NYC: Dramatic Late Afternoon to Spectacular Twilight
Oct
25
3:15 PM15:15

NYC: Dramatic Late Afternoon to Spectacular Twilight

  • Jacob Mould Fountain, City Hall Park (map)
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BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing in Manhattan's Civic Center area in late-afternoon light, then take the PATH (subway) to Jersey City 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 Jersey City twilight 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 near 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, among other places, the Municipal Building, City Hall Park, the Woolworth Building, and the “Oculus” at the World Trade Center.

About an hour before sundown, we'll take a 5-minute subway ride to Exchange Place in Jersey City, where we'll photograph along the Hudson River during the last half-hour or so of sunlight, through sunset, and well into twilight.

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

Note: Participants will need to purchase a Metrocard or SmartLink (Path) card for the ride to Jersey City. The cost is $2.75 each way.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by 10/1/19 and save $20 off the regular price of $129 in August!

10/25/2019 NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop
109.00 129.00

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NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY
Nov
2
to Nov 3

NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY

  • 7th Avenue and W 33rd Street New York, NY (map)
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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… and if you’re arriving from out-of-town, you won’t even need a hotel room!

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 near Penn Station, 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.

11/2/2019 NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY
199.00 229.00

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Baltimore: Location Portraiture at Gray Rock Manion
Nov
6
10:30 AM10:30

Baltimore: Location Portraiture at Gray Rock Manion

Have you been wanting to learn how to take good portraits? Then this is the workshop for you!

We will show you how to take on-location individual and group portraits outdoors, at the beautiful Gray Rock Mansion in Pikesville, MD. You’ll learn how to master available outdoor light so as to make your subjects look amazing. You’ll also learn how to pose your subjects and put them at ease.

You will be using your own camera throughout the workshop, with your instructors by your side. You will end the workshop with some great portraits of your own making!

After the workshop, you’re welcome to join us at Panera Bread nearby for lunch, which will give you plenty of additional time to ask questions.

Our head instructor for this workshop is Fred Silber, who will share his 40-plus years of portrait and wedding photography experience with you and teach you what you need to know in the way of technique, lighting, and posing for indoor and outdoor formal or informal portraiture for individuals or groups. Fred will also explain what equipment you will need to get started in portraiture.

We’re keeping the workshop small, so that we can give each participant individual attention.

11/6/2109 Baltimore: Portraits on Location
109.00 129.00

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Baltimore: Small Product and Jewelry Photo Workshop
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Baltimore: Small Product and Jewelry Photo Workshop

  • 637 Wherry CT Millersville United States (map)
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Here’s a brand-new and unique photo workshop brought to you by your local photo mavens, Fred Silber and Steve Rosenbach.  

Whether you’re trying to sell your Willy Mays baseball card on eBay or the Hope Diamond at Southebys, your photos need to be professional-looking and visually arresting.

From his years of experience, Fred has developed an original and inexpensive method of lighting and presentation of small product and jewelry that yields creative and eye-catching images. We’ll share all of this with you including

  • How to mount products and jewelry for optimum results

  • Create distinctive and dazzling layouts

  • Homemade (i.e, inexpensive) diffusion panels and light modifiers

… and much more

We’ll also demonstrate using Lightroom in post-production to get the very finest and most professional-looking final images, ready for publication.

As a special bonus, you can bring along a favorite object, and we will walk you through taking your own professional-quality photo of your own heirloom. 

11/9/2019 Small Product and Jewelry Photography Workshop
109.00 129.00

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Baltimore: Smartphone Secrets Photo Workshop
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore: Smartphone Secrets Photo Workshop

  • Baltimore Area - To Be Announced (map)
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How many times have you heard it… “The best camera is the one you have with you.”

Well, as this second decade of the Twenty-First Century nears an end, it turns out you always have a camera with you!

You can take truly creative, amazing photos with your smartphone... if you know how! It turns out that despite their tiny sensors, our modern smartphones do have lots of powers and abilities beyond what we often think. In addition to that, there are quite a few very useful smartphone apps that make great smartphone photography easier and better.

This workshop is a hands-on, deep dive into how to get truly amazing photos with your smartphone. We’ll cover topics like:

  • Reveal and unlock the photo abilities you built into your phone

  • Amazing free and inexpensive apps for both capture and post-processing

  • Accessories such as how to use your earbuds as a remote trigger, macro lenses, and tripods for smartphones.

  • The Art of Seeing, composition and lighting, and abstracts

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

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send us your photos (or links to them) from this workshop for evaluation and feedback. We’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.

Overall, our aim is to help you to be able to use your smartphone to turn the ordinary in the extraordinary.

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab

11/10/2019 Smartphone Secrets Photo Workshop
109.00 129.00

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Annapolis at Night Photo Workshop
Nov
12
4:15 PM16:15

Annapolis at Night Photo Workshop

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing in historic Annapolis, MD, starting from just before sunset and well into twilight.

Besides bring you to some of the most photogenic evening and nighttime scenes in Annapolis, I will demonstrate and help you with topics and techniques including

  • How to properly use your digital camera on a tripod to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features (it’s different than back in the film days!)

  • How to deal with evening and nighttime lighting extremes by taking multiple photos on tripod, merging them in Lightroom, and editing to create a professional-looking image (HDR photography.)

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

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.

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.

This workshop is for ALL skill levels, including beginners - we will show you everything you need to know to make compelling images as we walk around beautiful downtown Annapolis. You'll be sure to end up with some amazing images that you'll be proud to hang on your wall.

11/12/2019 Annapolis at Night Photo Workshop
109.00 129.00

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Baltimore: Portrait, Posing, and Lighting Workshop
Nov
16
1:00 PM13:00

Baltimore: Portrait, Posing, and Lighting Workshop

Have you been wanting to learn how to take good portraits? Then this is the workshop for you!

Fred Silber will share his 40-plus years of portrait and wedding photography experience with you and teach you what you need to know in the way of technique, lighting, and posing for indoor formal or informal portraiture for individuals or groups. Fred will also explain what equipment you will need to get started in indoor portraiture.

Fred will show you how to make flattering portraits of anyone. You will be using your own camera with our lighting equipment during the session in order to practice making great portraits of your own, and we will also make some professional portraits of you that you’ll be able to use for whatever purpose you like.

We’re keeping the workshop small, so that we can give each participant individual attention.

If weather permits, we will also go outdoors and learn some useful techniques for outdoor portraiture.

Your workshop leaders include TWO professional photographers: Steve Rosenbach, and Fred Silber. Steve, who specializes in “cityscapes,” has been a photographer since the Jurassic Age and a popular photo instructor and workshop leader since 2009. Fred has over 47 years experience as a wedding and portrait photographer, and more recently as a fine art photographer. He is a master of light and color. 

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Complete Real Estate/Architectural Photography Workshop Seminar
Oct
16
1:00 PM13:00

Complete Real Estate/Architectural Photography Workshop Seminar

  • 637 Wherry CT, Millersville, M Millersville United States (map)
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Featuring Image Capture with Fred Silber & Lightroom Post Production with Steve Rosenbach

Join us at a special introductory price for our newest photo workshop on interior real estate photography!


This terrific workshop is an amazing opportunity to learn how to create magazine-style images of homes and commercial establishments. During this full day training, Fred will 
share  his extensive knowledge experience in photographing real estate properties utilizing his 40+ years of photography skills while Steve will share post-production techniques with 
Lightroom to help you create incredible final images.


 This 5-hour, hands-on workshop is divided into two parts: Three hours of actual interior and exterior training and shooting and 
two hours of post-production, creating beautiful High-Dynamic Range (HDR) images for publication.

We will teach and guide you to understand:

  • proper equipment, focus, exposure, and white balance

  • how to use the technique of HDR to insure that all tones, from darkest to lightest, look right

  • composition and angles for interior and exterior photography

  • how to control light using only ambient lighting

  • how to deal with  mixed lighting, mirrors, flare 
and other difficult situations


Steve will then teach Post-Production techniques, including photo merging, color correction and lens correction and many other Lightroom tools to help create amazing final results.


This is truly hands-on training to teach you how to become more confident professional Real Estate and Architectural 
photographers.


In order to be able to provide the best learning experience, the seminar will be limited to only 6 photographers for each session. The classes will be taught at Steve’s home in Millersville ,MD (near BWI airport.)

As a bonus, you will also get follow-on phone and email support to help you with the first set of interior photos you try on your own after the workshop.

10/16/2019 Complete Real Estate Interior Photography
149.00 189.00

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Baltimore Inner Harbor at Night with Lightroom Follow-Up Session
Oct
13
5:45 PM17:45

Baltimore Inner Harbor at Night with Lightroom Follow-Up Session

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing the Baltimore Inner Harbor starting from just before sunset and well into twilight.

Besides bringing you to some of the most photogenic evening and nighttime scenes in downtown Baltimore, we will demonstrate and help you with topics and techniques including

  • How to properly use your digital camera on a tripod to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features (it’s different than back in the film days!)

  • How to deal with evening and nighttime lighting extremes by taking multiple photos on tripod, merging them in Lightroom, and editing to create a professional-looking image (HDR photography.)

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

We’er limiting the number of people who can attend, so that we can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need to get 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.

Also, as an added value, we will provide you , at a convenient date and time for you after this workshop, with a 2-hour tutorial session on Lightroom. This will help you get the very most out of your images from this workshop, as well as for your future photography.

This workshop is for ALL skill levels, including beginners - we will show you everything you need to know to make compelling images as we walk around beautiful the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Together with our free follow-up Lightroon session, 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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Baltimore: Photo Capture & Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Baltimore: Photo Capture & Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage

Here is a unique opportunity to learn and practice all aspects of capture and 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.)

This workshop is for all skill levels, from beginner to pro. We’ll be there to teach you anything you need to know, and we’re keeping the workshop small, so that we can spend as much time as needed with you.

10/13/2019 Baltimore Capture and Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage
99.00 129.00

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NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY
Oct
4
to Oct 5

NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY

  • Jacob Mould Fountain, City Hall Park (map)
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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… and if you’re arriving from out-of-town, you won’t even need a hotel room!

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 5:30pm 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 from Exchange Place in Jersey City

  • 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.

10/4/2019 NYC AFTER SUNDOWN: A NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY
199.00 229.00

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Baltimore Inner Harbor at Night with Lightroom Follow-Up Session
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Baltimore Inner Harbor at Night with Lightroom Follow-Up Session

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing the Baltimore Inner Harbor starting from just before sunset and well into twilight.

Besides bringing you to some of the most photogenic evening and nighttime scenes in downtown Baltimore, we will demonstrate and help you with topics and techniques including

  • How to properly use your digital camera on a tripod to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features (it’s different than back in the film days!)

  • How to deal with evening and nighttime lighting extremes by taking multiple photos on tripod, merging them in Lightroom, and editing to create a professional-looking image (HDR photography.)

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

We’er limiting the number of people who can attend, so that we can spend time with each of you to help with anything you need to get 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.

Also, as an added value, we will provide you , at a convenient date and time for you after this workshop, with a 2-hour tutorial session on Lightroom. This will help you get the very most out of your images from this workshop, as well as for your future photography.

This workshop is for ALL skill levels, including beginners - we will show you everything you need to know to make compelling images as we walk around beautiful the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Together with our free follow-up Lightroon session, 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
Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Annapolis is a little city with a long history. Settled in 1649, the commercial and social life of this beautiful little town has been centered on its picturesque harbor, which is also a major tourist attraction.

This photo workshop includes visiting the State Capital and other historic buildings on State Circle, City Dock, Main Street and a foray across Spa Creek into Eastport, with its vistas of downtown Annapolis, the Naval Academy and the Chesapeake Bay, all bathed in afternoon light.

Your expert instructors will go over techniques for architectural photography in order to take advantage of the historically significant buildings you’ll visit. We’ll lead you to lots of opportunities for shooting abstracts, using F-stops for blurred or sharpened backgrounds, closeups and other creative images. You’ll learn all about photographing intricate bow carvings and nautical ropes (among others), which will make your future travel photography more interesting and colorful!

This workshop is for ALL skill levels, including beginners - we will show you everything you need to know to make compelling images as we walk around beautiful downtown Annapolis.

Save $20 with our Early Bird Special!

Register by August 21, 2019, and pay only $109 instead of the regular price of $129.

9/1/2019 Afternoon Light in Annapolis
109.00 129.00

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Annapolis: Transcendental Photography: Elevating the Everyday
Sep
1
10:30 AM10:30

Annapolis: Transcendental Photography: Elevating the Everyday

"Taking something mundane, and seeing something transcendent in it is the high ground of photography," says master photographer Sam Abell.

On this unique Safari, we'll help you to slow down and really see in order to unlock your ability to photographically elevate the mundane to the magnificent.  Everyday items and familiar places can offer powerful images in exchange for a little work, imagination, and practice.

Traces of ivy pulled off of a painted wall. A really close-in shot of an ornamental cabbage. A shadow cast at just the right angle. 

For this kind of photography, the brand of camera isn't important. Point-and-shoot versus DSLR versus mirrorless isn't important. How much you spent on your equipment isn't important.   Just look... see... isolate.

Great photos are everywhere, but most people pass them by every day, unnoticed. This safari will help you see those missed images and start you on your way to a new realm of photography.

This workshop is for ALL skill levels, including beginners - we will show you everything you need to know to make compelling images as we walk around beautiful downtown Annapolis.

Save $20 with our Early Bird Special!

Register by August 21, 2019, and pay only $109 instead of the regular price of $129.

9/1/2019 Annapolis: Transcendental Photography
109.00 129.00

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Annapolis at Night Photo Workshop
Aug
31
6:30 PM18:30

Annapolis at Night Photo Workshop

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing in historic Annapolis, MD, starting from just before sunset and well into twilight.

Besides bring you to some of the most photogenic evening and nighttime scenes in Annapolis, I will demonstrate and help you with topics and techniques including

  • How to properly use your digital camera on a tripod to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features (it’s different than back in the film days!)

  • How to deal with evening and nighttime lighting extremes by taking multiple photos on tripod, merging them in Lightroom, and editing to create a professional-looking image (HDR photography.)

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

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.

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.

This workshop is for ALL skill levels, including beginners - we will show you everything you need to know to make compelling images as we walk around beautiful downtown Annapolis. You'll be sure to end up with some amazing images that you'll be proud to hang on your wall.

Save $20 with our Early Bird Special!

Register by August 21, 2019, and pay only $109 instead of the regular price of $129.

8/31/2019 Annapolis at Night Photo Workshop
109.00 129.00

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Baltimore's Mount Vernon & Peabody Library Photo Workshop
Aug
30
2:30 PM14:30

Baltimore's Mount Vernon & Peabody Library Photo Workshop

  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (map)
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This workshop focuses on Baltimore’s historic and beautiful Mount Vernon Neighborhood. We’ll photograph Baltimore’s Washington Monument, the adjacent parks and their unique marble and bronze sculptures, and the surrounding buildings in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. We’ll also practice abstract photography, learn to see scenes are shapes, textures, light and shadows. To top it off, you’ll also have a lesson in outdoor portraiture.

A highlight of this workshop is to photograph the interior of the Peabody Library (1878) one of the most beautiful in the world, described as a “cathedral of books.” Uniquely, we have arranged to have after-hours access to the Library, so there won’t be people walking through your photos.

More than a tour, this an architectural photography workshop, led by TWO professional photographers who know all the best angles for picture taking in each venue and who will cover topics including:

• How to properly use your digital camera on a tripod to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features (it’s different than back in the film days!)

• How to take great architectural photos indoors and outdoors

• How to do a custom white balance to adjust for the mix of daylight and artificial lighting

• How to deal with indoor lighting extremes by taking multiple photos on tripod (HDR photography.)

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

• Demonstrate and have you practice outdoor portraiture in the beautiful surroundings at Mount Vernon.

This workshop is for ALL skill levels, including beginners - Steve and Fred will show you everything you need to know to make compelling images at these sites.

Save $20 with our Labor Day Weekend Special!

Here’s your chance to pay only $109 instead of the regular price of $129.

Your workshop leaders include TWO professional photographers: Steve Rosenbach, and Fred Silber. Steve, who specializes in “cityscapes,” has been a photographer since the Jurassic Age and a popular photo instructor and workshop leader since 2009. Fred has over 47 years experience as a wedding and portrait photographer, and more recently as a fine art photographer. He is a master of light and color. 

8/30/2019 Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop
109.00 129.00

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US Naval Academy Photo Workshop
Aug
28
10:30 AM10:30

US Naval Academy Photo Workshop

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

We'll tour and photograph the grounds and selected buildings of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. You’ll see 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, we’ll also give you a running commentary on the history of the Naval Academy and the architectural significance of the buildings you'll visit.

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send us 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. 

If are new to photography or could use a refresher on topics like f-stops, depth of field, basic composition, etc, I will conduct an optional, free pre-tour session on those topics 45 minutes before we start the tour for anyone registered.

8/28/19 U.S. Naval Academy Photo Workshop
99.00 119.00

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Baltimore: Photo Capture & Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Baltimore: Photo Capture & Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage

Here is a unique opportunity to learn and practice all aspects of capture and 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.)

This workshop is for all skill levels, from beginner to pro. We’ll be there to teach you anything you need to know, and we’re keeping the workshop small, so that we can spend as much time as needed with you.

8/24/19 Baltimore Capture and Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage
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Complete Real Estate/Architectural Photography Workshop Seminar
Aug
21
1:00 PM13:00

Complete Real Estate/Architectural Photography Workshop Seminar

  • 637 Wherry CT, Millersville, M Millersville United States (map)
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Featuring Image Capture with Fred Silber & Lightroom Post Production with Steve Rosenbach

Join us at a special introductory price for our newest photo workshop on interior real estate photography!


This terrific workshop is an amazing opportunity to learn how to create magazine-style images of homes and commercial establishments. During this full day training, Fred will 
share  his extensive knowledge experience in photographing real estate properties utilizing his 40+ years of photography skills while Steve will share post-production techniques with 
Lightroom to help you create incredible final images.


 This 5-hour, hands-on workshop is divided into two parts: Three hours of actual interior and exterior training and shooting and 
two hours of post-production, creating beautiful High-Dynamic Range (HDR) images for publication.

We will teach and guide you to understand:

  • proper equipment, focus, exposure, and white balance

  • how to use the technique of HDR to insure that all tones, from darkest to lightest, look right

  • composition and angles for interior and exterior photography

  • how to control light using only ambient lighting

  • how to deal with  mixed lighting, mirrors, flare 
and other difficult situations


Steve will then teach Post-Production techniques, including photo merging, color correction and lens correction and many other Lightroom tools to help create amazing final results.


This is truly hands-on training to teach you how to become more confident professional Real Estate and Architectural 
photographers.


In order to be able to provide the best learning experience, the seminar will be limited to only 6 photographers for each session. The classes will be taught at Steve’s home in Millersville ,MD (near BWI airport.)

As a bonus, you will also get follow-on phone and email support to help you with the first set of interior photos you try on your own after the workshop.

10/16/2019 Complete Real Estate Interior Photography
149.00 189.00

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PHILADELPHIA: THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP
Aug
18
10:30 AM10:30

PHILADELPHIA: THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

Come join us in this great photo workshop in Philly... we'll have a photo party on the Parkway!

On this photo workshop, we’ll explore 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, we’ll walk along the Parkway, photographing statues by Rodin, a giant sculpture of Ben Franklin, and a monumental fountain, the most beautiful in the city. 

And here's great news! You don't have to go to Paris for great photography this summer: the Parkway Central Library is the spittin' image of Hôtel de la Marine, which is adjacent to Place de la Concorde in Paris. And anyway, the Ben Franklin Parkway is Philly's Champs Élysées. We'll photograph the exterior of the Library and also some of its great interior views.

Speaking of great interiors, wait until you see the inside of Philadelphia's cathedral, which is also right on the Parkway. It's highly-decorated, Italian Renaissance interior design rivals anything you can photograph in Rome, Florence, or Pisa. 

Philadelphia is a city of outstanding older and new architecture, and we’ll get to photograph that too, as we circumnavigate City Hall. This 1901 Second Empire structure is surrounded by other exceptionally handsome buildings of various styles, including Art Deco, Modern, and Postmodern.

We’ll show you the best things to photograph, the best angles to shoot them from, and also give you a running commentary on the history and significance of what we'll be seeing and photographing.

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send us 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. 

If are new to photography or could use a refresher on topics like f-stops, depth of field, basic composition, etc, I will conduct an optional, free pre-tour session on those topics 45 minutes before we start the tour for anyone registered.

 

8/18/19 THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP
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NYC: Dramatic Late Afternoon to Spectacular Twilight
Aug
16
5:00 PM17:00

NYC: Dramatic Late Afternoon to Spectacular Twilight

  • Jacob Mould Fountain, City Hall Park (map)
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BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing in Manhattan's Civic Center area in late-afternoon light, then take the PATH (subway) to Jersey City 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 Jersey City twilight 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 near 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, among other places, the Municipal Building, City Hall Park, the Woolworth Building, and the “Oculus” at the World Trade Center.

About an hour before sundown, we'll take a 5-minute subway ride to Exchange Place in Jersey City, where we'll photograph along the Hudson River during the last half-hour or so of sunlight, through sunset, and well into twilight.

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

Note: Participants will need to purchase a Metrocard or SmartLink (Path) card for the ride to Jersey City. The cost is $2.75 each way.

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8/16/2019 NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop
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Baltimore: Complete Real Estate/Architectural Photography Workshop Seminar
Aug
7
1:00 PM13:00

Baltimore: Complete Real Estate/Architectural Photography Workshop Seminar

  • 637 Wherry Ct Millersville, MD, 21108 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Featuring Image Capture with Fred Silber & Lightroom Post Production with Steve Rosenbach

Join us at a special introductory price for our newest photo workshop on interior real estate photography!


This terrific workshop is an amazing opportunity to learn how to create magazine-style images of homes and commercial establishments. During this full day training, Fred will 
share  his extensive knowledge experience in photographing real estate properties utilizing his 40+ years of photography skills while Steve will share post-production techniques with 
Lightroom to help you create incredible final images.


 This 5-hour, hands-on workshop is divided into two parts: Three hours of actual interior and exterior training and shooting and 
two hours of post-production, creating beautiful High-Dynamic Range (HDR) images for publication.

We will teach and guide you to understand:

  • proper equipment, focus, exposure, and white balance

  • how to use the technique of HDR to insure that all tones, from darkest to lightest, look right

  • composition and angles for interior and exterior photography

  • how to control light using only ambient lighting

  • how to deal with  mixed lighting, mirrors, flare 
and other difficult situations


Steve will then teach Post-Production techniques, including photo merging, color correction and lens correction and many other Lightroom tools to help create amazing final results.


This is truly hands-on training to teach you how to become more confident professional Real Estate and Architectural 
photographers.


In order to be able to provide the best learning experience, the seminar will be limited to only 6 photographers for each session. The classes will be taught at Steve’s home in Millersville ,MD (near BWI airport.)

As a bonus, you will also get follow-on phone and email support to help you with the first set of interior photos you try on your own after the workshop.

8/7/2019 Complete Real Estate Interior Photography
149.00 189.00

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PHILADELPHIA: THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP
Jul
21
10:30 AM10:30

PHILADELPHIA: THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

Come join us in this great photo workshop in Philly... we'll have a photo party on the Parkway!

On this photo workshop, we’ll explore 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, we’ll walk along the Parkway, photographing statues by Rodin, a giant sculpture of Ben Franklin, and a monumental fountain, the most beautiful in the city. 

And here's great news! You don't have to go to Paris for great photography this summer: the Parkway Central Library is the spittin' image of Hôtel de la Marine, which is adjacent to Place de la Concorde in Paris. And anyway, the Ben Franklin Parkway is Philly's Champs Élysées. We'll photograph the exterior of the Library and also some of its great interior views.

Speaking of great interiors, wait until you see the inside of Philadelphia's cathedral, which is also right on the Parkway. It's highly-decorated, Italian Renaissance interior design rivals anything you can photograph in Rome, Florence, or Pisa. 

Philadelphia is a city of outstanding older and new architecture, and we’ll get to photograph that too, as we circumnavigate City Hall. This 1901 Second Empire structure is surrounded by other exceptionally handsome buildings of various styles, including Art Deco, Modern, and Postmodern.

We’ll show you the best things to photograph, the best angles to shoot them from, and also give you a running commentary on the history and significance of what we'll be seeing and photographing. I'm limiting attendance to just 8 people, so everyone can have plenty of individual attention. 

Also, as an added value, you'll be able to send us 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. 

If are new to photography or could use a refresher on topics like f-stops, depth of field, basic composition, etc, I will conduct an optional, free pre-tour session on those topics 45 minutes before we start the tour for anyone registered.

 

7/21/19 THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY PHOTO WORKSHOP
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NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)
Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

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.

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7/20/2019 Heart of the Park: NYC Central Park Photo Workshop
109.00 129.00

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NYC: Dramatic Late Afternoon to Spectacular Twilight
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

NYC: Dramatic Late Afternoon to Spectacular Twilight

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

On this unique photo workshop, we'll be photographing in Manhattan's Civic Center area in late-afternoon light, then take the PATH (subway) to Jersey City 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 Jersey City twilight 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 near 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, among other places, the Municipal Building, City Hall Park, the Woolworth Building, and the “Oculus” at the World Trade Center.

About an hour before sundown, we'll take a 5-minute subway ride to Exchange Place in Jersey City, where we'll photograph along the Hudson River during the last half-hour or so of sunlight, through sunset, and well into twilight.

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

Note: Participants will need to purchase a Metrocard or SmartLink (Path) card for the ride to Jersey City. The cost is $2.75 each way.

MIDSUMMER SPECIAL! save $20 off the regular price of $129 in July!

7/19/2019 NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop
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Baltimore: Complete Real Estate/Architectural Photography Workshop Seminar
Jul
6
1:00 PM13:00

Baltimore: Complete Real Estate/Architectural Photography Workshop Seminar

Featuring Image Capture with Fred Silber & Lightroom Post Production with Steve Rosenbach

Join us at a special introductory price for our newest photo workshop on interior real estate photography!


This terrific workshop is an amazing opportunity to learn how to create magazine-style images of homes and commercial establishments. During this full day training, Fred will 
share  his extensive knowledge experience in photographing real estate properties utilizing his 40+ years of photography skills while Steve will share post-production techniques with 
Lightroom to help you create incredible final images.


 This 5-hour, hands-on workshop is divided into two parts: Three hours of actual interior and exterior training and shooting and 
two hours of post-production, creating beautiful High-Dynamic Range (HDR) images for publication.

We will teach and guide you to understand:

  • proper equipment, focus, exposure, and white balance

  • how to use the technique of HDR to insure that all tones, from darkest to lightest, look right

  • composition and angles for interior and exterior photography

  • how to control light using only ambient lighting

  • how to deal with  mixed lighting, mirrors, flare 
and other difficult situations


Steve will then teach Post-Production techniques, including photo merging, color correction and lens correction and many other Lightroom tools to help create amazing final results.


This is truly hands-on training to teach you how to become more confident professional Real Estate and Architectural 
photographers.


In order to be able to provide the best learning experience, the seminar will be limited to only 4 photographers for each session.

We will be offering 2 Saturday dates in order to allow you convenient options. The classes will be taught at Fred's home in Pikesville ,MD.

As a bonus, you will also get follow-on phone and email support to help you with the first set of interior photos you try on your own after the workshop.

7/6/2019 Complete Real Estate Interior Photography
149.00 189.00

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Baltimore: Complete Real Estate/Architectural Photography Workshop Seminar
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Baltimore: Complete Real Estate/Architectural Photography Workshop Seminar

Featuring Image Capture with Fred Silber & Lightroom Post Production with Steve Rosenbach

Join us at a special introductory price for our newest photo workshop on interior real estate photography!


This terrific workshop is an amazing opportunity to learn how to create magazine-style images of homes and commercial establishments. During this full day training, Fred will 
share  his extensive knowledge experience in photographing real estate properties utilizing his 40+ years of photography skills while Steve will share post-production techniques with 
Lightroom to help you create incredible final images.


 This 5-hour, hands-on workshop is divided into two parts: Three hours of actual interior and exterior training and shooting and 
two hours of post-production, creating beautiful High-Dynamic Range (HDR) images for publication.

We will teach and guide you to understand:

  • proper equipment, focus, exposure, and white balance

  • how to use the technique of HDR to insure that all tones, from darkest to lightest, look right

  • composition and angles for interior and exterior photography

  • how to control light using only ambient lighting

  • how to deal with  mixed lighting, mirrors, flare 
and other difficult situations


Steve will then teach Post-Production techniques, including photo merging, color correction and lens correction and many other Lightroom tools to help create amazing final results.


This is truly hands-on training to teach you how to become more confident professional Real Estate and Architectural 
photographers.


In order to be able to provide the best learning experience, the seminar will be limited to only 4 photographers for each session.

We will be offering 2 Saturday dates in order to allow you convenient options. The classes will be taught at Fred's home in Pikesville ,MD.

As a bonus, you will also get follow-on phone and email support to help you with the first set of interior photos you try on your own after the workshop.

6/22/2019 Complete Real Estate Interior Photography
149.00 189.00

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Afternoon Light in Annapolis
Jun
9
4:15 PM16:15

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Annapolis is a little city with a long history. Settled in 1649, the commercial and social life of this beautiful little town has been centered on its picturesque harbor, which is also a major tourist attraction.

This photo workshop includes visiting the State Capital and other historic buildings on State Circle, City Dock, Main Street and a foray across Spa Creek into Eastport, with its vistas of downtown Annapolis, the Naval Academy and the Chesapeake Bay, all bathed in afternoon light.

Your expert instructors will go over techniques for architectural photography in order to take advantage of the historically significant buildings you’ll visit. We’ll lead you to lots of opportunities for shooting abstracts, using F-stops for blurred or sharpened backgrounds, closeups and other creative images. You’ll learn all about photographing intricate bow carvings and nautical ropes (among others), which will make your future travel photography more interesting and colorful!

This workshop is for ALL skill levels, including beginners - we will show you everything you need to know to make compelling images as we walk around beautiful downtown Annapolis.

Save $20 with our Early Bird Special!

Register by June 1, 2019, and pay only $109 instead of the regular price of $129.

Your workshop leaders include TWO professional photographers: Steve Rosenbach, and Fred Silber. Steve, who specializes in “cityscapes,” has been a photographer since the Jurassic Age and a popular photo instructor and workshop leader since 2009. Fred has over 47 years experience as a wedding and portrait photographer, and more recently as a fine art photographer. He is a master of light and color. 

6/9/2019 Afternoon Light in Annapolis
109.00 129.00

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Annapolis: Transcendental Photography: Elevating the Everyday
Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Annapolis: Transcendental Photography: Elevating the Everyday

"Taking something mundane, and seeing something transcendent in it is the high ground of photography," says master photographer Sam Abell.

On this unique Safari, we'll help you to slow down and really see in order to unlock your ability to photographically elevate the mundane to the magnificent.  Everyday items and familiar places can offer powerful images in exchange for a little work, imagination, and practice.

Traces of ivy pulled off of a painted wall. A really close-in shot of an ornamental cabbage. A shadow cast at just the right angle. 

For this kind of photography, the brand of camera isn't important. Point-and-shoot versus DSLR versus mirrorless isn't important. How much you spent on your equipment isn't important.   Just look... see... isolate.

Great photos are everywhere, but most people pass them by every day, unnoticed. This safari will help you see those missed images and start you on your way to a new realm of photography.

This workshop is for ALL skill levels, including beginners - we will show you everything you need to know to make compelling images as we walk around beautiful downtown Annapolis.

Save $20 with our Early Bird Special!

Register by June 1, 2019, and pay only $109 instead of the regular price of $129.

Your workshop leaders include TWO professional photographers: Steve Rosenbach, and Fred Silber. Steve, who specializes in “cityscapes,” has been a photographer since the Jurassic Age and a popular photo instructor and workshop leader since 2009. Fred has over 47 years experience as a wedding and portrait photographer, and more recently as a fine art photographer. He is a master of light and color. 

6/9/2019 Annapolis: Transcendental Photography
109.00 129.00

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Baltimore: Composition Lighting, & Abstracts at the BMA
May
22
11:00 AM11:00

Baltimore: Composition Lighting, & Abstracts at the BMA

Join professional photographers Fred Silber and Steve Rosenbach for a unique photography workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)!

During our first hour, we will take you to see classical and modern art masterpieces to show you what we can learn from them about lighting, composition, use of color, posing, and other techniques that will help you become a better photographer.

For the two hours in the afternoon, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Fred and Steve will guide you through the BMA’s Sculpture Garden, where we will show you how to make compelling images of the abstract artwork in the Garden.

We will take a break after the first hour for lunch at a nearby restaurant (lunch is included,) where you will have additional time to ask questions and discuss the morning’s session.

Our goal is for you to leave this workshop with

  • ideas from the Masters on display at BMA on how to make better images yourself

  • some terrific abstract photographs that you will want to frame and display in your home

This workshop is for all skill levels, from beginner to pro. We’ll be there to teach you anything you need to know, and we’re keeping the workshop small, so that we can spend as much time as needed with you.


Image Credits: Left - Eight Park Circle by Michael Heinz at BMA Sculpture Garden, photo by Steve Rosenbach; Right - Game of Knucklebones by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French, 1699-1779

5/22/19 Baltimore Composition, Lighting, and Abstracts at BMA
115.00 145.00

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Baltimore: Photo Capture & Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Baltimore: Photo Capture & Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage

Here is a unique opportunity to learn and practice all aspects of capture and 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.)

This workshop is for all skill levels, from beginner to pro. We’ll be there to teach you anything you need to know, and we’re keeping the workshop small, so that we can spend as much time as needed with you.

5/19/19 Baltimore Capture and Composition Workshop at Housewerks Salvage
99.00 129.00

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Baltimore: Location Portraiture at Grey Rock Mansion
May
16
to May 17

Baltimore: Location Portraiture at Grey Rock Mansion

Have you been wanting to learn how to take good portraits? Then this is the workshop for you!

We will show you how to take on-location individual and group portraits, both indoors and outdoors, at the beautiful Grey Rock Mansion. For the indoor session, we’ll show you how to set up and use flash and reflectors and balance them with natural light coming from windows. For the outdoor garden session, you’ll learn how to master available outdoor light so as to make your subjects look amazing. You’ll also learn how to pose your subjects and put them at ease.

You will be using your own camera throughout the workshop and our lighting equipment during the indoor session, as well as our reflectors and other aids during the outdoor portion of the workshop. You will end the workshop with some great portraits of your own making!

After the workshop, you’re welcome to join us at Panera Bread nearby for lunch, which will give you plenty of additional time to ask questions.

Our workshop location, Grey Rock Mansion is an elegant venue, a former mansion in Pikesville that serves for weddings and other festive occasions. It has ornate rooms as well as a magnificent garden that includes a gazebo and a fountain.

Our head instructor for this workshop is Fred Silber, who will share his 40-plus years of portrait and wedding photography experience with you and teach you what you need to know in the way of technique, lighting, and posing for indoor and outdoor formal or informal portraiture for individuals or groups. Fred will also explain what equipment you will need to get started in portraiture.

We’re keeping the workshop small, so that we can give each participant individual attention.

5/16/19 Baltimore: Portraits on Location
99.00 129.00

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South of Bethesda Terrace: Central Park Photo Workshop
May
11
3:30 PM15:30

South of Bethesda Terrace: Central Park Photo Workshop

  • Central Park Information Kiosk Columbus Circle (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

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

On this photo workshop, we’ll explore the visual delights of the southern portion of the “Lower Park,” that is, between Bethesda Terrace (at W 72nd Street) south to Central Park South.

I’ve carefully designed this workshop 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. 

 During this workshop, we’ll cover most of the south end of the Park, There will be good opportunities for street photography along The Mall, with its many vendors and street performers. As we move further along, we’ll encounter continuously varying, photogenic landscapes, thanks to the brilliance of the Park’s designers over over 150 years ago. You’ll be able to put your own creative stamp on the view of Gapstow Bridge with the Midtown skyline in the background, one of the most iconic scenes in the Park. We’ll cover many of the bridges and arches in this stretch of the Park, each with it’s own unique design and character.

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. 

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 April 15, 2019, and take advantage of $10 off the regular price!

5/11/2019 South of Bethesda Terrace: NYC Central Park Photo Workshop
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NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

NYC: Heart of the Park (Central Park)

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

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 April 15, 2019, and take advantage of $10 off the regular price!

5/11/2019 Heart of the Park: NYC Central Park Photo Workshop
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NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop
May
4
5:15 PM17:15

NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

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 quarter-hour or so of sunlight, through sunset, and well into twilight.

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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5/4/19 NYC Dramatic Late Afternoon to Twilight Photo Workshop
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Lower Manhattan Photo Workshop
May
4
12:30 PM12:30

Lower Manhattan Photo Workshop

BONUS! All participants will receive a gift card worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab 

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 April 15, 2019, and take advantage of $10 off the regular price!

5/4/19 Lower Manhattan Photo Workshop
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Baltimore: Hands-On Lightroom Training
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Baltimore: Hands-On Lightroom Training

Learn how to create professional-looking results using your own images in Lightroom!

This is a special event open to Cityscape Photo Baltimore members who have attended at least one of our events since April 2017. We are offering it at a special, reduced price as a reward for supporting our group as we start our third year.

Fred Silber and Steve Rosenbach will take you through everything you need to know to go from your own captured RAW images to polished and professional photos that you can proudly print and frame.

We’ll start by showing you our typical Lightroom workflow on one of our photos, explaining step-by-step and in detail. Then we will work through the process on two or three of each participant’s own images, so that you will see how to professionally edit both your own and your classmates’ photos.

We’re limiting this session to just six participants, so that we can spend as much time as needed with each person.

Bring your own laptop with you, along with a thumb drive with up to 10 of your favorite RAW images from any Cityscape Photo Baltimore event. You will choose two or three of your images to work on during this session. Be sure that you have the Adobe Photography Plan subscription installed on your laptop, that is, Lightroom CC Classic and Photoshop CC (if you don’t you can install Adobe’s 7-day free trial a few days before this session - go here and click on “Free Trial” at the top of the page.)

As a bonus, each participant will receive a gift card* worth $25 towards prints and other photo products at Nations Photo Lab

* gift card is valid until the end of 2019, provided you have not already used a card or code issued by Cityscape Photo this year.

4/16/2019 Baltimore: Lightroom Hands-On Training
75.00 119.00

Special Sale! $75, open to any Cityscape Photo Baltimore member who has participated in at least of our events since April 2017.

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