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Categories: Pictorial, Journalism, Creative, Nature, Critique/Feedback
Who is Charlie Ginsburgh (firstname.lastname@example.org), I am a 65 plus part-time artist, living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a retired Research Biochemist, spending my career in the creation and support of Medical Diagnostic tests (the things Doctors and Labs use when they “run tests”). However, in my spare time I designed and created Stained Glass panels. Since normally I give away most of my works, in 2011 I chose to generate a catalog to demonstrate my works to others, and this led me into photography. I have been pressing that shutter button ever since.
What do I look for in images? When it comes to any art form, where there is no right or wrong, how can we judge the value of such submissions? The answer is that we cannot, and my comments are not intended as a value statement. Rather, in my view, we can only offer our comments upon how effective an image is in conveying the maker’s vision.
To me, every image attempts to portray the maker’s vision or story. It is the reason that they pressed the shutter button. It need not be a narrative story but rather an emotional expression or a simple expression of interest. Whatever the story (simple, complex and/or emotional), the goal of the photographer is to poetry that vision within the image. It’s my role to communicate the vision as I see it and to comment upon how effective or ineffective the use of internal elements within the image are in the communication of that vision.
In my personal photography I find that I am attracted to “making the common-place, uncommon” in the world around me and especially in nature within the macro world. I can be in a group of people overlooking a truly magnificent panoramic vista, and darn if I am not most-interested in the little weedy flower-thing nearly buried in the dust at my feet. Macro Photography allows me to express myself in this regard by allowing me to show you things you have already seen, in a way that you may not have experienced before. Examples of my images can be found within my personal site at charlie-g.sumgmug.com.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the summer that changed the world, 1967! Italian Street Painting Marin is excited to celebrate this far-out occasion through the captivating art of street painting and music June 24-25 with Summer of Love: An Art & Music Experience!
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Categories: Pictorial, Nature, Travel, and Critique/Feedback
Stephen Hinchey began his photographic journey in the 1960’s when his brother built a darkroom in the basement of their house. He learned how to develop and expose black & white film. His focus at that time was on Architectural images, later adding both color
prints and color slides to his repertoire. In the early 2000’s, he purchased his first digital camera and pivoted to Nature photography. He took classes at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite and interspersed
trips to the Sierras. To address his fears of photographing people, he signed up for sessions with models. This led him to shift more to studio work where he can control and experiment with lighting.
It is important to understand the message the creator of an image is trying to express. The title is a guide in this understanding, reinforcing what you have seen or guiding you to the true message. When talking about the impact and interest in an image Stephen
strives to be judicious in suggesting alterations. Often it is better to explain what the creator did to make the image work.