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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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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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Photo by John-Paul Palescandolo

Saturday Sept 18 we will be running a photography field trip to Gleason’s Boxing Gym in Brooklyn and then afterwards touring the historic DUMBO district.  We will be posting photos at the end of the weekend from our adventures.  Be sure to 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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We had a Nikon 200-400 f/4 VR lens for the day and brought it out to the Bronx Zoo for a day of wildlife shooting.  The animal habitats were not all conducive to shooting with a lens like this, but we also had with us the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 and the Nikon 85 f/ 1.4.  So, we pretty much had all of the bases covered.  Look for my review on the Nikon 200-400mm lens within the next week or so.  In the meantime, enjoy the zoo photos!

These photographs have received an Adobe Lightroom -ONLY treatment.  There has been no retouching done in Photoshop.
All images are copyright Eric Kazmirek & Phil Bernstein 2009.

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Yes, a bit fuzzy. The glass was filthy!

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