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.
Instructor: Mark Citret
Dates: March 11-15, 2009
Location: Yosemite National Park
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Class Limit: 12
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.
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