Giving Your Studio the Fine Art Edge: Painted Portraits w/ MaryAnn Talamo
Friday, May 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 4:30 PM (PDT)
This is a two-day event from 9am-4:30pm on May 2nd and 3rd.
Why “painted portraits” in a photography studio? In today’s oversaturated market, having the skill to transform your portraits into fine art pieces takes on even more importance. It’s a way to give your clients something unique and different, and pull yourself away from the start ups. Anyone can call themselves a photographer, so a dedicated professional needs to change the way they are perceived by the public. Finding new ways to elevate the art form of portrait photography, while improving the profile of your studio, will be the key to long term success. We are no longer just photographers, we need to be seen as artists.
This program will show you how to easily and quickly incorporate painted portraits into your workflow using both Photoshop and Corel Painter. While most feel that Painter can be overwhelming, this class will strip down the interface to the very basics and have you working on a portrait almost immediately Whether you’re new to the program, or an experienced user, MaryAnn will share some brushes she created that can give you impressive results in a very short period of time. The end goal is to demystify Painter, and make it as second hand to your studio as Photoshop.
PPA Members who attend will receive a PPA merit.
“Coming into the portrait photography world with a fine art background, I always felt creating portraits resembling family heirloom style paintings would be a great way to increase my large portrait sales. I was never afraid of been seen as old fashioned. What’s old can be new again with modern touches, and traditional always stands the test of time. At first, the only way to accomplish this style was through careful posing, lighting and set design, and finally presenting the image on canvas. Then came Corel Painter, and a whole new world of possibilities was opened.” -- MaryAnn Talamo
About MaryAnn Talamo:
MaryAnn Talamo M.Photog.Cr.CPP is an award winning, nationally recognized photographer specializing in portraits of newborns, babies and children. Her portrait studio, Custom Digital Images, is based in Staten Island, New York.
As a fine art student for over 33 years, MaryAnn has been concentrating on the art of photography since the age of nineteen. She became the owner of her own successful portrait studio in 2003. She frequently uses her extensive education in art history as a reference in her work, which has helped her cultivate a classical style.
She began her formal art education at Mark Twain JHS for the Gifted and Talented in Brooklyn, NY, culminating with BA degree in Studio Art from Brooklyn College. She has earned her PPA Master of Photography degree, Craftsman degree for instruction, and has been a Certified Professional Photographer since 2007. Among her numerous awards, she recently won the prestigious Gold Medal award for print competition in 2013, as well as a Canon Par Excellence Award in 2009. Of her last 20 Photographic Open competition prints, 17 of them have received a merit of excellence, and her portraits have been featured in both the PPA Loan Collection and the PPA Showcase Books. In 2014, MaryAnn became one of few to earn the prestigious Elite Plus membership from Professional Photographers of America, their highest membership level reserved for their most decorated members.
When & Where
Oregon Professional Photographers Association, Inc