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Enjoy some photographs from our workshop at Bushkill Falls, PA on October 23rd.  One of the main focuses of the day was learning how to gauge shutter speed in order to either show the flow of the water or to freeze the movement to show its amazing force.  We did this by way of using neutral density filters to block the huge amount of light from the gorgeous sunny day we had.  Additionally, concepts of composition and exposure technique were discussed just as they are at all Kaz Arts workshops.

 

Photo by Michael Paxton

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Here is a preview for those attending the Eastern State Penitentiary Workshop in Philadelphia next weekend on November 6th.  I wanted to post these so you can get an idea for the look and feel of the place and begin to brainstorm some ideas and compositions.  As always, there will be specialty lenses available for use throughout the day.  Don’t be shy!  Enjoy the photos and let me know if you have any questions.

 

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photo by Eric Kazmirek

More photos to come from our tour of Gleason’s Gym & Historic Brooklyn

Also, we will have a gallery of work shot by our field trip participants.  Check back soon!

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October 4 – 11   2010

Workshop Details

Join us in Umbria, ‘The Green Heart of Italy’

Registration Deadline: August 15, 2010

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A few days ago we worried that rain might wash out this annual Spring celebration at the Reeves Reed Arboretum in Summit, NJ.  Dark gray clouds loomed in the sky for most of the day, and as 3 o’clock rolled around it didn’t seem to be getting any brighter out.  However, nothing short of rain was going to stop the forward progress of photographic education.  Members of our small group all trickled in by 3:30 or so and at around that time, the sun came out of hiding and offered more possibilities for talking about exposure, metering, composition and ISO options.  All in all, it was a great day for those who were involved and everyone went home with more experience and photographic knowledge than when arrived.  Look for more of these informal mini workshops that we offer.  All events are posted on this blog, so check back often!

Enjoy some photographs Kerry shot from Daffodil Day!

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2009 Workshop Schedule

2009 Workshop Schedule

I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting my release of the 2009 Kaz Arts Workshop schedule, and it is finally ready for publication.

You can see our workshop offerings for the first-half of 2009 here on the Workshop Page.  Please contact me directly via e-mail if you have any questions or to sign up for a workshop.

A handful of workshops still lack specific dates and pricing, but they will be updated as soon as I have more solid information.

Bookmark the Workshop page and check back often as new workshops will be added and information will be updated.

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Just a note to our regular readers, and readers who might be stumbling upon this page today, I will be posting our workshops schedule for the first half of 2009 by the end of next week.  Most workshop dates will be solid and confirmed, while some have dates (mostly toward the end of May/early June) which are yet to be determined.  No matter what, please keep checking back to this site often to see the list of fascinating (honestly) field trips and workshops we will be offering this year.  WORKSHOP PAGE

As always, private instruction opportunities are available for those who are looking to advance their photographic and imaging skills.
Course work can be customized and structured to your learning habits and as easy-going or accelerated as you like – your choice!  Please visit our Private Instruction page, or contact me directly for more details.

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This past Sunday we ran a lighting workshop in Madison, NJ.  The goal of the day was for people to better understand the power of light and how to better control it.  The morning was dedicated to coming to grips with the flash unit you attach to the top of your camera.  The best thing that one can do when using one these is to get the camera out of AUTO! This workshop discussed the many different ways in which one can configure camera and flash to get technically accurate and more pleasing flash images.  Techniques discussed included bounce flash, directional flash, omni-directional flash, shoot-thru flash, and wireless flash setups.  We then enjoyed lunch

The afternoon portion of the workshop allowed participants to put the morning’s lecture to practice with a hands-on photo shoot with a model we hired.  Before the model shoot, we went over how to use studio strobe units, discussed their similarities and differences to electronic flash units, and discussed how to use a flash meter.  Once all the techno-jumble stuff was out of the way, the next three hours were spent photographing a very sweet, very relaxed, and very experienced model named Bergelink.

A shot of the studio setup

A shot of the studio setup

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Lighting Workshop

We will be running our Lighting workshop tomorrow from 10am – 5pm.

The topics we will be covering include:

  • Getting more out of your electronic flash
  • Using flash modifiers to extend the range of your flash
  • Using wireless flash setups
  • Working with studio strobes in 1 & 2-light setups with a live model

This workshop will make you more comfortable with using your flash and expand the possibilities of creative flash use.  There is still one spot available if you are interested in attending, e-mail me

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Our October 12 photography workshop to the New York Cloisters in Fort Tryon park was a huge success.  We could not ask for a more perfect day with respect to weather, and our participant group was just the right size.  Some arrived early, and together we walked through part of Fort Tryon park to explore the morning light along the Hudson Valley ridge.  We found a small group engaging in Tae Kwon Do training and dogs out for their morning walks – all great photographic subjects in the soft early light.

At about 9:15AM we all met in front of the entrance to the Cloisters Museum, briefed everyone on some of the photographic concepts we would be working with throughout the day, and snapped a photo of our group, seen below.

Group shot of workshop participants

Group shot of workshop participants

The Cloisters is a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted entirely to the architecture and art of medieval Europe.  The museum itself is actually a composite of elements from 5 separate French medieval cloisters.  Sitting on 4 acres, including gardens designed and maintained according to medieval tradition, the building itself is a beautiful representation of Medieval style.  The museum sits within the larger Fort Tryon Park on the Hudson, just up river from the George Washington Bridge.

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