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Cathy Simone

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Photographer
Photographic Illustrator | Photoshop Artist | Creative Consultant

Cathy Simone is a photographer and Photoshop artist born and raised in Calgary, Alberta.

25+ years of industry experience has allowed the opportunity of fantastic collaborations with talented photographers, dedicated designers, and inspiring artists who exhibit internationally.

Cathy’s fine art equine photography visually expresses and creatively explores quintessential nature to engage audience and evoke emotional response. Her collection of poetic narratives represents passion and respect for the art of photography, and celebrates life, liberty, and freedom.

Photography is a powerful medium of evocative memory, visual communication, and receptive creativity – a unique representation of individual vision & voice. Photographic process is essential in elevating initial capture to an extraordinary photograph.

Cathy’s diverse knowledge of photography, process, print, and presentation, in both digital and analogue mediums, is relative to all photographic disciplines and every individual’s unique, creative vision.

As an educator, Cathy welcomes sharing experience – whether challenge or success – with student, colleague, and community. She has been an instructor and mentor from 2006 to present, teaching at the Alberta University of the Arts - Bachelor of Design, Photography.

Further experience includes Photoshop & publishing courses taught at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. In addition to multiple guest speaker invitations, she has also hosted numerous workshops and seminars within the photographic community- embracing all of the wonderful opportunities to teach, share, and learn with each other.

Cathy continues to foster relationships with alumni and former students, affirming her dedication and commitment to their personal and professional development, future aspirations, and artistic endeavours.

“My ambition is to share knowledge & wisdom, professional expertise & craftsmanship, creativity & visual expression, with those who have passion for photography and process.”

Artwork by Yong Hong Zhong
Artwork by Yong Hong Zhong

Photo Credit: Todd Korol

Artwork by Tony Bianco

Photo Credit: Jason Stang

Artwork by Tony Bianco

Photo Credit: George Webber

Artwork by Tony Bianco
Artwork by Tony Bianco

Photo Credit: Jason Stang

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CATHY’S EXPERTISE

Listed below are this Master’s specialty skills. Join this Master’s group if you want to grow your skills in these areas.

Technical Skills:

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Colour, Composition, Lighting

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Technique Demos

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Providing Critiques

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Photoshop

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Digital Imaging

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Post-Production

Self Promotion:

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Outsourcing of Branding

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Website Design

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Compositional Design

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Typography

Commercial/Business:

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Large Format Output + Presentation

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Traditional Photography > film processing & darkroom printing

For Emerging Photographers

Am I An Emerging Photographer?

As an emerging photographer, your photos are consistent and turn out how you intend. You have a good understanding of the complex workflow from subject in front of your lens, to the final printed image.

You’ve taken workshops/courses, have begun selling your photos, and want every picture you take to be regarded as a “fine art photo”.

YOU’RE INTERESTED IN:

  • technique - color and composition, advanced camera functionality
  • critiques - get feedback on your work to help you narrow and hone your style
  • selling your work
    • pricing
    • building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
    • earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
    • how to sell your work and get noticed
  • business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as a photographer
  • production - studio set-up, lighting, innovative techniques
  • navigating the legal intricacies of publishing (copyright, licensing, royalties)

More than an Art Workshop

WHAT TO EXPECT

2-hr monthly
videoconference session with MASTER ARTIST, NAVIGATOR and small group

Practice-based HOMEWORK
and ACCOUNTABILITY 

INFORMATIVE INTERACTIVE and HONEST conversations

Additional 1-hr session mid-month with NAVIGATOR and GROUP. Navigator permanently assigned to your group, accountable for your growth trajectory

CONFIDENTIAL discussion board for you and your group, with 24hr access to session RECORDINGS

CHOOSE a new Master Artist every 6 to 8 months to bring NEW EXPERTISE and SKILL TRAINING

About The Photographer

Photo Credit: Cathy Simone

As an educator, Cathy welcomes sharing experience – whether challenge or success – with student, colleague, and community. She has been an instructor and mentor from 2006 to present, teaching at the Alberta University of the Arts - Bachelor of Design, Photography.

Further experience includes Photoshop & publishing courses taught at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. In addition to multiple guest speaker invitations, she has also hosted numerous workshops and seminars within the photographic community- embracing all of the wonderful opportunities to teach, share, and learn with each other.

Cathy continues to foster relationships with alumni and former students, affirming her dedication and commitment to their personal and professional development, future aspirations, and artistic endeavours.

“My ambition is to share knowledge & wisdom, professional expertise & craftsmanship, creativity & visual expression, with those who have passion for photography and process.”

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