Authenticity in Photography

Anton Belov Inactive Workshops, One-of-a-Kind, Workshops

March 23 – 25

This two-day workshop intensive is designed to help you bring together mind, heart and photographic technique to create expressive images & walk the path of the masters.

with Memphis Barbree

Authenticity is the single most important attribute an artist and photographer can learn and possess.

The ability to create eye-catching photographs in the 21st Century is not far from the grasp of almost anyone with a smart phone or digital SLR. In such a world, making photographs might be seen to have become a mundane activity. Yet, creating images that are a conversation between artist and subject – that speak of the true nature of both the artist and what we are photographing – is far from mundane. The path to this kind of photography and a fulfilling creative life as a photographic artist is through authenticity.

To see and photograph authentically is to understand your unique perception and to be able to join that with an understanding of the technical tools of photography. It is a process of working from within to converse with the world around us. It allows us to see and reach beyond the surface of things and is the path to creating a master work—an image that speaks of a moment in a way that reveals a greater truth and carries a moment of time onward to the future.

In this workshop, Memphis will outline the path of the masters, those who have created masterpieces of photography and painting (the origin of photography). She will review the fundamentals of human perception and photographic “seeing”.  She will discuss the basic technical problems that stand between photographers and a masterful expression and offer solutions in approach, camera technique and image processing.


Photo © Memphis Barbree

Class Schedule:

Friday evening: 6:30–8:30PM Introductions, overview of the weekend and checking equipment.

Saturday: 9AM–5PM Presentation on authenticity and masterpiece in photography: what are they, why do they matter, and what are the steps toward both. Memphis will discuss practical exercises and tools to integrate into your photographic practice that help us make photographs from a place of authenticity. After a mid-day hour break, we will take a photography field trip near The Image Flow.

Sunday: 9AM–5PM  The day starts with group image review and discussion of developing a personal, authentic, creative photographic practice.After a mid-day hour break, we will focus on post processing workflow with Lightroom.

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