Eubanks photography to be displayed at Janice Mason
by Hawkins Teague
Mar 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The new Janice Mason Art Museum exhibit opens Saturday night and will feature about 75 pieces from local photographer Diane Eubanks.

Eubanks said the collection would feature photographs she had taken on trips over the years. They will feature pictures from Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, as well as Hawaii. She said that photos from a few Western national parks would be in the show as well. She said they were from a trip she took with a few photographers last summer, in which they traveled to Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Utah. She said the exhibit would also feature a few photos of sunsets taken in Trigg County.

Eubanks said that when she started taking photos a few years ago, she used a traditional 35-milimeter camera, but has since switched to digital and hasn’t looked back.

“I like digital because of the latitude it gives me in creating photographic art,” she said.

Eubanks that she isn’t always satisfied with the initial photos and likes to tweak them using Adobe Photoshop. This allows her to get what she originally envisions when she takes a picture. She said she also enjoys creating interesting visual effects with the software. Some of her photos look like oil on canvas and some look like watercolor paintings. Some are black and white, and with others Eubanks uses a technique called “colored hand tinting.” With this style, most of the photograph is black and white, but at least one object in it is colored.

Eubanks is a member of several photographers’ associations and has won numerous awards in various photo contests. These contest include ones in The Cadiz Record, Hopkinsville’s Kentucky New Era, the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Evansville Courier & Press. She also received awards in contests at Chromatics and Dury’s, which are both professional photography studios that print and mount photos. She also won prizes at the Tennessee State Fair and at the Williamson County Fair in Franklin, Tenn.

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