FOTOfusion 2020 - Friday 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.

Friday, February 14, 2020
5:30AM-8:30AM 417 Bird Photography Like You’ve Never Seen It Before - Adding depth and interest to your bird photographs through compositing multiple capture with Craig Blacklock
Location: Courtyard
8:00AM-11:00AM 418 Photoshop Retouching Masterclass with Ben Willmore
Location: Digital Lab 1
8:30AM-10:00AM 133 Vision in Motion: How to Give Your Story a New Dimension Using Stills and Video with Nancy Andrews, Greg Lovett, Robin Rayne, Jose Luis Rios; Moderator: Adam Stoltman
Location: Studio 2
8:30AM-10:00AM 134 Post Production Workflow with Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop 2020 with Ross Whitaker
Location: Flagler Room
10:00AM-11:00AM 613 Easy Fixes for Common Photo Problems with Julie Adair King
Location: City Commission Chamber
10:00AM-12:30PM 216 The Intimate Portrait with Joyce Tenneson
Location: Museum
10:30AM-12:00PM 137 Hey, That’s MY Image! Legal and Illegal Uses of Imagery with Liebowitz, McKiernan
Location: Studio 2
10:30AM-12:00PM 138 The Portfolio Class with Jean Miele
Location: Flagler Room
10:30AM-1:00PM 419 Make Fine Art from Your Photos Using Corel Painter 2020 with Jeremy Sutton
Location: Digital Lab 2
11:00AM-1:00PM P4 FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews
Location: Museum
11:00AM-1:00PM P4a How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Client or Gallery with Debbie Bondulic
Location: Museum
11:30AM-12:30PM 614 Postcards from the Vacation that is My Life:
Location: City Commission Chamber
11:30AM-1:00PM 310 Using PhotoShop Layers Creatively with Laurence Gartel
Location: Digital Lab 1
12:00PM-3:00PM 217 Valentine Day Wedding with Greg Lovett
Location: Courtyard
1:00PM-2:00PM 615 Shooting with Passion: How Your Emotional Connection to A Story Makes for Great Reportage with Carol Guzy
Location: City Commission Chamber
1:00PM-6:00PM 420 Portraiture and Lighting with J. Tomas Lopez
Location: Studio 1
2:00PM-5:00PM 421 Get into the Groove: How to Shoot Music Performances with Jérôme Brunet
Location: Classroom 1
2:30PM-3:30PM 616 2019: The Year in Pictures with Jim Colton - ZUMA Press Editor at Large
Location: City Commission Chamber
2:30PM-4:00PM 141 Using the Local Adjustment Tools to Make Extraordinary Images with Lewis Kemper Sponsored by Tamron
Location: Flagler Room
2:30PM-4:00PM 311 Panoramic Seeing with Dennis Dimick
Location: Digital Lab 1
2:30PM-5:00PM 218 Seeing the Light with Brendan Bannon
Location: Courtyard
3:45PM-4:45PM 617 Beatnik Photos: The Unveiling of a Private Treasure with Anthony Bannon
Location: City Commission Chamber
4:30PM-6:00PM 145 Shaping Your Vision: The Benefits of Working with a Photo Editor, and What They Look for in a Photographer with Debbie Bondulic, Angelika Hala, Jose Luis Rios; Moderator: Jimmy Colton
Location: Flagler Room
4:30PM-6:00PM 146 Travel+Photography with Lou Jones
Location: Classroom 1
5:00PM-6:00PM 618 Truth and Photography on Trial - Photographers as Concerned Citizens with Robert Pledge
Location: City Commission Chamber
7:00PM-8:30PM S3 FREE EVENT: FOTOvision at the Waterfront Pavillion
Location: Waterfront Pavilion

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Descriptions

5:30 AM - 8:30 AM

 Master Workshop 417

Bird Photography Like You’ve Never Seen It Before - Adding depth and interest to your bird photographs through compositing multiple capture with Craig Blacklock

Look at nearly any painting of a bird. The bird will be part of an incredible landscape adding visual interest and telling the larger story of where the bird is found. Look at nearly any photograph of a bird. Chances are the bird is nearly filling the frame and the rest of the photograph is out of focus, or at most includes a branch or a few grasses — pretty boring. This workshop will teach you how to plan multiple captures and use compositing techniques, creating photographs that rival the compositions, lighting, and story-telling qualities of paintings, with the added impact of photographic reality. There will be a lecture on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (in Digital Lab 2) and a computer lab session on Saturday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. (in Digital Lab 1)

Location: Courtyard

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Master Workshop 418

Photoshop Retouching Masterclass with Ben Willmore

Learn how the clone stamp, healing brush, and spot healing brush work and see how best to combine them to tackle even the most complex retouching tasks.

Location: Digital Lab 1

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 Seminar 133

Vision in Motion: How to Give Your Story a New Dimension Using Stills and Video with Nancy Andrews, Greg Lovett, Robin Rayne, Jose Luis Rios; Moderator: Adam Stoltman

Most employers now desire both still images and video from stories assigned to photographers. Learn how to become skillful at producing both, including how to select those parts of a story in which video would add another dimension. Find out how to produce a meaningful, powerful, complete body of work through the synergistic use of stills and video.

Location: Studio 2

 Seminar 134

Post Production Workflow with Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop 2020 with Ross Whitaker

Got a zillion photos spread all over your hard drive?? Can’t seem to find that great shot, you saw it, it’s a good one, where is it now?! This is the workshop you need. Ross, in a normal day’s shooting, can make 2000 exposures. He has developed a very efficient, speedy, and organized way to move your images from RAW to finished folders using Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera RAW. Ross will teach you: The Edit, Metadata, Conversion to .DNG, The Archive, Derivative .PSD files, Keywords, Database programs, and more... At the end of the day, you will know where your photos are and how to easily distribute them to clients, family, friends. “I know it’s in here somewhere" will be a problem of the past...

Location: Flagler Room

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Community Event 613

Easy Fixes for Common Photo Problems with Julie Adair King

Join Digital Photography For Dummies author Julie Adair King for an informative session about how to avoid the most common photographic problems, from underexposed subjects to out-of-whack colors to poor print quality. In the easy-to-understand and entertaining fashion that makes her books so popular, Julie offers simple solutions that will help you get better results with any camera.

Location: City Commission Chamber

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 FOTOshoot 216

The Intimate Portrait with Joyce Tenneson

Additional Fee: $40.00

Maximize your ability to make great portraits with internationally acclaimed portrait photographer, Tenneson. Photographing models using available light, she will help you feel more confident about assessing light as you make images, enabling you to improve your portraits.

Location: Museum

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 137

Hey, That’s MY Image! Legal and Illegal Uses of Imagery with Liebowitz, McKiernan

How do you determine whether an image owned by you was used illegally? How do you even know? Learn how to search through the billions of images out there, used every day. Learn how to tell whether your intellectual rights have been violated. This panel will explore the issues of photographers’ rights within agencies, and how lawful use is determined when images are possessed by several agencies or sources.

Location: Studio 2

 Seminar 138

The Portfolio Class with Jean Miele

The key to a great portfolio is creating, arranging, and presenting pictures that are an authentic reflection of YOU. This sounds simple, but because all of us are too close to our own work, it’s way harder than it sounds. This workshop offers a process for presenting your best work, and provides the support you need to select, process, and share your photography – consistently, elegantly, and effectively. Portfolio reviews, writing exercises, post-production tutorials, dynamic group discussions (and much more) will help you reach the next level in presenting your work for publication, exhibition, and sale.

Location: Flagler Room

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 Master Workshop 419

Make Fine Art from Your Photos Using Corel Painter 2020 with Jeremy Sutton

Additional Fee: $15.00

“Photography came out of painting, and now it is returning to it,“ said British artist David Hockney. In this hands-on Master Workshop, photography “returns to painting." Learn a practical workflow for using the powerful paint program Corel Painter 2020 to create beautiful painterly expressive artworks based on your photographic imagery that reflect your unique interpretation and viewpoint. Topics include: Wacom pen tablet basics; reference image capture, composition and import; workspace layout; starting a new project; choosing, controlling, customizing and organizing brushes; color and color harmony; cloning and tracing paper; layers; saving and exporting your artwork. This master workshop includes a FOTOshoot at Mounts Botanical Garden on Friday + a 3hr session in the Computer Lab using Painter and Wacom on Saturday.

Location: Digital Lab 2

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 Portfolio Review / Tech Center P4

FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews

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 P4a

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 614

Postcards from the Vacation that is My Life:

Burma, Turning the Last Page of the 19th Century

Travel photography with a purpose.

Location: City Commission Chamber

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 Computer Lab 310

Using PhotoShop Layers Creatively with Laurence Gartel

If you’re not using Layers in Photoshop, you are barely scratching the surface of this powerful imaging software. Layers are one of Photoshop’s most powerful features. They can be stacked or moved to create your image composition. With layers, you can draw, edit, paste, and reposition elements on one layer without disturbing the others. Laurence will show you how to use layers to unleash your creative freedom.

Location: Digital Lab 1

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 FOTOshoot 217

Valentine Day Wedding with Greg Lovett

On Valentine's Day at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 14, 2020, County Clerk Sharon Bock officiates the annual group ceremony. This event attracts more than 25 couples for a free wedding. Photojournalism is about capturing moments and telling stories. It's all in the details. You'll work on how to take advantage of a setting, the value of arriving early, staying late, connecting with your subjects, and telling a story with pictures. The event starts at 2, but we want to get there early to get some behind-the-scenes photos before the wedding.

Location: Courtyard

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Community Event 615

Shooting with Passion: How Your Emotional Connection to A Story Makes for Great Reportage with Carol Guzy

Legendary four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Carol Guzy will share her images and the stories behind them from her decades-long career covering some of the worst natural and humanitarian disasters and brutal wars of our time. She will explain how to show the effects of these crises through the eyes of those affected, how to connect with individuals in these situations, how to make emotionally impactful and iconic images with great humanity while preserving and honoring the dignity of her subjects.

Location: City Commission Chamber

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Master Workshop 420

Portraiture and Lighting with J. Tomas Lopez

Additional Fee: $30.00

Ansel Adams famously compared the photographic process to music: the negative is like the score and the print is like the interpretation or playing of that score. With that said, to adhere to the obstinate philosophy that cropping, restaging, burning, dodging, blurring is heresy (or somehow not kosher) is absurd. Picasso said that “an artist makes the lie believable." In this workshop, we will take the portrait through a rigorous evolution starting with the shoot. We will take into consideration the manipulations that are possible in post-production, move to editing the image, and finally to the fine art print. This workshop will give you an excellent re-learning of fine art portraiture.

Location: Studio 1

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 Master Workshop 421

Get into the Groove: How to Shoot Music Performances with Jérôme Brunet

Critique Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM in Classroom 1

Learn how to create photographs that reveal the passion and power of music. A picture should be more than just an image. It should capture the face, character, and history of the subject. Performers like B.B. King or Tom Petty are excellent examples of strong expressions. Now, you can try your hand at capturing the essence of a performance in a single picture. After a short presentation of Jérôme’s work and personal techniques, you’ll shoot a live rock band. Jérôme will review your work and give you valuable tips so that you, too, can take the shot.

Location: Classroom 1

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 Community Event 616

2019: The Year in Pictures with Jim Colton - ZUMA Press Editor at Large

The Trump impeachment hearings dominated the headlines in 2019, as well as hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes. Democratic presidential candidates started weeding their field. Pro-democracy demonstrations broke out in Hong Kong, Chile, and elsewhere. Immigration has remained a hot button issue. Witness these 2019 events and other stories in pictures though the lens of ZUMA Press photographers from around the world.

Location: City Commission Chamber

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 141

Using the Local Adjustment Tools to Make Extraordinary Images with Lewis Kemper Sponsored by Tamron

Learn how to use the graduated filter, adjustment brush, and the radial filter to set your images apart from the crowd. Ansel Adams used to say, “The negative is the score and the print is the performance.” In today’s digital world, the raw file is the score and your post-processing is the performance. Learn how to use the tools found in both Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom to turn your score into a performance that will dazzle your audiences! Learn how to accentuate the stars in your pictures and to control the lighting of your images. Lewis will demonstrate his technique for “flipping the light” to make your subject the strongest visual element in your pictures.

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 311

Panoramic Seeing with Dennis Dimick

This session will address the latest features and toolsets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for building and automating the creation of multi-image panoramas. Dennis Dimick will discuss strategies and methods for both aerial and on the ground applications. A set of test images will be provided. Bring your own images and questions. This session is a companion to his public lecture “Five Years Traversing America by Air: What I’ve Seen.”

Location: Digital Lab 1

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

 FOTOshoot 218

Seeing the Light with Brendan Bannon

Light is at the core of every image we make, yet it is often an afterthought in the photographic process. We will explore how to take note of the variety of light we encounter in the spaces we photograph and how to approach that light for more dynamic, revealing and expressive photographs.

Location: Courtyard

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

 Community Event 617

Beatnik Photos: The Unveiling of a Private Treasure with Anthony Bannon

Dr. Anthony Bannon will share images of the men and women who led the Beat Movement that changed the world during the mid-years of the 20th Century. Photographs by Joey Tranchina, a beat poet and activist, constitute a rare underground glimpse into a world-wide group of head-strong writers and artists, among them: Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Margaret Atwood, John Ashbery, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Diane Wakowski, Diane di Prima, Ishmael Reed, Lenore Kandel, Michael McClure, Amiri Baraka, Anne Waldman, Karl Shapiro, Gary Snyder, W.S. Merwin, Czeslaw Milosz, Basil Bunting, Jackson Mac Low, Iggy Pop, Robert Kaufman, Richard Brautigan, Louis Lomax, David Crosby, Phil Ochs, James Taylor, Yevgeney Yevtushenko, and many others. Dr. Bannon is preparing a book on Tranchina’s work and on his relationship with those that he photographed. Tranchina is now living and photographing in France while engaged in global social reform.

Location: City Commission Chamber

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 Seminar 145

Shaping Your Vision: The Benefits of Working with a Photo Editor, and What They Look for in a Photographer with Debbie Bondulic, Angelika Hala, Jose Luis Rios; Moderator: Jimmy Colton

Learn how working with an experienced photo editor can help you find focus and direction, sharpen your skills, broaden your creative horizons and open doors to new opportunities. Learn where to find them, the best way to approach them, and discover how they recognize and develop talent.

Location: Flagler Room

 Seminar 146

Travel+Photography with Lou Jones

This seminar is for working professionals, serious amateurs, and travel fanatics. Imagination, personal vision, and technological needs are emphasized for those who want to create compelling travel images and enjoy the adventure along the way. Not only will Jones advise you on how to capture the essence and experience of a place, he will discuss advanced tactics. In-depth tips will be offered and personal stories will be shared to explain navigation in other countries and cultures. He will focus on transportation, language, health, money, airport security, customs, and hiring guides. A small portion will be dedicated to equipment, including cameras, lenses, and filters. You will be free to ask questions about his travel experiences and equipment. The curriculum will also cover how to market, organize stock, and present story ideas to magazines and book publishers for those who forsake assignments. Jones will have available his published book, travel + PHOTOGRAPHY: Off the Charts, as an example of how to succeed as a travel photographer.

Location: Classroom 1

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Community Event 618

Truth and Photography on Trial - Photographers as Concerned Citizens with Robert Pledge

The arrests in 2018 of Bangladesh’s Shahidul Alam and China’s Lu Guang, two most highly renowned and acclaimed photographers worldwide, shocked far beyond the international photojournalism community. On August 5, Alam was arrested and detained for 107 days after giving an interview to Al Jazeera and posting videos on Facebook that criticized the government's violent response to road safety protests by students in Dhaka. In early November, whilst traveling in China’s Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, Lu was taken away by state security agents and kept incommunicado for over 200 days. Released, he since lives under strict surveillance in his hometown.

Location: City Commission Chamber

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Special Event S3

FREE EVENT: FOTOvision at the Waterfront Pavillion

In celebration of FOTOfusion’s 25th Anniversary - Fifth Edition of FOTOvision,

Join us for this FREE evening event and experience photography from around the globe.   Scott Mc Kiernan presents work and a conversation with all-time Pulitzer winner and 2020 FOTOmentor Carol Guzy, plus:

+ Newspaper Photographer of the Year Richard Tsong-Taatarii of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

+ Local super star photographer from The Palm Beach Post Greg Lovett

+ Surprise cameos by famous photographers

Also, the world premiere of 365 2019: The Year of Eat a Peach by ZUMA Press, featuring the work of Sacramento Bee staffers Renee Byer and Paul Kitagaki Jr., and 363 other award-winning photographers with images from more than 60 countries, and more. All FREE. (Executive Producer: Jeremy Mc Kiernan)

Many other top award winning photographers, as well as, witness amazing work by internationally acclaimed 2020 FOTOfusion faculty.

A FREE public event on the waterfront!

FOTOvision will be held at the Waterfront Pavillion at 101 S. Flagler Drive in Downtown West Palm Beach.

Location: Waterfront Pavilion