PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS 2018 | UZEBEKISTAN - PORTUGAL



2017-2018 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Unique locations where a vibrant life and culture resonates the history of the region.
You will be inspired and challenged to see and photograph in new ways.


Barbara Nelson Photography Productions | 212-927-1977 bnelson2@earthlink.net | Member ASMP, PWP, WICI 
Barbara Nelson, Photographer and journalist, produces workshops, programs, and events for the visual arts community.


PORTUGAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
From Lisborn to Porto ending in Santiago de Compostela

June 17 - 28, 2018

UZBEKISTAN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Join us on this new photography workshop along Uzbekistan's ancient Silk Route.
May 6-21 2018
www.uzbekistanphotographyworkshop.com

SCOTLAND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Our 3rd annual photography workhosp in the Highlands of Scotland.
2018 Dates to be announced.
www.scotlandphotographyworkshop.com

SPAIN  & NORTH OF PORTUGAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
From Lisbon to Porto ending in Santiago di Compostela
June 17 - 28, 2018. 

ITALY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
June 2018 Dates to be announced.
Our 6th annual photography workshop in central Italy.


PAST PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

ECUADOR
July/August 2017
Photography workshop in Ecuador. Exploring its natural and cultural diversity.
www.ecuadorphotographyworkshop.com


PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS, NEW YORK


 

NORTH OF PORTUGAL TO GALICIA, SPAIN

June 17 - 28, 2018

 A new workshop location starting in Lisbon to Porto and north to Galicia, Spain. 
A small group photography workshop in the region North of Portugal, ending in Galicia, 
You will be inspired and challenged to see and photograph in new ways.
Limited to 10 people
Produced by Barbara Nelson.  Taught by Terry Abrams

Join us in this new photography workshop as we wind our way through the heart of intricately terrced hills of vineyards, noted for their port wines, and authentc fishing villages along the Atlantic - ending in the historic medieval town of Santiago de Compostela known for the destination of all who are walking the Camino (The Way).   Limited to 10 people.

   

"The Photo Workshop was far more than I had expected. I carry so many of the special moments with me each day."  

"All of the settings offered so much in terms of Photographic learning opportunities."

You will be inspired, and challenged, to see and photograph in new ways as we integrate into the community. We will use a variety of subject matter and techniques including people, architecture, landscape, low light photography.  We'll work in color and black & white.   

Barbara and Terry will be on location during photography. Regular group and individual review sessions.

Location Overview.

We will be based in three locations: Lisbon, Porto and Santiago de Compostela, a world heritage medieval city - landmarked and architecturally preserved.This combination gives a near total experience of the history and culture of  Northern Portugal into Galicia, and its great people who predate the Celts and the Romans. A perfect environment to learn new photographic techniques and refine current skills.

The schedule  gives enough time to integrate into the culture and provides a complete range of subjects to photograph. Note that at this time of year it is daylight until 10 pm and not totally dark until 11:00 pm.  Excellent for low light photography.

This region is a gastronomic delight with fresh seafood (mussels, octopus, clams, squid, and shrimp), and some very good varieties of tasty white meat fish. All are locally harvested. Delicious local breads, cheese, local vegetables and excellent regional wines as well.  As always, weather and sporadic, unplanned opportunities will be incorporated into the plans. Whatever happens, there are endless opportunities for great pictures.

   

Schedule outline: 
We will meet in Lisbon staying 3 nights in the historical section of the city with its Kasbah-like layout, steep streets and stairways, local street life and wonderful views leading down to the harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.  

Moving North to Porto, whose historic center is a World Heritage site, where we base for side trips,

*Douro Valley - birthplace of port wine (vineyards and the producers, landscapes, local architecture, small villages and local people.
*Traditional village with a large weekly local market, traditional handicrafts and products and autochthonous people
*Fishing village on the Atlantic coast - all the fishing traditions and scenic viewpoints.

We end in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia Spain.  Staying in a family owned hotel with private garden. 
During these days we will see daily arrival of many pilgrims who have walked one of the St. James trails to reach Santiago and the Cathedral,  We'll explore the historic streets and world famous cathedral (third most important cathedral after Rome and Jerusalem). 


    

    

WORKSHOP DETAILS

FEE:  $3730.00 per person double occupancy.  Single Supplement plus $200.
25% deposite with reservations.  50% after February 2018.  BALANCE DUE April 2, 2018

Check or money order payable to Barbara Nelson. See Refund Policy*
Barbara Nelson, 340 Haven Ave #3, New York, NY 10033

Bank to Bank deposit available upon request bnelson2@earthlink.net.

The Fee includes:
Hotels and breakfast
Land transportation connected to the workshop
Workshop.  Photographing daily with group and private instruction.

This workshop is for participants who can operate their cameras on manual exposure and who want to improve both the technical and visual aspects of their photography. We will meet daily for field sessions and demonstrations and will periodically critique participants' work. We will be together photographing at various times of day from sunrise to sunset, with breaks scheduled most afternoons. Students are expected to organize their digital images for review on the next day.

The workshop will show you how to work with minimal equipment and maximum adaptability. We will work on analyzing the quality/direction of light, composing the image and anticipating the unfolding activity. You will learn new camera techniques appropriate to the conditions, including HDR exposures, low light photography, black and white techniques and others. This is a magical opportunity for photographers in a less-travelled area of Portugal and Spain. A list of suggested equipment and other travel needs will be emailed to all in the class.

Refund Policy
As my workshops are structured for small groups, I rely on your attendance to organize many of the workshops’ logistics. Additionally most of the international workshops require a deposit at time of registration and full payment up to 60 days prior to beginning of the reservations. If for any reason you decide to no longer attend the workshop, please notify me before 120 days prior to the workshop and I will return the deposit less a $500 cancellation fee. If you cancel between 120 and 90 days prior to the workshop I will retain $900. If the notification is made less than 90 days prior to the start of the workshop no monies will be refunded. If the workshop is cancelled by the organizers because of lack of registration, a full refund will be made.

Please note that in case of exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances such as hurricanes, earthquakes, major floods, tsunami, a war or governments' change of policies in the countries I produce workshops and seminars, I will only offer as a refund a new workshop, equal to the value of this workshop, in any of the other venues during that same calendar year. No other forms of refunds will be available.

As always, we strongly suggest travel insurance that gives good coverage for most circumstances including personal health issues that might occur with you or your family. It is also advised that all check their health insurance to make sure it covers you out-of-country.  Please make sure your health insurances covers you when  traveling out of the country you are a citizen of.

Barbara Nelson Productions reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person whose health or general conduct impedes the operation of services to the detriment of other trip participants or the local population.  Also reserves the right to remove from a trip, at his or her own expense and without any refund, any person it judges to be incapable of meeting the rigors and requirement of participating in the activities, or who it determines detracts from the enjoyment of the trip by others.  Barbara Nelson reserves the right to make route, hotel, itinerary, leader changes and trip modifications as necessary or desirable to improve the trip quality and/or to accommodate the comfort and well-being of guests.

Barbara Nelson. bnelson2@earthlink.net

Barbara Nelson, photographer, journalist and event producer. Barbara's productions include custom workshops and seminars for visual artists and professional associations. A background in Radio & TV and magazine publishing, plus extensive international travel to explore many diverse cultures, helps to identify unique places for workshop locations. Each workshop is tailored to a specific theme for maximum learning experience in a stimulating environment.  Images have been in galleries and non-traditional spaces across the country, also in private collections. Member: ASMP, PWP, WICI. www.barbaranelson.com, www.barbaranelsonblog.com

Terry Abrams has been teaching photography since 1975, when he moved to Europe to establish photography programs for an American college. He lived overseas for 13 years, during which time he taught and travelled extensively throughout Europe. Since 1990, Terry has been teaching photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College and led the transition of that program from film and darkroom to digital media. He also teaches travel photography workshops in Death Valley, Southern Utah and Maine. He received grants to travel and teach in Morocco and Turkey.

Terry co-produced the Great Lakes Digital Conference and conducted workshops alongside Thomas Knoll, the inventor of Adobe Photoshop. In addition to teaching, Terry creates photographs using the latest digital technologies. His images and writing are reproduced in numerous books on photography. His images are in numerous gallery shows and art fairs. Terry also does individual and corporate consulting in photography. www.terryabrams.com

All images © Barbara Nelson

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THE 5th ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP ON LOCATION IN CENTRAL ITALY
 2018 (dates to be announced)

Everyone tells us: "unique & rich photo experience"
"I can't stop talking about ..best I've taken", "Portico is magic"
"a hidden gem". "best food in Italy", " The friendliness of the people and the charm of the villages
made you feel as if you were living there", "the real life and no tour buses"
"craftsmen, music, vineyards...it's all here"

    

You will be inspired and challeged to see and photograph in new ways.

Produced by Barbara Nelson and taught by Terry Abrams.

In the region of Emilia-Romagna we will photograph in the Apennine Hills' Medieval villages and by the Adriatic Sea, in small towns where life is undisturbed by tourism. Experience the magic light of central Italy married with "living history" and local families who have lived in the region for generations.

Learn to create personal, expressive photographs both in color and black and white. Capture the essence of a location using a variety of subject matter and techniques, including people, architecture, landscape, and low light photography. Limited to 10 people. Barbara and Terry will be on location during photography and review sessions each day.

We will meet the group in Bologna, Italy and travel to the first of two locations. A short drive into the Apennine Hills will bring us to the small village of Portico di Romagna. Five nights in this iconic Italian Village.

            

Located off the old road connecting Florence with Ravenna, we will meet the local people and see the real life of Italy. We will experience small villages, vineyards, olive groves, truffle hunting with trained dogs, local artisans and more. In early times, Dante roamed this area and describes part of it in his Divine Comedy (although things have changed a bit since then). Here we will stay in a family run hotel whose restaurant is well-known for its game, truffles and other local dishes, and wines.

      

 Comacchio  (5 nights on the Adriatic)

A short drive will bring us to Comacchio, a lagoon town on the Adriatic - known also as the small Venice - a maze of canals and bridges, whose economy has been based on fishing and salt trade for thousands of years. Comacchio is on the edge of the Po Delta Natural Park whose salty wetlands are rich with natural life. We will stay in a family run hotel located on one of the many canals within the town center.

      

End of workshop. Depart Comacchio for Bologna airport.
 

The cost of the trip is EARLY REGISTRATION (before January 5, 2016) $3250 per person for double occupancy. Additional $700 for single room. This includes hotels with breakfast and dinner, local ground transportation during the workshop, tips and tolls.  LATE REGISTRATION:  (after January 5, 2016) $3550 per pserson for double occupancy.  Additional $700 for single occupancy..  For early registration.  50% DEPOSIT MUST BE RECEIVED WITH REGISTRATION BY JANUARY 2, 2016

Not included are all drinks (except breakfast), lunch or snacks, airfare or other ground transportation prior to or after leaving the workshop.

Free Wi-Fi, internet in both hotels.

Limited to 10 people.
50% deposit requested with reservation, balance due by February 28, 2016.
Check or money order payable to Barbara Nelson:
Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Ave #3J
New York, NY 10033
bnelson2@earthlink.net

Direct bank deposit available with request. Refund Policy (see last paragraph)

This workshop is for students who can operate their cameras on manual exposure and who you want to go further with their photography. The class would meet daily for discussions, to view work and critique student’s work. We will be together photographing on some mornings from sunrise till late morning as well as afternoons, through the sunset, occasionally past twilight and into the early evening. Students are expected to organize their digital images for review on the next day.

The class is built on an intensive schedule of photographing and critiquing. The class will learn how to work with minimal equipment and maximum adaptability. We will work on analyzing the quality/direction of light, frame/compose the image and anticipate the unfolding activity. Combining the magic of Mediterranean light with the local life and this is a magical opportunity for photographers.

A list of suggested equipment and other travel needs will be emailed to all in the class.

 
Refund Policy: As my workshops are structured for small groups, I rely on your attendance to organize many of the workshops’ logistics. Additionally most of the international workshops require a deposit at time of registration and full payment up to 60 days prior to beginning of the reservations. If for any reason you decide to no longer attend the workshop, please notify me before 120 days of the start of the workshop and I will return the deposit less a $500 cancellation fee. If you cancel between 120 and 90 days prior to the workshop I will retain $900. If the notification is made less than 90 days prior to the start of the workshop no monies will be refunded. If the workshop is cancelled by the organizers because of lack of registration, a full refund will be made.

Please note that in case of exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances such as hurricanes, earthquakes, major floods, tsunami, a war or governments' change of policies in the countries I produce workshops and seminars, I will only offer as a refund a new workshop, equal to the value of this workshop, in any of the other venues during that same calendar year. No other forms of refunds will be available.

As always, we strongly suggest travel insurance that gives good coverage for most circumstances including personal health issues that might occur with you or your family. It is also advised that all check their health insurance to make sure it covers you out-of-country. Barbara Nelson. bnelson2@earthlink.net

 
Barbara Nelson, photographer, journalist and event producer. Barbara's productions include custom workshops and seminars for visual artists and professional associations. A background in Radio and TV and magazine publishing, plus extensive international travel to explore many diverse cultures, helps to identify unique places for workshop locations. Each workshop is tailored to a specific theme for maximum learning experience in a stimulating environment.

Member: ASMP, PWP, WICI.

www.barbaranelson.comwww.barbaranelsonblog.com

Terry Abrams has been teaching photography since 1975, when he moved to Europe to establish photography programs for an American college. He lived overseas for 13 years, during which time he taught and travelled extensively throughout Europe. Since 1990, Terry has been teaching photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College and led the transition of that program from film and darkroom to digital media. He also teaches travel photography workshops in Death Valley, Southern Utah and Maine. He received grants to travel and teach in Morocco and Turkey.
Terry co-produced the Great Lakes Digital Conference and conducted workshops alongside Thomas Knoll, the inventor of Adobe Photoshop.  Terry is an adobe beter tester.  In addition to teaching, he creates photographs using the latest digital technologies.  His images and writings are reproduced in numerous books on photograpy.  He also does ndividual and coporate consulting in photography www.terryabrams.com

ALL IMAGES:  © Barbara Nelson or © Terry Abrams

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SCOTLAND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
www.scotlandphotographyworkshop.com
Third annual small group photography workshop in The Highlands of Scotland.
You will be inspired and challenged to see and photograph in new ways.
Spring 2018. dates to be announced. Limited to 12 people.

Produced by Barbara Nelson & taught by Terry Abrams.

The HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND - Dramatic Scenery and deep history in a wilderness of sea, mountains and small villages - one of Europe' most unspoiled regions.   Eras of history and legends resonates energy.  There is much to experience here.

Capturing the essence of the distinctive geographical features and cultural history of The Highlands with a unique personal vision is the focus of this workshop.  We photograph at different times of day and some evenings, learning new techniques and improving known skills. On-going critiques - individual and group.

We will meet in Inverness, gateway of the Highlands. A private coach and local guides will be with us throughout the 10 day trip.  We will base in 2 locations: Ullapoor and Isle of Skye.  LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE.

Details: bnelson2@earthlink.net

EARLY REGISTRATION (before January 5, 2018) $3800 per person.double occupancy.  Single ooccuacy $600 supplement.  LATE REGISTRATION (after January 5, 2018) $4150  per person double occupancy.  $600 single supplement   This covers hotels (10 nights), breakfast, some packed lunches, land transportation with local driver/guide and the photo workshop. Not included are all drinks (except breakfast), lunch or snacks, dinner, airfare or other ground transportation prior to or after leaving the workshop. Free Wi-Fi, internet in hotels.    50% DEPOSIT MUST BE RECEIVED WITH REGISTRATION PRIOR TO JANUARY 2, 2016 for early registration

50% deposit requested with reservation. Balance due March 1, 2018.
Check or money order payable to Barbara Nelson.

Direct bank to bank payment available on request.

Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Avenue #3J
New York, NY 10033
bnelson2@earthlink.net

Refund Policy (see last paragraph)

LOCATION OVERVIEW.

Day 1.  Meet in Inverness, gateway to the Highlands

Inverness has a small airport and is also easily accessible by train or bus from all major cities in Scotland.  Inverness, on the river Ness, is the gateway to the highlands and interesting to visit.  We encourage all to plan an extra day or two to explore and jetlag decompress before the official start of the workshop on Friday

5 nights in Western Highlands.  

Our private coach and guides will meet us at the Inverness hotel.  We will travel north west into the western highlands through spectacular scenery (stopping to photograph along the way) to Ullapoor, a lively village on the shores of Loch Broom.  We will base here for the next 4 nights, taking excursions to nearby locations.

5 days on the. Isle of Skye. largest of the inner Hebrides.

We leave Ullapoor, driving south west to the Isle of Skye, stopping at the dramatic area around Corrieschallock Gorge,  Lock Carron and the quaint village of Plocton,  We will spend the next four days in and around the lively village of Portree - with excursions to the mountains, western shore (Sea of the Hebrides), farms and villages. 

Return to Inverness. overnight and end of workshop.

 

Workshop details.

This workshop is for participants who can operate their cameras on manual exposure and who want to improve both the technical and visual aspects of their photography. We will meet daily for field sessions and demonstrations and will periodically critique participants' work. We will be together photographing at various times of day from sunrise to sunset, with breaks scheduled most afternoons. Students are expected to organize their digital images for review on the next day.

The workshop will show you how to work with minimal equipment and maximum adaptability. We will work on analyzing the quality/direction of light, composing the image and anticipating the unfolding activity. You will learn new camera techniques appropriate to the conditions, including HDR exposures, low light photography, black and white techniques and others.

Listen to the silence - Hear the music.  A photographer's dream location comes true in the Highlands of Scotland.

A list of suggested equipment and other travel needs will be emailed to all in the class.

 

Refund Policy
As my workshops are structured for small groups, I rely on your attendance to organize many of the workshops’ logistics. Additionally most of the international workshops require a deposit at time of registration and full payment up to 60 days prior to beginning of the reservations. If for any reason you decide to no longer attend the workshop, please notify me and I will return the deposit less a $400 cancellation fee. If you cancel between 120 and 90 days prior to the workshop I will retain $800. If the notification is made less than 90 days prior to the start of the workshop no monies will be refunded.

If the workshop is cancelled by the organizers because of lack of registration, a full refund will be made.

Please note that in case of exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances such as hurricanes, earthquakes, major floods, tsunami, a war or governments' change of policies in the countries I produce workshops and seminars, I will only offer as a refund a new workshop, equal to the value of this workshop, in any of the other venues during that same calendar year. No other forms of refunds will be available.

As always, we strongly suggest travel insurance that gives good coverage for most circumstances including personal health issues that might occur with you or your family. It is also advised that all check their health insurance to make sure it covers you out-of-country.

Barbara Nelson Productions reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person whose health or general conduct impedes the operation of services to the detriment of other trip participants or the local population.  Also reserves the right to remove from a trip, at his or her own expense and without any refund, any person it judges to be incapable of meeting the rigors and requirement of participating in the activities, or who it determines detracts from the enjoyment of the trip by others.  Barbara Nelson reserves the right to make route, hotel, itinerary, leader changes and trip modifications as necessary or desirable to improve the trip quality and/or to accommodate the comfort and well-being of guests.

Barbara Nelson. bnelson2@earthlink.net

Barbara Nelson, photographer, journalist and event producer. Barbara's productions include custom workshops and seminars for visual artists and professional associations. A background in Radio & TV and magazine publishing, plus extensive international travel to explore many diverse cultures, helps to identify unique places for workshop locations. Each workshop is tailored to a specific theme for maximum learning experience in a stimulating environment.  Images have been in galleries and non-traditional spaces across the country, also in private collections. Member: ASMP, PWP, WICI. www.barbaranelson.com, www.barbaranelsonblog.com

Terry Abrams has been teaching photography since 1975, when he moved to Europe to establish photography programs for an American college. He lived overseas for 13 years, during which time he taught and travelled extensively throughout Europe. Since 1990, Terry has been teaching photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College and led the transition of that program from film and darkroom to digital media. He also teaches travel photography workshops in Death Valley, Southern Utah and Maine. He received grants to travel and teach in Morocco and Turkey.

Terry co-produced the Great Lakes Digital Conference and conducted workshops alongside Thomas Knoll, the inventor of Adobe Photoshop. In addition to teaching, Terry creates photographs using the latest digital technologies. His images and writing are reproduced in numerous books on photography. His images are in numerous gallery shows and art fairs. Terry also does individual and corporate consulting in photography. www.terryabrams.com

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UZBEKISTAN
www.uzbekistanphotographyworkshop.com
A NEW PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP May 6 - 21, 2018

In Ancient times our locations were the crossroads of the world 
Taught by Terry Abrams. Produced by Barbara Nelson.

STEP BACK IN TIME

Imagine yourself traveling by caravan for many weeks along Uzbekistan's Silk Route and suddenly in the distance the sun strikes the vivid blue dome of Samarkand's Kok Gumbaz mosque.

Join us on this new photography workshop along Uzbekistan's ancient Silk Route.

LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE.  Taught by Terry Abrams. Produced by Barbara Nelson.

The Uzbekistan workshop will start and end in Tashkent. We will be based in 4 locations, Tashkent, Khiva, Samarkand and Bukhara, making side trips and excursions from each location.

   

HIGHLIGHTS

Local English speaking experts versed in the history and culture of the country will inform and guide us to the world famous mosques and sites from the Ottoman Empire and medieval times.  Markets and local life of the people. Village visits.  Local crafts people at work, secrets of the old parts of town - all and more will be locations for the best photography.

Observatory of Ulugbek,is the astronomical miracle of medieval Uzbekistan.  We will be there to photograph it.

Tomb of Saint Daniel

Several side trips into mountain areas are planned to meet and visit local people, discovering their cultures. We will have tea and food, learn bread making, cook Plov and generally experience and participate in their everyday life.

Capturing the essence of a location with a unique personal vision is the focus of this small group workshop. Learn to catch the mystery of place and people in this centuries old region of Central Asia.

Produced by BARBARA NELSON and taught by TERRY ABRAMS.

INCLUDES

  • Hotels, breakfast and dinner.
  • Ground transportation related to the workshop.
  • domestic flight
  • Local english speaking expert traveling with group.
  • Entrance fees to scheduled monuments.
  • Uzbekistan Visa support.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch, drinks and beverages
  • International air travel
  • Personal items and services
  • Photo and video fees for some scheduled interiors
  • Visa (Agency helps with this) 

FEE  $3,900   SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $240
50% deposit required with reservation.

BALANCE DUE February 2018
Check or money order payable to Barbara Nelson.

BARBARA NELSON
340 Haven Avenue #3J, New York, NY 10033
bnelson2@earthlink.net


NOTE:  Visa application may take several weeks  (producer will provide information for obtaining VISA)

*Refund Policy

This workshop is for students who can operate their cameras on manual exposure and who want to go further with their photography. The class would meet daily for discussions, to view work and critique student’s work. We will be together photographing on some mornings from sunrise till late morning as well as afternoons, through the sunset, occasionally past twilight and into the early evening. Students are expected to organize their digital images for review

The class is built on a schedule of photographing and critiquing with some downtime planned for organizing your images. The schedule will be flexible for unscheduled special events, weather changes and such. The class will learn how to work with minimal equipment and maximum adaptability. We will work on analyzing the quality/direction of light, frame/compose the image and anticipate the unfolding activity. Moving into the heart of Central Asia provides endless opportunities for photographers where life has evolved since the first century.      

A list of suggested equipment and other travel needs will be emailed to all in the class.


BARBARA NELSON, photographer, journalist and event producer. Barbara's productions include custom workshops and seminars for visual artists and professional associations. A background in Radio & TV and magazine publishing, plus extensive international travel to explore many diverse cultures, helps to identify unique places for workshop locations. Each workshop is tailored to a specific theme for maximum learning experience in a stimulating environment. Member: ASMP, PWP, WICI. www.barbaranelson.com, www.barbaranelsonblog.com

Terry Abrams is an experienced international educator, photographer and artist. He has worked with both film and digital technologies in photography, and is just as likely to use an 8x10 view camera as a high resolution digital camera. He has studied with Paul Caponigro, Arnold Newman, Michael Kenna, John Sexton and others. He lived and taught photography in Europe for 13 years.

Terry teaches photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI (known for its photography department) and co-produced the Great Lakes Digital Conference, conducting workshops alongside Thomas Knoll, the inventor of Adobe Photoshop. He also conducts travel photography workshops in domestic and international locations, such as Morocco, Turkey, Italy, Iceland and Spain. His images and writing are reproduced in numerous books on photography, and his photographs have been exhibited in numerous galleries. www.terryabrams.com

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REFUND POLICY
As my workshops are structured for small groups, I rely on your attendance to organize many of the workshops’ logistics. Additionally, most of the international workshops require a deposit at time of registration and full payment up to 60 days prior to beginning of the reservations. If for any reason you decide to no longer attend the workshop, please notify me and I will return the deposit less a $400 cancellation fee. If you cancel between 120 and 60 days prior to the workshop I will retain $800. If the notification is made less than 60 days prior to the start of the workshop no monies will be refunded.

If the workshop is cancelled by the organizers because of lack of registration, a full refund will be made.

Please note that in case of exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances such as hurricanes, earthquakes, major floods, tsunami, a war or governments' change of policies in the countries I produce workshops and seminars, I will only offer as a refund a new workshop, equal to the value of this workshop, in any of the other venues during that same calendar year. No other forms of refunds will be available.

As always, we strongly suggest travel insurance that gives good coverage for most circumstances including personal health issues that might occur with you or your family. It is also advised that all check their health insurance to make sure it covers you out-of-country.

 

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ECUADOR
A NEW PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP JULY 30 - AUGUST 10, 2017

www.ecuadorphotographyworkshop.com
Taught by Terry Abrams.  Produced by Barbara Nelson.

Small but dazzling.
Its' richness lies in wide diversity - natural and cultural.

This photography workshop will teach us how to see beyond the richness of a new environment, quickly adjust to many different subjects to capture unique images.  We will be working in a broad variety of photographic styles at all different times of day and low light.  Time is allotted for uploading images and critiques both individual and as a group.  Limited to 10 people.

Over 5000 years of history, Ecuador has the greatest biodiversity per area in the world, including 1600 species of birds and 25,000 species of plants.

On this trip into the pre-Columbian southeast part of the Southern Andes, we will base in two locations where we can experience both the Amazon rainforest and the Andes Highlands.

   

HIGHLIGHTS 
Bustling market towns, traditional crafts people, remote indigenous villages, and pristine national parks far from the touring crowds. People just as diverse as the landscapes live peacefully together. 

Marcas (5 days)  A small charming river town.

  • Excursions to visit Shuar communities with their unique customs and beliefs - a subgroup of the Jivaro who
    have lived for centuries in the rainforests.
  • Explore the rainforest's landscape and diversity of natural life.
  • A spectacular drive in private coach from Macas to the highland's town of Cuenca.

Cuenca (5 days)  A 16th century colonial jewel of the south and a UNESCO world heritage site.

  • Flower market, crafts market, cobblestone streets, churches, plazas and more.
  • Excursions to small villages where local artisans make and sell their fine works.
  • Handmade Panama hats originated here and are still its most famous export.

Barbara Nelson  bnelson2@earthlink.net

      

This workshop is for students who can operate their cameras on manual exposure and who want to go further with their photography. The class would meet daily for discussions, to view work and critique student’s work. We will be together photographing on some mornings from sunrise till late morning as well as afternoons, through the sunset, occasionally past twilight and into the evening. Students are expected to organize their digital images for review.

   

The class is built on a schedule of photographing and critiquing with some downtime planned for organizing your images. The schedule will be flexible for unscheduled special events, weather changes and such. The class will learn how to work with minimal equipment and maximum adaptability. We will work on analyzing the quality/direction of light, frame/compose the image and anticipate the unfolding activity. The diversity of Ecuador provides endless opportunities for photographers.

A list of suggested equipment and other travel needs will be emailed to all in the class.

Fee: $3450. 00 Single Supplement $180.00
50% deposit required with reservation.
Balance due June 19, 2017

Check or money order payable to Barbara Nelson.
Barbara Nelson 340 Haven Avenue #3J, New York, NY 10033
bnelson2@earthlink.net

*Refund Policy

INCLUDED

  • Hotels and breakfast, WiFi, and ground transportation related to the workshop. Local expert traveling with group.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch, dinner, drinks and beverages. International air travel. Personal items and services.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • As always, we strongly suggest travel insurance that gives good coverage for most circumstances including
    personal health issues that might occur with you or your family. It is also required that all check their health
    insurance to make sure it covers you out-of-country.

      

     

*REFUND POLICY

As my workshops are structured for small groups, I rely on your attendance to organize the workshops’ logistics. Additionally, most of the international workshops require a deposit at time of registration and full payment up to 60 days prior to beginning of the reservations.

If for any reason you decide to no longer attend the workshop please notify me and I will return the deposit less a $400 cancellation fee. If you cancel between 120 and 60 days prior to the workshop I will retain $800. If the notification is made less than 60 days prior to the start of the workshop no monies will be refunded.

If the workshop is cancelled by the organizers because of lack of registration, a full refund will be made. Please note that in case of exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances such as hurricanes, earthquakes, major floods, tsunami, a war or governments' change of policies in the countries in which I produce workshops and seminars, I will only offer as a refund a new workshop, equal to the value of this workshop, in any of the other venues during that same calendar year. No other forms of refunds will be available.


BARBARA NELSON, photographer, journalist and event producer.

Barbara's productions include custom workshops and seminars for visual artists and professional associations. A background in Radio & TV and magazine publishing, plus extensive international travel to explore many diverse cultures, helps to identify unique places for workshop locations. Each workshop is tailored to a specific theme for maximum learning experience in a stimulating environment.

MEMBER: ASMP, PWP, WICI. www.barbaranelson.com, www.barbaranelsonblog.com,
 bnelson2@earthlink.net

TERRY ABRAMS is an experienced international educator, photographer and artist.

He has worked with both film and digital technologies in photography, and is just as likely to use an 8x10 view camera as a high resolution digital camera. He has studied with Paul Caponigro, Arnold Newman, Michael Kenna, John Sexton and others. He lived and taught photography in Europe for 13 years. Terry teaches photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI (known for its photography department) and co-produced the Great Lakes Digital Conference, conducting workshops alongside Thomas Knoll, the inventor of Adobe Photoshop. He also conducts travel photography workshops in domestic and international locations, such as Morocco, Turkey, Italy, Iceland and Spain. His images and writing are reproduced in numerous books on photography, and his photographs have been exhibited in numerous galleries. www.terryabrams.com

 

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Day trip to Storm King and Beacon New York

Saturday, October 14, 2018

Transportation from NYC to be provided.  Details to be announced.

 

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A gallery tour in New York City's famed Chelsea art scene.
Join us on this specially designed 3 hour gallery tour in the Lower East Side

There are now over 130 galleries and The New Museum and ICP in Lower East Side.. Ten of the top galleries who regularly show photography will be selected according to the current show they have on exhibit.

Led by Claudia Sohrens, we will have comments and conversations, sometimes joined by a gallery representative, about the images and current trends. After reviewing the new spring photography shows, 10 will be selected to show the diversity of the new fall shows. Note, this is not a formal structured workshop or seminar but rather a format to spark thinking and encourage dialogue.

This is limited to 10 people due to the size of many galleries. 

Date: September 2017  2:00 - 5:00 PM
Where:LES scene. (Meeting location will be sent to those registered for the tour)
FEE: PWP members. $45.00. Non-members $55.00
Limited to 10 people due to size of most galleries on the tour.

RSVP: bnelson2@earthlink.net

Payment: check made payable to Professional Women Photographers

Mail to:
Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Avenue
New York, New York 10033

Barbara Nelson Productions. Barbara Nelson photographer and journalist  produces workshops and events for the visual arts community


  

Professional seminars and workshops produced for
Professional Women Photographers (PWPonline.org) in New York City 

PWP Season 2016 - 2017

PHOTOGRAPHING A CULTURE

A photography workshop in New York City

October 22-23, 2016

Taught by Terry Abrams.

Sometimes you don't have to take a 9-hour flight to find a community that resonates the history of their roots.

In New York City's Chinatown we will learn to take a fresh look at the vibrant community. Unique | locations and events, such as the early morning bird singing where people gather with their special birds whose unique sound and beautiful feathers are presented in elaborate cages.

Details:

Saturday, October 22;  8 am start. Photographing & in-field critiques
Sunday, October 23.  10 am - 2 pm. Discussion and  Review of images.
Location:  NYC's Chinatown (meeting address emailed to those registered)

FEE:  $145 PWP Member.  $170 non-member
RSVP:  bnelson2@earthlink.net

MAIL FEE:  check PAYABLE TO PWP, 
Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Avenue  3J
NYC NY 10033

Terry Abrams.  Photographing & teaching in Europe & USA since 1975.  American College, Michigan colleges/universities, Maine workshop, special assignments, numerous travel workshops.

Barbara Nelson:  photographer, journalist, producer:  PWP, ASMP, WICI. bnelson2@earthlink.net

 

Pricing Your Work in Today’s Market

A seminar with Judy Herrmann

Thursday, November 3, 2016.  6:00 - 9:00 pm

For many still and motion photographers, pricing commercial assignments and fine art work has become a blind guessing game where you lose if you’re too high or if you’re too low.  And, when you ask about
pricing the answer always seems to be “it depends.” How can you figure out the fair market value of your work or what clients really want and value when it’s so hard to get answers? 

In this exciting new seminar, Judy Herrmann tackles this question by sharing case studies, interviews and examples that will help you understand pricing from your clients’ and collectors’ perspectives, providing actionable tips you can start using right away, and showing you how to maximize your value and get paid what you’re worth.

RSVP. bnelson2@earthlink.net

LOCATION:  mid-town New York City (address will be emailed to those registered)
LIMITED 50 people
FEE:  $45.00  PWP member  non-member $60.00

Forward fee, payable to PWP (Professional Women Photographers) 
to Barbara Nelson
340 HavenAve.#3J
New York, NY 10033

Bio:

Since 1995, Judy Herrmann’s energetic and inspiring seminars on smart business practices have helped thousands of photographers compete more effectively.  A past National president of ASMP, Olympus Visionary and recipient of the United Nations IPC Leadership Award, Judy created and hosted ASMP's popular Business as unUsual webinar series and served as an ASMP sponsored speaker for over 12 years.  As a partner in Herrmann + Starke, www.HSstudio.com, her distinctive imagery for advertising, editorial and corporate clients has won recognition from GraphisCommunication ArtsLurzer’s Archive and numerous award annuals. Judy is currently developing a comprehensive online course that will help photographers price their work and get paid what they’re worth. 
Learn more at www.2goodthings.com/pricingphotographyinfo@2goodthings.com

Barbara Nelson:  photographer, journalist, producer:  PWP, ASMP, WICI. bnelson2@earthlink.net

 

 PWP TOUR OF AIPAP 2017

Saturday, April , 2017  

This is limited to 10 people 

Join Margaret Mathews-Berenson, independent curator, art advisor and educator specializing in contemporary art and photography, for a private tour of the 2013 AIPAD Photography Show, one of the most important international photography art events. Since its founding in 1979, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers has presented this annual vetted art fair highlighting a wide range of museum-quality work, including historical and contemporary photographs, photo-based art, video and new media.

LOCATION. Pier 94 New York City.  meeting location to be announced

FEE:  $45.00 PWP members $55 non-members

NOTE: the entry fee for AIPAD is not included. pre-purchase or buy at the door. $25 for day pass. $40 for 3-day pass.

 RSVP. bnelson2@earthlink.net

PAYMENT; . Check PAYABLE TO PWP (Professional Women Photographers)

Mail to: Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Ave. (#3J)
New York, NY 10033

212-927-1977 

Limited to 10 people

This is a unique opportunity to meet some of the dealers and specialists in the company of Margaret Mathews-Berenson, a seasoned professional with over twenty-five years of experience in the contemporary art and photography community. Ms. Berenson's career includes curatorial work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in the Department of Prints and Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as in the field of book publishing, where she worked as a photo editor and headed up the American Society of Picture Professionals. She is a seasoned arts critic and writer and has contributed numerous articles to ARTS, American Artist, Pastel Journal and Sculpture Magazine, among others. She has lectured for the International Center of Photography, Christie's, New York University and the 92nd Street Y. In 2000, she founded ART TODAY, offering specialized tours and lectures in fine art and photography as well as customized art travel opportunities. She also provides art advisory services to collectors and private career counseling for artists and photographers                                              

 

 

NEW PHOTOGRAPHY - A HANDS-ON, IN-STUDIO CREATIVE WORKSHOP
TAUGHT BY CLAUDIA SOHRENS*
January 21, 2016

In this workshop we will develop a fresh vocabulary of photographic styles and surfaces.  We will use our known rules of image making and turn them into a site of play and see how far we can go with our creative possibilities.

As a starting point we will experiment in the studio by arranging and photographing small objects we bring in (they must all fit into a large zip bag)  We will setup for table top photography, process and print.  From the print we can scan, cut or alter the print to re-assembe and rescan or re-photograph.  We will craft new compositions and constellations of interconnected references.  (NOTE - you might also bring in some of your own prints that would like to incorporate into the original photography we will do).

 
This will be great fun to produce new images that will open us up to development of artistic ideas, new ways of seeing and photographing.   
 
This is a movement in photography that has been going on since 2010. Some of the work is currently in the “New Photography” show at MOMA, “Photo-Poetics: An Anthology” exhibition at the Guggenheim as well as solo exhibits in leading Chelsea galleries.
 
Please bring:  Camera, Lenses appropriate for table tops shooting, Gels, Tripod, External hard drive (thumb/flash drives OK) plus objects that you may want to photograph (perhaps utensils for the kitchen, jewelry and accessories, toiletry items and more) - the goal is to have a number of small items that can be arranged and rearranged..  Also bring your laptop with Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop installed.
 
We expect to produce a print from each person by the end of the session to take home.  We will be in a studio with scanning and printing capabilities
 
LIMITED TO 8 people.
DATE:  Thursday January 21, 2016
TIME:  10 - 3 PM
LOCATION:  mid-town Manhattan
FEE:  $145 PWP member.  $160.00 non-members
MAIL FEE:  check PAYABLE TO PWP, 
Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Avenue  3J
NYC NY 10033
 

 *Claudia Sohrens is a German-born visual artist and educator, who lives and works in New York. Sohrens received a BFA in Communications Design from IN.D, in Hamburg, and an MA in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School in Switzerland, where she is currently a PhD candidate. She is faculty in the Full-Time General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography, in the Photography Department at Parsons The New School for Design and in the Communications Design Department at Pratt Institute.

She is the recipient of several artist grants, such as the 2010 NYFA fellowship in Photography; she participated in artist residencies, for example at the Bronx Museum in New York. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Bronx Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and at the Artists Space in New York, as well as international art venues and festivals, such as the Electronic Language Festival in Sao Paulo, the Project Space at Kunsthalle Wien, KW – the Institut for Contemporary Art in Berlin, as well as, Kampnagel KX in Hamburg. Her latest project Mise En Abyme: Archive, has fiscal sponsorship through NYFA http://artspire.org/DirectoryDetail/tabid/95/id/1142/Default.aspx

 Barbara Nelson, long time PWP member, produces the professional workshops and seminars for PWP.  Photographer, journalist, producer of workshops and seminars for the visual arts community.  Member PWP, WICI, ASMP

 

 

 

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212-927-1977

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