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|Sylvia Plachy: Editing the Photo Essay||Saturday-Sunday, June 2-3|
SYLVIA PLACHY was staff photographer at the Village Voice for nearly 30 years. She is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and her work has appeared in numerous publications such as Grand Street, The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, and Art Forum. Her first book, Unguided Tour won the 1990 ICP Infinity Award. Additional books to her credit include Red Light with writer James Ridgeway, Signs and Relics, Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home, Goings On About Town and Out of the Corner of My Eye. Plachy’s photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the George Eastman House, and Minneapolis Institute of Art, among many others. She has had solo exhibits internationally, and has been featured at PhotoEspana and Look3. Sylvia is the recipient of the John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lucie Award. www.sylviaplachy.com
bring: About 50 small work prints or printouts from a body of work or project to sequence. We will not be editing on the computer. Also bring a couple of exhibition quality prints,1-2 photo books to discuss, as well as writing or other visuals that you may wish to include in your edit.
|Dennis O'Clair: Intro to DSLR Video||Saturday-Sunday, June 2-3|
Media savvy photographers know they need to
adapt quickly to meet the increasing demand for
video content. If you are a photographer with experience in digital photography and workflow,
then you already have many of the skills necessary
to join the video revolution.
Simplicity and adaptation will be the overall themes of this Intro to DSLR Video class. Through demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on exercises you will learn the technical aspects of video capture, including camera set up, frame rates, picture profiles and white balance. Exercises in metering, focusing, exposure techniques, camera movement and lighting will take place. Audio will also be discussed and demonstrated, including dual system audio and syncing in post-production. Workflow, file management, and editing options will also be demonstrated. Students are encouraged to bring their own camera and gear, although equipment is not required. CPW has a number of Canon 5D Mark IIs and 7Ds for students to utilize. This workshop will provide you with a solid technical foundation and creative inspiration to start producing professional video without a lot of special gear and new software.
O'CLAIR has spent over
25 years providing imagery for advertising, corporate and editorial clients
around the world and producing stock photography and stock footage for
Corbis, Cultura and Getty Images. Since the introduction of the Canon
5DMkII, Dennis has thoroughly embraced the HD video capability of this
camera and has concentrated on perfecting his video and film making skills.
He has a simple approach and a DIY attitude that is perfect for creating
high quality video in a budget conscious environment. Dennis is active
in the education and activism in the photographic community. Some of
his affiliations have included: VP and treasurer of SAA (Stock Artists
Alliance), member of PAG (Photographer’s Advisory Group) Getty Images,
ASMP member, APA member, CPW member, CPW Salon member. To learn more,
go to Dennis' website
Please bring: a DSLR camera capable of video,
and memory cards.
NOTE: CPW will have Canon cameras capable of
video and related equipment on hand to use for this
|Bobbi Lane: Portrait Lighting Techniques:
Natural & Flash
|Friday-Sunday, June 8-10|
A photographer uses the tools of light and luminance
in order to capture a certain aspect or essence of
their subject. This workshop is designed to provide
the photographer with essential lighting techniques,
both flash and natural, to create a complex
portrait. We will use different types of natural
light, learning to modify and manipulate it with
the use of reflectors and diffusers to explore how they
each contribute to the feeling of the portrait. The
use of portable flash, how they work and how to
control more than one, will be fully explained and
demonstrated. You will have hands-on experience each day working with flash, various modifiers, and
a variety of models. Exposure techniques, histograms,
and balancing light will all be covered in detail.
This dynamic workshop is for photographers of
of all levels who seek to make better portraits
without a lot of expensive equipment.
LANE is a commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits
in studio and on location. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography
incorporates over 30 years of technical experience with innovative
artistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people for editorial,
corporate, and advertising accounts as well as photographing "real
people" and travel for stock. Bobbi’s clients include Charles Schwab, GE, Warner Bros.,
Neutrogena, and Sekonic. A
dedicated photo educator who has taught worldwide, Bobbi is also a
Contributing Editor to Photo
Techniques magazine. She
has authored numerous instructional books and DVDs. www.bobbilane.com
Class will begin at 6 PM on Friday, June 8.
Prerequisite: No lighting experience is necessary.
Participants should have good camera skills and
basic knowledge of Photoshop, Photoshop Elements,
|Phil Mansfield: Camera Raw Workflow||NEW DATE: Saturday, June 9|
Have you not yet mastered the full photographic
potential of shooting in Camera Raw? This one day
class will explore how to work with the Camera
Raw File format and how to best utilize the Adobe
Camera Raw plugin for Photoshop. You will explore
the benefits of working with the powerful Adobe
Camera Raw editing tool, and processing images
through a non destructive workflow that will allow
you to pull every nuance out of your camera’s sensors. Additionally, you will learn how to batch
process images for color correction, tonal adjustments,
black and white conversion and many other
creative applications made possible by working
in Camera Raw.
your digital camera and a digital
storage media device like CD’s, DVD’s, thumb
drives or an external hard drive
|Sarah Morthland & Vincent Cianni: Looking Ahead: Planning Your Photo Legacy||Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17|
This workshop is designed to give you an understanding of materials, organization, research and business practices that are part of preserving your photographic work. Vincent Cianni and Sarah Morthland have enjoyed a long association as experts in the field of documentary and fine art photography and share a mutual passion for the preservation of photographic archives. Together they will address, with understanding, insight and imagination, the various ways in which artists can become proactive in planning, protecting, and promoting their photographic legacies.
Cianni will discuss preparing your work (including
conservation of materials, workflow, storage,
identification and print handling), as well as identifying,
approaching and establishing relationships
with institutions and fund-raising. Morthland will
cover the practical issues surrounding gift and estate
planning for artists, including a review of current IRS regulations and appraisal procedures, institutional
repositories for photographic archives, and marketplace
dispositions. Workshop participants will
be encouraged to introduce their own perspectives
and experiences through discussions and questions.
SARAH MORTHLAND has been active in the field of photography for over thirty years as a dealer, collections and estates manager, archivist and appraiser. She is the co-founder and director of ACMS Appraisals / Archive Consulting and Management Services LLC, a firm based in New York City specializing in appraisals of 19th-21st century photographs and photographic literature. Recent speaking engagements include Appraising Photographs For Purchase (NYU Appraisal Studies Program), Managing a Photography Collection (Philadelphia Museum of Art), Rethinking the Photographic Archive in the 21st Century (Galerie Nationale de Jeu de Paume), and Large Appraisal Projects (2010 National Conference of the Appraisers association of America). She is a member of the Appraisers Association of America and CPW’s board of advisors, and an advisor to The Library Committee of the International Center of Photography.
Photographer and educator VINCENT CIANNI has also worked as a dealer and evaluator for appraisals over his thirty-year career in photography. In 2007, Duke University’s Rare Books, Manuscripts and Special Collections Library established a study archive dedicated to Cianni's extensive career to “insure the preservation of the documentary record created.” He has exhibited nationally and internationally, received numerous awards and his photographs are represented in multiple private and museum collections. His work has been widely published including We Skate Hardcore, Double Take, Aperture, The New Yorker, Photography as Activism; New York 400: A Visual History of America’s Greatest City; The Polaroid Book and blogs focusing on documentary photography. He teaches photography at Parsons, The New School for Design and the International Center of Photography, has lectured widely and conducted workshops with at-risk youth. vincentcianni.com
A full scholarship is available for this workshop. For more information, click here.
|Joan Barker: Intro to Digital Photo||Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17|
Just getting started? Ready to go beyond snapshots? In this two-day hands-on individualized workshop — limited to just seven participants — you will learn the basic foundations of digital photography and how to make a successful picture within a supportive environment. Joan will begin with helping you understand and feel comfortable with your digital camera.
You will see inspiring examples of successful photographs and learn about the elements that help make a good picture including subject matter, light, texture, pattern, and mood. Joan will also conduct lessons on aperture, shutter speed, exposure, depth of field, lighting, white balance, and composition. Lenses and their characteristics, uploading files, image size, resolution, image adjustments, and printing will also be included. We will explore the technical and aesthetic possibilities of picture taking while on a photographic field trip.
No previous experience necessary. For those with
a film background, this class will allow you to
better understand the photographic principles
relative to both film & digital.
A Digital SLR camera and camera
manual is required for this workshop-please no
point & shoots! (If you don’t have one, CPW has
Canon Digital SLRs available for loan), photos
you have taken that you would like to share with
class or that you have questions about are
welcome, as are images by other photographers
that you admire — from books or magazines.
|NYC Portfolio Review||Monday, June 18|
Join CPW for a very special portfolio review event where you’ll have the opportunity to show your work to some of the most distinguished and important professionals in photography today. Held in NYC, in a supportive setting, you will have your work reviewed by five noted luminaries in one-on-one twenty-minute sessions. Reviews can provide you with constructive feedback, new directions, and perhaps that jolt of inspiration to take the next step. Testimonies from previous participants included: “great feedback by committed and engaged reviewers”, “informative and inspirational”, “one-ofa- kind, unpretentious, and fun”, “a great place to trade ideas”, “encouraging, helpful, and insightful”, “I got what I was looking for and made connections”, “open minded, honest, and thoughtful”, “it changed me and helps break barriers to the NY art world”.
In the June session you will meet Marina Chao of the Museum of Modern Art, Michael Foley of Foley Gallery, Lea Golis of New
York Magazine, Ruben Natal-San Miguel of Artsmostfierce Arts Blog, and Alan Rapp of ARStudio.
a portfolio of 10-20 prints for
review, resume, and optional artist statement
|Fawn Potash: Intro to Photographic & Encaustic Processes||Saturday-Tuesday, June 23-26|
Co-hosted with R&F Handmade Paints, this four-day, hands-on workshop will provide you with the basic working knowledge to combine photographic processes with the encaustic medium. Encaustic, an ancient wax-based process, can be used to give unusual dimension to your work, provide new substance and body to a photograph, add translucent layers, alter the illusion of space, and transform your imagery. This interdisciplinary workshop will combine presentations, step-by-step instruction, and plenty of time to experiment and make new work.
Days one and two will be spent at CPW, exploring
creative ways to prepare photographs for encaustic.
We will create images with various photographic
processes including cyanotypes, pinhole, digital
prints, and hand coloring. On days three and four
at the encaustic studio at R&F Handmade Paints
we will learn about the many ways to incorporate
photographic images into mixed media works using
the encaustic process. Along with an introduction
to painting with hot wax, this class will also cover
archival techniques, methods of presentation, and
basic safety. This is a class about experimentation
— leave your old ideas behind and open the doors
to new possibilities and processes! To learn more
about the encaustic process please visit the R&F
a complete list will be sent upon registration
|Tom DeLooza: The Contemporary Ambrotype||Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1|
Are you looking to appease the mad scientist within? Do you enjoy the transformation of silver into photographic image? There is no better way to experience this alchemy first hand than to make your very own ambrotype, a unique image on glass. This three-day workshop is geared towards innovation and adapting one of the earliest forms of photography into today’s working studio.
The class will begin with the history of wet-plate
photography, ending with a look at how the process
is employed by contemporary photographers today.
We will examine the necessary equipment and chemistry,
including chemical safety, used to make an
ambrotype as well as review where such materials
can be acquired. Over the course of our time together
you will learn step-by-step how to make an
ambrotype from start to finish. This workshop will
have a strong “DIY,” element, showcasing ways to
continue this process once you return home.
TOM DeLOOZA has led several tutorials and workshops, and is the Master Printer at the John Dugdale School of 19th Century Photography and Aesthetics in Stone Ridge, NY. Tom received his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and served two years as the apprentice and assistant to John Coffer. Tom has exhibited his work in a wide variety of galleries including SoHo Photo in NYC. www.tomdelooza.com
any objects you wish to photograph
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