Time to sign up for one of the many programs that will be available during the Palm Springs Photo Festival that will run April 24-29th this year. Where else? Palm Springs, CA!
From the organizers: The Palm Springs Photo Festival is where you can spend four exhilarating days with a celebrated, real-world master photographer, present your work to our remarkable faculty of industry influencers, attend important seminars, symposiums & Networking Events. Come meet new friends and walk away with a renewed passion for photography!
Photo Reviews: This year, we will offer over 1200 Portfolio Reviews with the industry’s most important influencers, including museum curators, gallery directors, magazine editors, picture editors & art directors, advertising agency creatives and more. This is the opportunity to have face time with people who can not only offer expert advice, but can influence your career choices as well.
Have a seat at the table for our OPEN PORTFOLIO SHOW! You can show your work to our faculty, sponsors, photographers and the general public on Sunday, April 26th. Don’t miss this – we still have a few seats left! If you’re in our review program the cost is just $47.50. If not – only $95.
some of the workshops include:
KEN SCHLES: Making a Scene: Intimacy, Imagery & the Still Image
JULIE BLACKMON: Creating the Fine Art Narrative Series
IAN RUHTER: The Past & The Future: Working with Wet-Plate Collodion & Tin Types
SYLVIE BLUM: The Fine Art Nude: The Model & You
I am teaching a photography workshop in the amazing Grand Tetons from June 25 – 29th. Take a look at my website to see photos and get details. Join us. You will be inspired and go home with fabulous images and memories.
Coming up next month, October 27-29, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC is PhotoPlus Expo.
Perhaps one of the more interesting opportunities to participate at events like this are the Portfolio Review. From PhotoPlus Expo, they provide this update:
Organized by The Palm Springs Photo Festival and Photo District News, you bring your work to the attention of such a wide range of experts, you can visit the PhotoPlus Expo, America’s premiere photography / video trade-show. Have your work reviewed and spend a day or two checking out all the latest gear as well as attend your choices of over 100 important seminars.
Pre-register for Portfolio Reviews before Wednesday, October 5 and you’ll be eligible, to have a page devoted to your work (including contact info), in our Portfolio Review Source-Book, printed by Blurb, which will be distributed to each of the reviewers at the PhotoPlus Portfolio Review. This is your chance to get your work in front of all of our 2011 reviewers.
Face to face meetings can change careers.
Click Available Review Appointments to see provisional schedules for our reviewers to help you plan your appointments.
Click Reviewers to see our current list of Portfolio Reviewers.
Click Reviewers by Affiliation to see our current list of Portfolio Reviewers sorted by Affiliation.
Click Reviewer Biographies to read about each of our reviewers.
Click Companies Represented to see a list of companies represented in our review program.
REGISTER NOW and kick-start the next phase of your career! Attendees must have a website that substantiates their status as an emerging or professional photographer.
Cost: $250 for 5 reviews. Discounts: 10% for 10 reviews, 15% for 15 or more reviews.
Please see our website or call 1-800 928-8314 for complete details.
With best regards, JEFF DUNAS, Director
Long Beach City College (LBCC), located in Long Beach, California is having it’s 3rd annual PhotoFest again on April 13 – 17, 2010, which is a series of FREE seminars.
Photo Exchange member Douglas Stockdale, a photographer and the Editor/Publisher of The PhotoBook is returning again as a staff member of the PhotoFest, and will be providing an evening seminar on How to Develop a PhotoBook, at 6pm on Tuesday, April 13th. His program sold out very early last year, so it is recommended that if you are intested in this seminar, you sign up as soon as possible. Regretfully, he will not be able to provide the Photo Project seminar earlier on the same day due to prior committments.
From the PhotoFest web page: The Photography Program at Long Beach City College will be hosting PhotoFest10@LBCC on April 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th. 2010. This is the 3rd annual festival to be held in Long Beach, California with 3 days of free photography-related events and celebrations. The festival will bring together a wide array of accomplished photographers from Southern California and will showcase the work of renowned photographic artists and photojournalists. Our goal is to celebrate photography and it’s impact on our world.
The main emphasis of the festival will be the workshops, demonstrations and seminars held over the three-day period. These events are free, open to students and the general public as well, and are suitable for all levels of expertise. The festival will feature a Photography contest that is open to all LBCC students. The Saturday evening exhibition and reception will showcase work from the LBCC photography program as well as reveal the photography contest winners.
So check it out!
Best regards, Douglas
Looking ahead, the Palm Springs Photo Festival is gearing up for their annual festival on March 28 through April 2nd and have a full agenda of photographic workshops and seminars. Here is some of their recent information:
The Palm Springs Photo Festival will celebrate its 5th year in 2010. With 20 extraordinary Workshops, 20 Seminars, four Important Symposiums, more than 700 Portfolio Reviews available and two fabulous Networking Parties, this will be our most ambitious program to date. Plan to be with us next year for a remarkable event!
We have added an important new Seminar: ” Photography & The Written Word, with Colin Finlay which will take place on Wednesday, March 31 at 2:45pm.
There are only two places left for Joel Meyerowitz; Only a few places left for the Keith Carter and Frank Ockenfels workshops. If you’re considering taking one of these workshops, we urge you to sign up without delay.
We are proud to welcome three new Sponsors to Connect 2010: Western Digital, Studio Photo Imaging and CW Sonderoptic, makers of fine cine lenses for the Red camera and others. In addition, Connect 2010 marks the return of Epson as a festival sponsor. Mac Holbert will be demonstrating printmaking on the new Epson 9900 in the Sponsorship Headquarters of the Hyatt Regency during the festival.
Workshop Change: The Fine Art Nude workshop will be conducted by world-renowned photographer, JOCK STURGES. This workshop will be limited to 16 students. If you’re tempted to study with this remarkable photographer, register now!
Be ahead of the game! Send us your Slide Show Contest entries now! There is no charge to submit your work. See the weblink above for complete information. Your work could be seen by our entire remarkable faculty and the whole festival audience in addition to the many prizes you may win.
For those interested in participating in our Open Portfolio Review on Sunday, March 28: If you’re presently signed up for our Portfolio Review program, you’ll be receiving an invite to take part in this exciting event soon. If you’re considering adding Portfolio Reviews when you sign up, you’ll be notified soon after registering of your eligibility, which is subject to availability. We’re presently limited to being able to offer this opportunity to 75 attendees only.
All the information you need can be found here. So check it out!
By Douglas Stockdale
Blurb, one of the many Print on Demand (POD) book publishers has just announced a series of Workshops to help you with how to create a book using their software and templates.
The 4-hour workshops, which will be held in June 2009 in San Francisco , New York City, London , and Chicago , will feature photographer Dan Milnor, Bob Aufuldish, and guru Jerry Courvoisier. Participants will learn about the principals of book design, how to edit images in Lightroom for optimum results, and how to use to promote their work. There is also an optional photography book review prior to the workshop. The cost is $49 for the workshop, or $79 if you also participate in the photography book review.
For more information and details, go to www.blurb.com
by Doug Stockdale
Photography copyright of the Helen Levitt Estate
Helen Levitt, who pioneered street photography in the United States in the 1930s, taking pictures of small, poignant dramas with the help of an inconspicuous Leica camera, died Sunday at her apartment in New York City. She was 95.
Full article from the LA Times is here.
By Doug Stockdale
In the rumor mill for the past two or three months has be MOPLA: Month of Photography – Los Angeles. It seems that it might be really happening per the Feb 17, 2009 Press Release:
The Lucie Foundation which holds the world s most esteemed photography awards ceremony honoring the greatest achievements in the field (The Lucie Awards), is pleased to present a new signature event, The Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA), this April 2009. MOPLA is a month-long celebration of Photography, its artists, and the community who adores, inspires and fuels it. MOPLA will organize and galvanize the photograph and art community in Los Angeles to present an extensive observance of the visual medium during the month of April.
Become engaged through a variety of events and programs designed to inspire and invigorate the photography professional, enthusiast, emerging professional and collectors both young and seasoned. As the second largest photography community in the United States, Los Angeles will provide a distinctive backdrop to the celebration of thephotographic image, with an official Opening Nite event on Tuesday, April 7 at the Pacific Design Center.
“MOPLA is our opportunity to unite and present the great happenings of Photography in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, and a city long been perceived as the arts and culture step-sister to New York”, says co-Founder Cat Jimenez, and Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation. “This is an exciting time for Photography in Los Angeles with the birth of MOPLA and the Annenberg Space for Photography opening in late March. Even in these challenging economic times, there s still a plethora of content to celebrate, which makes this month even more meaningful. We want to inspire, encourage and engage those involved in the Photography Community and by presenting programming for everyone, that will help us achieve that goal”.
By Doug Stockdale