Join us
May 12 - 21 2011

Palm Beach Photographic Workshops –
Travel to Bhutan

with Vincent Versace

At the heart of our desire to create photographs is the need to convey the feeling experienced when we see a moment of life happen before our eyes, when the image is felt and seen. The challenge of photography is to create still images that move the viewer same we were moved when committed to the moment and the image was captured. All to frequently, the attempt to reveal the image on a monitor or paper as the image was experienced becomes a laboring and frustrating. This workshop reveals the methods and techniques for overcoming these challenges both out in the field and in the digital darkroom. A workshop based on the newly revised book “Welcome to Oz 2.0”

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Join us
June 13 - 15 2011

Pixel Boot Camp - San Francisco

Location:
Corte Madera, Ca.
Lodging “Best Western Corte Madera Inn

Limit 10 Students

Welcome to Oz workshops presents Pixel Boot Camp.


Vincent returns to his hometown & the site of an 18-month documentary.  Vincent documented and lived inside of the Presidio as the Army turned the land over to the Parks department and while the land was returned to its natural state.
Pixel Boot Camp is a full immersion method of creating fine art photography in this stunning location.  In house classroom lessons are combined with location shoots in this beautiful city of San Francisco.

Tuition $995
unlike similar landscape workshops advertised at $1500.
Contact us for seat assignments.


 

Join us
July 3 - 9 2011

Return to Oz 2.0:

Vincent Versace

Communicating through the frame -
A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography

“At the heart of our desire to create photographs is the need to convey the feeling that we experience while seeing a moment of life happen before our eyes-at the time the image is felt and seen.
The challenge of photography is to create still images that move the viewer the same way that we are moved when committed to the moment while capturing the image. All too frequently, the attempt to reveal the image on a monitor or paper as the image was experienced becomes laborious and frustrating. This workshop reveals the methods and techniques for overcoming these challenges both out in the field and in the digital darkroom.
A workshop based on Vincent's new book “Welcome to Oz 2.0” is for digital photographers that want to learn the secret of how to be taken by a photograph rather than a photographer taking pictures.


Join us
July 17 - 28 2011


Palm Beach Photographic Workshops – TIBET
Registration not yet posted on PHPW web site


Join us
Sep. 7 - 9, 2011

Photoshop World Las Vegas

Vincent Versace will cover lessons form his newest book Welcome to Oz 2.0 and a special sneak peak and a lesson from the upcoming book Black & White conversion techniques.  See the Photoshop World schedule for times and room assignments.


Join us
Oct. 2 - 8, 2011

Return to Oz: The Colors of Fall

Vincent Versace

Capture the essence of the season through renewed vision and enhanced craft

“Light, gesture and color are the key components of any Photograph.”
—Jay Maisel

Create timeless imagery by capturing the gesture of a moment with stillness. A continuation of material covered in Versace’s Welcome to Oz 2.0 workshop, participants explore how to make unique imagery in camera as well how to approach post processing in Photoshop not as if it is a verb, but as a noun.

There are few places on earth that are as full of light, gesture, color and the potential for timelessness than October in Maine. From the color and hue of the leaves to the mists of fog and rain, the diversity of light creates the environment for stunning imagery.

Working with lessons from his latest book to be released in the fall of 2010, a few of the many topics that are covered:

  • Bokeh- the quality of how a lens goes from in focus to blur
  • Depth of Field- how to use blur and focus to bring forth a more powerful image. (All students are provided with a free copy of Focal point 1.0 software from onOne software)
  • Weather- how to use and make it in the computer when it doesn’t show as planned.
  • The Lazarus Effect- how to make an out of focus image come back into focus. (All students are provided with actions and configurator by the instructor. Also three free plug-ins from NiK software
  • Gesture- what is the gesture of a moment, how to capture it and how to use it to great motion with in a stillness
  • Advanced Black and White- every black and white technique known to man, when to and when not to use them. (All students are provided with actions and configurator by the instructor)
  • Shape and Color- How to use shape as the unwitting ally of color, so that color is remembered over shape in your images.

The result of this week’s intensive work in both the field and digital lab are images that echo the stillness and beauty of October in Maine - of the light, of the gesture, of the moment. The photographs are upheld by the unique vision of the participants in combination with exquisite technical craft.


Join us for Two workshops
October 17 thru November 21, 2011

Palm Beach Photographic Center
Palm Beach Photographic Center

Exploring Old Burma:
The land of the Golden Pagota
and

Palm Beach Photographic Center
Palm Beach Photographic Center
A Photographic Exploration of India

with Vincent Versace

Join Vincent Versace on an unforgettable passage to India and discover the mystical beauty of one of the world's great civilizations. A land of amazing variety, India is an assault on the senses expressed in extremes of luxury and destitution, heat and cold, chaos and tranquility, antiquity and modernity. Gain deep insight into India’s history, from the Mughul empires through colonialism and Partition. Become familiar with Gandhi’s principle of satyagraha, a peaceful force that would eventually bring the British Empire to its knees. Survey India’s highly stylized musical and dance traditions, and get to know the subcontinent’s vastly influential Nobel laureate mathematicians and poets. Enjoy artful cuisine renowned throughout the world. To round out an incomparable itinerary we’ve included the greatest of Asia’s festivals, the Pushkar Camel Fair. Whole families travel hundreds of miles around to trade, receive blessings, and revel in the carnival atmosphere. There will be mystics, musicians, camel races, and vendors plying their wares from the far corners of Rajasthan. Enjoy exquisite accommodations throughout, including restored palaces that lie just outside the bustle of major cities and attractions. We're confident that you'll enjoy their amazing architecture and old-world opulence as a highlight of your trip to India.


Join us
Dec. 5 - 9, 2011

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Upcoming Workshops

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PIXEL BOOT CAMP Chicago Ill.

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PIXEL BOOT CAMP Los Angeles Ca.

US Navy Combat Camera Atlantic
Photo Workshop

Dates: TBD... Not open to the public

 

In studio hands on classes. 3 days "you pick the lessons"
Personalized training to suit your needs.
limited to three students.

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