Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour
2018 will mark my 15th year on the Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour! Hard to believe. Even more remarkable to me is the way my work has evolved. Looking back on some of those early images, I winch a bit at what I considered quality work. Granted, I got some good shots (some sell to this day), but they were more luck than skill. Today I feel much more in control, and am able to capture what my imagination sees. My processing is much better, and I can consistently produce high quality prints, both on paper and canvas. Through all the changes, I've remained true to my highest axiom-what you see in the photo is what I saw; no manipulation or "Photoshopping".
Come visit my mountaintop studio Sept 14,15, & 16. I will be open 9-6 on Friday and Saturday, and 10-4 on Sunday. As always, I'll have new work and old favorites on photo paper and canvas. I will also have copies of my books, including my newest "Mountain Visions" featuring the natural beauty of our area.
Visit the website www.offthebeatenpathstudiotour.com for more information and to find out where to pick up a map.
As many of you know, we have a stunning view from our deck overlooking the White River. You are welcome to come, relax on the deck with coffee or lemonade, view the art, talk photography, hiking, kayaking, backpacking, or mountain bikling.
In addition, my wife will have her garden art works, as well as a new artistic undertaking-silver jewelry.
Once again I'll be offering Beginning Digital Photography through the Arkansas Craft School. I have 34 years of teaching experience in music, and still enjoy the process a great deal. When a student grasps a concept, and that light of understanding comes up in their eyes, it's every bit as rewarding as taking a great photo. Instruction is at the beginning level, with the assumption that the student has little knowledge of photography. Classes are limited to six students to allow ample time for individual instruction. We will cover both the Creative and Technical aspects of photography, with a look at processing and printing images through Photoshop Elements. Come join me in photographing the beauty that surrounds us.
Registration information at :www.arkansascraftschool.org
I love to teach! I spent 34 years as a music educator at both the high school and university level. Sharing knowledge with students and watching the light come on as they grasp a concept is perhaps the most rewarding experience I've known.
I've taken several photography workshops myself, and sometimes, due to class size, I've felt left out, or underwhelmed by the level (or lack thereof) of instruction. Additionally, some of my fellow participants expressed being a bit intimidated when comparing their skills with others in the class.
In my own classes I limit enrollment to six students, and block out time for individual instruction. Even so, it's hard to fully address each photographer's skill level in a class setting.
The solution? Private instruction. Not only will your specific skill set be addressed, but, unlike classes, date and location are set to accomodate you. In addition, given the amount of time dedicated to you, you will find that the cost may actually be less than a class. You may even find someone of your skill level to share the time with you.
Give me a call or send an e-mail to set up your lesson. You'll learn what YOU need, and have fun along the way.
Price: $150 per 6 hour day for 1-2 students
Mileage for travel over 50 miles one-way