Fine Art Photography: How to Make a Living Making Extraordinary Images With visual artist and photographer Thomas Dodd

Confluence Gallery and Art Center

Mar. 8, 2015, 01:00 am

104 Glover St

Transform your photographs into stunning works of art using Thomas’ unique style of “painterly photo montage”

This two-part 4 hour class will provide instruction in advanced artistic editing methods and techniques using creative applications of Photoshop digital editing tools including:
Compositing and photo-montage methods
How to work with and apply textures
The Orton Method or using blur to add mystery and depth to your photos
“Finishing” and blending techniques that will give your photo manipulations a “painterly” look

Students will also learn basic and advanced Art Business marketing techniques including:
How to approach galleries and get shows
How to market yourself online and attract a collector base
How to communicate effectively with gallery owners, models and other artists
How to make a living as an artist
Artists of all mediums will find something valuable in this class!

Cost is $150 per artist. First 6 to sign up special price $125!
Class is open to beginner to advanced students ages 16 and up.
Register and payment required in advance at Confluence Gallery 509-997-2787 or [email protected]
Workshop location is Confluence Gallery 104 Glover St. Twisp, WA 98856

Required materials are a laptop with Photoshop CS or Elements. DVD with course outline will be provided.

Thomas Dodd is a visual artist and photographer based out of Atlanta, Georgia who has developed a style that he calls “painterly photo montage” – a method he employs in editing software in which he crafts elaborately textured pieces that have a very organic and decidedly non-digital look to them. His work often has mythic and quasi-religious themes that pay homage to Old Master art traditions while at the same time drawing from psychological archetypes that evoke a strong emotional response from the viewer. Although his artwork resembles paintings, his pieces are entirely photographic in nature, fusing many images into a cohesive whole. His larger works are often presented in a mixed media form that adds a depth and texture that complements the photography beautifully. Thomas has had numerous exhibitions of his works in many cities in the USA and around the world. He also has work on permanent exhibitions in Paris at the Galerie L’Oleil du Prince, in the US at the new Britain Museum of American Art and in Sicily at the Museo Arte Contemporeneo. He has had recent shows in Germany, Romania, Argentina, New York City, Mexico City, Orlando, Miami, San Antonio, Seattle, Paris and in his hometown of Atlanta.Dodd’s photographs have been featured in many magazines, on book and album cover and he is also the subject of an upcoming documentary film on the art nude and censorship in modern times.
View more of his work on his website at

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