March 7th, 2022
This program is part of INSPIRE 2022!!
Art and Photoshop
For many of us Photoshop has become more than a post-production tool to repair and enhance our photographs. Photoshop is an all-new visual medium unto itself –a blank canvas from which we create images beyond the boundaries of conventional photography.
Thom’s program will involve hands on Photoshop with demonstrations of techniques geared toward fine art. You’re encouraged to bring a lap top and play along. We’ll also be discussing creative process, inspiration, art history, and concept development. The new digital technologies allows us to create anything we can imagine. Photoshop technique is important, but what will define us as artists is the concept, creativity and impact of our images.
Thom Rouse began his career as a portrait and wedding photographer in 1994. Based near Chicago, he now divides his time between commercial, fine art and commissioned fine art images with his clients as the central subject of his pieces. His conceptual fine art images utilize real world photographs blended and manipulated to create an alternative to real world perception. Thom also lectures and teaches workshops on topics ranging from Photoshop as an artist’s tool, visual literacy and lighting and posing for figure studies.
Thom holds the PPA Master of Photography degree, the Award of Excellence, the Master of Electronic Imaging degree, and the Photographic Craftsman degree. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Photographers, Asp educational associate and a member of the Camera Craftsman of America . He has 64 PPA loan Collection images and has won the ASP Gold Medallion twice. He has received numerous Photographer of the year awards, the Kodak Elite award, the Canon Par Excellence Select Award as well as numerous Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece awards. Thom’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and Europe.