Education and Development
The Education and Development evenings take place once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting at 19h00 in St Stephen’s Church hall, Pinelands.
It is important to acknowledge that improving one’s own level of photography can only be achieved by getting absorbed in photography from all perspectives. Hence the objective of the E&D programme, working in conjunction with Outings, is to expose our members to a cross section of recognized photographers working with varying genres, so giving them the opportunity to experiment with their own photography in guided situations with like-minded people.
It is not about “telling” you how to get that “perfect” shot (is there such a thing?), but rather the intent is to motivate you all to read about, and astutely view, top quality photography. A prime aim is to get you to move away from being controlled by “rules and marks”, and to rather encourage you to establish your own style of capturing that magic moment which caught your eye in the first place. No internationally renowned photographers stick to the “rules”, but by fully understanding the basic principles of photography they create their own style to present outstanding images; and most of them stress the need for a creative approach supported by a passionate commitment.
These evenings are worth attending and will take your photography to new levels!
Information relating to the up and coming evenings, as well as a report back of the evenings will be posted to this spot.
16th August Margerita Introna Fine art Photography
Emotion | Inspiration | Expression
“I am a fine art photographer and I specialize in conceptual fine art portraiture with a surreal and whimsical twist.
Most of my portfolio is self-portraiture as in most instances my work is autobiographical in nature. Much of my inspiration comes from my emotions and so self-portraiture is the way in which I honour those emotions.
I began self-portraiture purely as it was practical and convenient. But I soon found self-portraiture to be a genre in its own right. It gave me so much in return. I found a means of expression. A way to heal the heartbreak and a way to celebrate the joy.
I also photograph models – although typically these are my close friends. I think each of my friends has magical and mystical character hidden inside, and it is these character’s stories I love to create with them.
By creating images in a world from a different and older time, one far more whimsical and fairytale than our own, the emotions conveyed are easier to bear. A dream world where those dreams become tangible. I create my images by taking several of my own photographs and blend them together using Photoshop. I then add texture and magic.
You can find more of my work, as well as all my social media links and blog, on my website: www.margheritaintrona.com