Ken Bovat, Certified, Master Photographer, Craftsman, is the owner and sole photographer of Photo-Art by Ken Bovat in Claverack, New York.
He began his business in 1976, photographing mostly weddings and environmental portraits, working out of his home.
As his business grew, he relocated to an old railroad depot, which he converted into his current studio. His photography consists of weddings, portraits – specializing in High School Seniors, copy and restoration and a small amount of commercial photography.
Ken received his Master of Photography Degree from the Professional Photographers of America in 1988 and his Photographic Craftsman Degree in 1992. He was awarded Life Membership in 2014. In 1998, the professional Photographers’ Society of New York State awarded Ken the PPA National Award. Ken went on to serve a President of that organization in 2003-2004.
Ken is the recipient of numerous photographic awards on the local, state and international levels. He has lectured and presented photographic classes to many groups, both professional and amateur.
Photography is my passion, as well as my profession. I use the power of light, color and composition to create an image that reflects a specific mood and meaning. I love creating new and different images that I hope will be enjoyed for generations.
Would you like to understand how color can make or break your images? Then this program is for you!
For any professional photographer, recognizing the conscious and subconscious influences of color is crucial to bridging the gap between what you are trying to communicate and what is actually perceived by the viewer.
We try to get you to think about color in ways you have never thought before.
We then connect it to people portraits and how certain colors can change a persons look. What color should you be photographed in and why.
Ken’s program will cover:
• Seeing color differently
• Recognizing the subconscious influences of certain colors
• How colors work together
• The nine types of color compositions
• Understanding skin color undertones