Taking A Break
Spruce Knob WV
Spruce Knob-2 WV
I have been drawing and painting the great outdoors for as long as I can remember. My need for accurate reference introduced me to photography. I quickly found this form of art to be challenging and thought provoking. The experience of creating a strong design on a blank canvas is an advantage to better understand photographic composition. Now when I hike the trails I often look for the unique designs of nature. Colors, shapes, and weather may create a classic landscape. Patterns and close-ups may reveal an abstract unknown to the passerby. Selecting the right equipment and exposure combinations will emphasize my subject.
Using a graphic arts monitor I often return to to my drawing and painting skills in the post-production. Free-hand accents will complete the creative process and make the design concept my own. My goal is to present an image that will capture and hold the viewers attention. I wrote a book about my experience Power Composition – Develop Your Artistic Eye. I end the book with a personal quote “To master composition is to understand the way people think” Tom Gallovich. The title of the book is based off of my name Tom Gallovich Artistic Photography.