Most photographers, including myself, only think to print on photographic paper or other traditional mediums; however, countless other mediums and formats for printing can ultimately elevate the presentation of your work. This is known as alternative printmaking and is one way in which photographers can embrace and leverage the physical attributes that prints can possess to stand out or just have fun.
Today's guest on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast, Eileen Rafferty, is known as one of the leaders in the alternative printmaking world and has carved out a very cool niche for herself by teaching other photographers all about it. She's also an industry leader in creativity and has many thoughts about how photographers can get more in touch with their creative side.
On this week's episode, we discuss:
- Eileen's journey as a photographer and artist.
- Getting more in touch with the creative process.
- Elevating your photography by focusing on ideas and the process of making images.
- Paths to get out of creative ruts.
- Alternative printmaking, including transfer prints and printing on alternative surfaces.
- And a lot more!
On Patreon this week, Eileen and I recorded a fun bonus episode all about abstract photography. Join in on the conversations about each episode by joining for free.
Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
- Support the podcast on Patreon.
- Sign up for one of Eileen's workshops.
- Ink Aid.
- Yasunari Kawabata.
- Watch podcast episodes on YouTube, where we overlay photos with our conversation via video.
Here is who Eileen recommended on the podcast this week:
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