Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thought so...

Lane Wilson gave a wonderful talk in my zone system class yesterday.  The most important sentence he said that rang true to my ears was, "Your artistic creativity will only be as good as your technical knowledge."  I've been saying this to myself in so many words, which is why I'm continuing to struggle through this zone class.

He is an artist who has the technical knowledge to create what his mind-eye sees.  Check out his web site and feast on his beautiful images.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Partaay at Calumet Photographic...Come see Multiple Exposures by Nish f21

Hey there's a partay at Calumet Photographic, 2001 Bryant Street (between 18th & 19th Streets), SF this Sunday (11/16) from 2-5 to celebrate Nish f21 gallery showing and to meet the photographers.  I hear there's going to be mimosa!  And...all of the participants in the show are donating a matted image for a you could win some FREE art just for stopping by and hanging out.  Drawing is at 4pm and you need to be present to win.  I hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Just keep at it...

So...this Zone System class is really getting to me...I mean I'm really struggling with it.  Very technical...lots of testing...only DOING testing.  Personal ISO, Standard Printing Time, N Test, N+1 Test, N-1 test and more....yikes!  And our first portfolio critique is due to 2 weeks...yikes again! 

So today I grabbed my digital camera and took some photos...yes, my digital camera.  Then I started to work in light room...forgetting that I had set a time to develop film from one of my tests...I was having so much fun in light room.  Is this a sign?

But I need to keep at it...I am going to keep at it.  Hopefully it will all fall into place...hopefully?