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|Mary Ellen Mark: The World Observed||Saturday-Sunday, September 1-2|
During this special two-day workshop with Mary Ellen Mark, you will explore contemporary trends in personal documentary photography and photojournalism. You will investigate human relationships, people’s desires, aspirations, and learn how to interpret social situations in many aspects of urban and rural cultures through photography.
In class we will explore the work of Mary Ellen Mark and fellow students. Following in-depth portfolio reviews the class will take a field trip to the Columbia County Fair to spend the day making photographs, with direction and encouragement from Mary Ellen. Working together, you will have the opportunity to grow and take risks within an understanding and supportive peer group. Throughout the weekend Mary Ellen will review your progress and discuss your career, techniques, approaches, and the themes within your work.
MARY ELLEN MARK is one of the most respected and loved documentary photographers in the world. Her photographs of world cultures, subcultures, and personalities are landmarks in the field. Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous photo-essays and portraits in magazines such as The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and Rolling Stone. Mary Ellen, a socially committed photographer, who continues to make images of passion and integrity, has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Cornell Capa Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Mary Ellen has published fourteen books including the most recent Seen Behind the Scene: Forty Years of Photographing on Set, published by Phaidon in 2008. Marianne Boesky gallery in NYC represents her work. www.maryellenmark.com
bring: a portfolio of 10-20 prints, 35mm
or digital SLR camera, and 15-20 rolls of film or
A full scholarship is available for this workshop. For more information, click here.
|Greg Miller: Landscape Photography Backpack in the Catskills||Saturday-Sunday, September 8-9|
This workshop is ideal for landscape photographers of any level who are interested in going on a photographic adventure. We will spend the night on the summit of a Catskill peak in prime position to capture sunrise and sunset, as well as the night sky. Participants will carry their camera gear and standard backpacking gear for this overnight stay. By hiking 2.5 miles, and gaining 1,400 feet of elevation, panoramic and scenic vistas will be available in virtually all directions. Greg will work with each student prior to the workshop to ensure everyone is properly prepared. During the trip, Greg will assist with technical and artistic aspects of landscape photography including composition, lens selection, exposure, and use of filters.
Participants will leave the workshop with the knowledge, confidence, and experience of how to combine a backpacking trip with photography, allowing them to create photographs not achievable from drive-up or day-hike trips.
MILLER photographs a wide range of subjects from bold & colorful
panoramas of dramatic elements of nature to intimate monochromatic
artistic nudes with subtle textures and tones. Commercial assignments
include projects ranging from the Catskills to Chilean Patagonia. In 2009,
Miller’s panorama of the Hudson River was exhibited at the Samuel Dorsky
Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. His photo book, The Hudson River: A
Great American Treasure, was released in 2008 by Rizzoli International
Publications, and was featured in The Bloomsbury Review’s
“Favorite Books of the Year” list for 2008. www.gregmillerphotography.com
Prerequisite: Participants should be fit and have
experience on at least one prior backpack trip.
|Laura Steele: Fine Art Printing||Saturday-Sunday, September 8-9|
Are you finding it a challenge to produce digital prints that match what you view on your computer screen? Do you want to start creating your own prints for your portfolio or exhibitions? Making exquisite fine-art quality archival digital prints takes time and expertise. This class offers you the opportunity to work with Laura Steele, who is the digital lab manager at Bard College and a fine artist herself.
Over the course of two days, we will examine the tools and methods for making color fine-art prints with Canon’s line of digital pigment printers with top of the line papers. Using Adobe Photoshop you will learn to modify your images in a manner which is easy, fun, and based on conventional darkroom experience and techniques.
We will examine a variety of general approaches
to printing, utilize basic color management techniques and compare different types of
papers. Students may work with images made on
film (to be scanned), or digitally captured. We will
discuss the processes involved in making prints,
what a fine print is, and how its characteristics tend
to be affected by materials in the digital domain.
Prerequisite: A basic working knowledge of
Photoshop and familiarity with the Mac
|Constantine Manos: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary||Saturday-Sunday, September 15-16|
During this workshop you will learn how to make candid pictures in the public domain, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. By noticing people, place, and moments we will create images which are surprises - pictures which have never been seen before and will never be seen again. We will look for complexity, beauty, mystery, and emotion. Showing what things look like is not enough: we must show how we feel about the subject matter.
After an introductory lecture on Saturday morning
followed by a group portfolio review, we will go
into Woodstock to photograph and put
some of our newly acquired knowledge into practice.
The results of our shoot will be viewed and critiqued
in class on Sunday morning. Through the process
of looking at photographs from the past and reviewing
our own work, we will attempt to understand how
and why pictures succeed or fail in making the ordinary extraordinary. Before you come to class
study the work of some “street photographers” such
as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Friedlander (early
work), Garry Winogrand, Alex Webb, Josef Koudelka,
Elliot Erwitt, Helen Levitt, and Bruce Gilden.
Bring a small 35mm or digital camera
with 28mm/35mm equivalent lens. No tripods, no
telephotos, no huge camera bags, no photographer’s
vest: we wish to be invisible in the streets. Zoom
lenses will be taped at wide-angle settings. Digital
cameras are more convenient for this type of course.
For those shooting digitally bring a laptop for editing.
Also bring a portfolio of 10-20 images of your work
for review. Exhibition quality prints are preferred
in order to see the quality of your craft, but CD or
laptop images for projection are also acceptable.
If you have any questions you may contact Constantine
by e-mail: email@example.com
|UPDATED WORKSHOP - Fawn Potash: Intro to Photographic & Encaustic Processes||Saturday-Tuesday, September 22-25|
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 website www.rfpaints.com
|New York City Portfolio Review||Friday, September 28|
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 September session you will meet Susan
Bright, freelance curator and critic, Darren Ching of Photo District News, Clinton
Cargill of The New York Times Magazine, Sean
Corcoran of The Museum of the City of New
York, and Corinne Tapia of Sous les Etoiles Gallery.
a portfolio of 10-20 prints for
review, resume, and optional artist statement
|Jill Waterman: Into the Night||Friday-Sunday, September 28-30|
Join us for this introduction to capturing the world in a different light. This offering is perfect for anyone seeking to improve their technical skill and explore the art and magic of photography after dark. This workshop provides a detailed exploration of nighttime and low-light image-making through a mix of classroom presentation and shooting sessions in both rural and urban settings.
During classroom sessions we will touch on the
conceptual foundation of night photography and
discuss the range of tools and techniques central to
low-light image-making. Technical and practical
topics covered in class and on location will include
equipment considerations, ways to estimate
nighttime exposures, the importance of the
histogram, color temperature and mixed lighting
situations, light painting techniques, as well as
practical methods for capturing a distinctive
atmosphere and bringing the invisible to light.
Time will be allotted to discuss images made during
the workshop as well as review the many resources
available within the active and growing community
of night photography devotees.
JILL WATERMAN is a photographer, editor, author and educator based in New York City. A night photography specialist, Jill’s first book, Night and Low Light Photography, was released by Amphoto books in August 2008. She has presented seminars and taught workshops for organizations such as PDN PhotoPlus Expo, the Society for Photographic Education, regional photography centers and schools nationwide. Her widely exhibited photographic work, The New Year’s Eve Project, has received notable press, including a 2003 appearance on NBC’s The Today Show. By day, she works for PDN Custom Media and Events as editor of the ASMP Bulletin, PDNedu, and other education and events projects. www.nightphotographybook.com andwww.newyearphotos.com
Class will begin at 6 PM on Friday, September 28.
A full list of supplies will be sent
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