Saturday, January 31, 2009

Yosemite: Silver or Pixels

http://www.anseladams.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2261


March 11-15, 2009 (Yosemite National Park)
The primary objective of this workshop is to help students find their own way of seeing and creating their own original photographs. The workshop will be taking place in March, when the chances for late winter storms and early spring conditions are abound. The workshop will consist of field trips to strategic locations around the valley, as well as sessions that will include lectures and demonstrations on specific subjects relating to landscape photography.

DETAILS
Instructor: Mark Citret
Dates: March 11-15, 2009
Location: Yosemite National Park
Focus: Darkroom/Field
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Class Limit: 12
Tuition: $900.00
Workshop cancellation and refund policy
As with all of Mark Citret�s classes, the primary objective of this workshop is to help students find their own way of seeing and creating their own original photographs. Doing this in the setting of Yosemite Valley, one of the most photographed locations in the world over the past 100 years, is both challenging and appropriate.
The workshop will be taking place in March, when the chances for late winter storms and early spring conditions are abound. The workshop will consist of field trips to strategic locations around the valley, as well as sessions that will include lectures and demonstrations on specific subjects relating to landscape photography. One day of the workshop will be devoted to one-on-one sessions with the instructor. In this session, each student is free to choose the agenda -- it may be a private print critique, advising on photographic career options, a tutorial with their equipment, etc.
In the evenings students will have time to work on what was shot during each day. For those shooting film, the darkroom will be open for film processing, so that negatives will be available for class presentation and discussion. For those shooting digital, each evening will be a time to download work onto their laptops and edit work for subsequent workshop presentation and critique.
The workshop is open to photographers of intermediate to advanced levels, working with any format, in either black and white or color; film or digital. Field and shooting techniques covered will encompass both film and digital photography.
MARK CITRET was born in 1949 in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in San Francisco. His serious involvement with photography began in 1968, and he received both his BA (1973) and MA (1979) from San Francisco State University.
He has worked on several extended photographic projects over the years. From 1973 to 1975 he lived in Halcott Center, New York, a farming valley in the Catskill Mountains . In the mid 80s he began a project with the working title of ��Unnatural Wonders,�� which is his personal survey of architecture in the national parks. Most recently, he spent four years photographing ��Coastside Plant,�� a massive construction site in San Francisco. Since 1986, when he moved to his current location, he has been photographing the ever-changing play of ocean and sky from the cliff behind his house.
He has taught photography at the University of California \, Berkeley Extension, since 1982, and the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension, since 1988. His work is in many museum, corporate, and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, the University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography, Bank of America, Pacific Bell, and Hewlett Packard.
Please email or call us at 888-361-7622 for more information

Friday, January 30, 2009

Crafting the Fine Black and White Photograph

http://www.anseladams.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2264


April 20-24, 2009 (Yosemite National Park)
Crafting the Fine Black and White Photograph is a workshop devoted to teaching the photographic process as an integrated whole, from the beginnings of picking up the camera to matting the finished print. Through a combination of classroom discussions, darkroom demonstrations, print critiques and field work, instructor Alan Ross will cover topics such as the Zone System, printing techniques, and camera use to help you refine your black and white photographic process.
DETAILS
Instructor: Alan Ross
Dates: April 20-24, 2009
Location: Yosemite National Park
Focus: Darkroom/Field
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Limit: 12
Tuition: $1,000.00 (Material Fee Included)
Rooms have been set aside for workshop participants at Yosemite Lodge in Yosemite Valley. A form will be emailed to you upon registration that will allow you to reserve one of these rooms.
Workshop cancellation and refund policy
This program will be devoted to the photographic process as an integrated whole, carrying the process through from picking up the camera to matted presentation print. We have a lot of ground to cover during our week together, and our time will be divided between a group critique session (DO bring prints!), discussions of film, exposure, and processing, the Zone System, a demonstration of printing techniques, field work, and some discussion and demonstration of Selective Masking. Practical, technical and philosophical discussion of photographic topics will be ongoing throughout the week, part of everything we do together.
Alan Ross practices Ansel Adams' philosophy and printing techniques perhaps better than any other photographer known.
What We Will Be Doing:Our program will be devoted to the photographic process as an integrated whole, carrying the process through from picking up the camera to matted presentation print. We have a lot of ground to cover during our week together, and our time will be divided between a group critique session (DO bring prints!), discussions of film, exposure, and processing, the Zone System, a demonstration of printing techniques, field work, and some discussion and demonstration of Selective Masking. Practical, technical and philosophical discussion of photographic topics will be ongoing throughout the week, part of everything we do together.
Pacing Yourself:Workshops are exciting. We're all jazzed about the experience, and it's a natural feeling to want to cram as much as possible into the limited time we have together. The darkroom will be open in the evenings, and this can be an excellent time for some film processing and proof-printing. I plan to schedule some daytime darkroom time during the week as well, so don't feel that you've gotta cram it all into the evenings!
What to Bring:Bring the camera system you most want to use and which you feel is most appropriate for your work -- even if you feel clumsy with it. I'm here to help, that's the whole point. If you work with more than one camera format, I encourage you to concentrate on just one for this workshop since too many choices can make one a bit dizzy! If you're not sure about which camera to bring, give me a call. If you work with a view-camera or removable back medium-format, I strongly suggest bringing a Polaroid film holder and the BW Polaroid film of your choice.
Bring your problems. The emphasis in this workshop will be on concept and problem solving, so be thinking about what gives you fits. What do you feel is holding you back from advancing that next rung or two? If you have a troublesome negative you just can't seem to get a good print from, bring it. If you have any other photographic problems, large small or in between, bring them too.
Bring a portfolio of your work that represents how you feel about your photography. Don't worry if it's not polished - we'll use it as a learning tool. Also, finishing and presentation will be discussed in the workshop program.
ALAN ROSS is a well-known photographer, master printer and educator. He was Ansel Adams' Photographic Assistant in Carmel for five years and was integrally involved in Adams' books, teaching in Yosemite, and production of fine prints. He has been the exclusive printer of Ansel Adams' Special Edition negatives for over twenty-five years, and continues to make reproduction prints of Adams' other images for the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.
Alan operated a commercial photography studio in San Francisco for twelve years with projects ranging from worldwide campaigns for the Bank of America to landscape murals for the National Park Service. He relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1993 to devote more of his energies to his personal work, teaching, and working for select clients.
Please email or call us at 888-361-7622 for more information

Speechless

I am sure many of you have seen this but I had to marvel.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Spring Yosemite Digital Camera Workshop

http://www.anseladams.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2266


April 29 - May 3, 2009 (Yosemite National Park)
In the Spring Yosemite Digital Camera Workshop participants will work to master the technical aspects of their digital cameras while improving their composition, understanding of light and much more.

DETAILS
Instructor: Michael Frye
Dates: April 29 - May 3, 2009
Location: Yosemite National Park
Focus: Field
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Class Limit: 12
Tuition: $900.00
Rooms have been set aside for workshop participants at Yosemite Lodge in Yosemite Valley. A form will be emailed to you upon registration that will allow you to reserve one of these rooms.
Workshop cancellation and refund policy
Landscape photography has entered the digital age. There are many advantages to using digital cameras, but the fundamentals remain the same. No camera can turn a good composition into a bad one! This workshop will help you master the technical aspects of your digital camera, such as exposure and depth of field, then go beyond this to improve your compositions, your understanding of light, and your creativity. We'll photograph the waterfalls, blooming dogwoods, and granite monoliths of Yosemite Valley, then take those images into our digital lab to edit, process and print them with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. We'll cover topics such as:
Exposure
Reading histograms
Depth of field
White balance
Choosing Raw or JPEG
Composition
Light
Capturing a mood
Editing, cataloging, processing, and printing images with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Further processing in Photoshop CS4
This class is designed for photographers of all levels, but participants should have some photography experience and be familiar with the operation of their camera. A digital SLR is recommended, but an advanced compact camera (with complete manual operation and Raw mode) is okay. Some prior experience with Lightroom or Photoshop is recommended but not essential.
MICHAEL FRYE is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and is the author and photographer of The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite and Yosemite Meditations. He was also featured in the book Landscape: The World's Top Photographers. His photographs have been published in over thirty countries around the world; magazine credits include National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, American Photo, Sunset, and Texas Highways. Michael lives with his wife Claudia and son Kevin in Mariposa, California, just outside Yosemite National Park. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite since 1983.
Please email or call us at 888-361-7622 for more information

Peek behind the Diva's lens

The Boudoir Diva's posted a promotional video that take you behind the scenes of their studio. take a look at the fabulous layout and studio they have.


The Studio Tour from Boudoir Divas on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Summer Vistas and Fawns

Learn the art and science of Nature and Landscape Photography with professional photographer, Joseph Rossbach.
Joseph’s photography workshops are designed for the digital nature photographer, beginner or advanced, interested in finding and expanding their creative vision while learning how to use the digital technology in their camera to best express that vision to the rest of the world. In addition to being a widely-published, professional outdoor photographer, lecturer and writer, Joseph is an experienced teacher and instructor, both in the classroom and out in the field.
Our workshops are designed to put the participant in beautiful locations at the best time of year. I have extensive experience shooting in all locations and can get you to the right place in the best light. We limit the number of students to 8-10 persons per workshop. This allows me ample time to address each person individual needs in the field. I will help you with exposure, filter techniques, compositions, concept and design and proven techniques to improve your nature and landscape photography skills.
Visit our Client Testimonials Page to see what others have to say about our Workshops and Tours

Please visit our workshops page at http://josephrossbach.com/?goto=phototoursworkshops to sign to register.

Summer Vistas and Fawns,
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
June 19 - 21, 2009
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Boudor Divas - DWF presentation

Hey folks I shared some video the other day that Joe McNally put up from Dobbs Ferry, today I want to share a real short clip that the Divas put up. This little out take is from their DWF presentation. I've also given you a link to the full article they posted on their blog.

http://www.theboudoirdivas.com/blog/?p=894



Divas Speaking from Boudoir Divas on Vimeo.

Tri-Coast Workshop

http://evolutionfotos.com/workshop/main.html


TriCoast photography offers a great sereis of workshops. This HANDS-ON Workshop for Basic Wireless eTTL and iTTL Flash, Video Light, Workflow, Post Processing and other goodies. Check out their beautiful site for details.

July 25-27th they will be holding a workshop in Sacramento, CA

What the Duck

Ahhh...isn't the immediacy of new technology GREAT!

JVS Workshops: Learn to OVERpower Daylight

http://offcameraflash.com/?p=58

2 Day Workshop shooter Alex Maldonado shows off his vertical leap during our fall 2008 Workshop.

Overpowering daylight is just one of the many lighting diagrams that we’ll be teaching at our 2 Day Lighting & Portait Workshop. Please join us February 24-26th at our Dallas studio, you’ll leave with a new appreciation for artificial light!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Winter Light

http://www.anseladams.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2260

February 11-15, 2009 (Yosemite National Park) While each season offers its own special qualities, veteran Yosemite photographers like instructor Keith S. Walklet know that winter conditions add even more beauty to an already spectacular landscape. Using a combination of field and classroom time, Keith Walklet will cover topics including composition, lighting, exposure and more while leading the workshop group through Yosemite Valley to capture the winter landscape.

DETAILS
Instructor: Keith Walklet
Dates: February 11-15, 2009
Location: Yosemite National Park
Focus: Field
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Limit: 12
Tuition: $900.00
Workshop cancellation and refund policy
Contrasted with the cool hues of frost and snow, the fiery light of February is unforgettable. Veteran Yosemite photographers like instructor Keith S. Walklet know that winter conditions add even more beauty to an already spectacular landscape. This workshop was scheduled specifically to take advantage of these conditions and the potential to capture one of the park's most elusive images; Horsetail Fall backlit by the setting sun.
With the ultimate “outdoor studio” of Yosemite Valley for inspiration, the instructor shares his technique for working with the light and the landscape. Blending forethought with quiet contemplation, Keith works with students to identify potential images, distill the composition to its essential elements and move beyond “iconic” documentation into the realm of personal expression.
This five-day workshop is beneficial to photographers of a beginning to advanced intermediate level, developing a solid foundation for beginners and a visual voice for the advanced intermediate artists.
KEITH S. WALKLET is a native of the East Coast and graduate of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. He traded a daily commute (from Connecticut to New York City) and most of his belongings, for a camera and motorcycle, with which he explored the continental U.S. and Alaska. Arriving in Yosemite National Park in 1984 “for one winter”, he set about documenting its grand scenes and subtle beauty first with 35mm, then 6x7 cm, and most recently, a 4x5 field camera.
The “one winter” became fourteen years. Living and working in the park provided an opportunity to thoroughly explore the Yosemite region with his camera. Over time he has demonstrated an uncanny ability to anticipate and capture the spectacular atmospheric phenomena definitive of the alpine landscape.
In addition to his Sierra Nevada and Yosemite work, Keith has traveled extensively to photograph the western United States. His fine prints are created using a revolutionary printing process that combines traditional photographic processes with computer technology.
Keith and his wife currently reside in Boise, Idaho, where he now focuses full-time on fine photography and written interpretation of the natural world under the auspices of QuietWorks Photography.
Please email or call them at 888-361-7622 for more information

The San Diego Wedding Photographer

Among the many blogs I watch is The San Diego Wedding Photographer. And to be honest I don't follow them for their wedding photos, which are awesome. Instead I follow them for their trips! These folks are off the chain lucky when it comes to globe hopping. Now they are willing to share their knowledge of Thailand and Cambodia this coming winter and fall. They have proposed a 16 day photo tour of those countries with them at the helm as your guides.

Check it out. I'll get more details to you folks as they provided them but at the moment they are thinking in late November with a group between 10-15. They are currently estimating the trip to cost about $3000 to $3500.

Frozen Cathedral


One of my favorite places to photograph is Cathedral Falls, just outside of Gaulley Bridge WV. This waterfall brings back so many memories for me as a child. The other day the kids and I went up to the fall to capture some amazing one of a kind images. The fall was frozen and to me this means I can get pictures of structures that will be gone and lost to us in just a few days. Here are a couple images from the gallery. If you would like to see the rest including the fall in a more liquid state check out UKV Photos - Waterfall gallery. The direct link is: http://www.ukvphotos.com/gallery/3126643_ygNe5/1/461886138_zcTNK

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Flash Favor - Best of Sol Tamargo 2008

http://delsolphotography.com/blog/content/galleries/?gal=25

I have always loved Sol and Matt's photos and the other day on the Flash Favor blog the slide show I have linked above was taken. It is when I look at images like this that I realize that though I have come a long way I have a long way still to go. Sol the images are stunning as always, and thanks for sharing.

Dobbs Ferry Workshops

This past week internationally acclaimed photographer Joe McNally held his Dobbs Ferry workshops up in New York. This video was pasted over on YouTube and shows a little of the magic behind the images.



In addition to this Joe has been blogging all week about the event. Take a look at his posts:

very ALTF '09

http://www.veryaltf.com/

From altf workshop pages:

With the raging success of the veryaltF summer tour we have decided to continue on with the workshops and even extending the experience. Announcing the second installment of the veryaltf workshop: Very AltF Too. This time around the workshop will be two full days of mayhem and mischief.

Art first.... Money later...

"Art First"
Day one is all about the art. Fundamental lighting and camera techniques, advanced art inspired imagery, posing, and implementing conceptual ideas into your photography. The day will also consist of three (3!) photo shoots - a morning demonstration shoot, an afternoon portfolio building session with plenty of models for everyone, and last (but never, ever least) a night shoot focusing on painting with light along with our signature single-flash-multiple-frame technique.

"Money Later"
Day two. All about the money and business of producing and selling your photography. The day starts with the explanation and demonstration of our "one day workflow" which includes our Photoshop techniques and album design using a little Adobe InDesign action. The second half of the day will be spent discussing our marketing strategy, sales and consultation methods for "in town" and "out of town" clients and how we compete without competing.
Breakfast and lunch is on us and we can suggest some cool and not so cool places to stay in Vegas. It will be a quick trip from the airport and you will be right around the corner from WPPI.
Two Full days of Altf - we'll see ya there!


When:
February 15 - 16, 2009 - LAS VEGAS! (just before wppi)

F.A.Q.'s

Q: What's the cost?
A: Tuition is $1200 per person. Part of a studio? Each person that signs up from your studio will receive a discounted rate of $950 per person for as long as spots are available. Email us directly if you want to take this route - info@altf.com

Q: Will there be models to shoot?
A: Yep.

Q: Who are you?
A: John Michael Cooper, a 22 year photography veteran - shooting things his own damn way. From high volume Vegas style weddings to extravagent events across the country, John first arrived into international attention because of his unconventional approach in conjunction with a "dress unfriendly" concept of art that inspired the curren the Dress craze that is consuming brides and changing their views of photography as they know it.

Dalisa Cooper, with her many years of experience in the publishing and marketing end of the wedding industry, is the business end of altF. Dalisa is also known as the "artist tamer" - keeping JMC focused and somewhat in line to assure success. John and Dalisa Cooper are also co-founders of the highly coveted Antiworkshop.

Q: Should I ask my mommy for permission?
A: No, absolutely not. Face it, your mom doesn't like us because of our reputation for mayhem. If she knew you wanted to be a bad ass wedding photographer, you would be grounded.

Q: Will there be any Dress Trashing?
A: Dress unfriendly, unconventional posing, and non-traditional environments are just a natural extension of most of our sessions.

Q: Tell us more about the Locations of the workshops. Downtown Vegas, baby. Among the plethora of hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, we know of a few places nearby that you can rest your sweet head at. Once you are signed up, you will receive an information packet about hotels, food, what to bring, where to be... all the good stuff.

Still have questions? Email us:mailto:info@altf.com

Saturday, January 24, 2009

David Ziser's Digital Master Class

Ok folks here is a good workshop and if you are in West Virginia it is a close one. David Ziser has some amazing work and is a great blogger to boot. This workshop would be worth every penny but you need to get registered quick...I am sure it will fill quickly.



David's workshops always receive “rave reviews.” You will eat, sleep, and breath Digital Photography for 4½ days - over 40 hours at David’s workshop for only $895. Here is the low down:

  • World class photography including over 40 On/Off camera flash techniques, sensible lighting & posing, dramatic composition.
  • Profit & Sales building software “Power Tools”. David will show how to get the most out of what he calls his software "Magic Bullets."
  • Lightroom 2.0 - What's Hot! * Photoshop for the Wedding/Portrait photographer.
  • Over 50 solutions oriented marketing techniques that will add substantially to your bottom line.
  • Easy color management; fine art printing; archival, museum quality digital output.
This educational experience is the most exciting and complete digital workshop being offered anywhere.

Here is how we are shaking it up for the Fall session.

Monday: NEW! Class discussion of over 40 On/Off-camera flash techniques, Dramatic Composition, and Lighting - the finer points. (Welcome Party in the evening)

Tuesday: NEW! On location shoots all day. Part of the day we will break into 4 smaller groups for shooting on your own with models. -Wednesday: NEW! Review and critique of all the images. In the afternoon, we get started on Lightroom 2.0 - what's new - and workflow (processing the 3000 image shoot.) NEW! Sunset/Night shoot - weather permitting.

Thursday: NEW! Discussion of "Magic Bullet" software that will change your digital lives. I'll also cover about 50 ways to add to your bottom line. (Gourmet Dinner at the Ziser's in the evening)

Friday: We wrap up at 12 P.M.- don't try to sneak out early, were are pretty darn busy till quittin' time.

We have a few more ideas in the works - I'll keep you posted.

Added Bonus:
  • Full breakfast included for all attendees staying at the hotel.
  • Welcome party at David’s studio Monday night.
  • And dinner Thursday night at David's home.

In order to maximize the learning experience for all attendees, only the first 20 reservations will be accepted!

Call today for your reservations 859.341.5900
Your investment is only $895.00 - Your results are unlimited !
VISA, MC, AMEX accepted

http://www.davidziser.com/index.asp

Friday, January 23, 2009

What the Duck

Firmware v1.1.1 for Canon EOS 40D posted

I'm not a gear guy...well really I am just so many others do it better than I do. However I use a 40D and this message from Rob Galbrith hit home to me. Here are the release notes:


The following fixes and improvements have been incorporated.

  1. Fixes a malfunction that in rare occurrence causes a low battery indication to be displayed when using the EF 85mm F1.2L II USM lens. Depending on the battery check timing of the camera, the battery level displayed on the camera's LCD data panel may shows Battery will be exhausted soon or Battery must be recharged, even though the battery capacity is sufficient. This phenomenon may occur only when using the EF 85mm F1.2L II USM lens in combination with the EOS 40D and does not occur with other cameras and lenses.

  2. Fixes a malfunction that in rare occurrence causes an Err 06 Self Cleaning Sensor malfunction to appear on the camera's LCD monitor and LCD data panel, even when the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit is operating normally. This message may appear depending on the timing of when the camera is switch to the ON position.

  3. Fixes a malfunction that prevents correct colors from being printed when direct printing. RAW images captured using the camera's custom Picture Styles (Emerald, etc.), which have been downloaded from Canon's Web site and registered under User Def. 2 or User Def. 3. The raw image data captured under the above conditions does not have any problems. This phenomenon only occurs during direct printing.

  4. Modifies the level of subject brightness that causes the AF-assist beam to fire when using an external Speedlite. The AF-assist beam of the external Speedlite fires even when the brightness of external light does not require it.

  5. Enables an external flash connected to the camera's synchro terminal to fire even when the camera's built-in flash is popped up.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Where the Shutter Clicks - Febuary Up Date

Hey folks...time for the update and reminders for February Workshops. February is jam packed with all kinds of exciting opportunities for you to learn and expand your photographic knowledge. Remember if you have a workshop you want to share or you know of someone who does let me know so I can get it posted and on the calendars.

Feb 1-7 .......2009 Winter Wonderland III: Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons
Feb 1-7 .......Intermediate Digital Photography
Feb 6-8.......Freedom and Slumber with David Jay
Feb 7...........I've Seen the Light
Feb 8-14.....Advanced Digital Photography
Feb 8-14.....Turning Professional
Feb 10.........Party of 5 with [b]ecker
Feb 12-19...WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) Convention
Feb 12-13...Boudoir Diva's Workshop
Feb 15-21...Multimedia Emersion
Feb 15-21...Photoshop and the Art of Color
Feb 15-25...Rio-Brazil Carnival Workshop
Feb 15-21...Santa Fe Workshop - A Natural Eye
Feb 15-21...Santa Fe Workshop - Light, Gesture, Color, and Perception
Feb 15-21...Santa Fe Workshop - Lighting Portraits on Location
Feb 15-21...Santa Fe Workshop - Your Future in Stock Photography
Feb 15-21...Websites for Photographers
Feb 16-21...Winter Break - Family Story Telling
Feb 16-20..Wildlife Photographer's Base Camp - Florida with Moose Peterson
Feb 18-22..Death Valley National Park - Metor Series Photo Trek
Feb 20........Shooting Day - Portriat Lighting on Location with Bert Stephani
Feb 21-22..4th Annual Professional Wedding Planners Conference
Feb 22-28..Santa Fe Workshop -Location Photography and Lighting
Feb 22-28..Santa Fe Workshop -The Extended Portrait
Feb 22-28..Santa Fe Workshop -Digital Photography: The First Step
Feb 22-28..The New Large Format
Feb 23........Maximum Photoshop
Feb 27........Maximum Photoshop
Feb 28........BetterPhoto Summit San Diego

WHEW!....I think I got them all. Well at least all that I am aware of. Just in case though go check out the calendar. I try to keep it as up to date as I can. Also remember that Point...Click...Shoot and UKV Photos is not associated with any of these workshops in any manner, therefore our information and listing is what we found on the web. For complete details check out the calendar listing and then go the workshops webpage.

Better hurry though if any of these workshops are of interest to you, space in many of them were limited and as time draws closer they will fill up. In fact just the other day I learned of a great workshop and placed it on the calendar however it is already full.

Have a great time and keep the shutters clicking!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

the WORKSHOP - with Jasmine Star

OK folks here is the latest workshop I have to add..unfortunately it is already full. That's right according to David Jay's blog post Jasmine was worried that no one would book her first workshop and it filled on the first day. This is why I am always tell you folks to look at the calendar and plan ahead. The good workshops fill up fast. Just in case you want to lament over this missed opportunity...I did.


http://jasminestarworkshop.com/#/registration/

What is it?
The Workshop, a one-day workshop with Jasmine Star


Who is it?
Jasmine Star


When is it?
The Workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 from 9am-7pm, followed by a delicious dinner and a free for all question+answer time.


Where is it?
The Club at Woodbury


How many?
The goal of The Workshop is to provide personal attention to attendees, as well as create an environment to foster rich relationships amongst attendees, so the it'll be limited to 15-20 spaces.

How do I register?
Please complete and submit a http://jasminestarworkshop.com/#/registration/. You'll receive a personal response within 24 hours confirming your space, during which time payment will be received.

Do I need to bring my gear?
Yes. Please bring whatever gear makes you feel fabulous as well as a laptop. If you don't have gear that makes you feel fabulous, it's all good. . . I'll make you're rocking it out one way or another.


What should I wear?
Anything that makes you feel fabulous! Please keep in mind we'll be shooting, so dressing comfortably is recommended. Feel free to bring a light sweater as I prefer to crank the AC...and the OC can dip in the low 60s at night...brrrrrrr!

Acadia National Park Workshop

Learn the art and science of Nature and Landscape Photography with professional photographer, Joseph Rossbach.
Joseph’s photography workshops are designed for the digital nature photographer, beginner or advanced, interested in finding and expanding their creative vision while learning how to use the digital technology in their camera to best express that vision to the rest of the world. In addition to being a widely-published, professional outdoor photographer, lecturer and writer, Joseph is an experienced teacher and instructor, both in the classroom and out in the field.
Our workshops are designed to put the participant in beautiful locations at the best time of year. I have extensive experience shooting in all locations and can get you to the right place in the best light. We limit the number of students to 8-10 persons per workshop. This allows me ample time to address each person individual needs in the field. I will help you with exposure, filter techniques, compositions, concept and design and proven techniques to improve your nature and landscape photography skills.
Visit our Client Testimonials Page to see what others have to say about our Workshops and Tours

Please visit our workshops page at http://josephrossbach.com/?goto=phototoursworkshops to sign to register.

Acadia National Park Workshop
June 4 -8, 2009
Bar Harbor, Maine

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Picture Perfect Caribbean Cruise

October 25th- November 1st, 2009

Picture Perfect Caribbean Cruise 2009

The ONLY Photoshop Seminar At Sea!

Cruising Through Life, Inc. Presents the Picture Perfect Caribbean Photoshop Seminar at Sea!

Learn to Edit and Enhance Your Pictures from some of the Most Well-Respected Instructors in the Industry!


http://www.cruisingthroughlife.com/caribbean2009/

This is THE Seminar You Have Been Waiting For. Explore the Photoshop topics in depth that interest you, interact at seminars that invigorate you, view demonstrations that help you, enjoy cocktail parties where you just let loose and dive into all of those on board activities!

Are you just starting out with Photoshop? You couldn’t start in a better place, or with a more insightful and knowledgeable team to get you started. Mix and match classes to suit your needs – rub shoulders with our celebrities and get a jump-start to your passion!

Already Know the Ropes? You’ll learn advanced techniques to dazzle your audience, whoever they may be. Take the advanced courses and learn from the most well-respected staff in the industry… and have the greatest time of your life the entire time!

Your Cruise Package Includes: Hands-on, daily seminars from our experts, your accommodations and most meals (specialty restaurants extra), two cocktail party “meet-and-greets,” a festival of ship’s amenities, entry into the photo contest (take and then edit your pictures for submission with the help of the instructors), entry to win special prizes onboard, and many more surprises in store!

NAPP MEMBERS - BOOK BY DECEMBER 31st AND GET THE SEMINAR FOR $549.00!

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I'm trying something new on the blog. I have attached the RSS stream from Point Click Shoot to my twitter account using Twitterfeed. I did this to help promote the various workshops I have located. I be trying it for a week if I am not happy or my mates over on twitter scream at me to stop I will discontinue its use.

If I have everything set up correctly twitterfeed will cheek the blog once an hour and make up to five posts based on new blog entries.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Photographic Quote

In 1927 he [ Alfred Eisenstaedt ] sold his first picture, of a tennis player. "This started me to look at the world in a different way. Ever since, sometimes I look with telephoto eyes, sometimes with wide-angle eyes." -Alfred EisenstaedtCollector's edition of Life, the Eisie Issue , page: 16

from Photoquote.com

Making of Louis Vuitton Core Values Ad Campaign: Sean Connery

Among my daily readings I saw this video over on Strobist. I was attracted to it by the title. Making of Louis V.. To be honest that was as far as my scanning eyes made it. I love to see making of videos, gives me ideas on how to shoot. I started the clip. I was intrigued at how many folks were involved with the shoot. Folks at the lights, stylist and so on. The gentleman having the shoot made an appearance and drank some tea. Still it did not click. That was until they sat started shooting. Was that Sean Connery? My eyes flicked up and read the entire clip title. Yes it was Sean Connery.

The clip is a great little peice and I had to share it.

color management/fine-art printing workshops

Two color management/fine-art printing workshops on January 31, 2009 at a new pro rental/fine-art reproduction studio located in Hillsborough, NJ (near Princeton). One runs from 10am-3pm and the other from 4pm-7pm.

For more information or to register, visit http://darlow131.eventbrite.com/.

These are being put on by the folks of The Imaging Buffet.

Ansel Adams quote

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”

~~ Ansel Adams

I ran across this on Rober Bensons blog and I believe he found it on Aaron Ansarov’s blog sit. Regardless it is a powerful statement.

Wedding Photographyt Workshop Bahamas Style

April 21st through April 23rd, 2009

You have the rare opportunity to work side by side with International award winning photographer, Grant Oakes, as he photographs a real wedding in one of the most exotic resorts in the world. He will share over 30 years experience he has garnered, from composition to workflow, art to marketing. Grant has conducted numerous seminars across the country over the years, a WPPI Master Class and a platform speaker at Imaging and Design Expo as well as having been published in such magazines as Sposa, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Destination I Do, Studio Photography and many more.

A real wedding in a tropical paradise is the compelling backdrop for this hands-on workshop. Shoot along side Grant as he documents the nuptials of Shannon Good and Brody Hall. There will also be a serious fashion style shoot and a "trash the dress" session that will blow you away. You'll need a swim suit, snorkel gear and a waterproof housing for your camera for this one. Your portfolio will never be the same.

The workshop will be split between the popular Atlantis Resort located on Paradise Island and Nygard Cay, the jewel of the Caribbean. Nygard Cay is a 6 acre exotic retreat, sort of a cross between a Robinson Crusoe playground and Mayan ruins. This resort has been profiled on Robin Leach’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”. The resort also has hosted guests such as Prince Andrew Duke of York, Sarah Ferguson, Michael Jackson, President George Bush, the Kennedy's, Sean Connery, Lee Iacocca and Robert DeNiro.

To educate and inspire wedding photographers in every aspect of the wedding ritual. You’ll come away with a new perspective on every aspect of the wedding photography business and amazing images that will strengthen your brand.

http://artandinspiration.com/

Thanks to David Ziser of Digital Pro Talk for passing the info along to his readers (where I heard about it.)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Santa Fe Workshops

A Natural Eye: The Winter Landscape
Eddie Soloway
February 15 - February 21, 2009



This workshop is filling quickly. Please call soon to register (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

At the heart of any good photograph is both the passion for the subject and your ability to uniquely capture it. Perhaps you love the outdoors yet find that your images keep looking like pretty postcards. Or perhaps you’ve been distracted by cameras, pixels, and software at the expense of building your vision. If so, join Eddie Soloway for an intense week of looking at the natural world with fresh new eyes.

This workshop strives to develop your natural eye first, and then address the technical skills of photography. You will spend as much time changing your perspective, sharpening your senses, and immersing yourself in nature as you will in developing new photographic skills.

Northern New Mexico is truly magical in winter with snow-capped mountains, high desert canyons showing off their rainbow colors, and light that takes your breath away with its purity and brilliance. The end-of-day light has been a magnet for photographers, painters, and writers for centuries. During the week, outdoor experiences in diverse natural areas take you through key steps towards enriching your photographs of the natural world as you find yourself focused less on objects and things, and more on the magic of moments and the essence of places. You stop chasing the light and learn to enjoy the fine art of wandering. You visit the same place in different light and different weather, getting to know it, and hence seeing it with new eyes. You learn that if you hear more and touch more, you will photograph with more sensitivity. This week weaves together eye-opening outdoor experiences, technical lessons, daily critiques, and Eddie’s one-on-one meetings with each participant.

Instructor(s)


Eddie Soloway’s photographs are the expression of his passion and commitment to the natural world. His eye has developed during a lifetime of exploring the earth's wild places. Former positions in educational workshop design, wilderness program development, and custom fine photographic printing have further honed his expertise. In 1998 Eddie was the first recipient of the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award presented by the Santa Fe Center for Photography. Today he divides his time between making fine-art prints, teaching, speaking on creativity and the photographic life, and furthering photographic publishing projects. His first book, One Thousand Moons, was published in the summer of 2004. An impassioned teacher, Eddie brings experiences in both nature and photography to his workshop. This is his 14th year teaching at The Workshops. His Web site address is www.eddiesoloway.com.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for all photographers interested in creating more powerful images of the natural world. Participants may choose either C-41 print film or digital capture. A portfolio is not required for admission; however, a working knowledge of your camera in manual mode is essential. See the "Camera Usage in Manual Mode" section of General Information.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
Click here for pricing information and suggestions for off-campus housing.

Meals:
Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $975.00

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Santa Fe Workshops

The Editorial Portrait
Kira Pollack
Gillian Laub
March 29 - April 4, 2009




Register Online »

For more information or to register by phone,
call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.


Style and substance are key ingredients in today’s editorial photography marketplace. This workshop is a unique opportunity to explore the ever-changing world of magazine portraiture with a top-ranking photographer/photo editor team.

Both in the studio and on location, photographers are expected to deliver fresh, modern, and exciting portraits while working under pressure. Kira and Gillian talk about these pressures and how best to deal with them. Daily studio or location assignments involve such essential production decisions as selecting subjects, scouting locations, choosing props, and booking hair and make-up. Results are critiqued the next morning.

Gillian demonstrates various lighting techniques and discusses ways to create an ambience on the set to foster rapport resulting in work that goes beyond the obvious. She offers advice on situations that can arise when photographing business and celebrity subjects as well as “real” people and large groups. Kira shares her valuable expertise as an editor and meets with each participant individually to discuss career goals and review portfolios.

Assignments focus on creating memorable photographs for magazine covers, editorial spreads, and portrait essays. Image presentations and discussions cover the business aspects of editorial photography.

Instructor(s)


Kira Pollack is the deputy photo editor of The New York Times Magazine and photo editor of Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine. In recent years, photographs assigned by The New York Times Magazine have won numerous awards from the Pictures of the Year competition, Overseas Press Club, World Press Photo, and the Society of Publication Designers. Kira was associate photo editor at The New Yorker from 1994 to 1998. In addition to her editing work, she teaches workshops and serves as a judge in photographic competitions.



Gillian Laub graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in comparative literature before studying photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. She was selected for World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass in 2003 and was the winner of Nikon’s Storyteller Award in 2005. Gillian’s first monograph, Testimony, was published by Aperture in 2007. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, and Newsweek, among other publications. Her photographs are widely exhibited and are represented by Bonni Benrubi Gallery. Gillian’s Web site address is www.gillianlaub.com.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for photographers who have worked extensively in portraiture and have a solid foundation in artificial lighting. Participants must use digital capture in this workshop. See the "Digital Cameras" section of General Information. A sample of recent artificially lit color portraits is required for submission.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
Click here for pricing information and suggestions for off-campus housing.

Meals:
Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $1,395.00
Model and Materials Fee: $60.00

Tulips at Sherwood Gardens - Joseph Rossbach

April 26 - Tulips at Sherwood Gardens, Baltimore, Maryland / 8am - 2pm
This small garden in the middle of Baltimore City has a wonderful display of hundreds of flowering Tulips in late April. Spend the day shooting theses magnificent gardens with hands on instruction and critiques.

$ 100.00 per person

http://josephrossbach.com/One%20Day%20Workshops.htm

Joseph Rossbach specializes in creating unique images of the American Wilderness with an emphasis on the East Coast from South Carolina to Maine. Joseph has been photographing the natural world for over 12 years and has traveled to the deep canyons of the Southwest to the rugged coasts of New England in search of beautiful and evocative images of the American Wilderness. Joe’s work has been published in magazines, calendars, advertising campaigns, web sites, art galleries and books. A few of Joe’s clients include Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Digital Camera World, Photo Techniques Magazine, The Potomac News and Mountain Connections Magazine.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Santa Fe Workshops

Small Strobes, Big Results
David X. Tejada
March 29 - April 4, 2009



This workshop is filling quickly. Please call soon to register (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Knowing how to use artificial light creatively on location is an essential skill for most photographers, and traveling light and compact is similarly becoming a necessity today. David’s hands-on workshop is designed to address these challenges, as participants discover how to use small speedlights, or small strobes, to produce big results.

We learn to effectively control the light quality, direction, and shape from speedlights by incorporating soft boxes, grids, snoots, reflectors, color gels, and bounce techniques for more professional results. We learn how to choose the lighting techniques that are best suited to a particular subject and scene. Other topics covered include grip equipment for proper rigging, and packing and preparing for location assignments.

Mornings are devoted to lectures, demonstrations, and critiques; the remainder of the day is spent practicing lighting techniques on campus and on location, in and around Santa Fe. Participants leave this workshop with confidence in their new lighting skills and with a strong foundation for developing their own lighting techniques and style.

Instructor(s)


David X. Tejada is one of the Colorado’s most highly regarded location photographers, recognized for his dramatic and innovative techniques and graphic style. He has specialized in location work for corporate annual reports for 25 years and has traveled around the world on assignment for clients such as Fluor Engineering, Newmont Mining, Barrick Gold, Washington Group, CH2M Hill, Anadarko Energy, Chevron Energy, and many others.

David’s work has been featured in Photo District News, Nikon Net, and Shutterbug Magazine. His Web site address is www.tejadaphoto.com.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for amateur and emerging professional photographers who want to improve their skills in using small strobes. Participants must use digital capture for this workshop. See the "Digital Cameras" section of General Information. A portfolio of recent photography is required for admission.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
Click here for pricing information and suggestions for off-campus housing.

Meals:
Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $975.00
Location Fee: $30.00

Cass Scenic Railroad Photography Workshop


Hey folks..a friend of mine from the Charleston WV photo community just announced a workshop/seminar series that he is holding at Cass Senic Railroad this coming September. Clatyton is a great guy, I meet him during the Scot Kelby World Wide Photo walk, and a great photographer to boot. Here is the info from a recent blogpost:

Cass Scenic Railroad Photography Workshop on September 11,12,13-2009!
The workshop instruction fee is $100.00 ( meals and lodging NOT included)
You must make the reservation thru Cass and have the option of staying at their lodging facilities.
Click here to be taken to the cass website for a look (Cass also allows RV and pop up camper parking in our main parking lot area. They don't have hookups or shower facility. 10.00 a night)
OR there are a couple of options for lodging off site :
Boyer Motel 10 miles from Cass 304-456-4667
EJ’s Cottages 12 miles from Cass (he also has a rental in Cass) www.ejcottages.net 1-800-354-0821
Seneca State Forest 12 miles from Cass 304-799-6213 Workshop Description:
I’ll will be showing participants how to visually speak thru imagery and what’s important to consider in each and every photograph.
Photography lessons will be thru a combination of relaxed lectures followed up with photographing “in the field” and putting techniques to work in real world situations. Keeping class size small by design will insure an intimate atmosphere with plenty of time for class / instructor interaction.
WORKSHOP TOPICS TO INCLUDE:

Discussion of areas we will be photographing
advanced composition techniques
What makes a successful photograph
visualization exorcises
equipment being used
using flash effectively
field work to reinforce lessons
best workflow practices
image enhancement techniques

I’ll be posting some photographs in the next few days of the locations we’ll be exploring and what you can expect to see…. so be sure and check back in the next few days!

The Photography Workshop Reservation line at Cass Scenic Railroad is now open! 304-456-4300 (reservations Ext 101).
( OR call WV Tourism at 1-800-CALL WVA =1-800-225-5982 and ask to be connected with the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park)
The Workshop does not show up on their website yet; you- my faithful bloggers, get first dibs! The workshop is limited to 25 people and is expected to fill up quickly!


As you can see it should be a great workshop. I encourage you all to come and take part.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Santa Fe Workshops

Redefining and Refining Your Photographic Vision
Doug Beasley
March 29 - April 4, 2009




Register Online »

For more information or to register by phone,
call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.


The experience of feeling stuck or lost can be fertile ground for artistic growth, offering opportunities to explore who you are as an artist and what your photography is about, opening up new avenues for moving your art and your career forward in a more conscious way. In this highly personalized workshop we look closely at our creative process, develop fresh ways to deepen our vision, and discover new directions. Examining participant’s past bodies of work and current shooting styles, participants search out threads and themes that represent their most authentic selves, uncovering unexpected ideas for appropriate subject matter.

Inspiration is sparked by a balance of conversation, demonstrations, shared readings, writing exercises, portfolio reviews, and personal reflection. The week includes photographic exercises, assignments, and critiques as well as daily field trips with Doug, with time for individual attention. One-on-one and small group pairings create a progressive and dynamic environment for growth and change; fun and laughter are essential parts of the mix.

Instructor(s)


Doug Beasley explores the spiritual aspects of people and place in his photography. In “Sacred Places,” an ongoing body of work, he investigates what is considered sacred, spiritual, and ritualized in our own and other cultures, and how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. Another ongoing project, “Earth Meets Spirit,” explores the inner relationship between self and nature. Past bodies of work include “Disappearing Green Space” and “Sacred Sites,” which looked at the Lakota Indians of South Dakota, the Mayans of Guatemala, and shamanism in Peru.

Doug’s work has been exhibited internationally and is widely published in magazines such as The Sun, B&W, Shots, and PhotoVision. His first book, Japan: A Nisei’s First Encounter, describes his journey to his mother’s homeland. This is Doug’s sixth year teaching at The Workshops. His Web site address is www.douglasbeasley.com.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is open to photographers of all levels of experience seeking to expand their creativity and vision. Participants may choose either C-41 print film or digital capture. A portfolio is not required for admission; however, a working knowledge of your camera in manual mode is essential. See the "Camera Usage in Manual Mode" section of General Information.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
Click here for pricing information and suggestions for off-campus housing.

Meals:
Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $975.00
Model, Location, and Materials Fee: $80.00

Advanced Digital Photography

Further explorations into the tools of CS4Explore the bells and whistles Adobe Photoshop CS4 has to offer the photographer interested in advanced image making.

This one-week course provides a solid foundation in Photoshop for work in digital photographic printing and imaging. Students learn to understand and work with curves in order to specifically adjust tonal values within an image, regulating contrast, color, and tonality. Using various selection tools, image layers and masks, student learn to make local image adjustments, creating an effect that parallels traditional darkroom dodging and burning. To break up lab work, students get out of the lab to explore and create images of Maine's scenery. Students face challenges and limitations of digital imaging both in the field and in the lab, with the goal of this course to create an arsenal of digital tools for astounding image making.Discussions cover the advantages and disadvantages of digital manipulation, including conceptual intent and technical execution. Photoshop CS4 has to offer. Sharpness, noise, filters, file size, selections, color and black and white imagery are all topics explored in this workshop. Daily lectures, demonstrations, and lots of hands-on lab work provide students with the tools to advance their skills in the digital darkroom and create all kinds of exciting imagery. Students take the new retouched and adjusted images through to print and leave the Workshops with newfound digital knowledge and documentation of the week's intensive lab work.

Please register for one of the following dates:

http://www.theworkshops.com/catalog/courses/coursepage.asp?CourseID=2953&SchoolID=20&CatID=0&Tab=4

You Can Do it Too!

From Moose Peterson's blog:

RC and I finally got our calendars to match, the next YCDIT will be 16-19 April, 2009 held at our office in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Just what happens at YCDIT? We take pictures, we talk about the business of photography revolving around the editorial marketplace (where it all begins) and how to exploit the web in your business plan. To quote one of our last participants,

“Thank you very much for opening up your office and home to us. As with all you do, you provided more information than I ever thought could be presented in just four days, my head is still spinning. The ideas and approaches you use in your business are so obvious, once you spelled them out to us. No wonder you’ve been so successful! And that RC, his presentation on blogging and using it as a business tool was simply mind blowing! I now see why’s he’s part of the team. Thanks so much!”

If you’re wondering about what it takes to get into the biz, you’re about to get into the biz or you’re already in it and want to know how to expand during these times, there is no other photographic business workshop like this one. The price is $925 and is limited to six participants.

http://www.moosenewsblog.com/2008/12/new-dates-ycdit/

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shenandoah National Park Springtime

Learn the art and science of Nature and Landscape Photography with professional photographer, Joseph Rossbach.
Joseph’s photography workshops are designed for the digital nature photographer, beginner or advanced, interested in finding and expanding their creative vision while learning how to use the digital technology in their camera to best express that vision to the rest of the world. In addition to being a widely-published, professional outdoor photographer, lecturer and writer, Joseph is an experienced teacher and instructor, both in the classroom and out in the field.
Our workshops are designed to put the participant in beautiful locations at the best time of year. I have extensive experience shooting in all locations and can get you to the right place in the best light. We limit the number of students to 8-10 persons per workshop. This allows me ample time to address each person individual needs in the field. I will help you with exposure, filter techniques, compositions, concept and design and proven techniques to improve your nature and landscape photography skills.
Visit our Client Testimonials Page to see what others have to say about our Workshops and Tours

Please visit our workshops page at http://josephrossbach.com/?goto=phototoursworkshops to sign to register.

Shenandoah National Park Springtime
May 15 - 17, 2009
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

David Ziser - Poor man's lighting

http://digitalprotalk.blogspot.com/2009/01/technique-tuesday-recession-lighting.html

Take a look at this recent post from David Ziser on creating a cheap lighting setup. David is an amazing photographer to begin with and his lighting techniques always impress me. This little clip showed just how simple a lighting set-up can be.

Santa Fe Workshops

Digital Photography: The Next Step
Marcia Reifman
March 29 - April 4, 2009




Register Online »

For more information or to register by phone,
call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.


Now that you are familiar with your digital camera and understand the basics of how it works, it is time to explore how this exciting medium can be used to express your personal vision more precisely. This workshop focuses on investigating what inspires us to stop and make a photograph, and using that information to make images of what we truly see and feel.

The great advantage of a digital camera is the instantaneous feedback it provides, which allows us to view what the camera sees at the moment of conception and to explore the camera’s features and settings right in the field. We learn to use advanced features including custom white balance, exposure compensation, custom settings, flash, histograms, color and contrast adjustments, Raw format, and managing photographic files. At the same time, Marcia helps us see how this technology can support our personal vision rather than get in its way.

The week includes learning advanced features of the camera, photographing the magnificent landscapes of northern New Mexico, exploring the art and technique of photographing people, exercises to stretch the imagination, demonstrations of post-camera techniques, reviewing participant images, learning the best ways to store, edit, and print photographs, and one-on-one sessions with Marcia. Participants leave with an enhanced knowledge, self-confidence, and passion for photography, helping them to continue their personal photographic journey.

Instructor(s)


Marcia Reifman brings experience, passion, and inspiration to the art of photography. She received a Master’s degree in photography and education while studying with Jerry Uelsmann at the University of Florida. She has served as house manager for Photo Santa Fe, Photo LA, Photo San Francisco, and Photo New York. Marcia authored the book Welcome to Digital Photography, published in 2005, and co-authored Welcome to Photoshop Elements, published in 2006.

With over 25 years of experience, Marcia divides her time between teaching, writing, fine-art photography, and exhibiting her work throughout the U.S. She has presented workshops in photography and spirituality, hand coloring, digital imaging, and alternative processes for a variety of groups in many locations, including Los Angeles, Tucson, and Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. She heads the digital imaging program at the Santa Fe Community College where she has been honored twice with the Teacher Excellence Award. This is Marcia’s 11th year teaching at The Workshops.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for photographers with a solid background in using their digital camera or alumni of “Beginning Photography with Digital Cameras“ or “Digital Photography: The First Step“ workshops. A portfolio is not required for admission.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
Click here for pricing information and suggestions for off-campus housing.

Meals:
Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $975.00
Location and Materials Fee: $45.00

Websites for Photographers

Every photographer needs a website. This hands-on course introduces students to a variety of template-based applicaions for easy and innovative website creation. The workshop covers web production aspects of Photoshop, Aperture, Soundslides and other programs. Technical issues such as selecting an address and choosing a server, to the design considerations of interface and navigation are discussed. Participants should bring images and source materials for individual web projects.

Please register for one of the following dates:

http://www.theworkshops.com/catalog/courses/coursepage.asp?CourseID=2983&SchoolID=20&CatID=0&Tab=4

Monday, January 12, 2009

Santa Fe Workshops

The Color of Light
Arthur Meyerson
March 22 - March 28, 2009




Register Online »

For more information or to register by phone,
call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.


This workshop is designed for both amateur and professional photographers who wish to strengthen their ability to see and work in color. Through daily shooting assignments, critiques, and discussions, participants acquire techniques to become more sensitive to light and its effects on color, composition, texture, pattern, and design. While covering such technical issues as artificial light, and controlling natural light, our main focus is on investigating color from a personal point of view. Arthur guides and inspires participants to see how their unique vision of the world can help develop and refine an individual style for creative fulfillment as well as for commercial success.

The workshop begins with a review of each participant’s images and a discussion of personal and career goals. In addition to addressing the aesthetics of color photography, Arthur leads group critiques and spends individual time with participants. Daily assignments put classroom techniques into practice and take advantage of the stunning light and color of northern New Mexico. Participants leave at the end of the week with a more dynamic portfolio, a greater awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, new technical skills, and an enhanced sensitivity to light and color.

Instructor(s)


Arthur Meyerson, a native Texan, travels extensively throughout the world photographing for advertising, corporate, and editorial clients such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Levi’s, National Geographic, and Condé Nast Traveler. He is on Communication World’s list of “The World’s Top Ten Annual Report Photographers,” is a three-time winner of Adweek’s Southwest Photographer of the Year, and was named one of the 30 best advertising photographers by American Photo. Nikon has added him to their “Legends Behind the Lens” showcase. Recently the Houston Advertising Federation presented him with the inaugural Only in Houston Award and in 2008 he became the first recipient in photography of the Decorative Center of Houston’s Stars of Design Award.

Arthur’s work has appeared in publications including Communication Arts, Zoom, Camera Arts, Rangefinder, Idea (Japan), Novum (Germany), Digital Photo Pro, and Photoworld (China). This is Arthur’s 17th year teaching at The Workshops. His Web site address is www.arthurmeyerson.com.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for accomplished photographers, both amateur and professional, who have a sound technical background and want to develop a greater facility for working in color. Participants must use digital capture in this workshop. See the "Digital Cameras" section of General Information. A sample of recent color photography is required for admission.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
Click here for pricing information and suggestions for off-campus housing.

Meals:
Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $1,275.00

Spring Wildflowers Field Session - Joseph Rossbach

March 29 - Spring Wildflowers Field Session at Brookside Gardens Conservatory 10am -3pm limited to 7 participants

Spend the day shooting close p and macro images of the many species of flowering plants at the Brookside Botanical Gardens. We will discuss creative compositions, composing for color, lensbaby techniques and panning and multiple exposure.

$ 100.00 per person

http://josephrossbach.com/One%20Day%20Workshops.htm

Joseph Rossbach specializes in creating unique images of the American Wilderness with an emphasis on the East Coast from South Carolina to Maine. Joseph has been photographing the natural world for over 12 years and has traveled to the deep canyons of the Southwest to the rugged coasts of New England in search of beautiful and evocative images of the American Wilderness. Joe’s work has been published in magazines, calendars, advertising campaigns, web sites, art galleries and books. A few of Joe’s clients include Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Digital Camera World, Photo Techniques Magazine, The Potomac News and Mountain Connections Magazine.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Santa Fe Workshops

Photographing People
Genevieve Russell
March 22 - March 28, 2009




Register Online »

For more information or to register by phone,
call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.


The art of photographing people is rooted in the ability to listen, to observe, and to connect with another human being. Whether your aim is a formal portrait or a candid document of a moment, this workshop with Genevieve Russell can help you use light to enhance a mood, compose a compelling image, and recognize the unique expression of your subject. It is designed for intermediate-level photographers who would like to make stronger, more meaningful portraits and who are hesitant about approaching people.

Through daily assignments, we develop the necessary awareness and sensitivity to move beyond literal renderings to more intimate portraits as we learn effective methods for approaching strangers and putting friends and family at ease. With stunning landscapes and a colorful, diverse population, Santa Fe and northern New Mexico provide a wealth of portrait opportunities to test new found skills and build confidence. Daily field sessions follow morning critiques, lectures, and visits from several successful portrait photographers. This is a spirited, insightful week of good coaching, fun, and the challenge of moving beyond where you thought you could go in photographing people.

Instructor(s)


Genevieve Russell is a photographer, personal historian, and producer who has been involved with photography and storytelling for nearly ten years. She founded StoryPortrait Media in 2007 to help individuals, families, and communities preserve important cultural stories by creating video, Web, multimedia, and print productions. Genevieve has received grants from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the City of Albuquerque for her collaborative work on photographic exhibits, multimedia presentations, and Web sites for the Jazz of Enchantment projects (www.newmexicojazz.org).

Genevieve’s clients include the Heart Gallery of New Mexico, the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department, Design with Nature, Good Radio Shows and Peace Talks Radio, Inc., the Santa Fe Reporter, the New Mexican, Jane Bernard Wedding Photography, and numerous individuals and families. This is her seventh year teaching at The Workshops. Genevieve’s Web site address is www.storyportraitmedia.com.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for intermediate level photographers who wish to explore portraiture. Participants must use digital capture in this workshop. A working knowledge of your digital SLR camera and digital workflow is essential. See the "Digital Cameras" section of General Information. A portfolio is not required for admission.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
Click here for pricing information and suggestions for off-campus housing.

Meals:
Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $975.00
Model, Location, and Materials Fee: $90.00

Photoshop & the Art of Color Photography

Learn the color tools that Photoshop has to offer to refine and perfect images.In addition to hue, saturation, and luminosity, emotions and style also play a role in one's response to a photograph. In this workshop students explore and master color as a way to express vision, create moods, and tell stories in photographs. Techniques include color adjustments in both camera RAW and Photoshop, as well as how to develop a workflow from camera to print in order to achieve the best results.Participants use hue and saturation corrections, selective color, curves, masking and local corrections, gradients and fine color corrections, print rendering options, and advanced dodging and burning techniques to control and perfect the range and depth of color in their imagery. Color theory and color harmonies are discussed, along with viewing student work and the work of other photographers to better understand how color defines mood and emotion in photographs.This class is for digital or film photographers working in a hybrid workflow, who already have at least a basic understanding of Photoshop (or Lightroom). Participants photograph daily and work with their images in Photoshop.

Please register for one of the following dates:
  • Feb 15 - Feb 21, 2009Steve Weinrebe REGISTER
  • Sep 20 - Sep 26, 2009Steve Weinrebe REGISTER

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Family is key to me.

I have been struggling over the last few months. Particularly concerning the future of UKV Photos. I have been trying to expand my business model and find the place it fits best in the world I live in. What I want is something that truly helps. My problem is that I have not been sure what that was. I am not going to say I found the magic answer to that question but I have come to a conclusions.

UKV Photos is about family. I started UKV photos as a response to people liking my action shots of Matthew's soccer matches. The root of my photographic skill is my parents. (Dad shoving that camera in my hand and telling me to have fun.) My camera had gathered a lot of dust over the years sitting in a bag until I meet Shannon. Sometime after that I started taking photos again. Now I take more than ever! The whole reason I have come to this point is because of family.

UKV photos is about family and I don't want that to change. The reason I picked up a camera to begin with is family. When I am shooting a wedding it is to record the moments of a new family being created. 90% of all of my photography is about family in one way or another. The other 10% is the part where I am exploring and the areas I want to go into, nature and wildlife photography or landscapes.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Santa Fe Workshops

Location Lighting
Jim Arndt
March 22 - March 28, 2009




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Location lighting is an artistic and technical balancing act. Editorial, advertising, and travel assignments require the ability to light on location with style. Each assignment comes with its own variables and its own set of solutions. The lighting appropriate for a CEO portrait, for example, differs from dramatically lighting a model or a portrait location. This workshop concentrates on using light on location, both available and supplemental, and on developing an individual lighting “look” while emphasizing marketable lighting solutions and strategies.

Participants explore the diverse uses of location lighting equipment available to the photographer. Using portraiture as the primary arena for studying lighting techniques, we learn the use of strobe and tungsten lighting systems both separately and together. Soft box sizes, grid spots, reflectors, umbrellas with strobes, and barn doors on tungsten lights are discussed and demonstrated. Participants learn to pack a portable studio, scout locations, and address color balance and filtration issues on camera and at light sources. Lighting demonstrations on location, daily assignments, and critiques fill out the workshop agenda.

Instructor(s)


Jim Arndt, a nationally recognized advertising and editorial photographer, has studios in Santa Fe and Minneapolis and specializes in location productions and studio portraits. He is the recipient of over 500 advertising awards, including the Kelly Award for Best Magazine Campaign, dozens of Clios, and numerous Andys, Addies, New York Art Directors Club, and Communication Arts Photo and Advertising Annual awards. Jim was named Adweek National Photographer of the Year and Adweek “Creative All Star” photographer, and was listed among American Photo’s top photographers in advertising.

His work has been exhibited in galleries across the country, including Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Taos, and Austin. A partial list of Jim’s clients include US West, Marlboro, Wrangler, Rolling Stone, and Harley-Davidson. Jim has published five books, The Cowboy Boot Book, 100 Years of Western Wear, Art of the Boot, Cowboy Boots, and Art of the Cross. He is currently working on a sixth book on The West. Jim has taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and this is his fourth year teaching at The Workshops. His Web site address is www.jimarndtphotography.com.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for intermediate and advanced photographers who have a basic understanding of lighting techniques. Participants must use digital capture in this workshop. A working knowledge of your digital SLR camera and digital workflow is essential. See the "Digital Cameras" section of General Information. A sample of recent photography is required for admission.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
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Meals:
Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $995.00
Model and Location Fee: $195.00

Intermediate Digital Photography

Ray Van Dusen, Terry Abrams

Beyond the basics of Adobe Lightroom and into Photoshop CS4Investigate digital imaging
beyond the camera and develop the digital lab skills to make image adjustments with Adobe software.

This workshop provides hands-on practice in digital image processing for those already comfortable with digital cameras and manual settings. Using Adobe Lightroom 2.0, students learn organizational skills, basic retouching, tonality, and contrast control. The course also covers how to enhance the color saturation of images and convert color images to black and white. The class also provides an introduction to Photoshop CS4, enabling students to make more refined image adjustments. Demonstrations, lectures, and slide show presentations address digital capture and image control. Students capture images out in the field throughout the week in order to process new photographs and work with the challenges that arise from various subjects. Students experiment with different print settings and controls and walk away with prints from the week to share with family and friends. This course is the second in a sequence of digital photography workshops, preparing students to learn Photoshop in the Advanced Digital Photography workshop which follows.

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Sneak Peek...Audrey and Eugene

Last weekend, Jan 2, 2009 Audrey and Eugene were married. It was my great pleasure to use my humble skills as a photographer for their special day. The night before we got together for the rehearsal and then on Friday the big day. The ceremony was attended by many of their family and friends and a lovely reception was held afterward. They invite me and Sam to stay for the reception but we elected to scat and let them enjoy the time with their friends and family. I'll past more images after I send them to Audrey and Eugene. Here are a few for a teaser though.



Friday, January 9, 2009

Santa Fe Workshops

Publishing the Photographic Book
Sam Abell
Leah Bendavid-Val
March 22 - March 28, 2009




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This workshop is for photographers seriously interested in publishing a book of their photographs. We address every aspect of book publishing, from editing and writing, to layout and design, to manufacturing and marketing. By focusing on the unique aspects of your work, together we arrive at decisions leading toward an appropriate book format. Using materials you bring to the workshop, including photographs and text (manuscripts, journals, notes, ephemera, etc.), daily sessions are devoted to refining and structuring your body of work.

The week begins with two days of presentation and discussion of each photographer’s project. Participants then turn their attention to working one on one with Sam and Leah on their individual bodies of work. Emphasis is given to intensive editing, sequencing, book structure, and narrative flow. The goal of the workshop is to prepare each photographer to go forward toward publication.
Our week also includes critical examination of a wide range of classic books and methods of storytelling. Also included are visits by guest speakers and field trips to visit local publishers, photographers, and booksellers.

Instructor(s)


Sam Abell is a gifted and insightful teacher, an expressive artist, and a sensitive photographer. He began working as a contract photographer for National Geographic in 1969. His recent book, Sam Abell: The Photographic Life (Rizzoli, 2002) features photographs from his career as a color photographer as well as previously unpublished photographs from his personal black-and-white diary. His next book, The Life of A Photograph, is to be published in fall 2008. Sam is currently writing and photographing a project on the headwaters of the Amazon, which will be exhibited at the Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia, in June 2009. This is Sam’s 20th year teaching at The Workshops.



Leah Bendavid-Val is a writer and curator of photography, and Editorial Director of National Geographic Photography Books. She has organized photography exhibitions for the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow. Leah is the author of four books on photography, including Propaganda and Dreams and Stories on Paper and Glass. She has collaborated with Sam Abell on five books. This is Leah's ninth year teaching at The Workshops.


Who Should Attend
This workshop is for individuals in all fields of photography who have a well-developed body of work and a clear intent to create a book. A sample of 40 photographs and a written project description are required for admission.

Accommodations Available:

On-campus housing available.
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Meals:
Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $1,495.00