This years keynote speaker on the opening day of PDN's PhotoPlus was photographer, artist and innovator/extraordinaire, Chase Jarvis. The topic, The New Creativity and the Social Art of Photography.
His opening statement: 'There has never been a better time to be a photographer' was a prelude to a discussion about new avenues that technology has has made available for photographers and visual artists. Chase went on to challenge all 600 in the audience and the tens of thousands watching a live feed, to embrace these tools, use them often to share your voice and vision with other like-minded individuals.
Regularly squawking a similar message in my classroom, I felt like he was preaching to the choir, which makes this part pretty funny.
As he's urging us all to share our own vision with the world, not a soul (a least that I could see) was shooting any pictures. So to give him an instant and global shout out plus a hearty amen, I shot this pan and uploaded to my flickr stream, all during his round table discussion, which was fantastic, btw.
So shoot share and be happy. Be on the lookout for the keynote and push yourself to apply any and all new technology to your own work.
|iPhone 4, flipped to B&W and tweaked in PS Express and assembled in AutoStitch|
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