Thursday, September 29, 2011

Photography Show...there's some hanging going on tomorrow

Tomorrow the Nish f21 photography group gets together to hang our images at Calumet Photographic.  Our images will be up for the whole month of October.  We're having a reception on Sunday, October 16 from 2-5 pm (changed from 3-5...we need more time to have fun!)...lots of food and wine.  There will be a drawing at 4pm and you could win some free art!  Hey, that sounds pretty good...right?  Each artist will be donating one matted image...and you could take one of them home if you stop by and hang out for the drawing.  I hope to see you there cause it will be hopp'in!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Zone System...or...Reconstructing My Brain

I'm taking the Zone System class at ccsf this semester.  So for someone who uses color as a big part of the composition in their images...this is going to be a challange.  I have a portfolio due in four weeks and every idea I've had so far has been tossed aside because of the color issue...black and white film is the mode of operation in the Zone System.  Yes, you read that right...film.  I had to buy a film camera for this class...got a good deal on a Nikon N4004, which will work nicely for this class and only cost me forty bucks!  Let's not even talk about how much money I had to spend on film and development chemicals...yikes!!

But I'm finding I don't think in black and white...I think I've always thought in color...love color.  Now I need to retrain my brain to think in light and shadow...which isn't a bad thing at all.  And I'm hoping that this class will force me to slow down a bit...do more thinking before I take the shot as it were.