BROOKE SHADEN: Creating a Fine Art Series
Orientation Sunday, May 7, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, May 8th – Wednesday, May 10th 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Thursday, May 11th 9:00am – 11:00am (Optional)
Includes class transportation and a boxed lunch for each full day of the workshop.
This very hands-on fine art class will go through the ins and outs of fine art photography. From finding ideas that truly speak to your unique message, to making those ideas come to life in a series of polished images, we will storyboard, shoot, and edit together. Attendees will have multiple chances to photograph their own visions as well as watch demonstrations of Brooke working on her own series. Techniques like set design, photo manipulation and compositing, color theory, lighting transformations, and more will be taught throughout the event. Attendees will walk away with their own fine art series, new techniques for creating fine art images anywhere at any time, as well as valuable business knowledge about starting a career as a fine art photographer. Brooke will share her own images as examples, and will speak about how she went from building a career from nothing to exhibiting in galleries around the world.
Monday, Storytelling and style-building exercises, finding your unique message, storyboarding a fine art series, and photo demonstrations + attendee shooting time.
Tuesday, Morning editing demonstrations followed by an afternoon of attendee shooting for their fine art series.
Wednesday, In-depth editing of the images from the previous two days followed by a business intensive about the fine art industry, including printing, galleries, licensing and more.
Thursday, May 11: Critiques of the series that were created as well as 1-1 meetings while attendees have time to finish editing their images.
Brooke Shaden was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA, USA. She grew up near the “Amish Country” until attending Temple University. Brooke was photographically born in December 2008 after graduating from Temple with bachelor degrees in film and English.
She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait fine art photographer. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she places herself within environments she wishes to explore, where secrets are exposed, impossibilities are tested, and life is questioned in eras beyond our own.
Brooke works to capture fantastic realities within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements.
With numerous awards as well as dozens of solo and group exhibitions to her credit, Brooke has solidified her place as a rising fine art photographer in the art world.