FOTOfusion 2019 - Wednesday Schedule

Color Key

100 Series
Seminar
200 Series
FOTOshoot
300 Series
Computer Lab
400 Series
Master Workshops
500 Series
Lecture Demo / Computer Lab / FOTOshoots
600 Series
Community Events
700 Series: Free to Public
Portfolio Review / Technology Center
Special Events

>CLICK HERE for a description of the different types of events.

Note: Schedule is subject to change due to the busy schedule of our presenters. Changes will be posted at all sites during the week.

* FOTOshoot times indicate time that field trip leaves from The Centre and time that FOTOshoot ends at the location.  Please arrive at the Centre at least 15 minutes before departure time.  All FOTOshoots leave from Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s courtyard at indicated starting time. The FOTOshoot will end at the time indicated and additional time should be allowed to return to the Photographic Centre before your next event.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
5:30AM-9:00AM 207 The Beautiful Light at Sunrise with Gary Hershorn
Location: Courtyard
8:00AM-10:30AM 208 Nature's Way of Laughing: Portraits of Flowers with Vincent Versace
Location: Courtyard
8:30AM-10:00AM 101 Specializing for Survival: Macro Photography with Stan Sholik
Location: City Commission Chamber
8:30AM-10:00AM 102 Crowdfunding: Make Your Dreams Happen with Lou Jones
Location: Flagler Room
8:30AM-10:00AM 301 Take Your Images Far in Photoshop – with Just the Basics with Laurence Gartel
Location: Digital Lab 1
8:30AM-11:00AM 407 Creating Compelling Portraits with Efficiency with David Honl
Location: Studio
8:30AM-11:30AM 408 Advanced Lightroom: Local Adjustments, The Key To Power with Jean Miele
Location: Digital Lab 2
10:00AM-11:00AM 601 Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades with Matt Stock
Location: Library Auditorium
10:30AM-12:00PM 105 How to Use Technology to Find Unexpected Opportunities with Brunet, Kriss, Gartel; Moderator: Mc Kiernan
Location: City Commission Chamber
10:30AM-12:00PM 106 Photographers and the Unique Artist’s Book with Diane Farris
Location: Flagler Room
10:30AM-12:00PM 302 Quick and Easy Portrait Retouching with Julie Adair King
Location: Digital Lab 1
11:00AM-1:00PM P2 FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews
Location: Library 3rd Floor
11:00AM-1:00PM P2a How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Client or Gallery, with Debbie Bondulic
Location: Library 3rd Floor
11:30AM-12:30PM 602 It was…75, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10… Years Ago - They Say Photography is History. Or, is it? with Robert Pledge
Location: Library Auditorium
1:00PM-2:00PM 603 Mother Nature’s Best Friend with Robin Loznak
Location: Library Auditorium
2:00PM-5:00PM 409 Cyanotypes in the Sun with Jill Enfield
Location: Digital Lab 2
2:00PM-5:00PM 410 Into the Light with Jerome Brunet
Location: Studio
2:30PM-3:30PM 604 Paint on the Go!! Live Portrait Painting on the iPad with Jeremy Sutton
Location: Library Auditorium
2:30PM-4:00PM 109 Photo Editing 101 with Jim Colton - Former Director of Photography for Newsweek
Location: City Commission Chamber
2:30PM-4:00PM 110 The Power of Why: Pursuing Your Personal Passion - Robin Rayne
Location: Flagler Room
2:30PM-4:00PM 303 Into the Eye of the Sun with Lewis Kemper
Location: Digital Lab 1
3:45PM-4:45PM 605 iPhoneography - New Shooting and Apping Unleashed! with Jack Davis
Location: Library Auditorium
6:30PM-9:30PM S3 FOTOfusion Awards Dinner
Location: Waterfront Pavilion

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Descriptions

5:30 AM - 9:00 AM

 FOTOshoot 207

The Beautiful Light at Sunrise with Gary Hershorn

Let’s take a walk on the beach and watch the sun rise looking for interesting things to photograph. Whether it is the sun rising over the horizon, people walking on the beach, boaters or seeing how the light hits buildings along the beachfront roadways. The light is beautiful and the shadows are long at a time of day when most people are sleeping.

Location: Courtyard

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

 FOTOshoot 208

Nature's Way of Laughing: Portraits of Flowers with Vincent Versace

Additional Fee: $20.00

© Vincent Versace

Fine art master photographer Vincent Versace will teach you how to photograph his favorite subject – flowers. Learn the secrets of the master, how he sees, and what he looks for, as he guides you in creating lovely flower portraits of your very own.

Location: Courtyard

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 Seminar 101

Specializing for Survival: Macro Photography with Stan Sholik

As more and more photographers enter into competition for fewer and fewer assignments, one way to set yourself apart from the crowd is to gain a reputation as a specialist in your favorite area of photography. This is true for all areas, from nature photography to portraiture, but especially true in commercial photography. This talk will focus on the benefits of specialization and how it has provided Stan with success over his 45 years as a photographer. How you can find your specialty and make it the road to success.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 102

Crowdfunding: Make Your Dreams Happen with Lou Jones

Crowdfunding can be integral way of making your dream projects happen. Lou Jones is a master of this and will walk class thru and go step by step on his current and active project panAFRICAproject. New and exciting outlets have opened up for funding and reaching new audiences. Lou will show you how to apply to your own ideas for photo books, storytelling, exhibitions, films and adventures. Using Jones recent success with his panAFRICA project Kickstarter Campaign as a demo. Bring ideas to class for a good give and take on ideas and solutions.

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 301

Take Your Images Far in Photoshop – with Just the Basics with Laurence Gartel

Digital guru Gartel will demonstrate several basic Photoshop tools used to enhance images through color adjustments, brightening, darkening, color tinting and sharpening along with other Photoshop basics. Be inspired as Gartel shares several creative ways you can alter and manipulate images using Photoshop.  

Location: Digital Lab 1

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 Master Workshop 407

Creating Compelling Portraits with Efficiency with David Honl

Critique Friday 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Additional Fee: $20.00

(c)David HonlJoin photographer David Honl for an informative and entertaining talk about what goes into making a compelling, memorable portrait. Learn techniques to connect to your subject quickly and make them at ease, as well as technical advice to efficiently set up composition and lighting in demanding environments and time constraints. David will share pictures and video from his portrait shoots around the globe, from Afghanistan to the South Pacific, followed by a live portrait session using compact speedlights and minimal gear at a local eatery.

 

Critique-Creating Compelling Portraits with Efficiency with David Honl on Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in the Hibiscus Room

Location: Studio

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Master Workshop 408

Advanced Lightroom: Local Adjustments, The Key To Power with Jean Miele

If you’ve been limiting yourself to overall image-adjustments in Lightroom, or if you think Lightroom isn’t for “serious” photographers, you’ve been using it wrong.  Learn how Lightroom’s super-powerful local adjustment tools will help you get the most out of your RAW files. The Linear Gradient, Radial Gradient and Brushes are the keys to power in Lightroom, and if you haven’t been using them you’ve been missing out. Learn how to re-direct attention where you want the viewer to look, and to make your pictures really “sing.”

Location: Digital Lab 2

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Community Event 601

Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades with Matt Stock

Former Palm Beach Photographic Centre Artist-in-resident, Matt Stock, has spent two years exploring the Everglades at night searching for and photographing: Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades. Vehicles representing every decade and wheel configuration since the motorized ‘horseless carriage’ was invented were driven and flown through one of the most important wetland ecosystems in North America and for a variety of reasons abandoned and forgotten. Through a series of painting with light photographs, this project, soon to be transformed into a book, is the story of those vehicles. In this community presentation, Matt will share adventures, images, and stories of his time exploring in the River of Grass.

Location: Library Auditorium

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 105

How to Use Technology to Find Unexpected Opportunities with Brunet, Kriss, Gartel; Moderator: Mc Kiernan


As the market for photography evolves, how do you adapt, transition and find new, sometimes unexpected outlets for your work?  This panel of photo editors and photographers will discuss the power of connectivity: how to leverage your personal and professional networks and how to utilize technology to find new opportunities. We will discuss the trajectory our own careers took and how technology plays an important role in our work.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 106

Photographers and the Unique Artist’s Book with Diane Farris

There is a rich tradition of artists creating unique books.  We’ll look at artist created books, including ones Farris has made and is working on. You will leave with templates for your own photographic book projects.

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 302

Quick and Easy Portrait Retouching with Julie Adair King

With the tricks you learn in this lab, you won't need a degree in Photoshop or have to spend all day at the computer to apply the kind of subtle adjustments that please your portrait subjects. Using just a handful of tools, expert Julie Adair King shows you quick, easy, and foolproof techniques for correcting skin tones, hiding blemishes, whitening teeth, softening wrinkles, and more.

Location: Digital Lab 1

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 Portfolio Review / Tech Center P2

FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews

FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews and Technology Center. Bring your portfolio for top photographers, picture editors and other pros in the business to evaluate your work. 

Portfolio reviews are available Wednesday through Saturday, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Register 1 day in advance for each portfolio review. If there is availability, you may sign up the same day. Times may vary, so consult the individual daily schedule for exact times.

You may request a portfolio review with a specific artist. To schedule a review with a specific artist, go to the portfolio review area to see the schedule. Please do this before the artist's schedule fills up. Individual artists are scheduled for certain day(s) and time(s) and are only available when they are scheduled.

Location: Library 3rd Floor

 Portfolio Review / Tech Center P2a

How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Client or Gallery, with Debbie Bondulic

A great opportunity to have a personalized half hour session with experienced editor, and successful photographers’ representative, Debbie Bondulic. You will receive up to date constructive information to help shape your portfolio for your clients.

For more info see the Portfolio Review Page

Location: Library 3rd Floor

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 Community Event 602

It was…75, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10… Years Ago - They Say Photography is History. Or, is it? with Robert Pledge

The commemorations of the landing on the beaches of Normandy in 1944; the launch of Apollo 11 that put the first man on the Moon in 1969; the Islamic revolution of 1979 that remade Iran and the Middle-East; the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989; Time magazine’s 1999 Man of the year, Jeff Bezos who epitomizes the digital revolution on the eve of a new century and millennium; the inauguration ten years ago, on January 20, 2009, of the first black President of the United States, Barack Obama, most extraordinary milestones witnessed by a very singular photographer: David Burnett.

Location: Library Auditorium

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Community Event 603

Mother Nature’s Best Friend with Robin Loznak

Robin Loznak always had one focus over the decades: Nature, specially its littlest creatures. Robin is extremely successful at shooting animals in a candid way. As one of the world’s most successful and prolific nature photographers, he blends art, humor and journalism to tell the stories of creatures big or small. Robin will share stunning images, discuss his career and favorite moments. Contract photographer for ZUMA Wire Service, his work is seen globally by editors daily and often picked up to give us a laugh or oh my gosh feeling. On the more serious side, he has been fighting for the environment and its inhabitants, working for NGO’s to illustrate a battle started by a group of children to sue the government on global warming and how it will effect them once grown up. 

Location: Library Auditorium

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 Master Workshop 409

Cyanotypes in the Sun with Jill Enfield

Additional Fee: $40.00

Use your digital images and go back in time to get beautiful handmade prints. During this workshop we will make digital negatives from your digital captures and go outside in to the sun to make blue prints (Cyanotypes).  We will use already coated cotton squares and your own images and let the sun do it’s UV magic and expose the sensitized cotton. We then simply wash them in water and you have a beautiful handmade image that started with a digital capture! Jill will help you make the negative and explain how you can do this on your own once you are back home.

Location: Digital Lab 2

 Master Workshop 410

Into the Light with Jerome Brunet

Critique Thursday 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM

Additional Fee: $30.00

Join Music photographer Jerome Brunet in studio for an informative and entertaining talk about what goes into making a compelling, memorable studio portrait of a performer. Learn tips and techniques to connect to your subject quickly and make them at ease, as well as technical advice to efficiently set up composition and lighting in demanding environments and time constraints. Jerome will share pictures and video from his portrait shoots of music legends, from Aretha Franklin to BB King, followed by a live portrait session of a performer.

 

Critique: Into the Light with Jerome Brunet on Thursday from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Clematis room.

Location: Studio

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 Community Event 604

Paint on the Go!! Live Portrait Painting on the iPad with Jeremy Sutton

Portrait artist and digital art expert Sutton leads you on a tour of one of his favorite iPad painting apps, Procreate, while sketching a portrait from life of an audience member and teaching you HOW TO use your own iPad to sketch from life. Starting from scratch Jeremy will take you on an exciting and stimulating creative journey through the development of a portrait. Enjoy this exciting exploration of one of the newest art media that is revolutionizing the way artists' can paint on the go.

Location: Library Auditorium

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 109

Photo Editing 101 with Jim Colton - Former Director of Photography for Newsweek

Photographers have a difficult time editing their own work. This presentation will offer ways to remove yourself from the attachment to images and examine disciplines that will help you edit your images for portfolios, websites and publications. A hands on exercise will also be included in the presentation as well as a lengthy question and answer period. 

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 110

The Power of Why: Pursuing Your Personal Passion - Robin Rayne

Are you worried that your career is going nowhere? Do you have a fabulous portfolio but find yourself sitting by the phone, waiting for assignments that never come? Are you hoping an editor will tell you what to cover, because you have no story ideas of your own? Do you ask yourself, ‘What am I missing?” If you can relate to this inner angst, Robin Rayne’s seminar can help. She will discuss the ‘The Power of Why: Pursuing Your Personal Passion’ that leads to greater fulfillment in work and life, and why ‘only’ is better than ‘best.’

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 303

Into the Eye of the Sun with Lewis Kemper

– “Mama always told me not to look into the eye of the sun …  But mama, that's where the fun is” Bruce Springsteen.

Since the beginning of photography, photographers have always been battling the issue of dynamic range and contrast. Especially when pointing the camera into the sun such as sunrise and sunset images. But digital has changed all of that. With the introduction of HDR (High Dynamic Range Imagery) photographers can now point into the sun without issue. Lewis will demonstrate how to get realistic looking HDR images using the built in HDR in Lightroom and Camera Raw as well as using the “Merge to 32 bit plug in” from HDRSoft.com and Photoshop’s “Merge to HDR Pro.”

Location: Digital Lab 1

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

 Community Event 605

iPhoneography - New Shooting and Apping Unleashed! with Jack Davis

Join award-winning photographer Jack Davis for an introduction to the power and sophistication of Apple’s iPhone camera!  Jack will show how to use your iPhone (including all flavors of the new iPhone X's) to capture dynamic images in HDR raw, panoramas, motion blurs (also now possible in Raw with the new Lightroom CC mobile!), and portraits. He will discuss the benefits and storytelling opportunities that come from always having a high-powered camera at your fingertips and the use and selection of apps for enhancing and embellishing photos - including how to shoot, edit, batch process and sync your files back to your desktop! 

Location: Library Auditorium

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

 Special Event S3

FOTOfusion Awards Dinner

Each year, the PBPC Awards Committee selects a photographer to receive the FOTOmentor Award in honor of his/her lifetime achievements in the world of photography.  Among the previous recipients of this prestigious award are Ruth Bernhard, Bill Eppridge, Laurence Gartel, Ralph Gibson, Duane Michals, Arnold Newman, Gordon Parks, Sebastiao Salgado and David Rubinger.

FOTOmentor Award

Vincent Versace:

The recipient of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2019, Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. One of the founding Nikon Ambassadors who has been hailed as “one of the top photography artists and visual storytellers of this era,” Versace is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History, and he has been published in numerous national newspapers and magazines. Based in Los Angeles, he divides his time between commercial and fine art photography assignments, teaching, and consulting for such suppliers as Nikon, Epson, Nik, OnOne, X-Rite, Adobe, Sunbounce and others. His best-selling books include From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black & White Technique Known to Mankind and Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop, which Shutterbug Magazine called “the best how-to book of the year.” His exhibition at the Photo Centre will feature images illustrating the many facets of Vincent’s work, from his beautiful portraits of flowers and landscapes to infrared images and cultural and celebrity portraits.

Cocktail and dinner party starting at 6:30 pm at the Lake Pavilion and Terrace

Admission

$200.00 - General Admision

$100.00 - Gold Passport

Location: Waterfront Pavilion