I attended my third Photo Club meeting last night
where we learned about shooting
Brad Jenks is a videographer with my former TV station's rival.
He is also a professional portrait photographer.
He brought in all his lights and gadgets for
shooting formal portraits.
He shared all kinds of great pointers like
having the subject spread out their fingers to look
And, DON'T cut them off at any joints or
they'll look weird.
We all got to practice shooting portraits with
Brad's immediate expert critiques.
I took this portrait of Beth.
I was so proud of her splayed fingers.
"See how you cut her off at the knee joint," Brad said.
Sorry I made you look stumpy, Beth.
I need a LOT of portrait practice, but it was fun to learn
One of the photo clubbers is not only an awesome photographer,
she's an amazing painter and brought along her artwork.
Jan Knoll first photographs interesting places
Then she paints the scenes.
The stunning thing is...
She paints them in miniature!
They're no bigger than 3 by 4 inches.
Jan's been painting for twenty years and loved to paint
She never painted anything bigger than a 16 X 20.
Then she read a magazine article about miniature paintings
and was fascinated.
She flew to Florida where she learned the craft from a
miniature artist. Well, the artist was normal size, but
the art was teeny.
She uses a magnifying glass and strong light
plus tiny brushes.
The fine details are exquisite on such a tiny canvas.
Each painting takes 30 to 40 hours to complete.
As I have shared in other blogs
I am fascinated with people's talents!
Jan attends miniature art shows and
even competes in miniature contests.
I just HAD to share her vast talent