PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

Sohn Fine Art's Education Program features unique photographic workshops  in the Berkshire area taught by our talented artists. We give local and visiting students the opportunity to learn from photographers in the top of their fields. 

MASTER ARTIST SERIES (MAS)

2014 WORKSHOPS

PHOTOSHOP: PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLAGE WITH PHOTOSHOP MASTER FRAN FORMAN
Fran Forman

Weekend Intensive Workshop
2 Days - Saturday & Sunday, June 14 & 15,2014
11am - 5pm Both Days (with lunch breaks)
Location: Chesterwood
4 Williamsville Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262
$250
In this intensive weekend workshop, students will explore the multi-faceted techniques of photographic collage using Photoshop. Through layering and montage, the class will incorporate disparate visual materials into new composited images, creating altered realities and dream-like montages. Photoshop Master and Award Winning Artist, Fran Forman's class atmosphere is energetic and supportive and each student will develop their own style and create individual works of art. Fran encourages experimentation and the open exchange of concepts, ideas, and techniques. .
REQUIREMENTS:
*  You must be familiar with Photoshop to take this class.
*  Students should bring their laptops with Adobe Photoshop loaded. Image manipulation cannot easily be done with the laptop's trackpad, so please bring a mouse or     a stylus and tablet.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

 

Fran Forman studied art and sociology at Brandeis University, received an MSW in psychiatric social work, and then an MFA from Boston University. She has held a succession of positions in the field of graphic design, book cover art and web design. Between professional life and raising two daughters, Forman continued to create her personal art, combining her illustrative and photographic skills with a passion for surrealism, paradox, illusion, assemblage, the non-human world, and the dislocations of time and place.
 
Forman is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis and a recipient of several grants. She teaches digital collage at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at Sohn Fine Art. Her work has been exhibited widely, both locally and internationally. She has won significant awards: the First Place in the 2013 Julia Margaret Cameron International Prize in Fine Art Photography, the 2012 Px3 Prix de la Photographie (Gold, Silver, and First Prize in three different categories), where her work was on exhibit in Paris. In 2011, she was one of only thirty Americans invited to attend and exhibit at the 2nd Biennial International Photographic Cultural Festival and Exhibition, Lishui, China.  Also in 2011, she won Second Prize (among over 8000 entries) from theWorldwide Photography Gala in the Portraits category. In 2010 and 2008, she won first place, second place, and an honorable mention at the International Photography Awards, and an Honorable Mention at the Julia Margaret Cameron awards. In 2010, 2008 and in 2007, she was a winner in PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, their People’s Choice award, and Adobe Photoworkshop.com. Her work appears in many journals, on-line blogs, several art books, and adorns the covers of many books. Her work is in the permanent collections of theSmithsonian National Air and Space Museum(Washington, DC), where it is currently on exhibit, and theMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston. Schiffer Books is publishing will release her book, " Escape Artist, The Art of Fran Forman", in 2015.

 

This workshop is made possible through the generosity of our 2014 Master Artist Series Partner, Chesterwood. 

LIGHTROOM LIVE
Seth Resnick

1 Day - Sunday, July 20, 2014
9am - 5pm (with lunch break)
Location: Red Lion Inn
30 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA
$450
As part of Sohn Fine Art’s 2014 Master Artist Series Program, and in conjunction with his solo exhibition, ONE HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND MILES OF COLOR, Digital Workflow Master, Seth Resnick presents a one-day intensive Adobe ​Lightroom workshop you will not want to miss! This workshop provides a "one stop shop" for managing, adjusting, and presenting your photos. This 1-Day Lightroom Workshop provides a comprehensive overview of Lightroom and explores a quick, creative, start-to-finish workflow for photography enthusiasts, serious amateurs, and working Pros. Seth Resnick will explore the seven modules of Lightroom, and show you how to vastly improve your digital asset management, processing and image delivery skills. This session is for anyone looking for invaluable ways to streamline and organize themselves and their work.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

 

Seth Resnick has marked the world of contemporary Photography by a prolific career spanning education, fine art, editorial, stock and commercial work, and entrepreneurial contributions to the education of digital workflow through D-65. Chosen as one of the 30 most influential photographers of the decade, Seth is greatly in demand for his beautiful graphic images in both natural and created light. Resnick has been published in the world's most prestigious magazines. His credits include over 2500 publications worldwide and his clients constitute a virtual list of Corporate America.He is co-founder of D-65, an organization teaching digital workflow workshops, webinars, one-on-one training, tech support, and consulting for photographers, studios, agencies, and corporate art departments. Resnick is also a co-founder of Digital Photo Destinations an organization that combines exotic travel in a educational workshop teaching environment. Resnick is at the forefront of digital innovation working with Adobe, Nikon, Xrite, Epson, NEC and others to help them formulate more useful products for photographers. He is a member of the prestigious X-rite Colorati program as well as an Alpha/Beta and feature consultant for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

 

He travels extensively presenting the various aspects of photography, and is also the former Founding President of Editorial Photographers, a trade organization dedicated to the promotion of sound business practices for editorial photography. Seth is also a partner of PixelGenius developing Photoshop plug-ins and software and a regular contributing columnist to a variety of trade publications.

 

He has given hundreds of lectures to industry organizations such as American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Advertising Photographers of America (APA), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Advertising Photographers of New York (APNY), colleges and universities.Seth Resnick is as an industry consultant to photo agencies, software companies and is frequently quoted by industry magazines.

 

Resnick has held more than 100 D65 workshops around the globe. Here are few noteworthy institutions:

 

Syracuse University, Santa Fe Photography Workshops, Sun Valley Organization for the Arts, National Convention of the American Travel Writers Association - Santiago, Chile, Japanese Photographer Association - Tokyo, American Society of Magazine Photographers, Picture Council of America, Advertising Photographers of America.

 

 

 

Here is what some participants have had to say about Resnick’s workshop:

 

If photography is your passion, whether you are a professional or an amateur, the D-65 workshop is an essential step to making you a better photographer. The extensive depth of Seth and Jamie's knowledge, willingness to generously share this information, explain and demonstrate the workflow, concepts and techniques, is truly remarkable. As though that weren't enough, they make it fun! You will walk away from this workshop having taken your photography to a whole new level; to a place you've never been before. We are truly very fortunate to have these two professionals share their valuable knowledge and experience with us.

 

Nancy Leigh,

New York Director of RR Donnelley

 

 

Your workshop was FANTASTIC! I have been to other workshops in the US before but this one tops them all. Seth, your presentations were as thorough as can be, ensuring that the most salient areas were understood if not by all, certainly the vast majority. The manual we left with is a definitely a TREASURE. Whatever was not verbally and visually presented in the intense 4-day period is clearly presented in the manual with color photos and callouts plus red fonts highlighting areas of high importance. As a photo enthusiast I know that my learning curve would be greatly steepened by the knowledge gained. The information you shared with regard to building structures for the effective management of one's digital images was another vital element for me. Oh, and by the way, I did not feel any way intimidated in the midst of all those professional photographers. Your choice and level of technical language certainly helped. The Lightroom experience was quite timely and a huge 'WOW' for me since I have just started using it and did not yet plagued with too many 'bad habits'. It is also a great feeling to have been exposed to such a deep understanding of Lightroom at a time when the software is in its infancy. I know this can only augur well for me as Lightroom comes into its own. My workflow (which was really 'workcreep') is now beginning to FLOW and I know it soon be POURING thanks to D-65. The archiving techniques you shared with us is invaluable since the huge challenge for all of us is to keep our painstaking work easily accessible ten, twenty or perhaps even fifty years from now in spite of the phenomenal changes in digital technology.

 

Thank you Seth,

Mike Peters - Point Fortin

Trinidad, West Indies

PHOTOSHOP: PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLAGE WITH PHOTOSHOP MASTER FRAN FORMAN
Fran Forman

Weekend Intensive Workshop
2 Days - Saturday & Sunday, June 14 & 15,2014
11am - 5pm Both Days (with lunch breaks)
Location: Chesterwood
4 Williamsville Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262
$250
In this intensive weekend workshop, students will explore the multi-faceted techniques of photographic collage using Photoshop. Through layering and montage, the class will incorporate disparate visual materials into new composited images, creating altered realities and dream-like montages. Photoshop Master and Award Winning Artist, Fran Forman's class atmosphere is energetic and supportive and each student will develop their own style and create individual works of art. Fran encourages experimentation and the open exchange of concepts, ideas, and techniques. .
REQUIREMENTS:
*  You must be familiar with Photoshop to take this class.
*  Students should bring their laptops with Adobe Photoshop loaded. Image manipulation cannot easily be done with the laptop's trackpad, so please bring a mouse or     a stylus and tablet.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

 

Fran Forman studied art and sociology at Brandeis University, received an MSW in psychiatric social work, and then an MFA from Boston University. She has held a succession of positions in the field of graphic design, book cover art and web design. Between professional life and raising two daughters, Forman continued to create her personal art, combining her illustrative and photographic skills with a passion for surrealism, paradox, illusion, assemblage, the non-human world, and the dislocations of time and place.
 
Forman is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis and a recipient of several grants. She teaches digital collage at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at Sohn Fine Art. Her work has been exhibited widely, both locally and internationally. She has won significant awards: the First Place in the 2013 Julia Margaret Cameron International Prize in Fine Art Photography, the 2012 Px3 Prix de la Photographie (Gold, Silver, and First Prize in three different categories), where her work was on exhibit in Paris. In 2011, she was one of only thirty Americans invited to attend and exhibit at the 2nd Biennial International Photographic Cultural Festival and Exhibition, Lishui, China.  Also in 2011, she won Second Prize (among over 8000 entries) from theWorldwide Photography Gala in the Portraits category. In 2010 and 2008, she won first place, second place, and an honorable mention at the International Photography Awards, and an Honorable Mention at the Julia Margaret Cameron awards. In 2010, 2008 and in 2007, she was a winner in PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, their People’s Choice award, and Adobe Photoworkshop.com. Her work appears in many journals, on-line blogs, several art books, and adorns the covers of many books. Her work is in the permanent collections of theSmithsonian National Air and Space Museum(Washington, DC), where it is currently on exhibit, and theMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston. Schiffer Books is publishing will release her book, " Escape Artist, The Art of Fran Forman", in 2015.

 

This workshop is made possible through the generosity of our 2014 Master Artist Series Partner, Chesterwood. 

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