Dave Green

Dave Green

A photographic artist who has built up a unique vision of the world through his digitally constructed images. None of his photographs are simply photographs; most of them are made from up to 100 separate images layered, like strata, on top of each other to build up an impression of what it is like to be in a place, giving the viewer far more than a visual experience.

With 13 years of full-time photography teaching behind him Dave chose the life of an artist in North Devon, with photographic workshops and occasional part-time teaching to supplement his career. His current work is Ghostcards being exhibited at Walter Henry’s Bookshop in Bideford as part of Culture Show.

Northam ©DaveGreen

The ‘Ghostcards’, are multi-layered artworks where not only the image but the frame and mounting reflect a fluid state of both past and present. This work is no longer a two dimensional picture which can be reproduced at infinitum, it has three dimensions when we include the often, oak Victorian frame with guilt inset, and one could argue that they have a fourth dimension as a sense of physically looking back through time is also evident in all of the work.

Greenwarren House, Beaford ©DaveGreen

Customs House, Bideford ©DaveGreen

Rose of Torridge, Bideford ©DaveGreen

Dave works regularly for local F.E. colleges and for arts organisations, Beaford Arts, Bideford Folk Festival, The Plough, Wren Music, BBC Blast as a photographer or a workshop leader. Workshops, which can be 1:1 or small group, include; An introduction to your digital camera, Landscape photography, Making sun prints and photograms, Introduction to imaging software, Photographing your artwork for presentation and promotion and Pin-hole photography.

Ilfracombe Harbour ©DaveGreen

Dave Green’s Photographic Workshops in Devon, Autumn 2011

Introduction to digital photography 10am – 5pm – £50
A practical days workshop learning to gain control over your camera, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, flash etc, setting it up for optimum quality under any given lighting, and making better pictures through composition.

Tuesday 27th September in Bideford
Saturday 1st October in Barnstaple
Thursday 6th October in Exeter
Tuesday 11th October in Torrington
Saturday 15th October in Tavistock
Tuesday 25th October in Bideford
Friday 28th October in Exeter
Thursday 17th November in South Molton
Saturday 19th November in Bideford

Photographing your own Artwork – 10am – 5pm – £50
There has been a lot of demand for this workshop on ‘Photographing your artwork’ over the summer. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience of photographing 2D artwork, jewellery and ceramics and I’m willing to pass this on to artists eager to improve their own image making camera skills. Although this workshop is for a small group (max 5) I also offer it on a 1:1 basis for ½ a day for the same price.

Saturday 29th October in Bideford
Tuesday 22nd November in Bideford … more dates to follow!

Painting with LightAn evening workshop celebrating the dark nights of the Winter. You’ll learn how to make ‘long exposure’ photographs using coloured lights, flames, sparklers and hand-held flash.

Thursday November 10th Northam Burrows 6pm-9.30pm – £25 … more to follow!

Special: Intro to Digital/Painting with LightAn afternoon into evening workshop celebrating the dark nights of the Winter. A practical workshop learning to gain control over your camera, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, flash etc, setting it up for optimum quality under any given lighting, and making better pictures through composition. This is combined with photographing under low light where you’ll learn how to make ‘long exposure’ photographs using coloured lights, flames, sparklers and hand-held flash.

Saturday December 10th at Westward Ho! 2pm-9pm – £50

Introduction to PhotoshopParticipants will need to be computer literate i.e. use a computer on regular basis and understand the basic controls. Small group (max 4).

Thursday 3rd November, 10am – 5pm – £50

Workshop gift vouchers are always available for that special present and with this in mind I’ll be offering some workshops after Christmas for those people with new cameras so that they’ll get to know them better!

More workshops will be added later, please let me know by email if there’s a photographic workshop you would like that I don’t offer at the moment and if there’s a location that I don’t offer.

Briery Cave through time ©DaveGreen