Photographers at Painter’s 2008
2008’s Participating Photographers
Our World in Black and White
Blair Polischuk – polischuk.com
Big Sky – Blair Polischuk
Join classical fine art photographer Blair Polischuk as he demystifies Ansel Adams famous quote ‘The photographic negative is like a conductors score and the print is the performance.’ He will use his 4x5 negatives, contact proofs, and silver gelatin prints as reference throughout his presentation. Topics covered will include the Zone System, pre-visualization, interpreting and measuring light for B&W, composition and presentation. If you enjoy film-based black and white photography and aspire to create radiant self-expressive images, Polischuk’s presentation will be sure to inspire.
Blair Polischuk’s work adorns walls throughout Canada, the US and Europe and has been published around the world in Black & White and Photo Life Magazines. His studio called Silverwork Studio and Gallery is a testament to the time honored tradition of film-based hand crafted black and white photography and is located just south of Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
The Making of Landscape Photographs
Steven Friedman – friedmanphoto.com
Next Stop Antarctica – Steven Friedman
International award-winning photographer, Steven Friedman’s expansive, evocative landscapes can’t help but bring you into the moment—the crispness of the air as the sun rises, the smoothness of sandstone carved by thousands of years of wind and water, the dance of intense colour. Friedman seeks pure and breathtaking landscapes and then patiently waits for the perfect light—the magic light that elevates the ordinary to a place that resonates within the viewer’s consciousness.
Work in Progress
Janet Dwyer – janetdwyer.com
First Caress – Janet Dwyer
Janet Dwyer’s photographic career spans over three decades, as a specialist photographing art for artists, galleries and museums. Also an instructor, Janet lectures at numerous colleges and art schools across Canada.
Dwyer’s personal photographic work involves object scanning, primarily of flowers. She creates engaging assemblages that capture intimate details of flowers while they mimic human gesture, physiology and expression. An internationally award-winning photographer, Dwyer’s intention is to provoke emotional response or elicit questions about familiar notions of beauty and the human condition.
Where is That Light Coming From?
Gregg Eligh – elighphoto.com
You've Got the Chairs – Gregg Eligh
Gregg Eligh is a commercial photographer who built his career in Vancouver and Toronto over the past 30 years. He now works out of Victoria for commercial, editorial and corporate clients from across Canada. He s a Program Manager at the Western Academy of Photography and teaches advertising photography in their Professional Photography Program. His many shows of personal work speak to his own passions for the photography medium.
What Camera is Better?
Mitch Stringer – mitchstringer.ca
Which lens is better? What gear do I use where? How about taking the gear you already have and just use it! You’ll never have all the right camera gear…so let’s explore the possibilities of photographing with what you’ve got. Mitch will explore this topic and will offer various creative approaches, tips and suggestions.
Travel Photography: Explore the World of Editorial Photojournalism and Stock Photography
Deddeda Stemler – deddeda.com
Little Nepali Girl – Deddeda Stemler
Deddeda's photos have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers worldwide including Time, New York Times, L.A. Times, Canadian Geographic, Canadian Living, Macleans, Scientific American, National Post, and the Globe and Mail.
Ian McAllister — pacificwild.org
Ian will be presenting his experiences as a wildlife photographer in a workshop that will be more personal than technical. In particular he will focus the challenges of photographing large carnivores such as bears and wolves across North America.
The Critical Component: SEEING
Great images, whether documentary or interpretive, depend on fundamentals that are common to the making of any successful photograph - mindful and creative composition, sensitive awareness of light, shadow, colour, texture and pattern, meticulous attention to detail, thoughtful control of background and careful choice of vantage point. Using slides to illustrate her lecture.
Sharron will deal with these topics, offer a variety of creative techniques and tips and include a slide/sound presentation.
David Montizambert – montizambert.com
Joe Smith by David Montizambert
Dave Montizambert lectures internationally on lighting, digital photography, and Photoshop. He is also a published author having written two books on lighting and digital photography plus numerous magazine articles on these topics in North America and in Europe. Dave also creates Photoshop tutorial DVDs for software-cinema.com and is a beta tester for Adobe Photoshop.
Hélène Cyr – helenecyr.com
Wedding by Hélène Cyr
Helene has spent twenty years behind a camera, mapping out her fascination with people and their environs. Her timing and curiosity invite viewers to visit inside the images. Her work has been exhibited alongside Annie Liebovitz, Contact Press Image, Raoul Korda, and many others.
Her first book, “Handmade Forest: The Tree-planter’s Experience,” was a finalist in the 1998 BC Book Prize. Her upcoming book, “Beyond the White Picket Fence,” is a black & white photo essay that explores and redefines the image of what we consider the nuclear family.
The Art of Observation
Ted Grant – islandnet.com/~tedgrant
Pierre Trudeau sliding down railing — Ted Grant
Ted shares over half a century of international experience as a photojournalist and television personality explaining the Observation of your subjects for successful photographs. Veteran photographer Ted Grant focuses on the “KISS principle” of photography. “You can’t think and shoot at the same time! If you feel it? Shoot it!”
Travels to the Edge
Sean White – seanwhite.net
Travels to the Edge — Sean White
Photographer/filmmaker Sean White will share stories, photos and sneak video previews of the forthcoming second season of “Travels to the Edge.”
his award-winning television series, of which Sean is the Director of Photography, is hosted by famed American photographer Art Wolfe and showcases wildlife, landscapes and cultures from around the globe. Season Two locations include Antarctica, Brazil, Mali, Togo, Australia, India and Bhutan.
Sean will also show personal work from the last 12-months and offer shooting and travels tips.