Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Having a great time with art photography

We recently completed the first session of our Artistic Interpretations course and we had a great time. The students were a lively and creative group. The exchange of ideas and sharing of vision was truly inspiring. Christina and I found ourselves out most every day shooting new work and trying out ideas for composite images.

This is one of the best things about teaching for us. As we work to put our knowledge into words and ideas we can share with others they become fully formed and crystallized. There are lots of ah ha! moments and new inspirations.

The whole idea of Artistic Interpretations is to experiment with abstraction and impressionism. It is a great way to rekindle your creativity and find some new ideas that light your fire. We played around with slow shutter speeds and all kinds of multiple exposures and composite images.

The course served as a springboard for us and we have more ideas for art photography courses. The creative shooting and Photoshop ideas are limitless. We are still enjoying the abstract and are working on new course materials for fall. Can't wait for those colorful autumn leaves this year!

In the spirit of creativity we have a student photo challenge for Enhanced Images going on in August. The upload deadline is August 16. Let's see your stuff!