FOTOfusion 2017 - 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, January 27, 2017
8:30AM-10:00AM 133 How to Meet Photo Editors
Location: City Commission Chamber
8:30AM-10:00AM 134 Composition: Engaging the Viewer’s Eye with George Schaub
Location: Flagler Room
8:30AM-10:00AM 309 PhotoShop Creativity - The Next Step with Laurence Gartel
Location: Digital Lab 1
8:30AM-11:30AM 419 Lightroom Control with Rob Sheppard
Location: Digital Lab 2
9:30AM-10:30AM 613 Nature Photography Meets the Modern World with Dennis Dimick
Location: Library Auditorium
10:00AM-12:30PM 213 Light as Narrative Code with Greg Heisler
Location: Studio
10:30AM-12:00PM 137 How to Edit a Large Project Such As a National Geographic Story with Kurt Mutchler
Location: City Commission Chamber
10:30AM-12:00PM 138 How to talk and write about your work with Jean Miele
Location: Flagler Room
10:30AM-12:00PM 139 Licensing for Revenue with Todd Bigelow
Location: City Commission Chamber
10:30AM-12:00PM 310 Quick Tips—Editing Video in Adobe Photoshop with Theano Nikitas
Location: Digital Lab 1
11:00AM-12:00PM 614 Personal Favorites with Craig Semetko
Location: Library Auditorium
11:00AM-12:30PM P4a How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Client or Gallery with Debbie Bondulic
Location: Library 3rd Floor
11:30AM-2:30PM P4 FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews
Location: Library 3rd Floor
1:00PM-2:00PM 615 A Life in Photography with Joyce Tenneson
Location: Library Auditorium
1:30PM-5:00PM 214 The Nude Figure with Jack Davis and Vincent Versace
Location: Courtyard
2:00PM-6:00PM 420 Modern Landscape - Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve with Alan Winslow
Location: Hibiscus Room
2:30PM-3:30PM 616 Coming Back from the Dead: Basic Vernacular of Photography with Anthony Bannon
Location: Library Auditorium
2:30PM-4:00PM 141 Finding your way; Photography, Life and the Personal Project with Brendan Bannon
Location: City Commission Chamber
2:30PM-4:00PM 142 Communicating Conservation through Your Photography with Mac Stone
Location: Flagler Room
2:30PM-4:00PM 143 How to elevate your image making with Mike Davis
Location: Clematis Room
2:30PM-4:00PM 311 Photoshop Layers for Beginners with Julie Adair King
Location: Digital Lab 1
2:30PM-5:30PM 215 Rock and Roll Portrait Lighting with David Bergman
Location: Studio
2:30PM-5:30PM 421 Getting the Most from Your Digital Camera: Mastering Lightroom CC with John Reuter
Location: Digital Lab 2
3:45PM-4:45PM 617 David Burnett : Man Without Gravity with Robert Pledge
Location: Library Auditorium
4:30PM-6:00PM 145 The Personal Project with Stacy Pearsall
Location: City Commission Chamber
4:30PM-6:00PM 146 Interpreting Motion and Time in Still Photography with Joseph Meehan
Location: Flagler Room
4:30PM-6:00PM 312 Creating Photo Composites on iPhones & iPads with Seán Duggan
Location: Digital Lab 1
4:30PM-7:30PM 502 Available Light Photography With The Leica System: Clematis At Night with Jim Wagner & Craig Semetko
Location: Pro Shop
5:00PM-6:00PM 618 The Evolution of a Wire Service Photographer with Jeff Widener
Location: Library Auditorium
5:00PM-8:30PM 422 Night photography with Lewis Kemper
Location: Studio
8:00PM-9:30PM S4 FREE EVENT: FOTOvision at the Lakeside Pavillion, Downtown West Palm Beach
Location: Other

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Descriptions

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 Seminar 133

How to Meet Photo Editors

with Evan Jane Kriss, Beth Filler, Morrigan McCarthy, Sacha Lecca; Moderator: Brad Smith

Learn the best and most efficient ways to reach an editor in order to have your work seen by those who actually do the hiring. Find out how to make initial contact to portfolio presentations and how to get their attention.. 

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 134

Composition: Engaging the Viewer’s Eye with George Schaub

At the heart of every image is composition, the arrangement of visual elements within the frame. Get a grounding in, and appreciation of, various compositional gambits including: leading the eye via use of highlight and shadow; bringing the eye into and around the frame; balance and imbalance; use of repeating forms and geometric shapes; direction and quality of light; angle of view (focal length) and depth of field as compositional tools; point and counterpoint; and color harmonies and discord from famed editor & photographer George Schaub.

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 309

PhotoShop Creativity - The Next Step with Laurence Gartel

The thing about Photoshop is, the more you learn about it, the more you begin to grasp the limitless creative potential the program makes possible. In this innovative workshop with digital pioneer Laurence Gartel, you will dig deeper into Photoshop – exploring the tools and processes that lie beneath the surface of the toolbar and pull-down menus. Let your imagination go wild – Photoshop will deliver!

Location: Digital Lab 1

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Master Workshop 419

Lightroom Control with Rob Sheppard

Learn to use Lightroom’s Develop module for serious image control. Sheppard will teach you the techniques needed to make your photos reflect the original intent when you shot the image. Learn how to control your image so that it will communicate better to your viewers. An image straight from the camera can be a lie because it does not show what you saw. Learn to bring that image back to the truth. 

Location: Digital Lab 2

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

 Community Event 613

Nature Photography Meets the Modern World with Dennis Dimick

Long-time National Geographic Magazine environment and picture editor Dennis Dimick examines the role of photography in documenting modern environmental change. Scientists have proposed that we now live in a new geologic age called the “Anthropocene,” or Age of Man, marked by humanity’s recent rapid expansion and transformation of the planet. Dimick will sketch the evolution of nature photography that documents our conquest of earth’s lands, waters, oceans, and atmosphere, and he will explore the potential and opportunity that environmental issues offer as a focus for photographers seeking to make a difference with their work.

Location: Library Auditorium

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 FOTOshoot 213

Light as Narrative Code with Greg Heisler

Additional Fee: $20.00

Light is so much more than eye candy; it has the power to communicate beyond words. The photograph has transcended the written word as the most ubiquitous form of communication, it behooves the photographer to understand its power. Photographs are made with light. It must be used mindfully. Lighting can seem overwhelming: too many tools, too many techniques, but once your intention is clear, all those choices quickly narrow to just a few. This is where the fun begins.

Location: Studio

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 137

How to Edit a Large Project Such As a National Geographic Story with Kurt Mutchler

Go behind the scenes to understand the process of building a National Geographic story from research to final layout. You may be surprised that there is actually a lot more to it than taking pictures.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 138

How to talk and write about your work with Jean Miele

Do you get stuck when people ask you what your photographs are about? In this workshop you’ll go beyond talking about the technical details of your photographs, and learn to describe your work in a direct and meaningful way. Verbal and written in-class exercises will have you engaging people as dynamically with your words as with your pictures.

Location: Flagler Room

 Seminar 139

Licensing for Revenue with Todd Bigelow

Receive valuable insight into todays licensing methods and learn the need to maintain rights to your work to build an archive and leverage revenue directly, or through agencies. it’s never been more imperative to develop multiple revenue streams to offset your many expenses as a freelance photographer.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Computer Lab 310

Quick Tips—Editing Video in Adobe Photoshop with Theano Nikitas

Video editing can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. Using familiar tools in Adobe Photoshop, you’ll learn how to make color corrections, crop and straighten, add transitions and more. You’ll be surprised how easily you can turn your video clips into a finished production. 

Location: Digital Lab 1

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Community Event 614

Personal Favorites with Craig Semetko

Craig will present a series of his personal favorite photographs and tell the stories behind them. He’ll also offer some of the tips and techniques he uses to capture the “Decisive Moment.”

Location: Library Auditorium

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 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: Library 3rd Floor

11:30 AM - 2:30 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 11:30am to 2:30pm. 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

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Community Event 615

A Life in Photography with Joyce Tenneson

Trace the inspiring journey of this internationally acclaimed artist with work from her entire career. Tenneson’s relationship to the camera has evolved in a series of remarkable ways, echoing the very evolutions, illuminations, and infinite wisdom she has sought to capture with her lens. Unseen work from forty years, including the otherworldly Transformations, the deep, rich hues of Light Warriors, and the earth tones of her study of beauty and aging, Wise Women, are all represented in this unprecedented survey.

Location: Library Auditorium

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

 FOTOshoot 214

The Nude Figure with Jack Davis and Vincent Versace

Additional Fee: $225.00

This hands-on FOTOshoot is all about the beauty of the human figure - and seeing light, shadow, form and composition - with an eye to converting the final image into the fine-art world of black & white. Learn how to see more than the obvious and capture an image that takes the viewer to where the photographer was the moment the shutter was clicked. Shooting in b & w and infrared, you will experience the ethereal glow of portrait and figure photography in nature. Vincent and Jack will bring extra infrared converted cameras to share as they take photographing the nude from Frustrating to Phenomenal!

Location: Courtyard

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Master Workshop 420

Modern Landscape - Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve with Alan Winslow

Lecture & FOTOshoot 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Critique Saturday 12:15pm pm to 1:15 pm

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 photographer/educator Winslow. Its uniquely beautiful prairies, marshes, and canals offer opportunities to create powerful and intimate landscape photographs. Additionally, there is potential to observe and photograph many wildlife species, including birds, such as bald eagles, herons and snail kites, as well as 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.

Winslow will guide you through an exciting FOTOshoot  that will be followed by an image critique Saturday from 12:15pm pm to 1:15 pm in the Hibiscus room.

Location: Hibiscus Room

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 Community Event 616

Coming Back from the Dead: Basic Vernacular of Photography with Anthony Bannon

The language of photography – its basic subjects, themes, and lexicon – is drawn from the very beginning of the medium: as if overheard from the whispers of ghosts speaking from more than a century and a half ago.  Dr. Bannon, director emeritus from George Eastman Museum, now research professor at SUNY Buffalo State and director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, will be the pilot of this trip down the River Styx. 

Location: Library Auditorium

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 141

Finding your way; Photography, Life and the Personal Project with Brendan Bannon

Find the potential for your long-term project work to thrive photographically, and beyond the camera. Share your progress as a group discussing with documentary photographer Bannon your projects potential, direction and its implications. Bannon’s personal work has given birth to recording projects, refugee workshops and many unconventional exhibitions. Participants are required to bring 20 images of an ongoing project to share and discuss.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 142

Communicating Conservation through Your Photography with Mac Stone

Stone works on assignment to help communicate environmental and cultural issues for various magazines and organizations. He will share some of the stories behind his favorite images and discuss the tools for creating moving imagery in sometimes harsh conditions. 

Location: Flagler Room

 Seminar 143

How to elevate your image making with Mike Davis

Understand a higher level of thinking about why you make images and learn how to apply photography’s tools in more purposeful ways. Why you make photographs in a given setting or of a given subject determines how you make photos. If you elevate why you’re making pictures you’ll make more compelling images. Make images that go beyond showing things and instead elicit responses. Mike, the Alexia Chair at Syracuse University, will review a project you have in the works, help you refine your images and advise about how best to present your projects for grant submissions.

Location: Clematis Room

 Computer Lab 311

Photoshop Layers for Beginners with Julie Adair King

This hands-on lab shows you how to use layers to simplify photo-retouching tasks and combine multiple photographs into an artistic collage. You’ll find out how to create, edit, and preserve multi-layered images and discover new creative options made possible via layer blending modes, layer effects, and layer opacity settings.

Location: Digital Lab 1

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 FOTOshoot 215

Rock and Roll Portrait Lighting with David Bergman

Sponsored by Canon

Additional Fee: $45.00

Canon Explorer of Light David Bergman will show you how to produce a high energy music portrait from start to finish. During this live shoot, you will learn the process of working with subjects, camera settings, and lighting using small flashes for easy travel and setup. These skills will translate into any kind of portrait photography.

Location: Studio

 Master Workshop 421

Getting the Most from Your Digital Camera: Mastering Lightroom CC with John Reuter

Legendary photographer Reuter will focus on the Develop module and the tools to process, enhance, color correct, sharpen, correct perspective and reduce noise. After making global enhancements, he will explore the graduated filter, the radial filter, the clone and heal tools and the amazing local adjustment brush and finally the new features in the latest CC v2015 version, making Lightroom more powerful than ever. 

Location: Digital Lab 2

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

 Community Event 617

David Burnett : Man Without Gravity with Robert Pledge

Sport is not really his field, yet Burnett fell in love with the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984. He has since attended the Games every four years including Rio de Janeiro, in 2016.  A free spirit, he switches from black-and-white to color, from digital to traditional film depending on mood or inspiration. Using cameras of many different formats—small, medium and large, including a historical Speed Graphic Weegee and press photographers worked with in the 1940s. By looking, understanding, and suspending movement with uncanny precision, his photographs challenge the universal laws that govern us. They defy gravity.

Location: Library Auditorium

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 Seminar 145

The Personal Project with Stacy Pearsall

Stacy Pearsall’s Veterans Portrait Project (VPP) began while recovering from combat injuries sustained in Iraq. Spending hours in VA waiting rooms surrounded by veterans from every generation and branch of service, she was compelled to honor and thank them in the only way she knows how, photography. She has seen her project go from some-of-the-time to all-of-the-time. Stacy will discuss how to identify your interests and turn them into personal projects, how to grow them into being profitable and perhaps even into a niche photography business.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 146

Interpreting Motion and Time in Still Photography with Joseph Meehan

A photograph represents the three-dimensional real world compressed into two-dimensions. Photographers can use illusions produced by lighting and composition to produce a “third dimension”. Meehan explores effective ways of representing movement and passage of time with a variety of human subjects and natural settings. He will explain using combinations of shutter speed (slow & fast), dynamic compositions and different viewpoints and some post-production methods, all to produce the visual clues of motion and/or the passage of time.

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 312

Creating Photo Composites on iPhones & iPads with Seán Duggan

Delve into the creative possibilities for making photo collages and composites on iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices. Duggan began creating mobile composites soon after getting his first iPhone, and has been exploring this medium, pushing limits of what is possible ever since. Explore the best apps for making collage or composite images, including ones that allow layers and masking techniques. A list of apps will be sent to registered participants a week before FOTOfusion (Note: this is an iOS-centric session, though some of the apps are also available for Android). For transferring images to your device, make sure you come with PhotoSync (photosync-app.com) already installed on your phone or tablet. Participants can pay an additional $10 to $15 if they choose to purchase and download all of the apps in this session.

Location: Digital Lab 1

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 Event 502

Available Light Photography With The Leica System: Clematis At Night with Jim Wagner & Craig Semetko

Sponsored by Leica

Leica M9

Experience shooting with master photographer Semetko and Leica experts Smith and Wagner, and catch the light of the magic hour exploring Clematis at Night. You will learn camera basics and be free to survey on your own or with personal instruction. From the simplicity of the Leica DLux Type 109 to the creative possibilities of the Leica M Type 240, and the Leica SL Type 601, the Leica product range offers a photographic option for all users. Bring an SD Card that can be formatted so you can take your images after the shoot. Those shooting with other cameras are welcome to join this FOTOshoot, but Leica Camera will offer a mix of Leica products on loan. 

 

Location: Pro Shop

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Community Event 618

The Evolution of a Wire Service Photographer with Jeff Widener


From pre-digital days of developing film in portable darkrooms to today's instant transmissions over mobile devices; take a journey with one of the most prolific photojournalists who covered Asia for UPI and the Associated Press though all of those years. Jeff will share the highs and lows of being a "wire guy," including his Pulitzer Finalist, "Tank Man," as he presents the evolution of a wire service photographer.

Location: Library Auditorium

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Master Workshop 422

Night photography with Lewis Kemper

Night photography requires special gear - tripod, camera, remote shutter release or intervalometer, bubble level, white balancing tools, and/or CamRanger.  Lewis will demonstrate the tools and techniques for making night images that include shooting stars, cityscapes, HDR, high ISO, creating motion with zoom, panoramas and more.  Experiment and learn as you try out night photography techniques under Kemper's expert guidance as you walk down Clematis St towards the waterfront. Get your questions answered about shooting and processing for HDR, HDR panos, compare shutter speeds for zoom effects and custom white balance vs. auto.

Location: Studio

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

 Special Event S4

FREE EVENT: FOTOvision at the Lakeside Pavillion, Downtown West Palm Beach

FOTOvision is a free event that will feature the photography of a baker's dozen of FOTOfusion's world renowned presenters. 

FOTOvision will be held at the Lakeside Pavilion located at 101 S. Flagler Drive in Downtown West Palm Beach.

Sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and The Arts and Entertainment District.

Location: Other