FOTOfusion 2023 - Wednesday Schedule

500 series presentations: Free to everyone
600 series presentations: Free to Members and passport holders
Must pre-register for all events.

Color Key

100 Series
200 Series
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, March 2, 2022
9:00am-10:15am 105 Magnificent Mangroves with Matt Stock
Location: Virtual
10:45am-12:00pm 106 Architectural Photography with Jeffrey Totaro
Location: Virtual
1:00pm-2:15pm 602 Lights, Camera, Fashion with Dixie Dixon
Location: Virtual
2:45pm-4:00pm 107 Creating an Immersive Nature Photo Essay with Craig Blacklock
Location: Virtual
4:30pm-5:45pm 108 Transcenders: A Quest for True Selves - The Gender Fluid World of He, She, THEY? with Robin Rayne
Location: Virtual

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

 Seminar 105

Magnificent Mangroves with Matt Stock

©Matt Stock

Miami based artist Matt Stock has been obsessed with photographing mangroves for a decade. Matt’s area of expertise is in night photography as a light painter. He has waded through wetlands, oceans, and everything in between from sunset to midnight in search of these visually captivating and unique subjects in order to literally and metaphorically shed light on them. Join Matt as he takes you on a journey through the wetlands to see mangroves as a source of inspiration and beauty in both the daytime and late into the night. Matt will share behind the scenes of some of his signature images as well as talk about the techniques he has developed to capture luminous images at night in the wild.

Location: Virtual

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 106

Architectural Photography with Jeffrey Totaro

©Jeffery Totaro

In this program, Jeffrey with give an overview of architectural photography. Topics will include composition, equipment choices, lighting, and differences between architectural photography and real estate photography. There will be time at the end for Q&A and further discussion.

Location: Virtual

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

 Community Event 602

Lights, Camera, Fashion with Dixie Dixon

©Dixie Dixon

Commercial Photographer/Director Dixie Dixon, a Nikon Ambassador based out of Texas, will be showcasing an in depth look at fashion photography and video as well as her creative process in this event. Dixie will go into detail about her specific DIY photography techniques and gear used to get to the location, compose the shot, how to pose subjects in an effortless way, how to light for the best results, and her favorite post-production and editing techniques. She will also be sharing insights into her career in the fashion and commercial advertising industry, how to get published, and how you can build a name for yourself in the industry.



Location: Virtual

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 107

Creating an Immersive Nature Photo Essay with Craig Blacklock

©Craig Blacklock

Whether presented in print or through still or video electronic delivery, photo essays expand exponentially beyond what a single image can convey. The best essays draw you in, immersing you within the world being depicted. The photographer guides the you through an environment, presenting you with contextual landscapes, macro details, and often the wildlife inhabiting the landscape. While many nature photographers specialize, such as in bird photography, the photo-essayist must be proficient in all aspects of nature photography, and if self-publishing, must also understand layout, typography and marketing.

Craig Blacklock will share his techniques for planning and executing a nature photo essay, and show examples from his award-winning books and videos, including a preview of his upcoming book, LIGHT WAVES.  He will also talk about the process and his experiences in self-publishing books.

Location: Virtual

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

 Seminar 108

Transcenders: A Quest for True Selves - The Gender Fluid World of He, She, THEY? with Robin Rayne

©Robin Rayne

Award winning multi-media specialist Robin Rayne explores the confusing world we live in these changing times. Gender fluid, what does that mean?

Your teenage daughter prefers to dress as a boy? What do you do when she wants to be referred to was ’THEY’, not her or she. Come learn about this and so much more.

Focusing on the often-misunderstood topic of the transgender and non-binary community: those who leave their birth-assigned gender to live in their more authentic and true-to-self gender -- or even living with no gender at all. More confusion, right?  Gender identity has emerged as one of society’s most hotly-debated concerns, with more than 30 states passing new laws that directly impact this population, now estimated at 1.4 million people nationally. A growing number of middle and high school students now identify as transgender and use different pronouns, including singular ‘they.’

In this session, Robin will introduce you to dozens of individuals from his soon-to-be-released book Transcending: A Quest for True Selves. 

Location: Virtual


For registriation information, see the registration page.