Author Archives: Aline Smithson

Work from In Case of Rain featured on the 2017 The Fence

Very excited to have work featured in the “Play” section of THE FENCE.  This innovative way to share photography wraps it’s way around 7 cities:  Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham, and Denver. If you feel compelled, it would be amazing to have you vote for my work in the People’s Choice Awards!  Vote [...]

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People I Don’t Know at the 2017 Shanghai Photo Festival

Excited to have my fifth solo show in China at the 2017 Shanghai Photo Festival. Thanks to Kirk Crippens and Guo Jing, Director, Shangtuf Image and Art Club, China.

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Private Mentoring, Portfolio Reviews, or Consultations

I work with photographers all over the world, doing private tutorials via Skype, telephone, or in person if you live in Southern California. Sessions usually last an hour and can be on a regular or as needed basis. My specialty is helping photographers focus their visions and get their work into the fine art market. [...]

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The Big Picture: Creating Meaningful Work and Presenting it to the Fine Art Market at the Maine Media Worshops

The Big Picture: Creating Meaningful Work and Presenting it to the Fine Art Market August 20 -26th, 2017 Throughout this five-day workshop, Aline will present current trends and genres in fine art photography that will help spark new ideas and inspire you to not simply take photographs, but to conceive projects based on your ideas, personal experiences, [...]

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Self & Others at the TILT Gallery

Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography at the TILT GALLERY Scottsdale, Arizona Opening reception: Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Artist reception: Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm during Scottsdale’s ArtWalk The artist will be present for conversation exhibition will remain on view until Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Next Step 1 at the Los Angeles Center of Photography

Next Step One instructs the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. It also provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner. Throughout the course new work will be encouraged and portfolios will be shaped and [...]

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Taking the Next Step in Fine Art Photography at the Pacific Northwest Art School

Looking forward to teaching a three day workshop at the Pacific Northwest Art School on beautiful Whidbey Island, in Washington. Join me from September 22,23,24, 2017 in this magnificent setting. Participants will learn how to build and write a résumé, how to construct a bio, and how to title and write personal statements about their [...]

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Paradise Out Front at The Southern Gallery

In conjunction with Eliot Dudik’s exhibition, Paradise Road, The Southern Gallery , there is a second exhibition curated by Eliot, Paradise Out Front. I am thrilled to be sharing wall space with these talented photographers: Ben Alper, Ian van Coller, Mark Dorf, Matt Eich, Frances Jakubek, Thalassa Raasch, Jared Ragland, Justin James Reed, Anastasia Samoylova, [...]

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The Personal Project at Filter Photo in Chicago

Part of our Professional Development workshop series, this one-day workshop is for photographers who are interested in creating work with intention and beginning a long-term project. Aline will provide you with new ways of considering your world, approaching and exhibiting photography, and spark ideas for mining your lives for inspiration. In today’s fine art photography [...]

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Presenting Your Work to the Fine Art Market at the Southeast Center of Photography

May 20-21st, 2017 Join me at the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina for a two day workshop that will help participants garner a deeper understanding of the Fine Art Photography Market and learn best practices for presenting work. Aline will help photographers prepare for portfolio reviews, consider submissions to calls for entry, [...]

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