MUNSTER | The Illiana Artists will host photographer Steve Bensing as guest speaker at its 6 p.m. Monday meeting at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Ave. (south door).
"We invite anyone who is interested to attend as a guest, to join in the demonstration, refreshments and camaraderie," said Ann Noldin. Contact Noldin at (219) 864-0593 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"I've always been a visual person, so I became interested in photography at a very young age. Both my father and grandfather enjoyed taking and developing photos. I liked to use my imagination with my photography," Bensing said.
Currently a member of the Duneland Photography Club and the Chesterton Art Center, his work has been displayed at juried art shows such as Art Comp at the Chesterton Art Center, The Illiana Artists Regional Juried Exibition, and the Manito Art Show in Manitowish Waters, Wisc. He has also won awards at the Annual Gardening Show in Porter County and the Open Class at the Porter County Fair.
"I will be discussing doing photography as art. Just like an oil painter uses paint, canvas, and brushes as tools to create art, an art photographer uses a camera and other tools to create art," Bensing said.
"Conversely, not everyone who uses a brush is an artist, nor is everyone who pushes a button on a camera an artist. But in a skillful hand, with a keen eye, and a vision in mind, these can be tools of artistic expression. I also plan to discuss how to effectively take photos of your own art."