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Wow, it’s been a great and busy Fall workshop season for Kaz Arts Photography.  Gleason’s Gym & Historic Brooklyn, The Cloisters, Bushkill Falls & finally Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia coming up on November 6.
Everyone has been having a lovely time on the trips, learning a lot and producing some fantastic results.

Last week, we ran two workshops to the Cloisters Museum in Manhattan.  The museum is a replica of a medieval French cloister and houses a vast collection of medieval art and architecture.  Almost all of the stone walls, pillars and doors  have actually been brought over from former monasteries and cloisters in Europe, particularly France.  Why come to The Cloisters for a photography workshop?  Because it is a great study in understanding light and composition.   Those are the nuts and bolts of photography, right?  The way the light pours into the windows and the way shadows are cast on both sculptures and architectural designs can be breathtaking.

Please enjoy the work of some of last week’s participants below:

 

Photo by Lane Lewis

Photo by Bette Schultz

Photo by Catriona Hill

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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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St. Guilhem Cloister - New York Cloisters

St. Guilhem Cloister - New York Cloisters

These are some photos from our Cloisters Photography Workshop
on October 12 in Fort Tryon Park, New York.

Please check back later in the week for a full report of the day’s events and a
photo gallery from our workshop participants!

Romanesque Hall - New York Cloisters

Romanesque Hall - New York Cloisters

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I have one space still available for the Cloisters Photo Workshop on October 12, 2008 in Fort Tryon, New York.

See all the details here.  Call or e-mail ASAP to register.

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