Tag Archives: Creativity

Guest Blogger – Join Hotshoe Blog discussing creativity over on the World Photography Organisation Blog

Today and for the next few Wednesdays, I’ll be guest blogging over at the World Photography Organisation Blog starting with my first post, Creativity and Photography: Partners in Time. To whet your appetite, I’ve included the intro from the post.

To read more and see the full post, click on the link above in bold.

“In order to create, we have to stand in that space between what we see in the world, and what we hope for…” Julie Burstein, TED talk.

“Creativity lies at the heart of producing any photographic or artistic work. But it is not limited to these areas, it exists everywhere. I believe that we all have that potential to be creative within us, we just need to find the space and opportunities to allow ourselves to be open and free to play. For my first post on the WPO blog, I want to share some ideas with you about creativity in the hope that you all feel inspired to go forward and create…”

Filed under: Photographers, Photographers blogs Tagged: creativity, Julie Burstein, Miranda Gavin, Photography, World Photography Organisation

Phoot Camp: Phoot + Photoville!

The talented and forward thinking editor, Laura Brunow Miner, of Pictory Magazine started PHOOT Camp, an annual photographers weekend, several years back.  If her name sounds familiar it’s because she was the editor-in-chief and designer of JPG Magazine before starting Pictory Magazine.  This year she is taking the show on the road to Woodstock, NY, for an experience of photographic bonding, fun, creativity, fun, and new thinking.   PHOOT Camp 2012, is  taking place June 14-18, 2012. Apply by 4/30!  We need more experiences of creative bonding, away from competition and daily stress.  Bravo to Laura for creating this opportunity.

(Photo modified from a shot from Phoot Camp 2011 by Michael O’Neal)

The reason I picked upstate New York for this year’s event is that I wanted to put extra pressure on my (supremely capable and talented) campers this year by asking them to each have an exhibition-ready photo by the end of camp. When I found out about Photoville NYC taking place in Brooklyn right after Phoot, I could not have been more excited about the potential for a perfect venue to showcase the work. A phone call confirmed that the folks organizing Photoville, United Photo Industries, are the just the kind of energetic, creative people I love collaborating with. Their goal with the two-week-long event is to pull the NYC photography community together, and they’ve got a line up of our photo compadres and heroes, including 20×200, Lomography, and PDN, all exhibiting in one space at one time. Sounds so dreamy, even before you get to the part about the room-sized camera obscura, beer gardens, and dog runs! I couldn’t think of a more perfect location for the very first Phoot gallery show EVER, which will open four days after the camp, on June 22, 2012, and run for two weeks.

(Photos from United Photo Industries’ “Foto/Pods” at the Dumbo Art Festival.)

Beyond that, we’ve also found the local photography community near our lodging in upstate New York to be fantastic. Not only is there the impressive Center for Photography Woodstock, there’s also a wealth of other photo and art centers in such a small area. We hope to get to know and love the locals like we did with the residents of Marfa last year.

(Portrait of Marfa locals by Ryan Schude)

Oh, and last but not least, there is river tubing. YES! After all, what’s camp without a little water recreation?!

(Photo from Phoot Camp 2011 by Michael O’Neal)
Less than two weeks left to apply! 

Deadline: 4/30/12.

DO IT. And help us spread the word if you can!

The Big Picture at the Santa Fe Workshops

Just a reminder that I will be teaching next month at the Santa Fe Workshops, an organization that is known for excellence in photographic workshops. From March 7 – 10th, I will be teaching a 4 day workshop titled, The Big Picture. My goal is to have students leave filled up with new ideas and ways to make imagery, a focused vision for how to get work into the fine art market, and ways to bring a new level of professionalism to their presentations.

“Making great photographs is sometimes only half the journey. Getting them seen, and seen in the right context, is often the final leg. Photographers interested in exploring fine-art photography on a professional level need to understand the landscape of the fine-art community.

This four-day workshop explores not only genres and new approaches in contemporary image making, but also how to present your work to the fine-art and documentary markets. Aline has crafted The Big Picture to help you find your voice and discover how to package your work, and yourself, in a professional manner.

We begin by honing our portfolios with reviews, and learning how to set goals. We construct resumes, bios, and personal statements that explain and enhance our work. Photographic assignments round out the workshop experience. article writing submission . While Alines assignments take into account the many colorful backdrops afforded by Santa Fe, they are also designed to challenge you to explore new ways of seeing the world.

Come unlock new energies, and learn how best to share your vision and creativity with others. Be prepared for a workshop filled with inspiration, fun and self-discovery!”

Hope to see you there!

The Big Picture at the Santa Fe Workshops

Just a reminder that I will be teaching next month at the Santa Fe Workshops, an organization that is known for excellence in photographic workshops. From March 7 – 10th, I will be teaching a 4 day workshop titled, The Big Picture. My goal is to have students leave filled up with new ideas and ways to make imagery, a focused vision for how to get work into the fine art market, and ways to bring a new level of professionalism to their presentations.

“Making great photographs is sometimes only half the journey. directory submission . Getting them seen, and seen in the right context, is often the final leg. Photographers interested in exploring fine-art photography on a professional level need to understand the landscape of the fine-art community.

This four-day workshop explores not only genres and new approaches in contemporary image making, but also how to present your work to the fine-art and documentary markets. Aline has crafted The Big Picture to help you find your voice and discover how to package your work, and yourself, in a professional manner.

We begin by honing our portfolios with reviews, and learning how to set goals. We construct resumes, bios, and personal statements that explain and enhance our work. Photographic assignments round out the workshop experience. While Alines assignments take into account the many colorful backdrops afforded by Santa Fe, they are also designed to challenge you to explore new ways of seeing the world.

Come unlock new energies, and learn how best to share your vision and creativity with others. Be prepared for a workshop filled with inspiration, fun and self-discovery!”

Hope to see you there!

Photo show – Nine-Point Perspective 24 hour Private View countdown for tomorrow

Preview of the last day of hanging and the 24 hour countdown starts now.

All going ahead, come join us tomorrow from 6-9pm to celebrate the opening of the show from the ashes of the previous few nights the Phoenix of creativity will always rise. Come raise a glass with us, and share some laughter. All photos Miranda Gavin.

Filed under: Photographers, Photography Shows Tagged: Farringdon, HotShoe Gallery, Nine-Point Perspective, photo show