|“Fine Art Photography”
Monday – April 1, 2019
7:00 to 9:00 pm
For over 40 years Fred Silber, along with his wife, have documented generations of family celebrations along with having had the distinct honor of photographing numerous politicians, including President Bill Clinton, Senators Hilary Clinton, Barbara Mikulski and Joe Lieberman and celebrities, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters and Yitzhak Perlman to name a few. Over the years he has been honored with numerous awards through the Maryland Professional Photographers Association, the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association and the Professional Photographers Association of America (PPA), including the prestigious Fuji Masterpiece Award, exhibition at the Epcot Center and inclusion in the Permanent Loan Collection with PPA.
In 2011 he and his sister, who writes poetry, published a Fine Art photography/poetry book, “A Dozen Roses”, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Breast Cancer research and treatment programs. Fred’s Fine Art work has appeared in many exhibitions, private collections and three of his large Rose Watercolor images are on permanent display at the University of Maryland Hospital Breast Care Center.
In his presentation, Fred will discuss “Fine Art Photography”. Fine art photography is first about the artist, second about the subject, and third about technique. The artist is the most important element in the creation of art. The same artist may, and often does, work with various subjects during his career, using a number of different techniques and possibly a variety of mediums. The goal is to create a work of art; subjects and techniques are both vehicles used in the process of reaching this goal. First, and foremost, a fine art photograph begins with a message, an idea. With this, I do not mean a social commentary, something extraordinarily profound, but a meaning encoded into the photograph is essential. Many people have ideas, many people can produce photographs, those who can bring these attributes together produce memorable fine art photographs.
Visitors are welcome to attend the seminar.