Craig Stocks

Craig Stocks

Medium: Photography

Email: craig@craigstocksarts.com

Website: craigstocksarts.com

I have a passion to create, and I’m fascinated with the tools and technologies of creativity.I strive to produce images that are graphically simple, technically precise and vibrantly colored in order to render beautiful photographic fine art prints.

I’m old fashioned in that I still believe that the purpose of photography is to produce a finished print. There’s nothing wrong with digital images that are viewed online, but there’s something special about a beautifully produced print. It’s something you can touch, and it doesn’t need any special technology to be enjoyed. Small prints can be passed around or bound into albums. Large prints can be framed as wall art.

I’m modern in that I have fully embraced digital technology in my photo art, and Photoshop is now an indispensable part of my creative process. Besides having a completely digital workflow, I also designed and built this website, and I dabble in website design as well as PHP and Java script programming.

I’m independent in that I like to do things myself. While many photographers have outsourced retouching and printing, I like to perform each step in the creative process. I’ve invested in high quality professional printers in order to produce state of the art prints up to 44 by 72 inches. I also do my own matting and framing and produce my own large canvas gallery wraps.

I enjoy learning and sharing. Continuing to learn is one of the most exciting aspects of any hobby, and the rapid pace of change in photography provides a wealth of learning opportunities. I also enjoy sharing what I’ve learned over the years. That has led to a number of photography and Photoshop tutorials on this website. I’ve also been able to provide training and coaching both one on one and in small groups.