The Fine Art of Photography

Jeffrey Stoner will do a presentation on “The Fine Art of Photography” at the Art Association of Harrisburg on Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 4 PM. A donation of $10 is requested at the door.

The first photograph was made in 1826 and for the next three decades cameras were primarily used as a recording device.   In the 1850s photographers began experimenting with their cameras and darkrooms to produce prints that were art and the images they produced with their rudimentary equipment were amazing.

Beginning in the 1890’s,  photographer, publisher and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz set out to prove that photography was a medium as capable of artist expression as painting or sculpture.   The acceptance of photography as a fine art is due to the lifelong efforts of Stieglitz and those visionaries that followed him.

Jeffrey Stoner’s presentation will showcase the fascinating progression of the art of photography.  He will also share tips and techniques that you can use to improve your own photography.

Jeffrey Stoner’s passion is to capture images of the beauty and wonder that surround us.  Having had a lifelong fascination with photography, he began selling his images in 2003. In 2007, he and his wife moved to northeastern Tennessee, which opened additional opportunities for making images in the mile-high mountains and fertile valleys in the area. Stoner is particularly known for his “Goats of Roan” series, and his images have been featured in numerous publications. (His charming goat portraits are carried in the AAH Sales Gallery!)

Call 717-236-1432 for more information, or visit www.artassocofhbg.com.  The Art Association is located at 21 N. Front St., Harrisburg.