WHAT AM I UP TO?
This website is about the following:
- How I am balancing life and creativity;
- Chronicling my personal thematic photograph projects;
- What is my inspiration; and
- Product reviews of equipment
WHO AM I?
Elizabeth Toller is a fine-art photographer whose art is designed to tell a personal story of who we are, who we have been and where we are going. Elizabeth’s goal is for everyone to be able to see their own story in her artwork.
Elizabeth has a strong background in the creative arts. Elizabeth’s first foray into the creative and performing arts was in ballet and tap; however, in high school and college, she developed and pursued an interest in photography. After college she worked in the legal field but maintained a creative balance by taking photography workshops in California and Europe. She was influenced by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Walker Evans, and Dorthea Lange. Watching her siblings and friends start families inspired her to focus on portrait photography, finally taking a break from the corporate life to open her own portrait studio.
After 11 years as a portrait photographer, Elizabeth felt a need to return to her roots and seek new challenges; as a result, she returned to the fine art photography she had pursued during her college years. Elizabeth prefers to work in black and white photography, printed on linen or traditional watercolors. To help tell her ‘story’, she tries to find different perspectives.
Now I am striving for a balanced life between work and creativity.
MY JOURNEY SO FAR
Elizabeth Toller Art – March, 2011 to Present – Photography/Owner
Photography, Marketing, & Promotion for a Fine Art Business
California Center for Digital Art – November, 2017 to May, 2019 – Projects Manager
Coordination of artist for the Gallery Room; Coordinator of the Santa Ana Photo Contest; and Community Relations
Aunt Betsy’s Photography – March 2001 to March 2011 – Photography/Owner
Photography, Marketing, & Promotion for a Children and Family Portrait Studio
Business & Arts Degree – January, 2019 – Professional Photographers of California
Digital Marketing Certificate – June, 2018 – American Marketing Association/Lynda.com
West Coast School – July, 2018 – Carl Caylor’s Concept to Completion Workshop
West Coast School – June, 2017 – Thom Rouse’s Digital Art Workshop
Ann Monteith’s Guerrilla Marketing Workshop – October, 2005
West Coast School – June, 2005 – Jack Davis’ Photoshop Workshop
Santa Fe Workshops – 2004 – Tony Corbell’s – Power of Light
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – December, 1989 – B.S. Marketing Management