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Rearranging, Transforming and Re-Photographing Pictures in Nature

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June 17, 2022
June 19, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

In this workshop you will learn how to use digital photography as a creative tool that blurs the perception of what is real and what is fiction. Using a list of actions as a starting point, we will explore the surrounding forest with cameras in hand. Adobe Photoshop demonstrations will show you basic skills to rearrange, transform and print your digital photographs. Through a process of experimentation, printed photographs will then be cut, altered and re-photographed. We will look at historical and contemporary photography, and we will look for meaning through process. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

About the Instructor(s)

Kelda Van Patten is a visual artist and art educator. She is a member of the artist run gallery, Well Well projects and Wave Contemporary. Kelda has recently shown her work at Blue Sky Gallery, Carnation Contemporary, Well Well Projects and Strange Paradise in Portland, OR. She has been teaching K12 art for 18 years, and she is also an adjunct professor at Portland State University. Kelda has her BFA in interdisciplinary art from the San Francisco Art Institute, her MAT from Lewis & Clark College, and her MFA from Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Over the past 15+ years, Joe Flory has helped bring brands to life for a diverse range of clients in fashion, technology, hospitality, and everything in between. Joe has a Bachelor’s of Art in Painting, Drawing, and Photography from Millersville University, PN. After working for eight years as a designer in New York City, Joe moved to Portland, Oregon, where he works at Fine Design as an Associate Creative Director. Joe is a photoshop extraordinaire and loves spending time in the forest, hiking, and taking photographs.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Note: participants should be prepared for some light hiking and for being outdoors for a couple of hours at a time

• Laptop with Adobe Photoshop

• Digital Camera (or phone camera)

• Camera card reader (or a plan to get your photos from camera to computer)

• Notebook/sketchbook

• Pen/pencil, eraser

• Sharpie or Micron pens

• Scissors

• Colored masking tape (your choice of color)


• Camera Flash

• Tripod

• Lenses

• Macro lens

• Xacto knife and Cutting Mat

• Objects or images to re-photograph such as: printed photographs, fabric, decorative paper backdrops, magazine cuttings and other materials of your choice

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• 17" Epson color inkjet printer

• Archival pigment ink

• High-quality photo paper

• High-quality photo paper

• Continuous lights

• Colored gels

• Backdrops & backdrop stand

• Still Life objects

• Extra scissors, tape, Xacto knife, cutting mat

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