Bob Chilton, noted art photographer will be conducting a class June 11th from 10 am – 12 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.
Students will learn how to take gallery quality images from their smart phone. Chilton offers expert advice on how to study composition, edit images, and explain how to eliminate bad images. He will also offer tips for improving photo quality.
For the class, attendees are asked to bring their smart phones and have pre-loaded Snapseed and Pro HDR apps.
The cost for the class is $45 GDAC members and $50 for non-members.
Chilton’s workshop is in conjunction with his exhibit, International Nightscapes: Recent Works by Bob Chilton on view at Patterson-Appleton Arts Center hosted by the Greater Denton Art Council.
To register for the class go to dentarts.com.
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Greater Denton Arts Council
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E. Hickory St.
Denton, Texas 76201
Exhibit Will Run from May 6, 2016 – July 29, 2016
For interested art collectors, Chilton’s work will be available for purchase with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting the Art Council.
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.”