Kat offers one- to two-hour talks on photography and creativity topics. Contact Kat to schedule one of these prepared talks or to discuss alternate topics.
Mobile Photography: Where it fits for the practicing photographer
You’ve invested thousands in your camera gear to create exquisite photographs, why would you use a simple smartphone instead? Using a mobile camera may seem like a step back for the long-time practicing photographer, yet the mobile camera and apps provide fantastic tool for expanding creativity and vision. Learn more about this simple tool and how it might fit into your existing photographic toolbox.
Beyond the Photograph: Using smartphone apps for a new creative process
Are you ready to look beyond the photograph? The photographs you capture can be the beginning of a new creative process using smartphone apps. Kat shares her approach and workflow for creating “altered realities,” where the photograph is the raw material of the creative process, rather than the end result.
Out of the Box: Simple strategies for composing interesting photographs
Most of the world is photographed from eye level, with a straight-on point of view and the subject fully captured within the frame. As photographers, we know that creative and effective images go well beyond this obvious approach, but getting there is not always easy. Composition is usually presented as a list of rules or do’s and don’ts, but the art of composing is subjective and the world we photograph is not so easily categorized. Learn a new framework for thinking about composition that goes beyond a list of rules, with a few simple tools and strategies which are adaptable to each individual’s style.
Honoring the Spiral of Creativity
Creativity is not a constant, it ebbs and flows. As you develop a long term creative practice in photography, you move through a spiral with repeating cycles. At moments when you circle through the spiral, it can feel as if you are on top of the world, only to come crashing down to the bottom. This can be distressing, but the stress can be translated into positive energy if you understand the spiral and have strategies for responding to each of the phases.