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From Blank Space to Beautiful Image

with Brooke Shaden

There is one thing we all have in common: nothing! We all have blank, boring spaces that we wouldn't naturally think to photograph, like empty walls or even cluttered spaces in our homes that aren't photogenic. Sometimes these blank spaces are our only option and we end up uninspired. In this class, we will learn to transform those blank spaces into magical, fairy tale-like scenes through the use of set design and some creative editing. 

  • You will learn set design techniques, how to work with light to highlight your subject, basics of color theory, and how to simply and effectively transform an image shot against a blank wall.

  • Hands-on work will include transformation of a space into a beautiful image of your choosing.

  • Bring to class your camera!


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about Brooke Shaden
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Brooke was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA, USA. She grew up near the "Amish Country" until attending Temple University. Brooke was photographically born in December 2008 after graduating from Temple with bachelor degrees in film and English. 

She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait fine art photographer. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she places herself within environments she wishes to explore, where secrets are exposed, impossibilities are tested, and life is questioned in eras beyond our own. 

Brooke works to capture fantastic realities within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements.

Earlier Event: April 19
Photograph with Intention
Later Event: April 19
Professional Grade iPhoneography