Friday, June 10, 2011

Local photographers, Tiffany Babinsack and Tamra Jutting, will be exhibiting in a gallery hosted by Artform Gallery and Tattoo

Dynamic Range – “The F-Stops Here…” June 25, 2011 – August 6, 2011

Local photographers, Tiffany Babinsack and Tamra Jutting, will be exhibiting in a gallery hosted by Artform Gallery and Tattoo. The title Dynamic Range: The F-Stops Here... was chosen as both a play on photographic terms as well as a hint of what people can expect to see at the show: both artists have differing styles from each other and within themselves.

In addition to showing their artwork, Tiffany and Tamra are hoping to enlighten the public about the value of photography as a fine art and the fact that it takes more than a 'nice camera' to get great photographs. Ultimately, it doesn't matter what camera is used - a true photographer can get a great image from a pinhole camera or expensive digital equipment - the key is to know the rules before you break them.

Tamra Jutting
Originally from eastern South Dakota, she notes her father as the reason she got into photography. Thanks to his love of the camera, she became interested at a young age. After dabbling in art for many years, Tamra realized she wanted to make a career out of it. She moved to Western Pennsylvania in 2006 to attend Oakbridge Academy of Arts in Lower Burrell, PA. Tamra states that “…developing a strong understanding of the fundamentals was, and remains, incredibly important to me. I had to learn and experience the history of photography, in both film and digital technologies, in order to be confident calling myself a professional.” Tamra graduated in 2008 with an (AST) Associate's Degree in Specialized Technology: Photography, and was presented with a number of awards. She decided to stay in the area because it reminds her of South Dakota and she has formed many local connections in the industry.

Tamra currently lives in Tarentum, PA and appreciates being able to live in a small town while remaining so close to the city of Pittsburgh. She owns and operates Jutting Arts, concentrating on fine art, portraiture, architectural, commercial, events, the dark room, and anything else she can think of. Tamra has been published several times, and has exhibited in galleries throughout Western PA.

Tiffany Babinsack
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Tiffany began taking photography classes at a very early age. Her first experience in the dark room was developing images from an oatmeal box turned pinhole camera in the 4th grade. While still in high school, she attended college classes at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Upon graduating, she received a partial scholarship to attend the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Tiffany states that she “…was blessed to attend college during the industry transition from film to digital because it allowed me to have a solid foundation of composition, lighting, exposure and history while still preparing me for success in the digital world.” In 2004, Tiffany moved to the Highland Park area of Pittsburgh, and in 2006 to Tarentum, PA. Along with her husband, Paul, she owns and operates Photographic Memories specializing in senior and wedding photography. In her personal time, she enjoys creating fine art images using everything from pinhole cameras to professional DSLR equipment. She has been published in both books and magazines, has won numerous awards, and has previously exhibited in galleries in both the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas.

Dynamic Range – “The F-Stops Here” runs from June 25, 2011 – August 6, 2011. The opening reception will take place from 5:00pm – 11:00pm on June 25, 2011, and is open to the public.


Contact: Tiffany Babinsack

Contact: Tamra Jutting


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