There’s Nothing Like a Great Idea-Especially if you’re getting paid for it!
Still life photographer Pete McArthur shares his sources of inspiration and methods of developing concepts for advertising and editorial applications. This will be a lively and practical three-hour lecture that will demonstrate Pete’s process of creating engaging photographs that need to communicate specific visual information and yet be artistically satisfying. A twenty-seven year veteran in commercial photography and seventeen years as a photographic educator gives McArthur a unique perspective and an opportunity to share techniques that he has refined over decades of working with both clients and students.
Pete’s course will consist of two 3 hr. meetings. The first class will be an informative presentation of Pete’s work, a brief discussion afterwards and an assignment will be given. The second meeting will consist of a critique of each students work and discussion.
Presentation Date is Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7pm-10pm with the Follow-up & Critique Date on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 7pm-10pm. Both will be held at HELMS DAYLIGHT STUDIO in Culver City, CA.
More about Pete McArthur:
Still Life photography with a colorful, conceptual twist is probably the best description of Pete’s work. With a background in graphic art and photography, Pete McArthur brings the everyday items we sometimes overlook to new and special environments that are uniquely his own.
By combining his conceptual wit and distinctive, photographic style to numerous ad campaigns, magazine covers and posters he has left his mark on some of America’s favorite brands and companies.
Honda, Sylvania, California Pizza Kitchen, Clorox, Nabisco, Hitachi, Microsoft, Kodak, Nabisco, Mead and Strathmore have incorporated Pete’s work into magazine, outdoor and corporate media while Fortune, GQ, Business Week, Bloomberg and Harvard Business have used is editorial skills to bring punch to their features and covers.
In addition to his photographic career, Pete has enjoyed being a teacher and lecturer at numerous colleges over the past couple of decades. He is a past faculty at the Art Center in Pasadena and has been a frequent guest lecturer at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara since 1998.
Pete’s engaging images can be viewed at: