Whether you’re looking to connect your work to collectors, galleries, or an audience at large, you need to create imagery that evokes questions and wonder in the viewer. Using storytelling and symbolism as the connective tissue between images, we work together in magical Santa Fe to create a small, fine-art series that takes the viewer to a deeper place of discovery.
Join fine-art photographer and mixed-media artist, Brooke Shaden, for a journey of discovery in the desert Southwest. Her workshop focuses on the initial conceptualization and building of an image, then adding more to create a series for greatest impact. Brooke walks participants through the entire process of creating a series, bringing it to completion – including pricing, publishing and exhibition.
Creating new images on a daily basis and editing them into a series fills our workshop days together with Brooke providing inspiration and encouragement. We look at ways to refine and present your uniqueness through your art, and how to stand out using your very specific voice and vision. During the photographing and editing processes, Brooke creates and composites a triptych—as she would submit to galleries—followed by an opportunity to create your own triptych. Participants receive individual and group feedback on their images as they relate to concept, connection to audience, and overall impact.
This very hands-on workshop ensures that you learn to create a cohesive body of work that speaks deeply to a single concept and is ultimately fit for exhibition or publication. Participants learn how to conceptualize, create, edit, and deliver artwork that connects to audiences at a high level.
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Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download, select, and transfer images to their own jump drive for class each day. Basic Photoshop skills are helpful.
Brooke Shaden is a fine-art photographer, writer, and mixed-media artist living in northern Arizona with her husband and foster kids. After beginning photography in 2009, Brooke quickly established herself in the fine-art arena and now has a global audience. She is represented and exhibited internationally with her work both collected and taught in schools and universities.
Brooke is represented as a Sony Artisan of Imagery, and has worked with major brands including Microsoft, HarperCollins, and Penguin Randomhouse. With a social following of 1.2 million, Brooke’s work has helped shape new trends in photography. Her most recent fine art book, REFLECTION, was released in 2021.