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PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAMS
Unique locations where a vibrant life and culture remains unchanged.

Barbara Nelson Photography Productions: bnelson2@earthlink.net 

Barbara Nelson, Photographer and journalist, produces workshops, programs,
and events for the visual arts community.
Member ASMP, PWP, WICI

SPAIN  - June 22 - July 3, 2014
Villages of Galicia - Northwest corner of Spain
Terry Abrams, Instructor

ITALY - THE 4th ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
on location in central Italy. June 9 - 20, 2014
Terry Abrams, Instructor

PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
on location in New York City

 


 

 

 

SPAIN  - June 22-July 3, 2014
A new, small group photography workshop in the region of Galicia.
a unique culture apart from the rest of Spain.


 Produced by Barbara Nelson.  Taught by Terry Abrams.

Capturing the essence of a culture with a unique personal vision is the focus of this small group workshop.

Limited 12 people

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

Location Overview.

Galicia, the northwest corner of Spain, will be the location for this new photography workshop.  A beautiful part of Spain, and a unique culture apart from the rest of the country, this is a perfect environment to learn new photographic techniques and refine current skills.

We will be based in three locations: Santiago de Compostela, a world heritage medieval city - landmarked and architecturally preserved (5 nights), a small, old fishing village on the Atlantic (3 nights), and a private manor house with ancient vineyards and grand gardens (3 nights). This combination gives a near total experience of the history and culture of Galicia, and its great people who predate the Celts and the Romans

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.

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.

Throughout the two weeks, there are multi-celebrations and much to see and hear of the Galicia music and dance. As always, weather and sporadic, unplanned opportunities will be incorporated into the plans. Whatever happens, there are endless opportunities for great pictures.


Schedule outline:

June 22 - 27 (5 nights) Santiago de Compostela.

June 22. Group arrives and checks into a beautiful family owned hotel with colorful garden on the edge of the historical district.

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, experience special celebrations and a large daily market. We'll explore the historic streets and world famous cathedral (third most important after Rome and Jerusalem). There will be a couple day trips to nearby villages for local celebrations, crafts people and historical manor houses with gardens and vineyards.



June 27 - June 30   (3 nights).   Mid-day move to small fishing village approximately 1-1/2 hour drive along the Atlantic coast. Tucked into a little cove we will see colorful fishing boats, a picturesque harbor, and some views of the powerful Atlantic ocean.  There is a 3 day celebration in the village during the time we are there and more cultural interest. A day trip up to the centuries old Finisterre village is included. Overlooking the Atlantic, it was declared by a Roman general in the first century as "the end of the world" because nobody could go any further west by land.


Finisterre is another picturesque village and harbor with colorful fishing boats.  It is also very important to pilgrims.  After stopping in Santiago de Compostela,  some will continue to walk here as their final destination.  (Note: Finisterre has its own stamp for traveler's passports).

June 30 - July 3 (3 nights).  A grand family owned manor house, beautifully refurnished but keeping the period look, with very old vineyards and traditional way of processing the grapes.  Nearby is another private manor house with a very large landscaped garden of flowers and a variety of trees.  Breakfast and dinner included here.

June 3 check out.  End of workshop.

Workshop details.

The cost of the trip is $3450 per person for double occupancy. Additional $400 for single room. This includes hotels with breakfast (breakfast plus dinner during the 3 nights in the Manor house), tips and local ground transportation related to the workshop.

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 hotels.

Limited to 12 people.
50% deposit requested with reservation. Balance due March 1, 2014.
Check or money order payable to Barbara Nelson.
Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Avenue #3J
New York, NY 10033
bnelson2@earthlink.net

Refund Policy (see last paragraph)

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 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 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

All images © Barbara Nelson

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THE 4th ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP ON LOCATION IN CENTRAL ITALY
June 9 - 20, 2014

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"

 

Capturing the essence of a location with a unique personal vision is the focus of this small group, popular workshop. 
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.

June 9, 2014. We will meet the group in Bologna, Italy and travel to the first of two locations.

 

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.

June 14, 2014. A short drive into the Apennine Hills will bring us to the small village of Portico di Romagna.

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.

June 20, 2014. Depart Portico di Romagna for Bologna airport.

The cost of the trip is $3050 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.

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 January 16, 2014.

Balance due March 1, 2014.

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

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

 

Designing Small Edition Photography Books using Lightroom 5's New Improved Book Module and Blurb.
November 17 & 24. 2023

 

Lightroom 5's  improved photo book module  icludes a variety of more easy-to-use book templates which allows you to edit them to create a customized look for your individual project.

Placing text on pages and photos is easier now, thanks to the new interface. Lightroom’s Book module is the easiest book creating tool available that lets you do your printing independently.  You  can send the finished  book directly to Blurb from lightroom, or print a PDF and print elsewhere.

Two half days sessions:  First session students will learn how to develop and design an efficient and enjoyable photography book that will reflect their skills, accomplishments and professional goals.   Bring in up to 100 images to be edited. Second session we will import the final edited images into templates and create a book ready to be published.  Choice of paper selection and other decisions will be discussed.

DATES:  Sunday, November 17 and November 24.
TIME:  10 am - 2  pm. 
FEE:  $75.00 for PWP members.  $90 for non-members.
LOCATION:  to be announced
LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE

 

RSVP: bnelson2@earthlink.net 
To hold reservation, send check, payable to PWP (Professional Women Photographers) to
Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Avenue #3J
New York, New York 10033

Designing Small Edition Photography Books using Lightroom 5's New Improved Book Module and Blurb. 

November 17, 2013 (Sunday).  10 AM - 2 PM

In the first class, we will look at examples of famous books, interiors and covers and will discuss possible ideas and concepts as well as format and sizes for student’s individual book projects for a photographic book.

We will develop a workflow for the various stages and visual process involved in design and production of interior pages as well as the cover.

Topics will include visual basics using grid systems, the relationship between word and image, basic typography and color, using Photoshop & Bridge or Lightroom to resize and prepare the images for Blurb’s layout templates.

Although other printing options and services (such as Edition One, Asuka, LuLu, Conveyor, etc.) will be discussed. For this workshop we will use Lightroom’s easy to use Book Module in combination with the popular Print-on-Demand Service Blurb

Please bring your laptops with Lightroom 5 installed to our first session (if you don't own Lightroom 5, you may download a trial version for the workshop). Also bring an edit of photographs (no more than 100 images) and text that you would like to include in your book. For the first class please bring prints (4 x 6 - machine prints from local Kinkos or similar) of your photographs - this for easy editing - it's much easier to move images around in different collections the old-fashion way rather than in the computer.

November 24, 2013 (Sunday)  10 AM - 2 PM

For the second class, based on review and discussions in the first class, students will bring their first printouts of their layout pages and cover to display on a wall. We will discuss the layout in general and how it can support the flow and energy as well as the concept of the book. We will revise, edit the content, and work on the final pagination and sequencing of the book and will get it ready for POD (print on demand) with Blurb.

Other issues such as color, contrast, and sharpening will be addressed as well.

Additional instructions for the second class will be discussed at the end of the first class..

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.

Barbara Nelson, photographer, journalist, and long time member of PWP produces the workshops & seminars for PWP

 

 

 

 

 PWP TOUR OF AIPAP

Section One: Friday, April 5, 2:30 - 4 PM. (SOLD OUT)

Section two: Saturday April 6. 11:30 - 1:00.

This is limited to 8 people per section.

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. The Amory on Park Avenue. meeting location to be announced

FEE: $35.00 PWP members $45 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

Limited to 8 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                                              

 

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                             A gallery tour in New York City's famed Chelsea art scene. March 13, 2013
                                          Join us on this specially designed 3 hour gallery tour in Chelsea.

There are now over 300 galleries in Chelsea. 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 new format to spark thinking and encourage dialogue.

This is limited to 10 people due to the size of many galleries. At the end of the tour we'll move to a nearby café for those who want to continue the conversation over coffee and tea.

Date: March 13, 2013 11 am- 2 pm
Where: NYC's Chelsea art scene. (Meeting location will be sent to those registered for the tour)
FEE: PWP members. $35.00. Non-members $45.00
Limited to 10 people due to size of most galleries on the tour.

RSVP: bnelson2@earthlink.net

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


Low Light Photography in Mixed Lighting.
Taught by Terry Abrams
October 25 and 27, 2012


Learn how to frame a compelling composition with proper exposure for a sharp image when shooting in low light with a hand held camera (and what to look for as an additional support). In many situations you don't want to call attention to yourself by setting up a big tripod, plus avoiding the question of a tripod permit. We'll have some instruction, on location shooting, followed by critique and instruction on processing the images to go beyond what the camera records. This workshop will cover the steps from camera setup and operation, through image creation and processing to create a unique final photograph.

DATES:

Thursday, October 25, 2012. 4:00 - 7:30 PM.
On location, we will discover urban subjects that have a unique look in artificial light. We will photograph through twilight and sunset, enjoying the mix of natural skylight and artificial light. The colors of artificial lights will provide a unique palette for our photographs, while we acquire techniques for maintaining sharpness and focus while the light fades.

Saturday, October 27, 9:00 AM – Noon.
We will learn how to reduce the noise in our images and enhance the color, exposure, and sharpness characteristics to make the photographs more compelling than the camera will produce alone.

LOCATION: New York City.  Meeting location will be sent to those registered.
LIMITED: 10 people.
FEE: PWP Members $90. non-members $120.00
RSVP: bnelson2@earthlink.net

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


Shooting VIDEO with your SLR camera and Photoshop CS6 New editing tools
Taught by Claudia Sohrens
November 3 and 10, 2012

Limited to 10 people.  Small group, hands-on workshop

Today photographers often need to incorporate video with their fine art exhibits, presentations, websites, blogs and more. Many are shooting  some video but are limited with the big learning curve of the sophisticated editing programs.

Adobe Photoshop new CS6 will help solve that problem for many. This basic program (cross platform) will get people up and running. For many this will take care of immediate needs. Those who need more sophisticated editing software may choose to move on to Final Cut or other editing programs that give more options. This gives basic tools while deciding what their final end needs might be

DATES: Saturday, November 3 & 10, 2012
TIME: 10 am -2:00 pm both days
LOCATION: to be announced (in Manhattan, NYC)
FEE:  PWP members $115.00 Non members $135.00
RSVP: bnelson2@earthlink.net


Mail fee, Payable to PWP to
Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Avenue  #3J
New York, New York 10033

Limited to 10 people

Saturday November 3. 10 am 2pm
Discussion of various genres (narrative, documentary instructional, etc.)
Strategies of narrative and storytelling: monolog vs conversation
Presentations: web, TV/broadcasting, projection, installations, screen/cinema
Review of camera settings, functions practice session.
Assignment to practice camera settings, framing and shot types
A review of CS6 video editing.

Saturday November 10, 10 am - 2 pm
Review of assignments.
Importing, basic editing techniques and transitions into CS6 editing program
Work session.

*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, NOMMA

Upcoming workshops - dates and details to be announced:

  • Controlling the light with your off-camera strobe (Flash)
  • Black & White Digital Photography
  • Book Publishing using Lightroom Blurb Module
  • Gallery Tours in New York City's Chelsea art scene (repeat of September's tour)
  • Editing your work. Let the images tell you the story.

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Designing Small Edition Photography Books using Lightroom 4's book (Blurb) module
Taught by Claudia Sohrens
January 12 & 19, 2013

The new iteration of Lightroom 4 has built in the Blurb software so we are able to create the book and easily do image corrections in the development module. This eliminates downloading additional software and some additional navigation. Like all upgrades there is a learning curve. Fortunately in this case it is not as steep a curve as we usually bump up against.

Two half days sessions: First session students will learn how to develop and design an efficient and enjoyable photography book that will reflect their skills, accomplishments and professional goals. Bring in up to 100 images to be edited. Second session we will import the final edited images into templates and create a book ready to be published. Choice of paper selection and other decisions will be discussed.

DATES: Saturday, January 12 and 19, 2013

TIME: 10 am - 2 pm.

Location. Manhattan New York City. Site to be announced

FEE: $75.00 for PWP members. $90 for non-members.

LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE

RSVP: bnelson2@earthlink.net

 

 

 

To hold your reservation, forward fee (PAYABLE TO PWP)

Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Avenue #3J
New York, New York 10033

January 12, 2013.

During the first day, we will look at examples of famous books, interiors and covers and will discuss possible ideas and concepts as well as format and sizes for student’s individual book projects for a photographic book.

We will develop a workflow for the various stages and visual process involved in design and production of interior pages as well as the cover.

Topics will include visual basics using grid systems, the relationship between word and image, basic typography and color, using Photoshop & Bridge or Lightroom to resize and prepare the images for Blurb’s layout templates.

Although other printing options and services (such as Edition One, Fastbackbooks, Asuka, LuLu, etc.) will be discussed. For this workshop we will use Blurb’s easy-to-use application BookSmart, so we can focus on the design, content, narrative and flow of each individual book project.

Please bring your laptops with Lightroom 4 installed to our first session (if you don't own Lightroom 4, you may download a trial version for the workshop). Also bring an edit of photographs (no more than 100 images) and text that you would like to include in your book. For the first class please bring prints (4 x 6 - machine prints from local kinko or similar) of your photographs - this for easy editing - it's much easier to move images around in different collections the old-fashion way rather than in the computer.

January 19, 2013.

For the second day, based on review and discussions in the first class, students will bring their first printouts of their layout pages and cover to display on a wall. We will discuss the layout in general and how it can support the flow and energy as well as the concept of the book. We will revise, edit the content, and work on the final pagination and sequencing of the book and will get it ready for POD with Blurb.

Other issues such as color, contrast, and sharpening will be addressed as well.

Additional instructions for the second class will be discussed at the end of the first class.

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 Productions, photographer, journalist and event management, produces the professional workshops and seminars for PWP . Member PWP, ASMP, WICI.

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Have a conversation with your images.  Let them tell you their story.

Photo editing: Taught by Karen Marshall

Sunday, January 20, 2013  10:00 - 3:30.

Limited to 12 people

Knowing how to refine and edit your photographs is of equal importance to taking your      photographs in the first place.  Learn how to stand back and evaluate your pictures by having a  conversation with them.  By better understanding how to view your own work, the best photographs and the stories you want to tell will surface.

 

 

 

DATE:   Sunday, January 20, 2013

TIME:  10:00 - 3:30 pm

FEE:  $  $65 members. $80 non-members

Location:  Manhattan, NYC.  address to be announced

RSVP:  bnelson2@earthlink.net

Limited to 12 people

Forward fee to hold reservation.  check payable to PWP.

Barbara Nelson

340 Haven Avenue  #3J

New York, New York 10033

The day will include a discussion on editing.  Each participant should bring in an edit of 40 to 50 images to work on.  This can be an ongoing project or a specific days shoot.  Please bring the work in print form, (no digital files) which can be machine generated 4x6 prints or bigger.

New York photographer Karen Marshall documents American social issues.  Her long-term projects focus on the social and psychological lives of her subjects within the American landscape.

As a freelance photographer, her work spans many genres. Marshall’s distinctive style has the capacity to capture meaningful moments within a narrative frame. She has worked for editorial, corporate and advertising clients for the past twenty-five years.

Marshall is the recipient of artist fellowships and sponsorships through the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as grants and support from private foundations. Her work has been widely exhibited and is part of several collections. Her photographs have been published in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Marshall lectures frequently and is a committed mentor. She teaches in the Documentary/Photojournalism Program at The International Center of Photography, at New York University, The Maine Media Workshops, and has taught international workshops in Asia and Latin America.

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, NOMMA. www.barbaranelson.com

 

 

Black & White Photography with your SLR digital camera

Taught by Keisha Scarville

Saturday January 26 and February 2, 2013

Limited to 12 people

What is the best subject for a B&W image. In the absence of color how do you visualize the image in black & white and what adjustments do you make to produce that vision. What are the adjustments you make in-camera or in the development. All this and more will be explored and practiced.

During the course of the two days we will have lectures, demonstrations and shooting assignments to bring in for critiques.

DATE:  Saturday, January 26 and February 2, 2013 (a two-day workshop)
TIME:  10 am - 3:00 pm
LOCATION:  to be announced
FEE:  PWP Members  $65.00    non-members $80.00

RSVP: bnelson2@earthlink.
To hold reservation, forward fee, PAYABLE to PWP (Professional Women Photographers)

MAIL CHECK TO:
Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Avenue  (3J)
New York, New York 10033

Note:  these popular workshops often fill up quickly.  Your fee is needed to hold your reservation.

KEISHA SCARVILLE:

A Brooklyn native, Keisha Scarville weaves together themes dealing with memory and transformation often photographing her family and common everyday objects. Scarville’s work has been exhibited and published nationally. Her work has been included in exhibitions at The Studio Museum of Harlem, Rush Arts Gallery, Ken Keleba Gallery, Hunter College, Museum of African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. In addition, her work has appeared in Camera Arts Magazine, Time, Photo District News Edu., Transition Magazine, Vibe, Nylon, and The New York Times where her work has also received critical review. Keisha’s work is included in various public and private collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Center for Photography at Woodstock where she was an artist-in-resident in 2003. In 2006, Keisha was awarded a grant through the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Community Arts Program. Currently, Keisha is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography and adjunct professor at Bard Early College. She balances her time between working for various youth arts organizations and her own art-related projects.

 

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, NOMMA. www.barbaranelson.com

 

 

 UKRAINE, Europe's largest country, is ripe for discovery and you can be part of the adventure while photographing it's life and culture in the beautiful cities of Kyviv( Kiev) and Lviv.

A photography workshop May 2013

Limited to 10 people.

Taught by Terry Abrams
Produced by Barbara Nelson Photography Productions.

      

Kyviv (or Kiev), a scenic "walkable" city is situated on the Dnipro River. It is built on and surrounded by lovely ancient forested hills. Kyviv is the bustling capital of Ukraine and the heart of Ukraine's cultural rebirth. Ancient Kievan Rus reached its greatest period during the 11th and 12th centuries. Once a powerful force on the European scene, modern Ukrainian history, for the most part, has been defined by foreign occupation. After gaining independence in 1991 (non-violent Orange revolution), Ukraine has significantly restored it's political and economic weight. The art and culture is thriving (photography as well) and we will see this in many of the small neighborhoods. Every quarter preserves its very own personality defined over the years by who has lived there.

Lviv, is the Ukraine's most elegant city and cultural center of Western Ukraine with about 800,000 inhabitants. Lviv was a part of some five or so different countries over the past 120 years and is noticeably more European than the eastern part of the country. UNESCO designated the entire city as a World Heritage Site in 1998. This vibrant European city is in the throes of a reawakening.

Basic Itinerary:

Terry and Barbara will be on location and photographing with the group each day throughout the trip. Teaching and critiquing will be ongoing and review sessions will be scheduled most days.

Local translators will be with us each day. Local photographers will be with us from time to time to show us their favorite places.

May 20, 2012. We will meet the group in Kiev to start the workshop.

We will meet with local photographers and artists who will help introduce us to the beautiful city, and its' people. Since photography is increasingly important to the Ukrainian Art Institute as an art form, the photographers are excited and looking forward to our arrival.

May 20 - 25.

The famous colorful cathedrals and golden domes, the main square - popular meeting place and ground zero for the Orange Revolution, new and old neighborhoods will be the subjects to create expressive photographs both in color and black white - at different times of day and in low light. (Optional side trip to Chernobl)

May 25. By train to Lviv

On the express train between Kiev and Lviv we will see and meet some of the local people.

May 26 - 30Lviv.

In open squares and broad boulevards you will recognize bits of Paris, Florence, Krakow, Vienna and old St. Petersburg. Every detail reflects centuries of luxurious craft. Lviv has a vibrant art and social scene. Here we will continue to learn new techniques and practice the skills learned in Kiev. We will continue to photography at different times of day and in low light.

May 31 Depart Lviv.

By train, or plane Lviv has international connections for those who wish to return home or continue the trip elsewhere.

Lviv
Lviv Lviv

DETAILS:

The cost of the trip is $3500 per person for double occupancy. Additional $700 for single room. This includes hotels with breakfast, local ground transportation during the workshop, tips and tolls.
Not included are all drinks (except breakfast), lunch or dinner, airfare or other ground transportation prior to or after leaving the workshop.

50% deposit requested with reservation.  Balance due March 1, 2013.  Check or money order payable to Barbara Nelson.
 

In Kiev and Lviv we will be staying in centrally located 3 star hotels with full amenities (WiFi also) We will have multi-lingual people join us along the way to introduce us to the personal life of the Ukraine.

Limited to 10 people.

Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Avenue #3J
New York, NY 10033

bnelson2@earthlink.net

Refund Policy (see last paragraph)

This workshop is for photographers 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 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. Spring is a wonderful time in the Ukraine

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. 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. 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 beta tester.

In addition to teaching, Terry creates photographs using the latest digital technologies. His images and writing are reproduced in numerous books on photography. Terry also does individual and corporate consulting in photography. www.terryadams.com

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