Posts Tagged ‘Keven Seaver Photography’

Two Venues for Open Studios May 2012

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

This year I have moved my Open Studio from my home to two new gallery locations:   Studio 333 and ARTrageous Gallery.  I hope to see my collectors, friends, colleagues, and others over the two weekends.  As always, the Friday night of each weekend is party night with food, drink and music plus lots of artists.  Just check the info below for the correct location.  See art; talk art; buy art!

Manual Focus? Check.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Choosing Manual Focus on Your Camera

Your autofocus on your camera is not working for your shot.  What do you do?  No problem.  Most cameras, except the most basic, have a manual override feature you can choose.  Read your manual (or go to the manufacturer online) to find out how to do it.

Try your manual focus if:

  • You’re shooting through a window or there is an obstacle in the way.
  • You want fine details in a close up shot.
  • Your autofocus is confused by design elements e.g. complex architecture.
  • Your subject is high contrast or sharply contrasting.
  • There is no contrast e.g. white on white. My Canon DSLR stumbles on this regularly.
  • You have a prominent subject e.g. person in the foreground, and your camera focuses on the background.
  • You are shooting at night.


If your camera has a manual focus option, experiment with it.  And let me know about it.

Streets of Hope Exhibit at MarinMOCA

Friday, September 9th, 2011

My Streets of Hope : Soweto and Alexandra Townships exhibit continues to provoke and entice visitors at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato (Hamilton), CA.  The exhibit continues until Sept. 25, 2011.  Museum hours are 11-4, Wed. through Sunday.

Streets of Hope by Keven A. Seaver

Edgy and vibrant, Streets of Hope welcomes you to the current life of two South African townships.

Photography profits  from this exhibit (and from my website) benefit Friends of Alexandra, a non-profit working with kids, many of who I met and photographed. Buy a book and/or photo and help a child!  At the end of this show, I’d like to move Streets of Hope to another venue.  If you have contacts for that, let me know.

If you’d like to read more about my South Africa trip, visit our Winos to Rhinos blog

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Streets of Hope: South African Townships

Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Streets of Hope by Keven Seaver
Streets of Hope is a glimpse into the townships of Alexandra and Soweto in South Africa.

My new photography exhibit will surprise many of my long time collectors, and possibly open my work to others.   Streets of Hope: Soweto and Alexandra Townships opens August 20, 2011 at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, CA.  Venturing into the genre of street photography provided me with some exciting new images,  lingering insights, an exhibit and a book.  These photos were shot on October 6, 2010 while touring the townships with the extraordinary Robin Binckes, Spear of the Nation Tours. What began as a strong interest in the SA struggle history and apartheid, turned into a true passion.

All profits from sales of the book and photos will go the Friends of Alexandra (



If you’d like to read more about my South Africa trip, visit our Winos to Rhinos blog


Want to keep up with Seaver Photography thoughts and events?  Like me on Facebook

ZED A: An Abecedarium of Southern Africa

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

ZED A is a photography book, an intelligent adult book, a clever child’s book, an animal book, a book of southern Africa history, an amazing ABC book!

ZED A:  An Abecedarium of Southern Africa is the first book to emerge from our trip to southern Africa in Fall 2010.  If you haven’t yet, check out the blog ( that we continue to post to.  There you’ll find more intimate details of our Africa adventure as well as a wealth of history of the people.  This book was created, written and edited by Julie Cason with photography by me and and the four other Winos to Rhinos.  As a photographer I focused my camera on everything!  My passions on this trip were the people and the struggle history.  But it was difficult not to drift to my love of abstraction.  I hope you enjoy this!  This is the second edition of Julie’s book.

My Underbelly Revealed! Think ‘soft’ side.

Saturday, June 12th, 2010
Seaver Photo at MarinMOCA Opening June 19

500 Palm Dr. at Novato Arts Center in Hamilton, Novato CA 94949  415-506-0137

Private Eyes:  Artists’ Visions, a national juried exhibition, opens with a big reception on June 19, 2010 from 5 – 7 pm. at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.  I have one of my new grids based on tulips, RENEWAL, juried into the show by well-known gallerist/art consultant, Andrea Schwartz of San Francisco.  I met Andrea about 25 years ago at the shop of my framer.  Unfortunately I never kept up the connection and I’ve wanted to get my art in front of her ever since.  I’m a bit shy about marketing my own work.  It’s probably my Achilles heel, actually.  So here we all are now, two decades later.  Older.  Wiser perhaps. Or not.

You Want Art? We Got Art! We’ve Got It All!

Friday, May 7th, 2010
Keven Seaver Photography

Photography and Glass for Gifts or Home

Keven Seaver Photography

All Hanging Art on Sale!

This Saturday and Sunday May 8-9 will be the final two days for the Seaver Photography + KMW Glass Art Open Studio.  And we want you!  I have my largest sale on – OFF THE WALL SALE – ever!  If you buy a framed piece, you’ll take home the second framed piece at a whopping 40% discount.  And if you visit my facebook fan page – Keven Seaver Photography – you might get a little better deal.  You never know.  this is the one time a year that you can see the biggest body of my art in one location.  Same for Kathleen’s glass.  We love Open Studios!  We had about a hundred the first weekend;  expect another hundred or so this weekend.  But it’s almost the end.  Glass and photography – very exciting and dynamic together!!  We’re open from 11 – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday at the home studio of Keven Seaver Photography.  Address is:  68 Sotelo Way Novato CA 94945.