FOTOfusion 2020 - Saturday 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.

Saturday, February 15, 2020
8:00AM-10:00AM 221 Streets of Lake Worth and Walls of West Palm Beach Scott Mc Kiernan and Ruaridh Stewart
Location: Courtyard
8:30AM-10:00AM 149 The Treasures of Instagram: How to Leverage Your Instagram Portfolio to Get You Noticed with Jerome Brunet, Susan Currie, Angelika Hala, Gary Hershorn, Richard Tsong-Tatari; Moderator: Evan Jane Kriss
Location: Studio 2
8:30AM-10:00AM 150 How to Talk and Write About Your Work with Jean Miele
Location: Flagler Room
10:00AM-11:00AM 619 20 Great Photographs and the Stories Behind Them with Daile Kaplan
Location: City Commission Chamber
10:00AM-1:00PM 222 Everybody Has a Story with Robin Rayne
Location: Classroom 1
10:30AM-12:00PM 153 Survival Skills: Concrete Tips for Success with Dr. Anthony Bannon, Laurence Gartel, Erika Larsen, Robert Pledge; Moderator: Dennis Dimick
Location: Studio 2
10:30AM-12:00PM 154 Organizing Your Images in Lightroom with Ben Willmore
Location: Flagler Room
11:00AM-1:00PM P5 FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews
Location: Museum
11:00AM-1:00PM P5a How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Client or Gallery with Debbie Bondulic
Location: Museum
11:30AM-12:30PM 620 Examining Environmental Issues Close to Home with Nancy Andrews
Location: City Commission Chamber
11:30AM-1:00PM 314 Simple Tools for Photoshop Success with Mickey Strand
Location: Digital Lab 1
1:00PM-2:00PM 621 A Dangerous Dream - Borderlands: How to Develop a Feature Story on a Difficult Topic with Jose Luis Rios
Location: City Commission Chamber
1:00PM-4:30PM 224 The Nude Figure with J. Tomas Lopez and Vincent Versace
Location: Courtyard
1:30PM-4:00PM 226 The Truth of the Moment: Slow Shooting and Other Tools for Mindfulness Behind the Lens with Susan Currie
Location: Courtyard
2:30PM-3:30PM 622 Presidents Come and Go. Photographers, Not Always - From Kennedy to Trump, by David Burnett with Robert Pledge
Location: City Commission Chamber
2:30PM-4:00PM 157 This is not your grandpa’s slide show! Creating A Video From Your Stills In Adobe Premier Pro with Craig Blacklock
Location: Flagler Room
2:30PM-4:00PM 315 Getting the Most Out of the Raw Processor with Lewis Kemper Sponsored by Tamron
Location: Digital Lab 1
2:30PM-5:00PM 225 The Haves and Have Nots in the Palm Beaches: How to Document Wealth Disparity with Nancy Andrews
Location: Courtyard
3:45PM-4:45PM 623 The Big Headlines of 2019 with Carol Guzy, Angelika Hala, Scott Mc Kiernan, Ruaridh Stewart, Richard Tsong-Taatarii; moderator: Jimmy Colton
Location: City Commission Chamber
4:30PM-6:00PM 161 Beyond Photoshop and Lightroom: Other Cool Apps and Programs to Try with Julie Adair King
Location: Flagler Room
5:00PM-6:00PM 624 The View from Above with Greg Lovett
Location: City Commission Chamber
6:00PM-8:00PM S5 FOTOfusion Farewell Bash
Location: Studio

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Descriptions

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 FOTOshoot 221

Streets of Lake Worth and Walls of West Palm Beach Scott Mc Kiernan and Ruaridh Stewart

Photograph the street art and murals of Lake Worth and the murals of West Palm Beach. Explore the unique art and street life of these central Florida communities. Lake Worth is known for its sidewalk art and its annual street painting festival.

Location: Courtyard

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 Seminar 149

The Treasures of Instagram: How to Leverage Your Instagram Portfolio to Get You Noticed with Jerome Brunet, Susan Currie, Angelika Hala, Gary Hershorn, Richard Tsong-Tatari; Moderator: Evan Jane Kriss

Instagram has become a dominant platform for photographers to display their work and a vital tool for editors to find new talent. Explore how to create, edit, maintain and promote your Instagram page. The class will discuss best case examples, explore why they are effective, and both editors and photographers will explain how they find talent there.

Location: Studio 2

 Seminar 150

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

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Community Event 619

20 Great Photographs and the Stories Behind Them with Daile Kaplan

Creating an enduring picture is not an accident. Be inspired and learn about some of the most remarkable images and the personal and professional backstories of the photographers who made them. Works featured will include a range of images from the 19th - 21st centuries from Ansel Adams, Nick Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Curtis, Harold Edgerton, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Timothy O'Sullivan, W. Eugene Smith, and others.

Location: City Commission Chamber

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 FOTOshoot 222

Everybody Has a Story with Robin Rayne

Pictures tell stories. Words paint pictures. Combine them and you create a package that gets noticed far better than either pictures or words can do by themselves.

Learn the basics of engaging with your subjects to capture who they are as a person, not just how they appear in a photo. Explore interviewing techniques that help improve the depth of your stories. “Everybody has a story if you dig deep enough,” Robin explains. “It’s knowing how to approach someone and engage with them, actively listening to get their real story. It’s a skill that brings depth to portraits and video projects alike.”

You are encouraged to come with a smartphone capable of video and/or sound as well as your cameras. We will be exploring the downtown West Palm Beach area. Each participant will record at least two interviews and produce storytelling environmental portraits.

Location: Classroom 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 153

Survival Skills: Concrete Tips for Success with Dr. Anthony Bannon, Laurence Gartel, Erika Larsen, Robert Pledge; Moderator: Dennis Dimick

Self-Empowerment starts with you! A dynamic and very successful panel of photographic industry leaders will help you look inside yourself. From their personal experiences, they'll offer tips on how to leverage your strengths, as well as maximize your business. Learn how to use networking, branding, perseverance and much more. Get on the road to your goal(s), as they did.

Location: Studio 2

 Seminar 154

Organizing Your Images in Lightroom with Ben Willmore

An effective organization system should allow you to locate any memorable image in less than 5 seconds. You should also be able to browse an image archive of hundreds of thousands of images and instantly tell which images are ready to show the public, which ones still need work, and which are outtakes that should not be seen again.

Location: Flagler Room

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 Portfolio Review / Tech Center P5

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 P5a

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 620

Examining Environmental Issues Close to Home with Nancy Andrews

While much attention has been paid to pipeline projects like the Dakota Access and Keystone XL in the West, there’s been a less watched surge in pipeline construction on the East Coast. Once a gas importer, the U.S. is on its way to be a top exporter of natural gas. With this growth, landowner rights are weakened and environmental standards are paying the price. Thousands of homeowners had their land taken through eminent domain, sometimes affecting families who farmed their lands since the 1700s. The courts are stepping in where pristine forests along the Appalachian Trail have been turned into industrial construction sites. Another court decision recently overturned an air quality permit for further study on the impact on poor and African American communities. We get a look at the years-long work on these important environmental issues right here in the East.

Location: City Commission Chamber

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 Computer Lab 314

Simple Tools for Photoshop Success with Mickey Strand

Photoshop may look daunting and not too appetizing at first, but you know it is the frog you need to eat. Let's start with what you can bite off: two tools, one from the toolbar and one from a palette. Create a masterpiece of highlight and shadow, detail and contrast, focusing the viewer on your images' message, while non-destructively editing your original images. With these two simple tools, you can develop a strategy for mastering Photoshop, one bite at a time. Everyone can edit in photoshop during this lesson.

Location: Digital Lab 1

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Community Event 621

A Dangerous Dream - Borderlands: How to Develop a Feature Story on a Difficult Topic with Jose Luis Rios

Immigration Coverage – How the Photo Story Evolved from Documentary Photography to Immersion Photography. The San Antonio Express-News photo staff has covered the migrant saga for 10 years. The coverage was never a one-and-done affair. Every immigrant – men, women, and children – had a unique and oftentimes haunting experience. The Express-News work reflects the immigrant experience. Jose Luis Rios, an award-winning editor and San Antonio Express-News Director of Photography, will discuss the paper’s coverage of the border.

Location: City Commission Chamber

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

 FOTOshoot 224

The Nude Figure with J. Tomas Lopez and Vincent Versace

Additional Fee: $225.00

This FOTOshoot is all about the beauty of the human figure--and seeing light, shadow, form, composition, with an eye for 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 or infrared, you will experience the ethereal glow of portrait and figure photography in nature.

Location: Courtyard

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 FOTOshoot 226

The Truth of the Moment: Slow Shooting and Other Tools for Mindfulness Behind the Lens with Susan Currie

Throttle back and experience a shift in the pictures you make! This program will expose you to accessible practices for embracing the art of attention and bringing a heightened intentionality to your photography.

Location: Courtyard

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 Community Event 622

Presidents Come and Go. Photographers, Not Always - From Kennedy to Trump, by David Burnett with Robert Pledge

American photographer David Burnett is well known for his coverage of the last years of the Vietnam War, the 1973 coup in Chile, the 1979 revolution in Iran, the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and acclaimed for his images from every Summer Olympics since 1984. Between the many international events, he has witnessed around the world, Burnett has found, over six decades, the opportunity to photograph every American President starting with JFK in 1963, when only 17. He is one of the few to have covered the three modern times impeachment inquiries.

Location: City Commission Chamber

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 157

This is not your grandpa’s slide show! Creating A Video From Your Stills In Adobe Premier Pro with Craig Blacklock

Trying to figure out what to do with all your images? With large, 4k televisions becoming common, one of the ultimate viewing experiences is to turn your stills into videos set to natural sounds or music. Yes, you can simply have your computer/tv play them as a slide show, but this workshop teaches you some simple techniques to give you complete control of the timing, cropping, and movement of each image. You will develop a storyline, select music, and sound effects, and sync the images to the music, creating a video with the emotional impact of videos shot with motion.

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 315

Getting the Most Out of the Raw Processor with Lewis Kemper Sponsored by Tamron

Whether you are new to Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom or have been processing your raw images for years, Lewis will show you some techniques and tips for getting the most out of your files. And if you are still shooting jpeg and wondering about the benefits of raw, this class is for you! Starting with setting camera raw defaults to give you the best starting point for processing, Lewis will also cover the basic tab for the bulk of your editing changes, the detail tab for sharpening, lens corrections, HSL and more. These tips will guarantee you better-looking images in just a matter of minutes!

Location: Digital Lab 1

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

 FOTOshoot 225

The Haves and Have Nots in the Palm Beaches: How to Document Wealth Disparity with Nancy Andrews

The Palm Beach area is known for its wealth and luxurious lifestyle. Yet not all are faring so well here; there is a large homeless population in the area and many working-class people doing service jobs who live on the fringes. Learn how to document these contrasts and how to make dignified portraits of those who strive to hold on to their dignity daily. Join this FOTOshoot with award-winning editor and photojournalist Nancy Andrews, whose work includes sensitive portrayals of hospice, Pittsburgh’s 412 Food Rescue, “100 Days, 100 Voices,” a journey through Appalachia during the first 100 days of the Trump administration, and “Community Portraits,” on people who lost their homes to flooding in West Virginia.

Location: Courtyard

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

 Community Event 623

The Big Headlines of 2019 with Carol Guzy, Angelika Hala, Scott Mc Kiernan, Ruaridh Stewart, Richard Tsong-Taatarii; moderator: Jimmy Colton

A discussion of some of the year 2019 biggest news and how it was covered from the perspective of photographers in the field, an agency, and photo editors. They'll discuss covering this changing world while trying to give a voice to those who live in the shadows and tell their stories with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Location: City Commission Chamber

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 Seminar 161

Beyond Photoshop and Lightroom: Other Cool Apps and Programs to Try with Julie Adair King

Most photographers rely on Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for image processing. But there are many other great mobile apps and desktop programs that either work hand-in-hand with Adobe’s programs or offer great tools on their own. In this session, Julie Adair King introduces you to these lesser-known options, including some of which are free or cost less than $10.

Location: Flagler Room

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Community Event 624

The View from Above with Greg Lovett

Seeing the world from high above offers a unique perspective to make photographs. Whether hovering in a helicopter, flying a drone, or simply standing on a balcony or rooftop, composition, light, and moments are the same no matter where you are standing. The emphasis will be on still photography.

Award-winning staff photographer of The Palm Beach Post, Greg Lovett spent three decades covering his own backyard with excellence, proving that often the best stories are right in front of us. Lovett covers a fascinating beat where the President calls home, and with billionaires on every corner, yet most of its citizens live in the shadows.

Location: City Commission Chamber

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 Special Event S5

FOTOfusion Farewell Bash

Say goodbye until next year to all your friends and plan for FOTOfusion® 2021.

The farewell bash is held in the PBPC studio and lounge.

Location: Studio