06 March 2015

SAQA Atlantic 2015 Retreat

Introducing Walt Malone, our feature workshop photographer for the 2015 Retreat

As program coordinator with Chris Nielsen for the SAQA Atlantic 2015 retreat I started contacting photographers in the Saint John area to offer us a workshop on how to get the best shots of our fabric art. When I chatted with Walt Malone on the phone there was an immediate connection. I told him what we had in mind and his enthusiasm came through with sparks of energy. Yes, this is the person we need. 

I mentioned that we would like to simulate a home set up using minimal props and lighting to photograph art quilts, something with lots of texture and various fabrics. When he said all you need is a pillow, a timer on your camera, waxed paper and a clothespeg - well, he had me at the word pillow.

Exerpt from his website http://www.timecapsulephoto.com/

"Walt Malone is currently the most nationally accredited photographer in Canada. These have been acquired in thirty separate disciplines. Accreditations are awards acquired when a panel of national judges reviews a submission of ten above average quality images within one photographic discipline. He also holds both his Craftsmanshop and Masters in photographic arts."

Walt will be offering a morning introduction and instruction class with handouts. In the afternoon there will be photography setups for participants to shoot one of their own art quilts with Walt's assistance. Participants must bring their own cameras.

The current trend for calls for entries into shows nationally and internationally is the acceptance of quality photos sent via email or Dropbox. All of you who have websites and blogs know how important it is to have the best quality photos to upload. This will be an EPDWE - educational professional development workshop extraordinaire. Don't miss this great opportunity! See you April 10th to 12th in Saint John, NB.

threadly yours,
Kate Madeloso

Please note! Walt has requested that participants bring their camera manuals with them to the workshop. As well, point and shoot cameras are perfectly acceptable.

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