As my work tends to be very unusual and there is a high ‘curiosity value’ around what and how I photograph my subjects, I have presented on several aspects of my photography to a variety of audiences.
A look behind the scenes at how I approach my photography, my work processes and how I create some of my images.
This is my flagship presentation and in response to the large number of requests after presenting at the PSNZ Southern Regional Convention, I have recorded this for photographic clubs and societies to download and play at clubnights.
‘In Harmony – How my Musical Background has influenced my Photography’
This is a personal exploration into why I take abstract images, in particular, to what extent my musical background and training has influenced my photography.
‘Triptychs – the Seven C’s’
An introduction to Triptychs and some useful tips on how to create them.
How do I download ‘Abstracted Reality’?
I am happy to make the presentation available to recognised groups with an interest in the visual arts. Please encourage one of your Club’s officers to contact me and, provided everything checks out, I will send them details on how to access the presentation and resources. The presentation itself is a Windows ‘exe’ file and is just over an hour long.
I know how difficult it is to write notes in the dark while a presenter is displaying and talking about their images, so to help your Club members I have also created a nine page handout of the key points. You are free to distribute this handout to your members or, if more convenient, load it on to your Club’s website.
• How I got started: working in themes/studies
• Guiding Principles and Goals
• Defining ‘Abstract’
• Learning and Selection Process – What works and what doesn’t
• What makes a good Abstract?
• How ideas grow and develop
• Mini-studies: explore different methods of photographing one subject
• My top ten reasons for taking Abstracts