Events to take place at the Muse exhibition.

We hope you are well and enjoying the beautiful weather (although we know Stephen has been in Spain!) 

Firstly, thank you all for being a part of the Shed community. 

As our community grows so does our reach and ability to connect with the public at large. In the past we have noticed that this engagement allows us to establish links with potential customers and also to inform and educate as well as provide inspiration for other artists and photographers. Our aim has always to be more than just a website; a place to connect the buying public and forging bonds in the artistic community. There is an inherent strength in numbers and the internet provides a basis for those invisible bonds to be established.

It is with this in mind, we have contacted some experts to come and either give a talk or a Masterclass over the two week exhibition.

Lovers on the Cobb by Rachael Talibart

Lovers on the Cobb by Rachael Talibart

On Sunday the 24th of August Rachael will talk on ‘Where land Meets Sea, techniques, literature and inspiration’ and Stephen will also be giving a 30 minute talk on  ’How to sell your photography through Social Media and Astrophotography techniques’ both talks followed by Q&A and a few glasses of wine. 

Milky Way Arch above Lulworth Cove by Stephen Banks

Milky Way Arch above Lulworth Cove by Stephen Banks

Rachael has extensive experience in public speaking and Stephen’s work in PR and Marketing will give us an invaluable insight into how to reach the buying public.

During the course of the exhibition, Louise will give a class on ‘ Fast and loose techniques in water-colour painting’ and Greg will give a demonstration on ‘Painting the sea in an Impressionistic style’. Also Odile will give a class in her delightful plate painting technique and Paula will bring provide us with her inimitable style and flair throughout the exhibition showcasing techniques in print and mark making.

We’re delighted to be working with such diverse talent which adds depth and genuine interest in the exhibition and will hopefully lead to unexpected contacts made, commissions and sales.

Best Regards,

Chelsea and Ben

Rob Nolan, the Shed Photography Artist of the Week.

What first drew you to photography?
I’ve been interested in photography ever since I was little, since my parents first got a kodak digital camera, I think it was 1.2 mega pixels! Being able to take a photo and delete it without having to go to have it processed only to find out it had double exposed was a godsend! It wasn’t until I got my first bridge camera in my 20′s that I really started getting into landscape photography, we toured Scotland for 2 weeks in 2007 and that camera went everywhere with us!
Swanage Beach Groins by Rob Nolan

Swanage Beach Groins by Rob Nolan

What is your favourite photographic memory, and why?
It would have to be our family holiday to Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, there was an amazing jetty on the beach at the resort that seemed to just go on out to sea for a mile! I had taken all my latest gear including filters, tripod and Nikon D7100 and spent most sunrises and sunsets on the jetty trying to capture the perfect shot, I enjoyed it, my wife was not so enthusiastic :-)
Osmington Mills Beach Waterfall by Rob Nolan

Osmington Mills Beach Waterfall by Rob Nolan

Who is your favourite photographer, and why?
Mark Bauer 
I spent a couple of days with Mark in 1 -1 tuition sessions to help me improve my landscape work, his work especially in Iceland and in his home of Swanage, Dorset is second to none, I never fail to be taken a back when I see a new image of his.
Motion Clouds over Durdle Door by Rob Nolan

Motion Clouds over Durdle Door by Rob Nolan

What would be your ideal camera, and where would you take it?
A Nikon D800, and I’d go out to the Atacama desert, one of the darkest places in the world and shoot the Milky Way Galaxy band, that for me would be stunning!
Tell us what you enjoy most about your own work, and what has inspired you recently.
Recently I’m getting into my portrait work, and I have found I really enjoy working with people, couples and children trying to capture their thought, memories and usually laughter and fun!
Sidmouth Seafront by Rob Nolan

Sidmouth Seafront by Rob Nolan

Do you have bursts of creativity – and when/where are you most creative?
I sometimes find I’m my most creative when I haven’t planned a shoot, I’ll just pick up the camera and find something to shoot, and then it’ll progress from there into something completely unexpected, and sometimes, quite rewarding! Other times it will be a planned shoot, such as a sunrise on the stunning Dorset Coastline, where you’ve planned the day, checked the weather, the tide times, even the wind speed, all just to ensure you’ve got the perfect conditions. When a plan comes together and you get that image there on the screen that’s been in your mind’s eye for months, or even years, that is a special moment! And suddenly that little SD card is more precious and fragile to you than a 1000 gold bars until you can get it back to the PC to process it!
Boat out of Water by Rob Nolan

Boat out of Water by Rob Nolan

What are the most important elements of a successful photo?
If we’re talking landscapes, then it has to be the perspective, trying to shoot a famous landmark or place is easy, but trying to capture it in a way that is unique to you that will make people stop and say “Wow” is a special thing, and you made that happen – you went to the location, or told the model to sit this way, do this or do that, and you pressed the shutter button, immortalising that unique moment that is unlikely to ever happen under that same set of circumstances ever again……. that’s a pretty special job or responsibility to have :-)
Tell us about your favourite photograph, either your own or someone else’s.
My own favourite photograph at the moment is my capture of West Bay Cliff at sunrise
West Bay Cliffs Sunrise by Rob Nolan

West Bay Cliffs Sunrise by Rob Nolan

I look at this photo and I can remember the warm sun just lighting up the beach in front of me, and it did a good job of drying my feet off when the waves came in and caught me a little off guard!
However, I dont think anyone can scroll passed this image by Stephen Banks and not fail to be impressed by it! Stephens work is awesome and something I think we can all appreciate in the world of photography.
Archway to Heaven by Stephen Banks

Archway to Heaven by Stephen Banks

How do you spend a creative day?
These days, its more about editing the photo’s than going out and capturing more! Like many photographers I’m working to a backlog of images, some I’m likely to never get round to editing, until there’s a rainy day and I have a spare few hours to go through them all! Though you can’t complain when you are being chosen for commissions or portrait work, paying customers come first, above a photographers hobby photo’s!

Photographer Rachael Talibart to speak at the Shed Muse Exhibiton.

The closing date for the Muse Summer Show submissions is approaching fast and we are delighted with the submissions so far. The subject has provoked some deep soul searching and thought.

Jade Pool, Fistral Beach by Rachael Talibart

Jade Pool, Fistral Beach by Rachael Talibart

Some people have asked for an extension which I’m happy to do, just let me know so I can expect your submission after the official closing date.

I have also been in touch with some of the community who would like to give a talk or demonstration, please let me know as soon as possible so I can look for materials needed and also start to publicise the events. The viewing public love to connect with creatives so give it a go, it is excellent networking! We are delighted that Rachael Talibart.

The Cobb at Lyme by Rachael Talibart

The Cobb at Lyme by Rachael Talibart

Rachael Talibart is a Surrey based photographer with a particular interest in landscapes and nature. She is a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and a judge for the Surrey Photographic Association.

Her images have been published on-line, in books and in magazines. She was Commended in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition 2013, won Surrey Life’s photography competition 2013 and Surrey Photographic Association’ Individual Open Print competition 2013.

She has recently published a series of photographic articles and given an illustrated lecture on local waterway, the Wey Navigation. Some of her images are licensed through Getty Images but others are available for purchase here.

You can read her interviewed with the RPS South East region here.

Autumn at the Lake by Rachael Talibart

Autumn at the Lake by Rachael Talibart

Rachael also writes a photography blog, can be found on Facebook and also Twitter.

She has confirmed she will be talking over the Bank Holiday weekend, details to follow soon.

Medicine for the Soul by Rachael Talibart

Medicine for the Soul by Rachael Talibart

Please also bare in mind our special printing offer.  The Summer Shows sell well and we can also discuss taking the work to the gallery in Barcelona in September. Just contact us by sending an email to info@theshedphotograpy.com and we can get the work ready for the exhibition.

Any questions, please get in touch.

Chelsea.

Colour, Line and Thread, 2014 Exhibition.

 Venue: The Town Mill Malthouse, Lyme Regis, Dorset.

COLOUR, LINE & THREAD 2014 Exhibition

COLOUR, LINE & THREAD 2014 Exhibition

Dates: Tuesday 3rd June – Sunday 22nd June, 2014

Opening times: Open daily 10.30am-5.00pm.

Admission: Free.

Description: Eclectic mix of paintings, photography, textiles, land art and sculpture by local artists in an exciting new venue.

Featured Artists: The exhibition features 3 of the Shed Gallery creatives:

Pete Hackett

Cotton Art by Pete Hackett

Cotton Art by Pete Hackett

I went to Hull college of Art in the 70′s and attained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, a fantastic education.

Since then I have been self employed and travelled the world with my job. However I have never stopped being an Artist and have always taken photographs.

So I would say I am an Artist/Photographer/Carpenter.
I began taking photos to record ideas for projects that in the end were never achieved, so the photos became the ‘work’.

In the pre-digital days I exhibited and sold my photographs. I was slow to take up the digital world but recently I have had a renewed interest in all my work. I also make ‘sculptures’ using mainly found objects and ready-mades. A lot of my photos are of ready-mades, stuff that goes unnoticed or has references to the Art world (painting/sculpture).

I currently live in Uplyme, Devon.

 

Jeanne Goodridge

A Hole in more than One by Jeanne Goodridge

A Hole in more than One by Jeanne Goodridge

Another artist residing near Lyme Regis, Dorset.

 

Hilary Buckley

Blue Patterns of Colmer's Hill by Hilary Buckley

Blue Patterns of Colmer's Hill by Hilary Buckley

I always enjoyed art at school and I used to attend various ‘arty’ evening classes, including painting, pottery and printing. However, with family and work commitments (and general lack of inspiration) I did not take up my paint brushes for many years.

With my move to Lyme Regis in 2007, I have been inspired by the wonderful Dorset scenery and I have had more time to join local art groups, workshops and classes. These have motivated me to experiment with various different media, including watercolour, oil pastels, soft pastels, acrylic, gouache and collage in painting Lyme Regis and the Dorset landscape.

I love Art Deco and my work has a definite graphic feel to it; I am drawn to graphic shapes and colours in the local scenery and seem to have discovered my own distinctive style, whether I am using soft pastels, collage or acrylic ink.

Asmita Kapadia – Biography

Asmita Kapadia is a fine art landscape and architectural photographer, based in England.

Asmita Kapadia

Asmita Kapadia

London-born to Indian parents, she developed a passion for travel and photography from an early age. Journeying different continents of the world has allowed her to experience different cultures, foods and gain diverse perspectives.

Studied photography more than ten years ago and mentored by Jonathan Chritchley, she has established a discipline in landscapes and architectural photography.

Won Viewbug’s People’s Choice Horses Photography Contest (March 2014), Achievement in Contrast (February 2014), Outstanding Composition (December 2013) & Editor’s Choice (September 2013).  Recently, she was accepted to join Landscapes By Women, an illustrious small group of highly talented photographers who have developed awe-inspiring portfolios in their own-right.

She has had a long fascination with the transformation of our planet and man’s impact.  Her fine art photography is driven by contrasts of massive urbanisation, coupled with rapid expansion of cities and metropolitan regions, and the serenity of untouched protected expanses.

Asmita leads architectural and landscape photographic tours/master classes in the UK and internationally.

Find her on Facebook at Asmita Kapadia Photography or on her website.