Seminar – Brooke Shaden – Storytelling and Image Compositing
Friday, July 20, 2012, 10 am – 5 pm
location: Mills College (Bender Room upstairs in Carnegie Hall), 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
Please read the program description carefully to ensure this seminar is a good fit for your needs. PPGBA facilitates the logistics of our programs but does not warranty information provided by the speaker/s, and as small non-profit organization we do not have staff available for one-0n-one discussion of how this program might meet your needs.
A student may cancel 5 days or more before the seminar, with a $20 non-refundable administration fee. After that date, no refunds are possible.
About the Seminar
This workshop will help you to find your very own best creative path and to more deeply embrace the exciting options available to you in the digital world. Brooke will share her insights about art vs. photography, discovering your personal style, sources of inspiration, and various ways to “read images.”
The class will be a mix of lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on. The day will begin with a presentation of “before and after” images as well as several guides to inspire you. Attendees will participate in some exercises to get their creative sparks going. Brooke will also talk about business issues and review how you can obtain gallery representation, how to print your images and edition them, as well as how to submit your work to various publications.
After the morning’s classroom session, there will be several different shooting demonstrations. Everyone will have a chance to step in and capture their own image for editing later. These demos will cover Brooke’s techniques of image compositing and combining multiple images to create the effects that have made her a sought-after artist. Attendees will learn about the camera settings that she prefers, composition and why she makes specific choices, and the significant importance of storytelling. She will show setups that involve levitation techniques, how to shoot “plates” for seamless edits, and using various props and elements to create a dynamic scene.
Two hours in the afternoon will be dedicated to editing techniques, where Brooke will post-process at least one of the images shot earlier in the day from start to finish. You’ll learn how she creates a seamless edit in post-production, as well as various ways to put your own creative stamp on what you’re editing. She will also show a series of previously completed images with Photoshop by peeling back the layers that went into creating the image.
About the Speaker
Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer living and working in the Los Angeles area. Her passion lies in creating new worlds through photographs. Her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and speak of an era that is not our own. Each image is a story.
Brooke was born in March 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 two degrees: film and English. She now resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three cats.
She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait artist. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she attempts to place herself within worlds she wishes we could live in, where secrets float out in the open, where the impossible becomes possible.
Brooke works to create new worlds within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements. Brooke’s photography questions the definition of what it means to be alive.
- Feb ’12: Duo Exhibition, Open Shutter Gallery
- Jan ’12: Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair LA with JoAnne Artman Gallery
- Dec ’11: Group Exhibition, Annenberg Space for Photography
- Oct ’11: Group Exhibition, JoAnne Artman Gallery
- Sep ’11: Art Fair, San Diego Art Fair, with JoAnne Artman Gallery
- Aug ’11: Project Imagin8ion – Time
- Aug ’11: Group Exhibition, Morren Galleries
- May ’11: Group Exhibition, Morren Galleries
- Apr ’11: Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair London, with Morren Galleries
- Mar ’11: Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair NY, with JoAnne Artman Gallery
- Jan ’11: Art Fair, PhotoLA, with JoAnne Artman Gallery
- Oct ’10: Group Exhibition, JoAnne Artman Gallery
- Oct ’10: Group Exhibition, BlueCanvas
- Sep ’10: Group Exhibition, Arty
- Jul ’10: Group Exhibition, The Annex LA
- Jun ’10: Group Exhibition, NorbertEllen Gallery
- May ’10: Group Exhibition, Young Artists
- May ’10: Group Exhibition, NorbertEllen Gallery
- Apr ’10: Group Exhibition, Create:Fixate
- Mar ’10: Group Exhibition (Lead), Gallery Godo
- Mar ’10: Group Exhibition, The Hive Gallery
- Mar ’10: Honorable Mention, Artists Wanted
- Mar ’10: Solo Exhibition, Dance A Studio
- Feb ’10: Solo Exhibition, Flazh!Alley Art Studio
- Jan ’10: 30 Under 30 Women Photographers
- Dec ’09: Group Exhibition, PotY
- Dec ’09: Highly Commended Image (“Sac”), PotY
- Apr ’12: American Photo Magazine, Feature
- Dec ’11: Musetouch Magazine, Cover
- Nov ’11: Coast Magazine, Cover & Feature
- Nov ’11: Arcadia Magazine, Feature
- Oct ’11: ArtZine, Feature
- Sep ’11: Refuse Magazine, Feature
- Jul ’11: Vogue Italia
- Jul ’11: Papercut Magazine, Feature
- Mar ’11: Bluecanvas Magazine
- Mar ’11: ZOOM Magazine, Feature
- Feb ’11: Amor Fati Magazine, Feature
- Jan ’11: Art Limited Magazine
- 2011: BlueCanvas Calendar
- Dec ’10: Visions of Worlds, Book
- Nov ’10: Photo+, Feature
- Oct ’10: The Daily Book of Photography
- Oct ’10: BlueCanvas Magazine, Feature
- Jun ’10: Photographie Magazine, Feature
- May ’10: Fotonia Magazine, Feature
- Apr ’10: Carpaccio Magazine, Feature
- Apr ’10: Doze-Mag
- Mar ’10: ZOOM Magazine
- Feb ’10: Southern California Life TV Interview
- Feb ’10: Downtown L.A. Life Magazine, Feature
- Jan ’10: Ozine Magzine, Feature
- Dec ’09: Digital Camera Magazine
- Aug ’09: Downtown L.A. Life Magazine, Feature
- Apr ’09: Kodak “In Camera” Magazine
- Mar ’09: White as a Color, Book
- ’05-’08: B.A. in Film, Temple University
- ’05-’08: B.A. in English, Temple University