For those that may not already know me, I’m also into creating fine art images. I’ve had 5 images selected to show in 3 gallery showings in the past two years, three images at Chait Galleries in Iowa City, and two images at two different shows at Watson Gallery in Texas.
The image below was one of two images selected as Assignment Image of the Week on www.photoworkshop.com and will be published in Double Exposure Magazine for the next week. http://www.doubleexposure.com/WA.shtml The assignment topic was: “glass reflections”.
For those out there that are into photography, Photoworkshop is an online community of photographers of all skill levels. Each week they have an assignment that must be completed within a 1 week time frame. The assignments are “judged” by Judith Farber, a very accomplished fine art photographer who has studied under both Ansel Adams and Yousuf Karsh. She is our “Photoworkshop Mentor”. http://interviewwithanartist.com/?p=166 and http://judithfarber.com/.
If you are a photographer wanting to improve your skills, I highly suggest signing up with Photoworkshop.com. The weekly assignments are a great way to improve your skills as a photographer. They force you to see things in new and different ways.
Speaking from personal experience, Photoworkshop.com has helped improve my skills by leaps and bounds over the last 6 years! In addition to the weekly assignments, they have a wealth of information, including a critique page where you can post images and receive feedback from some awesome fellow photographers. This isn’t like some other photo sites where every critique is “awesome shot” but real honest feedback on what you did both right and what can be improved.
In addition there is the photoworkshop book series, the books are full of tips on 10 different types of photography, you can practice what you learn, then post your results on the different book forums and receive critiques and feedback on how you did. I’ve just touched the surface of everything that is available on Photoworkshop.com, check it out, you will see what I mean!
Overall, it’s just a fun and very effective way to improve your skills as a photographer.
A special thanks to Olivia for allowing me to grab this shot during our senior session last week. See previous post. https://visionsphotography.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/olivias-senior-portraits/
You can also see more of my work at the following sites.