Finding Your Vision
w/ Mark Citret
June 17, 2016
It is hard to define what it is to be an artist, in photography or any other medium. But after decades of pondering the question, not to mention listening to the many attempts that have been made, Mark Citret has come up with a “definition” (for lack of a better term) that works for him:
There is really only one thing a photographer can do to become an artist, and that is to find their own voice. Everything else is simply a matter of mechanics and marketing.
In this one day Photostock workshop/excursion with Mark Citret, there will be plenty of discussion of the mechanics, or craft, of photography. There will also very likely be mention of the “marketing” of photography — in other words, what you do with your photographs after they’re made— exhibit, sell, publish, etc. But both of those topics will revolve around the core of “finding your own voice”. Or in other words, making the photographs that no one else would make.
Throughout the day, participants will begin the conversation of what it means to “find your own voice”. It’s not likely, nor is it intended, that this “conversation” will be resolved in one day. However, the argument will be made that finding one’s own voice is in fact a life long quest. What can be promised for the day is that there will be the chance to make good photographs in a variety of locations — natural scenic, rural, town— and have a great time while we’re at it.
This workshop will require carpooling and it is hoped those with more space might volunteer. There will also be a lunch stop along the way that is not included in the cost of this workshop.
Tuition: $150.00 ($215 including general registration)