Presentation for Photography Clubs and Associationsby Mark Prior BA, Dip.Pro.Photography
Photographer, Print Publisher, Art Dealer
Large Format Digital Photography, Art Reproduction & The Fine Art Photography Market
I have 30 years professional experience as a photographer/artist behind me, years which also include 17 as a gallery owner in the UK and in Canada, the last 4 as a successful Fine Art Publisher for artists and photographers.
I'll bring the above panorama printed on canvas 16 feet long by 30" high, for you to appreciate at the sharpness of the detail of the ferry, fishing boats and the buildings on the far shore!
(To see more Panoramas by Mark Prior, click here.)
The "Film vs. Digital" Debate
Until about eight years ago I was of the large format, zone system, archivally processed fine prints school of photography and my work has been hung in many galleries and museums (Biography).
However, digital imaging and giclée printing have won me over. I have 4 main reasons: (Read More...)
I must admit that until a 4x5 digital back capable of 'instant' image capture (as opposed to a scan) becomes a reality, and that's not even on the technological horizon, there will always be a place for film. But I will put the case that with flatbed scanners being so good now, I'd rather create a digital file from film and make an archival inkjet print and I'll back up my argument with an example or two.
Large Format Inkjet (Giclee) Printing
Although most photographers, film and digital, are still printing their images on photo paper, for a growing number giclee printing on fine art papers and sometimes canvas are becoming the norm.
There is great interest in this relatively new approach but where do you start? Who will you trust with your precious images and hard-earned dollars? Many photographers simply don't get into it because of lack of knowledge.
By seeing first-hand and close-up, examples of photographs printed as giclees, you will have the opportunity to make up your own mind. Here is what one photographer had to say about my work: "Mima's exquisite prints of my work caught my breath and delighted my clients. Mark Prior's total commitment to fine art printmaking - from preparing each digital print file for optimum results to the mounted image backed by a "Certificate of Authenticity" - has made me a loyal and grateful fan."
Keyway, by Will Thomas
To read more testimonials please click here.
Publishing and Representation Opportunity for Professional Fine Art Photographers with MiMa Fine Art Publishers, inc.
Members who would like their work to be critiqued for publishing are invited to bring along a selection of prints for discussion from that point of view. This will be equally instructive for members who do not present work but would like some insights about how to produce photography that is 'saleable' in a retail environment.
MiMa now represents 48 artists (32 living in BC) but only 4 are photographers: Myself (no surprise there); Steve Silverman from Ontario; Sharon Tenenbaum from Vancouver and Mitra Ghaffari, my co-director of MiMa and principally a painter.
We've been approached by many photographers that we've had to turn down, usually because their work just isn't of a high enough artistic standard and sometimes the work is excellent but just doesn't suit the market that we serve.
We are actively looking for more photographers to include in the MiMa portfolio and welcome submissions from professional and gifted semi-professional fine art photographers. (You can find out more about the submission procedure on our "Artist Submission" web page.)
To book Mark Prior to give a presentation at your Photography Club/Association or for further information please contact:
May 12th: Cowichan Valley Camera Club, Vancouver Island
May 20th: Caroun Photo Club, North Vancouver
Sept 15th: Harbour City Photography Club, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Nov 5th: West Vancouver Seniors Photography Club
Nov 12th: Victoria Camera club, Vancouver Island
Nov 24th: Ladysmith Camera Club, Vancouver Island