Shana Davis

I grew up loving art, dance, music, piano, writing, movies and photography. Basically anything “right brained”. The world around me inspires me- color, texture, forms and of course the connection between people; but the first thing I notice before anything else is the light. LIGHT is what creates all forms and color. Color is dependent on light and using light in photography is what makes an image SPECIAL. Just look at any painting by Monet or Vermeer, my favorite artists. The light becomes the subject if you really look at what is in front of you. When I was a freshman in college the one thing that our art professors told us was “if you can actually SEE the LIGHT by the time you graduate you have reached your goal; to REALLY SEE what is in front of you”. An artist has to train their eye to see things differently and create something through their own vision. Its through this process that I become a part of something more than just my world but yours too. One of my childhood inspirations was my grandmother. She loved to take pictures. She wasn’t a professional, just used it as a hobby. All my life she had a camera at any visit or event. Before she would let us leave she would make us stand for a picture and would say “This is just to remember the day.” Those words have shaped me as a person, my business and my life. Every day is a gift. We are ALL blessed to have special people in our lives and a day that we will always want to remember. I am a Certified Professional Photographer CPP, Master Photographer MPPA, Artist, and Graphic Designer that has been in the arts for over 25 years. I graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma with a BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, Graphic Design and Photography. After graduating, I moved to Tulsa and became a graphic designer and photographer. I later moved into an Art Director position and after 9 years created my own business. I have been awarded top honors at local and international competition and a member of Professional Photographers of Oklahoma (PPOK) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Continuing education and staying on top of the newest and best photographic technology is very important to me. This is an ever changing industry and I strongly believe in being involved in local, state and national guilds. It is through these I improve my techniques and skills as a photographer and business owner and have made some of the closest and dearest friendships of my life. I have studied under some of the best photographers in the nation and attend numerous conventions, seminars, workshops, and schools throughout the year.

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