Fine Art Photography


Monday, October 24, 2016
1:00 - 3:30 pm
One 2½ hour session


$25 for one seminar. Register here.


This is both a lecture and hands-on type of class. For this class, you must bring at least 10 different photos. We will use Microsoft Word to write a mission statement about why we take photos and what our style is.


Basically, Fine Art Photography is to see things as an Artist and Photographer. Anyone can take a photo or snapshot, but can you make that photo convey a story, message or detail? A composition of thought, think of your viewfinder as looking at a piece of paper. On that piece of paper you want to capture a living element of life, a portrait, a view, a still life or other, and make it speak. Take your photograph away from the ordinary and make it have detail, sharpness and feeling for the viewer. So what is Fine Art? I guess to me, it is anything that I consider it to be.

Reference: The Art of Photography, by Bruce Barnbaum.



Write a journal or a paragraph about our photo styles. Why do we take a photo, how do we compose it, which colors appeal to us? The more we define what we like in our photography, the better we become in following our plan to get better.

"A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture." - Charlie Waite

We will start a photo journal on a topic, such as shoes, mountains, buildings, or just a certain color. Periodically throughout the year, we will see how we have stuck to our style and plan.



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