On December 24, 2016, Bob Chilton’s Article, “My Romance with Photography” appeared in Croquet World Online Magazine. For the croquet community, the online publication is a leading resource for international news.
In the article, Chilton writes about his romance with photography and how the advent of digital processing had a significant impact on his artistic pursuits.
The article includes samples of Chilton’s amazing artwork along with notes explaining each image.
Chilton is an acclaimed artistic photographer, who has received numerous awards in judged shows nationally. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout Texas and the East Coast. He is the author of a coffee table, photography book, “Serious Croquet”.
Earlier this month, Chilton released the much anticipated “instructional art photography video,” Artistic Cell Phone Photography Video. The video showcases Chilton’s talent and his ability to help individuals produce memorable images.
In February, Chilton’s new photography book, The Lightness of Darkness, was published. The book will be available at Barnes & Noble soon and online book retailers.
Bob Chilton, Acclaimed Artistic Photographer, is kicking off 2017 by announcing the release of his much anticipated “instructional art photography video,” Artistic Cell Phone Photography Video.
This video showcases Chilton’s talent and his ability to help individuals produce memorable images.
In less than an hour, Chilton uses an easy step-by-step process to teach viewers how to create gallery quality images from their cell phone.
Individuals will learn important photographic techniques such as composition, editing, and backlighting.
From the knowledge gained in this video, individuals will amaze their friends and family with their own cell phone artistry!
Students will learn how to take gallery quality images with your smart phone.
During the workshop, students will study composition and editing. Chilton will answer your questions on why your digital phone camera takes bad shots and how to make your photos look like a work of art.
Attendees are asked to bring their own smart phone with two apps pre-downloaded, Snapseed and Pro HDR.
Workshop fee is $50 per person.
This workshop is presented in conjunction with the Exhibit, International Nightscapes: Recent Works by Bob Chilton on view at the Uptown Downtown Gallery from August 26 – September 10, 2016.
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Uptown Downtown Art Gallery
301 N. San Jacinto Street
Rockwall, Texas 75087
Exhibit Will Run from August 26, 2016 – September 10, 2016
For interested art collectors, Chilton’s work will be available for purchase.
Bob’s Artist Statement for the Show
There are photographs of the ocean, there are images of nature, and there are pictures of real life, but when I consider the numerous opportunities available to a photographer, I am eternally drawn to the dark side of the day.
This constant fascination arouses the passion within me to venture out after dark, late in the evening, to examine the depth and diversity of each night’s beauty. The night’s drama and eeriness draws me in for further inspection, what I discover evokes expressions of awe and wonderment. The raw beauty of the evening is in itself an experience.
Captivated by the dark side of the day I spend many sleepiness nights behind a camera lens. I am familiar with the many unique treasures hidden from view. The artistic process isn’t all done at night. During the daylight hours, I scout possible locations. Later I spend hours editing the countless images that spill onto the computer screen after an evening photography session. Taking pictures is satisfying and fun, but I believe the artistic endeavors lie in the post processing at the computer.
At the computer is where I paint and sculpt artistic images using a mouse and Photoshop. While producing my art, I try to create an image that will evoke a strong emotion from the viewer. It is something I have simplified and narrowed down to as a “WOW.”