Angela Fama – Comparative Photography: Entwining your life with what you are creatively passionate and curious about.Read Angela's Bio
Angela Fama – Born in Summertown, Tennessee, Fama spent her childhood in Ottawa, highschool years in rural Zimbabwe, returning to Ottawa for art school and then roved her way to nestle in Vancouver 2 decades ago. Traveling is in her blood it seems.
Recently, Fama drove over 17,000 KM across North America in a travelling photo studio seeking the communal definition of a word used in abundance but often without reflection on the true meaning. With diversity in mind, she stopped at a number of predetermined and random locations, capturing over 300 interactions with individuals for her comparative photographic project titled: “What Is Love”.
Fama has shown artwork internationally at galleries such as BAF and ATHICA. She has worked editorially with clients such as Montecristo Magazine and designers such as We3 in the local fashion industry. Through both her contemporary art practice and freelance photography career, Fama is cohesively interested in exploring the tension inherent in our collective desire for both the temporal and transcendent. She is often found burrowing through the endless excess, finding substance and beauty in the overlooked or forgotten.
Melissa Dex Guzman – What does it take to capture that ‘once in a lifetime’ shot? How does photographing Marilyn Manson stack up against photographing brides on the big day? Explore concert shooting techniques that you learn (and don’t learn) that apply to other areas of event photography.Read Melissa's Bio
Melissa Dex Guzman was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Academically torn between her studies in studio art and all things technical – she found a natural affinity in photography. Internationally published, her work has appeared on CBC Radio 3, SPIN and was a member of the official Squamish Valley Music Festival media team in 2015. She enjoys: the scent of lavender, the taste of cilantro, ethics in virtual reality, and mains as Protoss in StarCraft.
Sharon Tenenbaum will walk you through her mental thought process from Conception to Completion through her work of the International Award Winning Sundial Bridge series. In this presentation Sharon will explain how to master the skill of pre-visualizing your scene, take the right shot in camera that represents your vision and complete the image in post processing.Read Sharon's Bio
Sharon Tenenbaum was educated as a Civil Engineer in Israel, and practicing as a Professional Engineer in Vancouver Canada. In late 2007 she made a decision to part from engineering in order to pursue her passion for photography after being inspired by a life-changing journey to South East Asia. Her passion for photography started with street photojournalism, yet combined with her original background as a Civil Engineer, her work covers a wide gamut of subject matter from ‘in the moment’ Photojournalism to Fine Art Architectural Photography which is a perfect marriage of her engineering and artistic sides. In a relative short period she has managed to define an artistic direction and distinctive style in her work, acquiring international recognition in the process. Sharon has numerous fine art international awards and her work has been published in several magazines including National Geographic.
As a Photographer, Tenenbaum is a self-taught artist, having learned her craft through personal research and practical experience behind the camera. In her work she incorporates a Long Exposure technique to expand the expressive dimensions of her art. Although an artist at heart, Sharon enjoys teaching and sharing with others her photography techniques and vision. She teaches Fine Art Photography Workshops around the world as at Langara College in Vancouver B.C. and has a variety of digital teaching products.
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Katie Huisman – Photography is a Universal Language. We have the ability to communicate with each other through this medium irregardless of language, intellect or age. Photography is the greatest generator or human connectivity. This lecture breaks down compositional laws by exploring how the human eye reads imagery and how we are physically and emotionally affected by the elements of design and the arrangement of space. A deep understanding of composition allows photographers to communicate very effectively with their audience. This lecture, intended to inspire and ignite creative vision, is followed by a style development exercise intended to leave the participants feeling full of creative empowerment. Read Katie's Bio Katie Huisman is a commercial photographer and lifestyle entrepreneur. A strong visual communicator within the business world developing brand identity and lifestyle imagery for her clients. She is also a notable artist with a thriving practice. Katie specializes in using imagery to conduct emotive response and is continually exploring the relationship between the subject and photograph, recognizing the power that photography has to illicit human connectivity. LOGO / WEBSITE
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Adam PW Smith – How To Find A Photograph