Most people think that “making a photo” is a simple matter of pointing a camera at
something interesting and pressing the shutter button. Voila! But photographers know
better. In honing our photographic skills we come to appreciate the rich complexity of craft,
artistry and personal vision that goes into every picture. We also learn that what really makes
a photograph is how effectively it communicates our innermost feelings, thoughts and
stories to a viewer.
This presentation features an integrated approach to the photographic process, from the
time we feel the first stirrings of visual inspiration, through the labyrinth of technical and
compositional decisions we make when crafting an image, to the finished photograph we
present to the world.
Kas will share her image-making workflow, illustrated with stories and before/after examples
from her portfolio to show how the personal choices we make in the field, behind the
camera, at the computer – and even in our lives! – contribute to the making of a photograph.
Kas Stone is a professional photographer based in Port Felix, at the remote eastern edge of
Nova Scotia, where she finds plenty of inspiration in the wild coastal scenery and moody weather right outside her door. Her portfolio includes an extensive list of presentations, exhibitions and publications, with several books and feature articles in Canadian and U.K. magazines. She favours a thoughtful, project-oriented approach to photography, exploring the landscape in the context of broader environmental and human themes.
Given that Kas is from Nova Scotia, this presentation will be held virtually via WebEX