FOTOfusion 2018 - 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 26, 2018
7:00AM-10:00AM 216 The Beautiful Light at Sunrise with Gary Hershorn
Location: Courtyard
8:30AM-10:00AM 133 The Private Conversation Between Ghosts and Cameras with Dr Anthony Bannon
Location: City Commission Chamber
8:30AM-10:00AM 134 Warhol vs Gartel HYP POP with Laurence Gartel
Location: Flagler Room
8:30AM-11:30AM 416 PhotoGrafix with George Schaub
Location: Digital Lab 2
10:00AM-11:00AM 613 Retrospective: The Aerial Artistry of Georg Gerste with Dennis Dimick
Location: Library Auditorium
10:00AM-1:00PM 417 The Metaphysics of Portraiture with Melissa Golden
Location: Studio
10:30AM-12:00PM 137 The Personal Project
Location: City Commission Chamber
10:30AM-12:00PM 138 The Digital Short Documentary with John Reuter
Location: Flagler Room
10:30AM-12:00PM 310 From Monitor to Print: The Black and White About Color Management with Vincent Versace
Location: Digital Lab 1
11:00AM-12:30PM P4a How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Client or Gallery with Debbie Bondulic
Location: Library 3rd Floor
11:00AM-1:00PM P4 FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews
Location: Library 3rd Floor
11:30AM-12:30PM 614 From The Nosebleeds to Back Stage: A Fan Becomes The Who’s Tour Photographer with William Snyder
Location: Library Auditorium
1:00PM-2:00PM 615 Exploration, Experimentation and Discovery: A Treasure Hunt with FOTOmentor Howard Schatz
Location: Library Auditorium
2:00PM-5:00PM 217 On Location: the Creative Nude  with Andrea Modica
Location: Courtyard
2:00PM-5:00PM 418 The Complexities of Photographing Communities with Naomi Harris
Location: Hibiscus Room
2:00PM-5:30PM 419 Have. More. Fun. How to Ditch Your Expectations and Bring More Joy and Luck to Your Photography with Joshua Cripps
Location: Clematis Room
2:30PM-3:30PM 616 My Animal History in Portraits with Robin Schwartz
Location: Library Auditorium
2:30PM-4:00PM 141 How to Elevate Your Image Making with Mike Davis
Location: City Commission Chamber
2:30PM-4:00PM 142 Visual Storytelling and the Photobook with Daile Kaplan
Location: Flagler Room
2:30PM-4:00PM 311 Getting the Most from Your Digital Camera: Mastering Lightroom CC with John Reuter
Location: Digital Lab 1
2:30PM-5:30PM 420 Crafting the Multiple Image Composite with Seán Duggan
Location: Digital Lab 2
3:45PM-4:45PM 617 Parks and People with Adam Stoltman
Location: Library Auditorium
4:30PM-6:00PM 145 Demystifying the Editorial Market with Kelli Grant, Timmy Huynh, Mark Murmann, Dave Weatherwax ; Moderator: Santiago Lyon
Location: City Commission Chamber
4:30PM-6:00PM 146 Perception: Seeing vs Looking with J. Thomas Lopez
Location: City Commission Chamber
5:00PM-6:00PM 618 Flipboard with Steve Fine
Location: Library Auditorium
5:00PM-8:30PM 421 Night Photography with Lewis Kemper
Location: Clematis Room
8:00PM-9:30PM S4 FREE EVENT: FOTOvision on the Great Lawn, Downtown West Palm Beach
Location: Waterfront Park

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Descriptions

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 FOTOshoot 216

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

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 Seminar 133

The Private Conversation Between Ghosts and Cameras with Dr Anthony Bannon

From the  litany of photographers who specialized in creating images of ghosts, some found their way to jail and others won accolades from such as Oliver Wendell Holmes during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries.  These photographers' skills with spirits added unique value to their compositional gifts, staging visitors from what they called "the ectoplasm". Phantoms once occult were allegedly summoned like pets to perform favors for the camera. Even Abraham Lincoln appeared from the dead to stand behind his widow and in front of William Mumler's camera.

Dr. Anthony Bannon, director emeritus of George Eastman Museum, will deliver a roll call photo wizards and discuss the particular aptitude of photography to present gifts from The Other Side.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 134

Warhol vs Gartel HYP POP with Laurence Gartel

Warhol vs Gartel Hyp Pop is an exhibition of over 110 works by Pop Artist Andy Warhol and Digital Artist Laurence Gartel organized by the Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Italy. Museum Director Maurizio Vanni authored the "300-page" book of the same title. He draws insights as to the similarities and differences of these iconic Artists' careers. Gartel taught Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga Computer to create a Debbie Harry (Blondie) album cover in 1985. He saw that moment as the "touch-point" where Pop Art fused with Digital Art. Gartel ushered in a new visual language with his imagery for Forbes, Coca Cola, Absolut, Tesla, and the Grammy Awards, just to name a few.

Location: Flagler Room

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Master Workshop 416

PhotoGrafix with George Schaub

You can create startling imagery from photographs that key into your imagination and challenge you to discover “how far” you are willing to go. In this class, we will venture into the “graphic side” potential within images and explore your visual instincts and sense of color, balance, and design. We will work with various adjustment modes, brush tools, the color picker and bucket, various filters, layering, and more. The aim is to provide tools and techniques that create new images that can emulate etching, silkscreen, lithos, freehand drawing, and more. The class begins with an overview of techniques and then moves into a hands-on phase where attendees can work on instructor-supplied or their own images. A handout “cheat sheet” will be supplied. Qualifications: Intermediate to Advanced. A good working knowledge of Photoshop is required.

©George Schaub

Location: Digital Lab 2

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Community Event 613

Retrospective: The Aerial Artistry of Georg Gerste with Dennis Dimick

In the 1970s when we were first seeing images of earth from satellites, Swiss photographer Georg Gerster took to the air in small airplanes to photograph the beauty of the planet as never seen before from above. Gerster’s photographs revealed the beauty of farms, cities, churches, ancient ruins, and the natural and man-made world from unique vantages. Through magazine articles – several in National Geographic -- and many books, Gerster inspired audiences and a generation of documentary photographers who would follow. Long-time National Geographic photo editor Dennis Dimick, who collaborated with Gerster on several book projects, will recount his work with Gerster, show a selection of Gerster’s unique aerial photography, and discuss his influence.

Location: Library Auditorium

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 Master Workshop 417

The Metaphysics of Portraiture with Melissa Golden

Additional Fee: $30.00

The equipment is just one part of a larger equation in this workshop with MelissaGolden who has made portraits for the pages and covers of magazines for years and by now has met and stolen the souls of the tech, business and political world’s biggest newsmakers. Learn to think critically and philosophically about how and why we make portraits and then apply that knowledge to a meaningful shoot with a surprise group of subjects.

 

The critique will be on Saturday, 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the Studio.

Location: Studio

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 137

The Personal Project

Lisa Krantz, Andrea Modica, Adam Stoltman, Alan Winslow ; Moderator : Judy Walgren

Why it’s always important to be continually working on a personal project and how they often turn into published work. Join a distinguished panel of photographers and editors as they discuss the thought process behind of some of their own personal projects, and why they help define who you are as a photographer.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 138

The Digital Short Documentary with John Reuter

The world of visual communication is rapidly changing and the moving image is becoming an integral part of the storyteller’s toolkit. Whether you want to add moving content to your webpage, Facebook or Instagram page the technology is right there in front of you. The tools can include your iPhone, entry level DSLR or the most sophisticated mirrorless and cinema cameras. In this seminar you will learn how to utilize still images, archival content, audio and music to create a compelling short documentary. John will share some outtakes from recent video projects as well as his feature length documentary “Camera Ready: The Polaroid 20x24 Project”.

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 310

From Monitor to Print: The Black and White About Color Management with Vincent Versace

Learn from internationally recognized digital photography pioneer Versace about the differences of color space, bit depth, monitor and paper profiling. Bring your laptop to this workshop and have it calibrated. Join Versace as he gives away a Display Pro to one lucky attendee.

Location: Digital Lab 1

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

11:00 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: Library 3rd Floor

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 Community Event 614

From The Nosebleeds to Back Stage: A Fan Becomes The Who’s Tour Photographer with William Snyder

Come on the amazing journey as 4x Pulitzer Prize recipient William Snyder tells the story of going from being a high school kid photographing his favorite band from the arena rafters to get his “dream job”: Tour photographer for the legendary rock group The Who and their guitarist Pete Townshend. He’ll share stories from backstage documenting The Who for nearly 20 years. He’ll also talk about the challenges of coming up with “different” photos after you’ve photographed the same subject over 70 times.

Location: Library Auditorium

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Community Event 615

Exploration, Experimentation and Discovery: A Treasure Hunt with FOTOmentor Howard Schatz

The photographs of Howard Schatz are exhibited in museums and photography galleries internationally and are included in innumerable private collections. He has received international acclaim for his work which has been published in eighteen monographs. May 2015 marked the publication of a monumental 2-volume 25-year retrospective of the work of Howard Schatz: Schatz Images: 25 Years, Winner of a 2015 American Photo Book of the Year Award, The International Photography Award for Book of the Year and The One Eyeland 2015 Gold Medal. Join us as Howard takes us on his very own Magical Mystery Tour...a Treasure Hunt indeed!

Location: Library Auditorium

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 FOTOshoot 217

On Location: the Creative Nude  with Andrea Modica

Additional Fee: $225.00

One of today’s most important image-makers will demonstrate what it takes to create poignant and meaningful portraits and photographs. You will explore how to capture the nude in a way that reflects the essence of the subject and expresses your own unique viewpoint as a photographer.

Location: Courtyard

 Master Workshop 418

The Complexities of Photographing Communities with Naomi Harris

Lecture and FOTOshoot Friday; Critique Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

LA-based photographer Naomi Harris will lead this exciting workshop, in an attempt to unravel the intricacies of working with subjects from diverse communities. Beginning with her own experience working with a range of communities from seniors to swingers, she will discuss the limitations and advantages inherent in documentary photographic traditions, the relationship between ethics and the lens, and what is needed to work intimately with subjects outside of your own community. Harris will then lead an informal critique session of participants' work. Participants are encouraged to bring 5-7 small photographs (no larger than 11"x17") from a complete or in-progress series to the workshop. Artists will participate in a sharing circle intended to stimulate constructive criticism and creative feedback from Naomi Harris and the other participants.

The critique will be on Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm in the Banyan room.

Location: Hibiscus Room

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 Master Workshop 419

Have. More. Fun. How to Ditch Your Expectations and Bring More Joy and Luck to Your Photography with Joshua Cripps

Critique Saturday 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

No matter the place, no matter the conditions there are interesting nature photographs to be made. But your preconceived expectations may be preventing you from seeing them. In this hands-on workshop learn how to get rid of your expectations and let the scene speak to you. You'll learn a practical, simple method to follow your vision in any scene to help make photographs that best represent you as an artist. And you'll understand that coming into a scene with an open mind will dramatically improve your photographic “luck,” and help you have a lot more fun.

Sponsered by Nikon

The critique will be on Saturday, 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the Clematis room.

Location: Clematis Room

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 Community Event 616

My Animal History in Portraits with Robin Schwartz

Photographing animals and the people that are devoted to animals is what I have always cared about and the driving force in all my work. Photography and animals are my passport to each other.  I see animals as my spiritual connection; my religion; my vice; my addiction. Animals calm me; comfort me - they save me.

This presentation is about photographing my obsessions, portraits of animals, and my daughter.

Location: Library Auditorium

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 141

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. Davis, 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: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 142

Visual Storytelling and the Photobook with Daile Kaplan

How do we develop visual stories that speak to our personal experiences? For professional fine art photographers and emerging picture-makers the book is a dynamic art form. This lecture will provide a context about the photobook and show historic examples of out-of-print classics. I will also discuss trends in the industry; the marketplace for photobooks in the U.S. and Europe; awards, competitions, trade fairs and festivals that focus on photobooks; self-publishing and distribution vs. working with a publisher. Students will be encouraged to share an idea about a book project and get feedback.

 

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 311

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

Legendary photographer John Reuter will focus on the Develop module and the tools to process, enhance, color correct, sharpen, correct perspective and reduce noise. After global enhancements are made, White Balance, Tone, and Presence he will explore the local tools-- the graduated filter, the radial filter, the clone and Spot Removal tools. Finally he will guide you through  the amazing local adjustment brush and other new features available in the latest CC v2015.12 version, making Lightroom more powerful than ever. 

Location: Digital Lab 1

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 Master Workshop 420

Crafting the Multiple Image Composite with Seán Duggan

This Master Class computer lab session takes an in-depth look at what goes into creating multiple image composites and collages. We’ll start off by examining compositing strategies for developing new collage ideas, how to determine what type of images work best for a composite, as well as shooting new photos with a specific composite in mind. Then we’ll dive into creating three complex multi-image composites from the ground up in Adobe Photoshop CC. Along the way we’ll work with various selection and masking strategies, explore the magic of blend modes, and master the power of layers, layer masks, and smart objects to create the perfect composite image.

Location: Digital Lab 2

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

 Community Event 617

Parks and People with Adam Stoltman

New York City’s system of parks, occupying some 29,000 acres of land, is one of the most complex, diverse and extraordinary in the world. From the coves and forests of Northern Manhattan to the wetlands of Staten Island, the ridges and valleys of the Bronx and the high plateaus which straddle Queens and Brooklyn, it is as much a social ecosystem as a natural one. Join Stoltman as he documents and discusses the delicately interwoven fabric of our city, our natural spaces and the diverse series of communities and constituencies across all five boroughs of the “City that Never Sleeps.”

Location: Library Auditorium

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 Seminar 145

Demystifying the Editorial Market with Kelli Grant, Timmy Huynh, Mark Murmann, Dave Weatherwax ; Moderator: Santiago Lyon

Kelli Grant, Timmy Huynh, Mark Murmann, Dave Weatherwax ; Moderator Santiago Lyon

Join a talented group of editors who are currently working a broad spectrum of todays editorial market in a discussion about how to most effectively market your work...and how to get work. How to establish and create an identity of your own and how to maximize your efforts. What’s the secret to getting your foot in the door? The panel will also discuss strategies for marketing, and how to best reach out to prospective editorial clients. 

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 146

Perception: Seeing vs Looking with J. Thomas Lopez

Everybody knows how to look, but very few people can see. Improve your image making in this fascinating seminar by world-renowned experts who will help you change your poor visual habits and decision-making. Through a series of exercises that engage participants, Lopez will help you develop your photographic sight and produce excellent photographs.

Location: City Commission Chamber

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Community Event 618

Flipboard with Steve Fine

The world of photography has undergone a revolution in the past decade as camera phones have made everyone a photographer. Unfortunately the proliferation of mediocre to bad imagery has left editors with a more difficult job as we try to tell stories in pictures. As photo editor at Flipboard, an app seen by millions around the world, I curate pictures I find on line (mostly via the wire services) to build daily photo galleries. Join Steve Fine as he will show you what a good picture is, describe how it was made and explain how to build a narrative.

Location: Library Auditorium

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Master Workshop 421

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 Lewis 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.

The critique will be on Saturday, 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the Clematis room. 

Location: Clematis Room

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

 Special Event S4

FREE EVENT: FOTOvision on the Great Lawn, Downtown West Palm Beach

In celebration of FOTOfusion’s 23rd Anniversary - Fourth Edition of FOTOvision,

Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s Annual Night of Pictures! 

Join our show Producer Scott Mc Kiernan, for this FREE evening event and experience photography from across the globe. 

Featuring: World Premieres of 365: a Visual Review of 2017, 'The Year of Mother Nature'. and 'Island of Hope: Puerto Rico Aftermath' thru the eyes of all-time Pulitzer winner photojournalist, Carol Guzy and Back-Stories featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers, their editors and their actual subjects. 

As well as, witness amazing work by internationally acclaimed 2018 FOTOfusion 
faculty.

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: Waterfront Park