo talks - critique nights and checking out exhibitions. Members of the Meet-up will get first chance to enroll in our classes and Master Artist workshops. This is not a competitive group but an inclusive one - all levels welcome, all cameras welcome.
Personal Photographic Projects:
sharpening your eye, discovering your own vision, and developing an individual style.
How do you develop your own, unique, style? How do you find passion in your photography?How do you go from a collection of random images to a cohesive body of work?
I will be discussing the use of self-assigned photographic projects as a tool for creating a body of work that will develop out of your own interests and passions, and deepen your photographic vision over time. It will help you to begin thinking in terms of series of photos, rather than single images. I will also show work from some of my own projects, both short term and long term, and describe how they developed.
The presentation is organized around a set of key words that I call A Playbook for Photography Projects: Preparation, Passion, Practice, Purpose, Place, Participation, Persistence, and Presentation.
If you have ambitions for a solo photographic exhibition, this presentation will also provide you with the encouragement to develop a body of work that has structure, depth, and personal meaning, so that when you have the opportunity, you’ll be ready.
Beth Received the first Jim Rolston Memorial Professional Development Grant through the St Petersburg Arts Alliance this year to attend a John Paul Caponigro Master Artist Workshop. There she spent a week working and learning with 9 other students to improve her range in understanding black and white fine art printing. Moving from documentary to more landscape work Beth will share new images, processing ideas, paper choices and insights to finding a new path in art.
Meeting #3 - Please bring work prints or a jump drive for group feedback. If you don't have work to share then come listen and/or get more insight for your project. This is meant to be an overview not a crit on each image - looking to help you find a path. If you have several ongoing projects - bring samples of each. Don't bring final images, bring WIP (works in progress).