Digital Photography Classes with award wining photographer Michael Heller. Class sizes are limited to allow one on one time with the students. Learn how to take better pictures and also learn tips, tricks and techniques on how to better use your digital camera. Class will be held Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00pm at Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing in Bridgehampton. Register by calling 631 537-7373 or emailing us at
Classes are $40 dollars per session. Three classes will be available: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
See schedule below.
Out in the Hamptons, where artists abound and many are inspired to attempt creation of art in some form, true greatness, pure talent... the compelling image... is nevertheless not always easily found.
When i first saw the clean, crisp, abstract landscapes by Grant Haffner, everything else in the gallery receded to the background. At first glance, the images seem dead flat, with ribbons of color defining a road curving toward the horizon, thru simple fields of color with telephone poles and their thin lines accentuating the sharp perspective.
But as you enter this world, you sense that it is not flat at all, but rich. I felt I was on that road, speeding toward the horizon under the endless sky, with the comfort and solitude of the endless fields my companions. It is almost like Twilight Zone. Standing in front of Haffner's painting, you enter through a portal to a zen-like world of deep silence and a different time.
The most revealing aspects of Gina Knee’s life are not her letters, personality, fears, abilities, friendships and marriages, but rather it is her art that shows her true vision about the world in which she lived. The main medium she worked with was watercolor, experimenting with gouache, tempera, and finally oil in her later years. As an artist with little or no training, it took several attempts for Gina to get comfortable as an artist in the challenging New Mexican terrain. The foreground and background of her early works do not come together into a well-rounded composition. They lack depth and interest. This is how her style started to unfold. What she lacked in formal artistic training, she eventually learned to leave out of her works, becoming more reliant on the spontaneity of forms in space and color.
Whether you’re an artist or art student, Hampton Photo Arts in Bridgehampton, NY has everything you need. We offer an extensive variety of paints, brushes, canvas and mediums to suit every purpose. Read on to find out more about Hampton Photo Arts and what we can do for you.
Our Liquitex BASICS line is perfect for students and artists on a budget. They are intermixable with all Liquitex Professional acrylic colors and are ideal for learning color theory and mixing.
Hampton Photo Arts offers Amsterdam acrylics in twenty-four colors. Amsterdam has good variation in opacity and transparency, is free from heavy metals and is made from 100% recycled plastic. The bottles have narrow necks for easy dispensing and the cap can be unscrewed leaving a large enough opening for large brushes and palette knives.
Grumbacher acrylic paints are the most versatile and affordable Hampton Photo Arts has to offer. Thinned with water, this paint can be applied in translucent layers to achieve a watercolor look. Straight from the tube, or thickened with a medium, this paint can attain the same look as oil. Ideal for professional artists and student alike.
Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.
Photography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.
When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.
Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art. Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes. Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.
Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough. Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added. Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture. Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.
Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper. Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper. Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable. Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets. The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.