Baltimore: Image Capture Workshop at Housewerks with Lightroom Add-On Training
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Baltimore: Image Capture Workshop at Housewerks with Lightroom Add-On Training

Overview

Here is a unique, two-part workshop where you will learn and practice all aspects of photographic image capture, and then, in a follow-on session, learn to use Lightroom to turn your images to works of art. These sessions will be jam-packed with training and experience for every photographer at all skill levels. ALL your questions will be answered, and you will be able to go forward to photograph with confidence.

In the first part of the workshop on Saturday January 12th, professional photographers Fred Silber and Steve Rosenbach will be your instructors, guiding you to help you home in on interesting subjects and walk you through all aspects of image capture, including shooting in RAW, exposure, custom white balance, composition, HDR, and other techniques. By the end of this session, you will have some really good images in your camera.

For the second part of the workshop on Wednesday January 16th, from 6 to 9pm, you will bring the raw images from the first session, and we will walk you through how to use Lightroom to turn your very good images into extraordinary ones.

Shooting Location

For the first part of this workshop on Saturday December 15th, we will be shooting at Housewerks Salvage in the Pigtown section of Baltimore. This business has an enormous and eccentric collection of items of all kinds of salvaged architectural and industrial items - their collection of both common and unusual objects, from the mundane to the magnificent, make great photo subjects!

The company's building itself, built in 1885 as the headquarters of The Chesapeake Gas Company of Baltimore City, is visually intriguing by itself, and a subject for great photos. We will be able to photograph pretty much anywhere in the building, and if weather permits, we will go into their yard to photograph the substantial number of items there (see Fred Silber's photo above, taken in the yard.)

Lightroom Training

In the second part of the workshop on Wednesday evening December 19th, we will use your own RAW images, captured at Housewerks, to teach you to be a competent and creative Lightroom user. We will work in a comfortable location near BWI airport (attendees will get the address and directions after registering.)

Want to Attend Just the Capture Workshop?

As an option, you can attend just the Image Capture Workshop session at Housewerks. Please see the separate “Purchase” section below. Please note that those who register for both sessions get a significant discount.

1/12/19 Housewerks Capture Workshop PLUS Lightroom Add-On Training
149.00 189.00

Add this to your Cart if you want to attend BOTH the Housewerks Capture Workshop on Saturday January 12, 2019 AND the Lightoom Add-On training on Wednesday January 16, 2019

The first 5 people to register will get the Early Bird Price of only $149, instead of the regular $189.

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1/12/2019 Balto Capture Workshop at Housewerks Only
99.00

Add this one to your Cart if you want to ONLY attend the Capture Workshop at Housewerks on January 12th 2019 and you will NOT attend the January 16th Lightroom Add-On Training.

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Baltimore: Photo Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Baltimore: Photo Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage

Here is a unique opportunity to learn and practice photographic composition at Housewerks Salvage. This business has an enormous and eccentric collection of items of all kinds of salvaged architectural and industrial items. The company's building itself, built in 1885 as the headquarters of The Chesapeake Gas Company of Baltimore City, is visually intriguing by itself, and a subject for great photos.

Professional photographers Fred Silber and Steve Rosenbach will be your instructors, taking you on tour of the premises to help you home in on interesting subjects, choose the best angles and framing, and give you instant feedback on your compositions. We will be able to photograph pretty much anywhere in the building, and if weather permits, we will go into their yard to photograph the substantial number of items there (see Fred Silber's photo above, taken in the yard.)

If you attended our free Learning Event on composition in October, this is a great follow-up .If you didn't, don't worry, we'll teach you everything you need to know during this workshop to bring back well-composed and imaginative images, one's you'll want to frame an hang on your wall.

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Lower Manhattan Photo Workshop
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Lower Manhattan Photo Workshop

Packed into an easy walk of less than a mile, this photo workshop will cover some of the most iconic parts of Lower Manhattan, including

  • Battery Park, with its sweeping views of New York Harbor, Governors Island, and Statue of Liberty

  • City Pier A, known as "Liberty Gateway," the last surviving historic pier in NYC

  • Lower Broadway - The "Canyon of Heroes" presents serious photo opportunities, like the great buildings that line Broadway, and whimsical photo ops, like the Charging Bull and the Fearless Girl.

  • A bit of Wall Street, including Federal Hall, the New York Stock Exchange, and more. Not to mention the classic view of Trinity Church through the narrow canyon of Wall Street. Who knew finance was so photogenic!?

  • The "Oculus" (WTC Transportation Hub) by Santiago Calatrava goes beyond architecture to true art. We will photograph it both from the outside and inside. We will photograph the Oculus at sundown/twilight.

  • The World Trade Center memorial plaza, including the inverted fountains. The fountains feature sheets of water cascading 30 feet down into twin reflecting pools set in the footprints of the Twin Towers. These manmade waterfalls have a scale that is unmatched. We will photograph here at twilight.

I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

You'll be sure to end up with some great images, both color and black & white, that you'll be proud to hang on your wall.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by November 5, 2018, and take advantage of $20 off the regular price!

11/11/18 Lower Manhattan Photo Workshop
99.00 119.00

Register by 11/5/18 and save $20!

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Baltimore: Photo Composition Workshop at Union Craft Brewing
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

Baltimore: Photo Composition Workshop at Union Craft Brewing

Here is a unique opportunity to learn and practice photographic composition within the fascinating (and tasty!) confines of an actual Baltimore brewery.

Professional photographers Fred Silber and Steve Rosenbach will be your instructors, taking you on tour of the brewery to help you home in on interesting subjects, choose the best angles and framing, and give you instant feedback on your compositions.

There is a canteen at the brewery, and we'll start there. You'll be able to purchase a light dinner (optional, not included) and have your meal while Fred and Steve go over rules of composition and how to take a creative approach to photographing within the brewery.

If you attended our free Learning Event on composition in October, this is a great follow-up .If you didn't, don't worry, we'll teach you everything you need to know during this workshop to bring back well-composed and imaginative images, one's you'll want to frame an hang on your wall.

11/7/2018 Balto Union Craft Brewing
99.00
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Philadelphia: All- Day Architectural Workshop
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Philadelphia: All- Day Architectural Workshop

On this architectural photography workshop, we’ll spend the morning exploring the sights and delights along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is actually a part of Philadelphia’s park system. Starting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and ending at City Hall, we’ll walk along the Parkway, enjoying statues by Rodin, a giant sculpture of Ben Franklin, and exceptionally handsome buildings of various styles, including Neoclassical, French Second Empire, Art Deco, Modern, and Postmodern.

Then during the afternoon, we’ll see, learn, and photograph the architecture of the historic heart of Philadelphia, our city that contributed so much to the genesis of an independent United States and to its first fifty years.

Within a relatively compact area, we will experience more than a dozen important historic buildings and sites, including:

  • Independence Hall, the “Birthplace of America”
  • The Liberty Bell
  • Carpenters’ Hall, where the First Continental Congress met in 1774
  • A trio of buildings by Philadelphia’s great Greek Revivalist, William Strickland

 

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Baltimore: Photo Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore: Photo Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage

Here is a unique opportunity to learn and practice photographic composition at Housewerks Salvage. This business has an enormous and eccentric collection of items of all kinds of salvaged architectural and industrial items. The company's building itself, built in 1885 as the headquarters of The Chesapeake Gas Company of Baltimore City, is visually intriguing by itself, and a subject for great photos.

Professional photographers Fred Silber and Steve Rosenbach will be your instructors, taking you on tour of the premises to help you home in on interesting subjects, choose the best angles and framing, and give you instant feedback on your compositions. We will be able to photograph pretty much anywhere in the building, and if weather permits, we will go into their yard to photograph the substantial number of items there (see Fred Silber's photo above, taken in the yard.)

If you attended our free Learning Event on composition in October, this is a great follow-up .If you didn't, don't worry, we'll teach you everything you need to know during this workshop to bring back well-composed and imaginative images, one's you'll want to frame an hang on your wall.

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NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY
Oct
20
to Oct 21

NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY

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Here's a unique photo opportunity you don't want to miss... an all-night photo exploration of the City That Never Sleeps with Steve Rosenbach, award-winning photographer and NYC maven!

I've limited this workshop to eight participants so that I can spend one-on-one time with each of you to make sure you get the best possible photos and best learning experience from this event. I'll whisk you from one location to the other using New York City's efficient and extensive subway system, and the cost of all of the fares is included in your registration fee!

We'll assemble at 5:00pm at the Jacob Mould Fountain in City Hall Park, and after a short orientation, we'll begin our all-night adventure. I'll take you to several of the best nighttime photo locations in New York City, including:

  • Lower Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges from Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • World Trade Center area, including the dramatic new Transportation Hub ("The Oculus")
  • Washington Square Park, with its iconic arch, looking up Fifth Avenue
  • Grand Central Terminal: We'll shoot the interior, its exterior, and its iconic surroundings
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center
  • Times Square in all its neon glory, but without the crowds!

Having photographically conquered night in New York City, we'll take our last subway ride to Penn Station and have a celebratory breakfast at one of the city's best 24-hour diners, where those who have traveled to NYC for this workshop can rest until it's time for their train, bus, or other ride home. 

What You Will Learn

  • How to properly use your digital camera to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features 
  • How to take advantage of "live view" in combination with your tripod to get outstanding nighttime photos
  • How to deal with lighting extremes by taking multiple photos of your subject (HDR photography.) 
  • Hands-on instruction and critique of images and their composition while they are being taken, so that you can make corrections on the spot

In addition, if you need help with post-processing your images back home after the workshop, I'll provide email support at no extra charge.

The registration fee includes the the workshop and all instruction, plus a NYC MetroCard with sufficient fares to cover the workshop from start to end. Transportation to NYC and meals are not included. 

 

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Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop

  • Jacob Mould Fountain, City Hall Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing in Manhattan's Civic Center area in late-afternoon light, then subway to Brooklyn to take stunning sunset and twilight photos of the Lower Manhattan skyline. 

I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques, as well as tripod technique for the Brooklyn nighttime segment. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

Itinerary 

We'll start in Foley Square in the Civic Center. Fans of shows like "Law & Order" and "Blue Bloods" will recognize it immediately from the iconic New York County Courthouse and other nearby buildings. If you're a fan of the new TV show, "For the People," you'll also recognize the Federal Courthouse next door. We'll also see and photograph the Municipal Building, City Hall Park, the Woolworth Building, and an amazing "new" interior nearby that will surprise and delight you. 

About an hour before sundown, we'll take a short subway ride to Brooklyn, where we'll photograph along Brooklyn Bridge Park during the last half-hour or so of sunlight, through sunset, and well into twilight.

Bonus Time!

We will officially end the workshop in Brooklyn at 7:30pm, but if you are able to stay longer, I'll take you back to City Hall Park to help you make dramatic nighttime photos of the famous Jacob Wray Mould Fountain and the surrounding buildings. We'll go til about 8:30 or so.

You'll be sure to end up with some amazing images that you'll be proud to hang on your wall.

10/19/2018 NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop
99.00 119.00

Register by 10/9/18 and get this Early Bird Special sale price!

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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Sep
30
3:15 PM15:15

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Back by popular demand! We'll practice close-up and abstract photography, shoot several unique and historically important buildings, do some street photography on Main Street, and finish on the waterfront across Spa Creek in Eastport during the last hour before sunset.

Just about everyone who has taken this photo safari with me has loved it, so if you haven't had your turn yet, click here for more information and to register

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Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari

Experience the treasures of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum in a new and unique way, through the eyes of award-winning photographer Steve Rosenbach. 

The Walters is internationally lauded for its collection of art, which spans the third millennium B.C through the early 20th century. You will see and photograph items as varied as Greek sculptures, medieval stained glass, Old Masters paintings, Art Nouveau jewelry, and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. For examples photographed by Steve, see this online album.

Steve will guide you through the museum and instruct you on the best way to photograph each kind of artwork, without use of flash or tripod. He’ll show you how to achieve a proper white balance under the various interior lighting conditions you’ll encounter and how to improve you photographic composition by studying great works of art.  

For more information and to register, click here

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

  • Bottom of Park at E. Centre & N. Charles (map)
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We'll start at the Baltimore Basilica, the very first Catholic cathedral in the United States, then walk two blocks to Mount Vernon, a neighborhood of mansions, museums, and small, classically-designed parks surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument. Once at Mount Vernon, we'll photograph the interior of the Peabody Institute Library (pictured here.)  

Click here for more information and to register.
 

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NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)

  • 72nd Street Entrance to the Park (map)
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Saturday in the Park! What could be better…except a Photo Workshop with popular photo tour leader and Central Park maven Steve Rosenbach!

Several people wanted to attend our previous Heart of the Park workshop, but we were sold out, so here's another chance! Register now to save your place!

This is a photo workshop that I carefully designed so as to get the maximum amount of great photo opportunities within about a 3 hour easy walk. I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

Our first stop will be Strawberry Fields, an intimate haven just inside the park set aside as a memorial to John Lennon. From there, we’ll circumnavigate The Lake to take advantage of panoramic views with the elegant skylines of Central Park West or Fifth Avenue in the background.

We’ll “get lost” in The Ramble, a bucolic, forested tract with a picturesque stream and rustic bridges where, for the moment, you can imagine that the city is far away.

Finally, we’ll arrive at Bethesda Terrace, an iconic, romantic plaza that you’ll recognize from countless movies. We’ll explore the Terrace from the grand sweep of its monumental staircases to the intricate carvings of honeybees and birds along its steps. 

All together, we'll see 30 unique and photogenic features in the heart of Central Park, and along the way, Steve will regale you with stories of the Park and the specific sites we'll visit. 

It will be a journey that will delight your sense of color, texture, and proportion as well as refresh your spirit.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by September 9, 2018, and take advantage of $20 off the regular price!

9/22/2018 Heart of the Park: NYC Central Park Photo Workshop
99.00 119.00

Register by 9/9/2018 to get your $20 early-bird discount!

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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Aug
26
4:15 PM16:15

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Back by popular demand! We'll practice close-up and abstract photography, shoot several unique and historically important buildings, do some street photography on Main Street, and finish on the waterfront across Spa Creek in Eastport during the last hour before sunset.

Just about everyone who has taken this photo safari with me has loved it, so if you haven't had your turn yet, click here for more information and to register

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Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari

Experience the treasures of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum in a new and unique way, through the eyes of award-winning photographer Steve Rosenbach. 

The Walters is internationally lauded for its collection of art, which spans the third millennium B.C through the early 20th century. You will see and photograph items as varied as Greek sculptures, medieval stained glass, Old Masters paintings, Art Nouveau jewelry, and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. For examples photographed by Steve, see this online album.

Steve will guide you through the museum and instruct you on the best way to photograph each kind of artwork, without use of flash or tripod. He’ll show you how to achieve a proper white balance under the various interior lighting conditions you’ll encounter and how to improve you photographic composition by studying great works of art.  

For more information and to register, click here

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

  • Bottom of Park at E. Centre & N. Charles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll start at the Baltimore Basilica, the very first Catholic cathedral in the United States, then walk two blocks to Mount Vernon, a neighborhood of mansions, museums, and small, classically-designed parks surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument. Once at Mount Vernon, we'll photograph the interior of the Peabody Institute Library (pictured here.)  

Click here for more information and to register.
 

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NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)

Saturday in the Park! What could be better…except a Photo Workshop with popular photo tour leader and Central Park maven Steve Rosenbach!

This is a photo workshop that I carefully designed so as to get the maximum amount of great photo opportunities within about a 3 hour easy walk. I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

Our first stop will be Strawberry Fields, an intimate haven just inside the park set aside as a memorial to John Lennon. From there, we’ll circumnavigate The Lake to take advantage of panoramic views with the elegant skylines of Central Park West or Fifth Avenue in the background.

We’ll “get lost” in The Ramble, a bucolic, forested tract with a picturesque stream and rustic bridges where, for the moment, you can imagine that the city is far away.

Finally, we’ll arrive at Bethesda Terrace, an iconic, romantic plaza that you’ll recognize from countless movies. We’ll explore the Terrace from the grand sweep of its monumental staircases to the intricate carvings of honeybees and birds along its steps. 

All together, we'll see 30 unique and photogenic features in the heart of Central Park, and along the way, Steve will regale you with stories of the Park and the specific sites we'll visit. 

It will be a journey that will delight your sense of color, texture, and proportion as well as refresh your spirit.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by September 1, 2018, and take advantage of $20 off the regular price!

8/18/2018 Heart of the Park: NYC Central Park Photo Workshop
99.00 119.00

Register by 8/1/2018 to get your $20 early-bird discount!

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Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing in Manhattan's Civic Center area in late-afternoon light, then subway to Brooklyn to take stunning sunset and twilight photos of the Lower Manhattan skyline. 

I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques, as well as tripod technique for the Brooklyn nighttime segment. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

Itinerary 

We'll start in Foley Square in the Civic Center. Fans of shows like "Law & Order" and "Blue Bloods" will recognize it immediately from the iconic New York County Courthouse and other nearby buildings. If you're a fan of the new TV show, "For the People," you'll also recognize the Federal Courthouse next door. We'll also see and photograph the Municipal Building, City Hall Park, the Woolworth Building, and an amazing "new" interior nearby that will surprise and delight you. 

About an hour before sundown, we'll take a short subway ride to Brooklyn, where we'll photograph along Brooklyn Bridge Park during the last half-hour or so of sunlight, through sunset, and well into twilight.

Bonus Time!

We will officially end the workshop in Brooklyn at 9:30pm, but if you are able to stay longer, I'll take you back to City Hall Park to help you make dramatic nighttime photos of the famous Jacob Wray Mould Fountain and the surrounding buildings. We'll go til about 10:30 or 11:00pm.

You'll be sure to end up with some amazing images that you'll be proud to hang on your wall.

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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Jul
22
5:00 PM17:00

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Back by popular demand! We'll practice close-up and abstract photography, shoot several unique and historically important buildings, do some street photography on Main Street, and finish on the waterfront across Spa Creek in Eastport during the last hour before sunset.

Just about everyone who has taken this photo safari with me has loved it, so if you haven't had your turn yet, click here for more information and to register

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Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Baltimore's Walters Art Museum Photo Safari

Experience the treasures of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum in a new and unique way, through the eyes of award-winning photographer Steve Rosenbach. 

The Walters is internationally lauded for its collection of art, which spans the third millennium B.C through the early 20th century. You will see and photograph items as varied as Greek sculptures, medieval stained glass, Old Masters paintings, Art Nouveau jewelry, and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. For examples photographed by Steve, see this online album.

Steve will guide you through the museum and instruct you on the best way to photograph each kind of artwork, without use of flash or tripod. He’ll show you how to achieve a proper white balance under the various interior lighting conditions you’ll encounter and how to improve you photographic composition by studying great works of art.  

For more information and to register, click here

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Jul
21
9:30 AM09:30

Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

  • Bottom of Park at E. Centre & N. Charles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll start at the Baltimore Basilica, the very first Catholic cathedral in the United States, then walk two blocks to Mount Vernon, a neighborhood of mansions, museums, and small, classically-designed parks surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument. Once at Mount Vernon, we'll photograph the interior of the Peabody Institute Library (pictured here.)  

Click here for more information and to register.
 

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US Naval Academy Photo Workshop
Jul
18
10:30 AM10:30

US Naval Academy Photo Workshop

We'll tour and photograph the grounds and selected buildings of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. I'll take you to some of the best photo locations and angles in "The Yard," as the campus of the Naval Academy is known to its Midshipmen. At the same time, I'll  tell you tales of the history of the Naval Academy and the architectural significance of the buildings you'll visit.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Jun
30
5:00 PM17:00

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Back by popular demand! We'll practice close-up and abstract photography, shoot several unique and historically important buildings, do some street photography on Main Street, and finish on the waterfront across Spa Creek in Eastport during the last hour before sunset.

Just about everyone who has taken this photo safari with me has loved it, so if you haven't had your turn yet, click here for more information and to register

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
Jun
30
9:30 AM09:30

Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

  • BOTTOM OF PARK AT E. CENTRE & N. CHARLES (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll start at the Baltimore Basilica, the very first Catholic cathedral in the United States, then walk two blocks to Mount Vernon, a neighborhood of mansions, museums, and small, classically-designed parks surrounding Baltimore's Washington Monument. Once at Mount Vernon, we'll photograph the interior of the Peabody Institute Library (pictured here.)  

For much more information and to register, click here to go to the website of Washington Photo Safari

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In Search of Audrey Munson: America's First Supermodel
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

In Search of Audrey Munson: America's First Supermodel

Book By June 1st To Get The Special Early Bird Price!

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In the first decade of the twentieth century, one young, beautiful woman became America's first supermodel. 

Every sculptor wanted to sculpt her. Every painter wanted to paint her. She even appeard in some of the earliest Hollywood movies... nude!

Her fame and acclaim lasted for only 15 years, and then it all suddenly collapsed. At age thrity-one, she tried to commit suicide, and at forty, she was committed to a mental institution, where she lived for the next sixty-five years.

 In Manhattan, almost 100 years after her career ended, Audrey Munson is everywhere, from the southern tip of the island all the way to Columbia University near 116th Street. New Yorkers and tourists alike pass her by and even eat lunch under her gaze without knowing her amazing story. 

Come join me as I take you to photograph at each of Audrey's outdoor locations in Manhattan. I'll fill you in on her remarkable story as well as the details of each individual work of art. More than a tour, this an urban  photography workshop, where I'll show you the best angles for picture taking at each venue and will cover topics including: 

• How to properly use your digital camera to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features 

• How to take compelling photos of outdoor sculpture

• How to do a custom white balance 

• How to deal with lighting extremes by taking multiple photos of your subject (HDR photography.) 

• Hands-on instruction and critique of images and their composition while they are being taken, so that you can make corrections on the spot 

This workshop is limited to 8 participants, so that I will be able to give each participant the individual help he or she needs. 

In addition, if you need help with post-processing your images back home after the workshop, I'll provide email support at no extra charge. 

We'll be using the subway system to minimize walking between locations, and the cost of these trips is included in the price of this workshop.

We'll start at 11am, have lunch* around 1pm in Chinatown, and finish between 6 and 7pm. 

NOTE: Special early-bird price if you register by June 1st, 2018!

* price of the workshop includes all subway fares, but not lunch. 

6/24/2018 In Search of Audrey Munson: America's First Supermodel
139.00 159.00

Register by June 1, 2018 to get the early-bird special price!

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Jun
23
6:15 PM18:15

NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop

  • Jacob Mould Fountain, City Hall Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing in Manhattan's Civic Center area in late-afternoon light, then subway to Brooklyn to take stunning sunset and twilight photos of the Lower Manhattan skyline. 

I’m limiting the number of people who can attend, so that I can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need in getting really compelling images of the sites that we visit along the way. That can range from basic photo or camera help to assistance with composition and advanced techniques, as well as tripod technique for the Brooklyn nighttime segment. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send me your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. I'll make comments and suggestions, and in many cases, do some photo editing on your photos to demonstrate how to make a good image even better. 

Itinerary 

We'll start in Foley Square in the Civic Center. Fans of shows like "Law & Order" and "Blue Bloods" will recognize it immediately from the iconic New York County Courthouse and other nearby buildings. If you're a fan of the new TV show, "For the People," you'll also recognize the Federal Courthouse next door. We'll also see and photograph the Municipal Building, City Hall Park, the Woolworth Building, and an amazing "new" interior nearby that will surprise and delight you. 

About an hour before sundown, we'll take a short subway ride to Brooklyn, where we'll photograph along Brooklyn Bridge Park during the last half-hour or so of sunlight, through sunset, and well into twilight.

Bonus Time!

We will officially end the workshop in Brooklyn at 9:30pm, but if you are able to stay longer, I'll take you back to City Hall Park to help you make dramatic nighttime photos of the famous Jacob Wray Mould Fountain and the surrounding buildings. We'll go til about 10:30 or 11:00pm.

You'll be sure to end up with some amazing images that you'll be proud to hang on your wall.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by June 15, 2018, and take advantage of $20 off the regular price!

6/23/2018 NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop
99.00 119.00

Register by 6/15/2018 to get the early-bird discount!

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