Bill Armstrong: The Secrets of Color in Photography

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  “I recommend Bill Armstrong’s color workshop 100%. His understanding of color in photography is unparalleled. . . . He is a working artist who understands and can talk about his medium. My experience of his class was incredibly valuable and full of insights.” —W.M. Hunt Bill Armstrong led a two-day workshop at Aperture Foundation, covering the aesthetic principles behind creating strong color photographs.   Exploring both the technical and aesthetic aspects of color theory, Armstrong examined how the eye sees color, the contrast and harmony of colors, color and time of day, color mood and meaning, perception of color,…

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Mark Seliger: Portraiture

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  “The worst portrait I ever took was the one I didn’t take . . . I’ve never regretted pushing myself.” —Mark Seliger Master photographer Mark Seliger led a two-day, intensive workshop at his beautiful studio space in Greenwich Village, which gave workshop participants a chance to develop their own voices within the genre of portraiture.         On the first day, Seliger led a conversation about the history of photographic portraiture, and discussed process, subtext, and the creation and execution of concepts for environmental portraiture. Workshop participants were given unique insight into the photographers who have influenced Seliger’s work, then shared…

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John Gossage: Photographs in Books, the Complete Story

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  John Gossage —do-it-all photographer, book designer, production manager, and publisher—led a two-day workshop that delved deep into the photobook industry and its history. Gossage began the workshop by presenting an overview of the photobook-making process, and sharing insights from his personal projects. Each participant presented his or her proposed book project while Gossage engaged the group in discussion and gave personalized advice. Gossage’s adept eye for sequencing, as well as his wealth of experience in all aspects of the publishing process, were valuable resources to students as they worked on developing a photographic project into book form. Participants learned…

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Doug DuBois: The Intimate Photograph

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  “In the end, we may come to the conclusion that intimacy cannot be photographed directly (as we experience it) because, quite simply, the camera is always in the way. The trick, perhaps, is to understand intimacy as an imaginary space—an illusion that exploits our very real longing for a profound and authentic encounter with another.” —Doug DuBois   In October, Doug DuBois hosted a two-part workshop designed to help photographers dissect the elements that create intimate photographs. On the first day, students brought in two images: one had to evoke a sense of intimacy, and the other a lack…

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Mary Virginia Swanson: Business of Photography Series

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Promotional pieces for artist Lisa M. Robinson     Join Mary Virginia Swanson for one or both of the remaining sessions of the Business of Photography workshop series. Participants can register for the seminars individually, or as a package of two for a reduced price. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided.     Introduction to Multiple Markets Saturday, April 23, 2016, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. One of the most exciting recent developments for photographers is the growth of new markets for their work. Whether a fine print is shown in a museum or in a corporate office, reproduced as a…

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Tim Davis: About About

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Tim Davis, The Collector, 2015 Join visual artist, poet, and photographer Tim Davis for this two-day workshop, About About, which is intended to help photographic artists understand, discuss, conceptualize, and write about their work. Photography has become so ubiquitous, and digital culture offers such easy receptacles for pictures, but it also allows artists to make work without thinking through what it really amounts to. This workshop is designed to help photographers craft their work into a meaningful project—whether a publication or an exhibition—that makes sense for their inner directives. While making photographs is a way to understand yourself, developing those…

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Mary Virginia Swanson: Securing Support for Your Long-Term Project

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  During this two-part workshop, artist advisor and educator Mary Virginia Swanson taught participants how to fund their photographic projects. She presented an extensive illustrated lecture, which provided an overview of public, private, and corporate support; the role of a fiscal agent; and how to navigate funding data. In addition, participants learned about the importance of broadening awareness for their projects via public presentations, websites, and print and social-media marketing. Aperture’s executive director, Chris Boot, stopped by for an impromptu conversation on how photography projects and photobooks are perceived by established foundations and organizations, and how artists can use various…

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Rick Sands: Breaking The Light Barrier

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“I always call him ‘the genius of light’. He puts all of the lighting scenes together. He thinks differently than everyone else I know. He just responds to light. It’s remarkable.” —Gregory Crewdson on Rick Sands           Over the course of six days, workshop participants collaborated with master illuminator Rick Sands to learn how to see, understand, and realize various lighting scenarios. The class discussed philosophies of lighting techniques, and Sands shared his insight on the five properties of light and how they interrelate: quality, quantity, color, shape, and direction. The workshop was a mixture of lighting theory and hands-on…

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Bruno Ceschel: The Self-Published Photo Book

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Bruno Ceschel, founder of the organization Self Publish, Be Happy and author of the book by the same name, led a two-day intensive workshop that helped participants gain tools and insights they could use to publish their own photobooks. On the first day, Ceschel gave a contextual history of self-published photobooks and walked through compelling case studies, providing a frame of reference to inspire participants’ own projects. Workshop participants were shown strategies for self-publishing, from editing and sequencing through production, distribution, and marketing.         On the second day, participants broke into pairs and worked to make an edit and preliminary sequence…

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