FOTOfusion 2020 - 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, February 12, 2020
6:30AM-9:30AM 206 The Everglades: Capturing Our Natural World with Lou Jones
Location: Courtyard
8:00AM-11:00AM 406 The Collaborative Portrait with Brendan Bannon
Location: Studio 1
8:00AM-11:00AM 407 From Almost to “Wow!” / Lightroom+Photoshop Workshop with Jean Miele
Location: Digital Lab 1
8:30AM-10:00AM 101 Backstage Pass: How to Get the Access Needed to Make Great Music Photos with Jérôme Brunet
Location: Studio 2
8:30AM-10:00AM 102 The Joy That Comes With ‘Why’ with Robin Rayne
Location: Hibiscus Room
10:00AM-11:00AM 601 Crafting an Artist Statement that Sings with Susan Currie
Location: Clematis Room
10:30AM-12:00PM 105 Making Pictures for People Who Make a Difference with Nancy Andrews and Annie O’Neill
Location: Hibiscus Room
10:30AM-12:00PM 106 See Like a Photographer with Ben Willmore
Location: Studio 2
10:30AM-12:30PM 207 The Walkabout with Richard Tsong-Taatarii
Location: Courtyard
11:00AM-1:00PM P2 FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews
Location: Museum
11:00AM-1:00PM P2a How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Client or Gallery, with Debbie Bondulic
Location: Museum
11:30AM-12:30PM 602 The Art of Creating the Botanical Portrait with Barbara Ellison
Location: Clematis Room
11:30AM-1:00PM 302 Using Photoshop Retouching Tools to Remove Unwanted Objects with Julie Adair King
Location: Digital Lab 1
1:00PM-2:00PM 603 Human Tribe with Alison Wright
Location: City Commission Chamber
1:00PM-5:00PM 408 Landscape with Nude with Craig and Honey Blacklock
Location: Digital Lab 2
2:00PM-5:00PM 208 Morikami Gardens: Jewel of the Gold Coast with Ross Whitaker
Location: Courtyard
2:30PM-3:30PM 604 National Geographic - Women- A Century of Change with Erika Larsen and Andriana Mereuta
Location: City Commission Chamber
2:30PM-4:00PM 109 The Journey Is the Destination, A Live Fire Demo of Post Processing an Image with Vincent Versace
Location: Flagler Room
2:30PM-4:00PM 110 How to Use Social Media to Increase Your Online Photographic Presence with Gary Hershorn
Location: Clematis Room
2:30PM-4:00PM 303 Into the Eye of the Sun with Lewis Kemper
Location: Digital Lab 1
3:45PM-4:45PM 605 Five Years Traversing America by Air: What I’ve Seen with Dennis Dimick
Location: City Commission Chamber
4:30PM-6:00PM 113 How to Be Noticed: The Smart Sell Marketing Approach with Angelika Hala, Scott Mc Kiernan, Ruaridh Stewart; Moderator: Evan Jane Kriss
Location: Studio 2
4:30PM-6:00PM 114 The Emotional Artist with Ginny Rose Stewart
Location: Clematis Room
4:30PM-6:00PM 304 PhotoShop Basics and Beyond with Laurence Gartel
Location: Digital Lab 1
5:00PM-6:00PM 606 The Photography of Ken Heyman
Location: City Commission Chamber
6:00PM-8:00PM s4 Opening Night Reception of Carol Guzy's Exhibition
Location: Museum
6:00PM-9:00PM 209 Downtown at Nighttime with Matt Stock
Location: Classroom 1

! = Added or changed

Descriptions

6:30 AM - 9:30 AM

 FOTOshoot 206

The Everglades: Capturing Our Natural World with Lou Jones

Many photographers are drawn to the beauty, adventure, serenity, or ecology of the natural world. However, making nature look good is more challenging than it seems. Document the landscape of Florida's unique flora and fauna on a journey through the Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve, a 20 square mile wetland habitat. With its beautiful prairies, marshes, and canals, this special terrain offers numerous opportunities to create powerful and intimate landscape and nature images. As a bonus, there is potential to observe and photograph many wildlife species, such as bald eagles, herons, snail kites, turtles, and alligators. Push your creativity to a new level as you focus on alternative framing and compositions: assess lighting, color and contrast conditions, and creative camera control.

Location: Courtyard

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Master Workshop 406

The Collaborative Portrait with Brendan Bannon

Critique Thursday 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm in Classroom 1

Based around making a deeper connection with your subject, participants pair off in this portrait workshop. Photographers will interview each other to establish a connection and then make portraits of their partner. Working through insights gained in the interview process, each photographer will figure out how to communicate clearly and insightfully about their partners. Prompted by an interview process, you will gain insight into your partner, and find ways to bring out the details of each other's personality or story in pictures. By being photographed, you will also feel the vulnerability and trust that a good subject offers. The process will focus on the feeling of photographing and being photographed.

Location: Studio 1

 Master Workshop 407

From Almost to “Wow!” / Lightroom+Photoshop Workshop with Jean Miele

Want to take your pictures from “Almost” to “Wow!”? We all use the same tools (cameras, light, computers), but some photographers produce consistently exceptional work – because they understand the magic necessary to transform what’s in front of the camera into a stunning photograph. In this hands-on computer-workshop, Jean Miele will share some of his Photoshop & Lightroom secrets for creating stronger, more striking images, and help you take your work to the next level.

Location: Digital Lab 1

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 Seminar 101

Backstage Pass: How to Get the Access Needed to Make Great Music Photos with Jérôme Brunet

Join award-winning music photographer Jérôme Brunet as he talks about his career in music photography, and hear the stories behind the making of his best work. Learn how you can do this, including how to gain access to behind the scenes, and how to get the elusive backstage and all-access pass.

Location: Studio 2

 Seminar 102

The Joy That Comes With ‘Why’ with Robin Rayne

Personal projects are essential to a photographer’s professional and personal growth. If you’re worried that your career isn’t moving forward or you realize you’re bored, it’s time to discover your ‘why’ and produce images that rise above the rest. But what if you have no story ideas of your own? Robin Rayne’s seminar can help. She will discuss ‘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: Hibiscus Room

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Community Event 601

Crafting an Artist Statement that Sings with Susan Currie

Could your Artist Statement benefit from an extreme makeover, or maybe just some fine-tuning? Is this integral component of your identity telling the true story of who you are as a photographer? This seminar invites you to take stock of your creative identity as the essential elements of a well-crafted Artist Statement are mapped out.

Location: Clematis Room

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 105

Making Pictures for People Who Make a Difference with Nancy Andrews and Annie O’Neill

Every organization needs their story told, especially nonprofits and community groups. We look at local, national, and international situations through the experience of creative director Nancy Andrews, working for a Washington, D.C. based international nonprofit, Population Reference Bureau, and photographer Annie O’Neill, who primarily works for philanthropic groups in her hometown of Pittsburgh and around the nation. We talk about how to do important work helping nonprofits with photography and still pay your bills. Of course, we discuss when and how to donate your talents, too.

Location: Hibiscus Room

 Seminar 106

See Like a Photographer with Ben Willmore

Our brains filter out the majority of information our eyes see to not overwhelm us with stimuli. In the process, the average human misses a huge range of visual elements that can be used to create stunning photographs. Learn to train your brain to recognize these elements so you can produce more effective images.

Location: Studio 2

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 FOTOshoot 207

The Walkabout with Richard Tsong-Taatarii

In this workshop, you will have fun walking about and shooting street scenes in Palm Beach. Time will be spent identifying targets and how to strike a rapport with strangers. We will work with composition, lighting, moments, and other elements that make a photograph sing.

Location: Courtyard

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: Museum

 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: Museum

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 Community Event 602

The Art of Creating the Botanical Portrait with Barbara Ellison

Flowers are like people. They like good lighting, the proper angle and unblemished petals to show their best side. In this presentation, Barbara will show you techniques to present these beauties to their best advantage. Whether you use a phone or an SLR, you can improve your work with some simple steps.

Location: Clematis Room

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 Computer Lab 302

Using Photoshop Retouching Tools to Remove Unwanted Objects with Julie Adair King

Photoshop offers retouching tools that you can use to perform amazing digital surgery, whether you need to hide small blemishes in portrait or eliminate a large, distracting background object that spoils an otherwise perfect landscape. But knowing which tools to use and how to apply them are key to seamless repairs. Photoshop guru Julie Adair King shows you techniques for getting the best results from the Clone, Heal, and Patch tools and also offers some other tricks that make it easy to hide problem pixels in your photos.

Location: Digital Lab 1

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Community Event 603

Human Tribe with Alison Wright

Journey around the world with documentary photographer, Alison Wright, as she captures our visual human tapestry through her photographs. Her work covers endangered cultures and issues concerning the human condition. Warmth, dignity, and grace emanate from the eyes of monks and geishas, nomads and cowboys, tribal warriors and inspirational icons like the Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi. Her latest project, “Grit and Grace: Women at Work,” documents the resilience of women working in emerging countries. Wright will discuss her photographic process, and how she makes equally striking and compelling portraits of both the places she has traveled to and the people who live there.

Location: City Commission Chamber

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 Master Workshop 408

Landscape with Nude with Craig and Honey Blacklock

Critique Thursday 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm in Digital Lab 2

Additional Fee: $250.00

Craig Blacklock’s nudes begin with the landscape, with the nude figure serving as a conduit for the viewer to enter into and experience the landscape in a more intimate and tactile way. His first major collection of nudes, done between 1996 and 2002 were compiled into his award-winning book, A Voice Within — The Lake Superior Nudes, in which his wife, Honey was the sole model. She also provided an essay for the book. Craig’s other large collection of nudes is from Lake Powell, created over several years, and has not yet been published.

Location: Digital Lab 2

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 FOTOshoot 208

Morikami Gardens: Jewel of the Gold Coast with Ross Whitaker

Additional Fee: $20.00

Explore the architecture and gardens at the beautiful Morikami Museum and Gardens with Ross Whitaker. On this shoot, Ross will show you how to “center yourself” and “see” better. Expand your photo knowledge by learning: wide, medium, close perspectives, what is the light doing, how to get that cinematic feel to your photos, equipment overview, and so much more. Ross is right there with you to answer all your questions… So, pack light, charge those batteries, wear comfortable shoes and sign up for a great experience!

Location: Courtyard

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 Community Event 604

National Geographic - Women- A Century of Change with Erika Larsen and Andriana Mereuta

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, National Geographic highlighted what it means to be female. As part of that coverage, luminaries from around the world were photographed. Andriana Mereuta and Erika Larsen will present portraits and the stories behind the scenes from the women we had the opportunity to highlight. Trailblazing women like Oprah Winfrey, gun control activist Emma González, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 2019 Women’s World Cup champion Alex Morgan, founder of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke, and National Geographic magazine’s first female editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg. These diverse women have amassed an impact all their own—each experiencing challenges and triumphs—yet working toward a common goal: equality .

Location: City Commission Chamber

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 109

The Journey Is the Destination, A Live Fire Demo of Post Processing an Image with Vincent Versace

Vincent will discuss his first impressions of travel photography with the Z series, about choices made in the field, and have the audience pick the image he will post-process from images captured with the Nikon Z7 on his most recent trip to Cuba on his book project " Cuba: Turning the Last Page of 1962". In this session, Vincent will discuss color management, monitor choice & calibration, post-processing decisions all the way to print.

Location: Flagler Room

 Seminar 110

How to Use Social Media to Increase Your Online Photographic Presence with Gary Hershorn

Gary will address the use of social media in promoting your work across platforms like Instagram, Instagram Stories, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. After leaving Reuters in 2014, he turned heavily to social media to distribute content and keep his work and name relevant in a world of self-publication. Gary will talk about the value of getting your work in front of your followers/community and the difficulties in monetizing this type of distribution. He will discuss the value of exposure and how social media fuels a desire to shoot every day.

Location: Clematis 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 plugin” from HDRSoft.com and Photoshop’s “Merge to HDR Pro.”

Location: Digital Lab 1

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

 Community Event 605

Five Years Traversing America by Air: What I’ve Seen with Dennis Dimick

A panoramic exploration of natural and human landscapes across the lower 48 states as seen from an airplane window. Dennis Dimick uses a multi-image panoramic shooting technique on the fly in passenger airplanes to capture expansive and detailed views of mountains, prairies, deserts and rivers, cities, highways, farms, and other markings of our modern society. He will discuss methods, motivation, and inspirations for this ongoing five-year quest to document America from the air.

Location: City Commission Chamber

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 Seminar 113

How to Be Noticed: The Smart Sell Marketing Approach with Angelika Hala, Scott Mc Kiernan, Ruaridh Stewart; Moderator: Evan Jane Kriss

Successful creatives must learn how to effectively market themselves so they will be seen. Before you can start an effective marketing plan, you must define your style; have a great portfolio of work to show; know your market and how to target your clients; construct a marketing plan and learn how best to network. This panel will guide you through these important steps.

Location: Studio 2

 Seminar 114

The Emotional Artist with Ginny Rose Stewart

Find more of yourself through emotionally connecting with others while honing your process for creating work that makes people stop and feel something deep. Using your imagination and knowing when to break the rules is integral to creating an emotional connection to your work, in this workshop we will spend time getting you emotionally ready for your shoot. Capturing emotion takes vision and we will learn to harness yours, to get your subjects in the right frame of mind so you can capture the love being expressed. Please bring a minimum of 10 work samples (digital or printed) and a notebook.

Location: Clematis Room

 Computer Lab 304

PhotoShop Basics and Beyond with Laurence Gartel

Digital guru Gartel will show you how to retouch, select, and fix pictures by using the toolbox in Photoshop. Learn 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

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Community Event 606

The Photography of Ken Heyman

Over the course of a nearly six decade career, Ken Heyman, documented human interconnection in countless countries and cultures. He produced more books than any living photographer, 46 in all, including two which he co-authored with Dr. Margaret Mead, with whom he collaborated for 20 years. His work is in 50 museums worldwide and he was personally invited to be represented in the collections of MoMA by Edward Steichen. He was a former member of Magnum, and as a LIFE magazine photographer completed over 150 assignments for the magazine. In this presentation and talk we examine the life and work of this extraordinary photographer.

Location: City Commission Chamber

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 Special Event s4

Opening Night Reception of Carol Guzy's Exhibition

The recipient of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2020, Carol Guzy is a passionate photojournalist news photographer working full time for ZUMA Press. The all-time Pulitzer Prize winner (four times) in journalism, graduated in 1980 from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Immediately hired by The Miami Herald, first as an intern and then as a staff photographer. Guzy was the first woman to receive the NPPA's Newspaper Photographer of the Year Award. Eight-time White House News Photographers Association honoree. 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Award for photojournalism. 2018 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for her reportage, about the effects of the war against ISIS, on the civilian population of Mosul from the Overseas Press Club. Just back from Syria where she covered in-depth for months, the crisis and especially the Kurds, who are stock in the world power crossfire. Currently specializing in long-term documentary projects for ZUMA, telling stories that need to be told!

Location: Museum

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 FOTOshoot 209

Downtown at Nighttime with Matt Stock

This walking FOTOshoot is designed for photographers who have always wanted to photograph at night but lack the guidance to make it happen. Led by Matt Stock, an award-winning experienced night photographer whose motto is “carpe noctem” or “seize the night." After a short lecture at the Centre, Matt will take you on a walk towards the waterfront. You will focus on seeing light, shutter speed choices, composition, and spontaneous opportunities for building rapport with subjects for nighttime portraits. Tripods are recommended but not required.

Location: Classroom 1