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July 2015 Program Meeting
July 7, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Focus Program Meeting – Presentation by Eli Vega on Be An Artist First, Photographer Second
In his new book, “RIGHT BRAIN PHOTOGRAPHY (Be an artist first)”, Eli emphasizes his subtitle. He says, “Don’t see with your eyes; see with your imagination. By doing so, you can see something before you see it; make the common uncommon and the mundane insane.” Being an artist first is about translating life, not duplicating life.
Even the best renditions of what our eyes see remain just a great photograph. As a photo artist, Eli doesn’t see subjects–he sees shapes, color, forms, lines, texture, design, and mood. The subjects become secondary to those elements of art.
Eli will talk about his beginnings as an artist in college and how he has married art and photography. He will discuss the evolution of his right brain photography concepts, and show several images that reflect his artistic approach to his photography. He might even mention the railroad boxcar in which he was born. You will not see the world around you the same again, with or without your camera.
Eli is a self-taught, award-winning and highly published photographer. His specialty is photography instruction and education. His first published book was about his life story and life philosophy and titled “I Always Wanted To Be Somebody (But, I Settled For Much More: ME)”. Not bad for someone born in a railroad boxcar.
Eli majored in art for three years, which later became the foundation for his photography. He currently offers his 3-day Right Brain Photography workshops at Rocky Mountain National Park and at Garden of The Gods. He offers three different photography classes for venues like OSHER in Fort Collins, the Arvada Arts & Humanities Center, and Arapahoe Community College. Additionally, he offers 1/2 day workshops and 1-on-1 lessons.