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Road Trip 2010 Day 00 – Planning the Trip

Road Trip 2010 Day 00 - Planning the Trip

John & Thea Trefethen are hitting the road and all of you are welcome to come along. Throughout the duration of the trip I will be posting a series of video blogs that discuss everything from what inspired the journey to how to prepare and ultimately approach the subject of photography.

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How to Write an Artists’ Statement

How to Write an Artists' Statement

Your artist’s statement is the basis by which your work is perceived by the viewing public. It is important that you understand the impact your words have upon these viewers and potential buyers. Ask yourself whether you want to be seen as a political artist, a craftsperson, a landscape photographer, a photojournalist, a portraitist, or […]

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Burnin’ up the Floor

Burnin' up the Floor

We need your input. Which design best catches your attention while maintaining the spirit of the event. The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Foundation is hosting a benefit concert on behalf of the Firehouse Arts Center currently under construction in Downtown Pleasanton. The event’s main attraction is a BIG BAND music ensemble consisting of between 12-25 musicians. […]

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Abstraction by Composition

Abstraction by Composition

A photograph consists of a brief moment removed from time and reality then presented in a flat two-dimensional surface framed by edges of a rectangle. This framed image is loaded with decisions each photographer makes at the time of the shoot. These edits, whether conscience or not, all point to your unique selection process. The […]

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Narrative in Three Pics

Narrative in Three Pics

Have you ever noticed how much more engaged you are with a story when you can relate to its content? A good storyteller knows that by giving his audience an opportunity to connect to the content/subject of his narrative, he stands a greater chance of engaging them in the work. In this lesson you’ll learn the art of closure.

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