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    • 19 Feb 2020
    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White Street, New York, NY 10013
    • 6
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    Workshop Description

    In this workshop, each student will create a lovely, hand-made artist's book for 12 to 16 photographs, by:

    1. selecting the images to print and selecting the paper for images, 
    2. selecting the paper for the book
    3. selecting and creation of the book cover, 
    4. stitch together the cover and pages,
    5. ordering of images,
    6. tipping of images into the book,
    7. admire the finished product.

    We will explore the different kinds of papers, resources for locating interesting papers, and three different ways for binding the finished book.

    Session 1:

    1. examine a variety of hand-made books and materials,
    2. share a body of work to be made into a book,
    3. creation of the cover.

    Session 2:

    1. sequencing of images and feedback from others,
    2. selection of paper options for book,
    3. tip in the images,
    4. binding the book,
    5. sharing final product for discussion.

    Following Session 1, students will work independently to print out selected images as discussed and in preparation for Session 2.


    Prerequisite:

    This workshop is suitable for all photographers or artists. 


    Workshop Leader

    Paul Stetzer is a member, frequent exhibitor and former President at Soho Photo Gallery, retired teacher of science and environmental studies, and photographer with special interests in documentary, portrait and landscape work.


    Workshop Policies

    Workshop location is Soho Photo Gallery at 15 White Street, New York, NY 10013.

    Workshops are subject to cancellation, rescheduling or changes up to one week prior to start date. Class audits are not permitted.

    Cancellation and tuition refund request for this workshop must be submitted via email to john.e.mancia@gmail.com least 10 days prior to scheduled start date of workshop for full refund.





    • 04 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:25 PM
    • Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White Street, New York, NY 10013
    • 0
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    You may select one of the two 40-minute sessions. 

    Each 40-minute session has 2 available slots. 

    If both slots are already taken, select a different 40-minute session.

    If all 4 slots are full, select another date.


    • 06 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:25 PM
    • Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White Street, New York, NY 10013
    • 1
    Register

    You may select one of the two 40-minute sessions. 

    Each 40-minute session has 2 available slots. 

    If both slots are already taken, select a different 40-minute session.

    If all 4 slots are full, select another date.


    • 09 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White Street, New York, NY 10013
    • 10
    Register

    Workshop Description

    In this workshop, veteran Soho Photo Gallery members Neil Lawner and Bob Leonard will share their experience in street photography while exploring one of New York’s interesting neighborhoods.  We’ll start with one hour of classroom training, sharing our perspective on street photography.  Neil’s work focuses mostly on people - with a humorous slant.  Bob’s interest lies in seeking long-term projects and exploring the environment for interesting shapes and colors.

    We’ll go over the basics to help you improve your skills as a street photographer:

    • Techniques to overcome fear of photographing strangers
    • Exploring different styles of street photography
    • Using composition to capture better photos
    • Appropriate camera settings

    Then we’ll hit the streets!  We’ll spend 2+ hours in Chinatown, on the street shooting, discussing and reviewing.  All digital cameras including iPhones are good for this workshop. 

    Neil and Bob’s Street Photography Workshop is a great way to learn the techniques and skills of street photography while exploring one of New York’s exciting urban neighborhoods.  The workshop runs rain or shine with the exception of extreme weather (look for an email announcement the night prior to workshop date if extreme weather should be in the forecast).

    Be sure to have fully charged batteries and an extra memory card in your camera bag. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for whatever the weather should bring.


    Prerequisite:

    This workshop is suitable for all photographers.


    Workshop Leaders

    Neil Lawner has been photographing for over 40 years.  His works are in the permanent collections of numerous corporations including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Bristol Meyers Squibb.  For the past ten years his interests have centered on street photography in New York City - where he lives.  His visual sense of humor is apparent in his photography.  Neil carries his camera every day and is constantly looking for a decisive and humorous moment.  He recently published a book entitled “Coney Island, Merriment, Mermaids and Memories” which is the result of an eight-year project to photograph New York’s iconic playground in Brooklyn

    Bob Leonard is a street photographer and a long-time member of Soho Photo Gallery. Armed with an iPhone he created a series of surreptitiously shot portraits on the New York City subway.  This concept continued with a series of portraits taken in the elevator of a Manhattan office building.  Over a year, he observed visitors at the 9/11 Memorial taking portraits of each other, group shots and selfies.  Recent projects focused on capturing found objects with an eye toward shape and color.  These images have been transformed into a series of triptychs and quadriptychs.

    Workshop Policies

    Workshop location is Soho Photo Gallery at 15 White Street, New York, NY 10013.

    Workshops are subject to cancellation, rescheduling or changes up to one week prior to start date. Class audits are not permitted.

    Cancellation and tuition refund request for this workshop must be submitted via email to john.e.mancia@gmail.com least 10 days prior to scheduled start date of workshop for full refund.





    • 13 May 2020
    • 03 Jun 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • SohoPhoto Gallery, 15 White Street, New York, NY 10013
    • 7
    Register


    Workshop Description

    The photograph editing software, Photoshop, is now over 30 years old.  With age comes wrinkles and collective knowledge.  The backward compatibility of the PSD (Photoshop document) file format has resulted in a program that includes confusing nomenclature and many ways to accomplish the same task.

    This workshop presents a particular and discrete workflow that takes a photograph from the camera to Lightroom to Photoshop with the intent of making an interpretive fine art print.  All photographs are fundamentally a combination of brightness (luminosity and contrast) and color (hue and saturation).  The discrete workflow presented in this workshop will reveal a process that provides the artist with the tools to comprehensively control these fundamental aspects of their photographs.

    We will begin with an overview of the "digital darkroom" from file formats and bit depth to the proper development of RAW files and importing into Photoshop.  The workshop will continue with best practices for nondestructive discrete workflow in Photoshop to control brightness and color using adjustment layers, masks and basic retouching.  Color space, color theory, sharpening, how/when to manage noise, conversion to black & white, printing profiles and paper types will also be covered.

    Weekly print assignments will be reviewed and critiqued by the class.


    Prerequisites

    All students must have experience with Photoshop and Lightroom - including output to a photo quality inkjet printer.  This workshop will be based upon the most recent version of Photoshop and Lightroom.  Note: This workshop may not be appropriate for photographers  with "editorial" aspirations as a photojournalist.


    Workshop Leader 

    David Kutz received a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and relocated to New York City to become the eleventh employee at the newly-founded International Center of Photography.  During his two years at ICP, David hung exhibitions, built darkrooms, participated in master class workshops and taught photography.  And David continues his relationship with ICP today.

    From 1976 to 1980, David worked as an independent photojournalist with assignments from the New York Times, Life, Look and Time magazines.

    For the next three decades David worked in film and television as a director, producer and media executive.  In addition to commercial and industrial assignments he created the award-winning documentary, The African Burial Ground: An American Discovery, and was a senior executive directing the launch of VOOM-HD, a package of 15 high definition cable channels.

    In 2013, David returned to photography as an art form and earned an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2016.

    Today, David lives in Brooklyn and works throughout the world, actively engaged in making work and continuing his research into geography, urban planning, travel and globalization.  He is a member of Soho Photo Gallery, the International Panorama Council, the Surveillance Studies Network and also volunteers with his local arts organization: Arts Gowanus.  

    David first began using Photoshop (v.2) in the 1990s.  Between 2013 and 2015 he participated in a series of technically focused workshops at the International Center of Photography as student and as a teaching assistant.  Since 2015 he has created multiple portfolios of fine art photography.


    Workshop Policies

    Workshop location is Soho Photo Gallery at 15 White Street, New York, NY 10013. 

    Workshops are subject to cancellation or changes up to one week prior to scheduled state date. Class audits are not permitted.

    Cancellation and tuition refund request must be sent via email to john.e.mancia@gmail.com at least 10 days prior to scheduled start date of workshop for a full refund. A last date of cancellation is the first business day immediately following initial workshop meeting for a 50% refund of tuition.  Refunds will be issued within two business weeks.


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