Going Abstract

April 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presentation on abstract photography (1 hour) – will include a discussion of the nature of abstract photography, the benefits of doing this type of photography, and ways to start seeing in abstract.

Following the presentation, we’ll practice several of the exercises, display some of your work, and have time for questions.

Kim Manley Ort is a teacher, writer, and photographer living a contemplative life in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. She’s been blogging and facilitating online and in-person workshops in visual design, seeing, abstract photography, and writing about your photographs since 2010. These workshops have reached hundreds of participants from across the world.

Her guiding motivation is to help others find their voice and experience life more fully in the moment. Kim has just self-published her first book, Adventures in Seeing: How the Camera Teaches You to Pause, Focus, and Connect with Life, based on one of her online workshops. It presents personal stories from the author and workshop participants, inspiration from mentors in seeing, and 45 photographic exercises.

From 2008-2011 she was a member of Art In Hand Gallery, an artists’ cooperative in Zionsville, Indiana. She’s participated in photography workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico and studied with Freeman Patterson in New Brunswick. She completed the first two levels of Miksang Contemplative Photography with Michael Wood and Julie duBose in Boulder, Colorado.

Kim loves abstract photography and believes that it is a wonderful way to practice visual design and expressing emotion through a photograph. More than half of her current work tends to be abstract in nature. Come prepared to have fun and play with your camera. No special equipment required.

Kim also has a self-published a book http://www.kimmanleyort.com/blog/adventures-seeing-book/

Attendees should bring a camera, but even a smartphone will work. As for lens, I would say we will be using around 50mm focal length. Also a macro lens could be used. External flash is probably not necessary.