“One life shaped by photography.”
Westerville Photography Club Westerville Senior Center February 25, 1-3 p.2020 Program Design
1. Getting started from my Dad.
- Exploring geographies with framed photographs and poems that challenge.
- What is “popular” photography and what have “classic photographers”
said about their work.
- How is” beauty” described by a poet, John O’Donohue, with music and a mix of photography.
- Handouts of poems, my stories, notes from classic, thoughtful photographers to mull over.
- Principles of Classic Photography, the foundation for creating a manner of life
- Follow the leadings that come many times every day.
- Bad weather makes good photographs--opportunities.
- When a leading brings you to a certain place, get everything ready, stay put, then wait wait, wait to see what unfolds.
- Get up early before anyone else in the house, make coffee, sink into the uninterrupted stillness/silence, and write whatever comes out of your journal.
- Photograph low with the sun on the left or right; look from angles that are not the usual and customary; for example, go 360 degree around a flower; use every lens in the bag to practice looking from every possible angle.
- Cause no harm. Put everything back.
- Ask permission of a person. Do not sneak a photograph. Do not steal.
- Stay connected to the kind, thoughtful, gentle ones who laugh at themselves with ease; human and other than human.
- Create a simple, focused photograph; create a simple, focused manner of living.
- Portraits: ask gentle questions, answer any question. You have nothing you have to defend about yourself. Nurse a glass of water for an hour or more— Dorothea Lange. You will catch glimpses of the best in the other person, and yourself as well. Expect to see those glimpses of the best. That's your portrait you are after; and that pour portrait too.
- Practice Photography every day. Practice your best gratitude and generosity of spirit every day.
A graduate of Oberlin College and Yale Divinity School, John is an Episcopal priest who served parishes in Connecticut and Ohio. Laying down that work at 58, John is a life-long self-taught nature photographer with an animated curiosity for how potters, painters, poets, musicians, craftsmen like farriers and wood bowl makers, and classic photographers approach their art—always on the creative edge, taking risks, asking “What’s next?”
This following list of projects can fill in my background: business interiors and exteriors, professional portraits, corporate products and their
installation, construction and architecture, restorations and renovations, portfolios for contractors, photography of model homes, macro photography for scientific and poetic books, university events, retail and restaurant photography.
My portfolio includes Ohio Wesleyan University, distinctiveartsource.com of
Virginia, greatamericanart.com, Marion General Hospital, Rivers Edge Conference Center, Cleveland, Green Dental Offices, Grady Memorial Hospital, Button Up Gallery, Sunbear Studio, Culver International Molding Company of Lewis Center, Delaware City Hall, Spirituality
Network, St. Martin de Porres Center of Columbus, Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal, Lexington,
KY, Pendle Hill Quaker Conference Center, Main Street Delaware, published work for Dr. Juan Armando Rojas Joo, Holmes County Wood Fired Functional Ceramics, and Farming Magazine of Mt. Hope, Ohio, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance
70 Welshire Court
Delaware, Ohio 43015 www.photographybyjohnholliger.net firstname.lastname@example.org