Category Archives: Workshops

Shooting with Intention Workshop at Newspace Center for Photography

I’m coming to the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, August 8- 10 to teach Shooting with Intention, a workshop designed to help photographers create significant imagery. Participants will be exposed to genres of contemporary photography, projects created around ideas, and projects that tell personal stories. Aline will offer exercises to guide students in identifying a personal vision or a subject worth exploring, including photographing in the surrounding area. Work will be examined and critiqued  thoroughly, offering students invaluable  feedback as they reexamine the intention behind their photographs.

This workshop will inspire participants to reconsider how they make work, how they interpret their lives and their world, and bring depth and meaning to their efforts.

Aline will meet with each student for  direction and feedback.

Prerequisites:  Designed for all levels of fine art photographers.

More information can be found here.

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Shooting With Intention Workshop at the Los Angeles Center of Photography

Shooting with Intention

Join Aline Smithson in a weekend workshop designed to help photographers create significance in their imagery.  Participants will be exposed to genres of contemporary photography, projects created around ideas, and projects that tell personal stories. Aline will offer exercises so that students can identify a personal vision or a subject worth exploring, including photographing in the surrounding area. Work will be examined and critiqued thoroughly, offering students invaluable feedback as they reexamine the intention behind their photographs.  She is not looking for technical expertise as much as the thought behind the photographs.

Today’s fine art photography market asks for more than beautifully, well crafted images. Curators, gallerists and editors are looking for work created with intention and/or work focused around an idea or concept. In addition, they are looking for photographers who can not only articulate their images, but interpret the world with intelligence and thoughtful analysis, whether it be work made close to home or in regions undiscovered.

Ultimately, the workshop will inspire participants to reconsider how they make work, how they interpret their lives and their world, and by bringing depth and meaning to their efforts.  Designed for all levels of fine art photographers.

Weekend-intensive (three-session) workshop

Dates: Friday, June 20 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, 10 am – 6 pm (Please note exact meeting times may vary.)

Enrollment limit: 18 students

Skill/Experience level: Open to fine art photographers of all levels

Tuition: $775

(Tuition includes optional lecture/presentation with Aline Smithson on Thursday, June 26, 7:30 pm.)

- See more at: http://www.ssreg.com/juliadean/classes/classes.asp?courseid=24488&catid=2931#sthash.h5bqAzKt.dpuf

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Next Step One at the Los Angeles Center for Photography


Next Step One

Six-session workshop

Dates: Wednesdays, March 26 – May 7 (no mtg. 4/30), 7-10 pm

Enrollment limit: 12 students

Skill/Experience level: Prerequisite: Students MUST be either working on or have completed a body of work in the fine art genre. Instructor approval required for acceptance. Prints may be called upon by instructor for review.

Tuition: $545

This class instructs the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. It also provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner. Throughout the course new work will be encouraged and portfolios will be shaped and edited. Participants will learn how to build and write a résumé, how to construct a bio, and how to title and write personal statements about their work. Students will enter photography competitions, submit to publications and prepare work for exhibition. Information about grants, portfolio reviews and exhibition proposals are also covered. The work of a new and established fine art photographers are studied so that participants will understand what makes a successful series. Furthermore, guest photographers will be invited to share their journeys.

Students in previous classes have gone on to win international photography awards, have exhibited work in solo and group shows, created websites and produced new bodies of work.

Participants completing this workshop are encouraged to enroll in The Next Step 2 (offered in January, 2015). Upon completing The Next Step 2, all students will partake in a group exhibit held at the Julia Dean Gallery.

This workshop is strictly limited to 12 students. For consideration please click “ADD TO WAIT LIST” below and follow the prompts.

NOTE: Please disregard the “Currently FULL” notation below.

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Next Step Two at the Los Angeles Center for Photography

Next Step Two

Four-session workshop

Dates: Tuesdays, January 21; February 4; February 18; March 11,  2014   7-10 pm

Tuition: $295 + $15 security fee

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Skill/Experience level
Skill/Experience level:  Prerequisite: The Next Step 1 or equivalent experience and instructor approval.

Designed for students who have completed The Next Step 1 in or prior to 2013, this four-session class continues to instruct the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. Photographers are encouraged to build on their bodies of work over the break and come prepared to fine-tune, edit, and enhance their series or images.  We will also continue to explore competitions, grants, presentation and packaging, marketing, and other venues for presenting work. Submissions to competitions and portfolio reviews will be encouraged and guest speakers, if available, will share their work.

The class will culminate in a group exhibit at the Julia Dean Gallery (currently scheduled for Saturday, March 22nd, 2014) that we will work on together, from image selection, announcements and mailing lists, editioning, pricing, and hanging.

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The Personal Project at the Los Angeles Center of Photography

The Personal Project

Dates: Tuesdays, January 28; February 25; March 25; April 22; May 20; June 17; August 12; September 9, 7-10 pm

Enrollment limit: 12 students

Skill/Experience level: Advanced.  Instructor approval required.

Tuition: $635 + $145 exhibit fee (Includes four-week exhibition run at the Julia Dean Galleries, all opening night reception expenses, curating and hanging fees, security and printing of invitations. Fee does not include printing, framing, and book publishing expenses.)

This eight-month class is The Los Angeles Center of Photography’s “master” class. It is designed for serious photographers who are interested in creating a significant personal project. Students will work toward creating a strong, cohesive body of work that will culminate in LACP’s biggest exhibition of the year, an exhibit that will be showcased in both galleries for a month-long run.  

After presenting project ideas in the first class, the ensuing five class sessions will be spent critiquing on-going work thoroughly. We will analyze approach, quality, and progress of the projects. Students will be encouraged to research their projects in preparation for publishing, and in addition, work on the publicity and marketing of their projects. Each student will be pushed toward the goal of creating a well-developed and polished body of work, a well-written statement, and the tools to launch the project into the fine art or documentary market. Participants will also produce a self-published photo book of their project. The final two class sessions will focus on the production of the photo book and planning and preparation for the exhibition’s opening night reception, currently scheduled for Friday, September 26, 2014. (Date subject to change.)

 

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Next Step 1 at the Julia Dean Photo Workshops


Next Step 1 instructs the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. It also provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner. Throughout the course new work will be encouraged and portfolios will be shaped and edited. Participants will learn how to build and write a resume, how to construct a bio, and how to title and write personal statements about their work. Students will enter photography competitions, submit to publications and prepare work for exhibition. Information about grants, portfolio reviews and exhibition proposals are also covered. The work of a new and established fine art photographers are studied so that participants will understand what makes a successful series. Furthermore, guest photographers will be invited to share their journeys.

Students in previous classes have gone on to win international photography awards, have exhibited work in solo and group shows, created websites and produced new bodies of work.

Participants completing this workshop are encouraged to enroll in The Next Step 2 (offered in January, 2014). Upon completing The Next Step 2, all students will partake in a group exhibit held at the Julia Dean Gallery.

Six-session workshop

Dates: Tuesdays, September 24 – November 5th, 7-10 pm (no class on October 8th)

Tuition: $545

Enrollment limit: 12 students

Skill/Experience level: Prerequisite: Students MUST be either working on or have completed a body of work in the fine art genre. Instructor approval required for acceptance. Prints may be called upon by instructor for review.
- See more at: http://www.ssreg.com/juliadean/classes/classes.asp?courseid=16634&catid=3286#sthash.RhWQbWQ6.dpuf

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Preparing for Portfolio Reviews at the Medium Festival of Photography October 26th


Join us for this short, informative workshop with photographer Aline Smithson as she shares valuable information on how photographers should prepare for a portfolio review event. Smithson will discuss key points about planning, editing, and presentation for photographers wishing to share their work with curators, gallery owners, and other facets of the fine art photography market at a portfolio review event. Increasingly popular, review events are an ideal way to network and meet with influential industry experts. This workshop is geared to getting the most out of your reviews by helping prepare you for any review event. Photographers are encouraged to bring a portfolio of 10-20 images (prints only) for practice sessions that will follow the lecture.

Address:
4610 Park Blvd.
San Diego, Ca
92116
Map and Directions

Date:
October 26, 2013

Start Time: 10:00 am

For more information and to register, go here.
End Time: 12:00 pm

Price: $50.00 + 8.00% Surcharge

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Self Promotion: How to Start & When to Stop

Taught by Aline Smithson and Carrie McCarthy (of the Santa Fe Workshops) at the FILTER PHOTO FESTIVAL in Chicago on Friday, September 27th.

The varied and numerous avenues available to promote your photography and photographic projects have made it easier to get your images into the world, but making smart choices is critical to the success of that promotion. These days, photographers not only have to consider their websites and collateral materials, but blogs, enewsletters, Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Linked In, and Tumblr, along with in-person connections at portfolio reviews and one-on-one meetings.

Clearly, there is much to consider when attempting self-promotion. In addition to the wide range of media available there are questions to ask yourself before you start. Where are you in your career? What are you promoting, and who are you promoting to? How much is too much (when do you stop)? What are your end goals?

In this seminar we explore how to successfully to get your photographs out into the visual zeitgeist. We deconstruct different social media sites and the audiences that they attract. Aline and Carrie share examples of success stories and provide you valuable feedback in the Q&A session that closes this information-filled seminar.

This workshop is presented with the generous support of Premier Level sponsor Santa Fe Photographic Workshops (SFPW). To learn more about the educational center and its creative workshops, please visit the SFPW homepage here.

Workshop presented by: Aline Smithson and Carrie McCarthy

Date: Friday, September 27
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Blake Hotel | 500 South Dearborn

http://www.filterfestival.com/portfolio/self-promotion-how-to-start-when-to-stop-with-aline-smithson-and-carrie-mccarthy/

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Shooting with Intention

Dates: Friday, August 2, 2013, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, August 3 & 4, 10 am – 6 pm at the Julia Dean Photo Workshops in Hollywood, CA.
For more information or to enroll, please call the Julia Dean Photo Workshops at (310) 392-0909.

Today’s fine art photography market asks for more than beautifully, well crafted images. Curators, gallerists and editors are looking for work created with intention and/or work focused around an idea or concept. In addition, they are looking for photographers who can not only articulate their images, but interpret the world with intelligence and thoughtful analysis, whether it be work made close to home or in regions undiscovered.

Join Aline Smithson in a weekend workshop designed to help photographers create significance in their imagery.  Participants will be exposed to genres of contemporary photography, projects created around ideas, and projects that tell personal stories. Aline will offer exercises so that students can identify a personal vision or a subject worth exploring, including photographing in the surrounding area. Work will be examined and critiqued thoroughly, offering students invaluable feedback as they reexamine the intention behind their photographs.  She is not looking for technical expertise as much as the thought behind the photographs.

Ultimately, the workshop will inspire participants to reconsider how they make work, how they interpret their lives and their world, and by bringing depth and meaning to their efforts.  Designed for all levels of fine art photographers.

Weekend-intensive (three-session) workshop

Tuition: $635

(Tuition includes optional lecture/presentation with Aline Smithson on Thursday, August 1, 7:30 – 9 pm.)

Enrollment limit: 18 students

Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels.

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The Next Step I: Getting Exposure in the Fine Art and Documentary World

Dates: Tuesday – Friday, June 18-21, 10 am – 1 pm + Saturday, June 22, 10 am – 5 pm
THIS IS A ONE WEEK INTENSIVE….

Workshop Fee includes: tuition, materials and photocopies

This class instructs the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. It also provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner. Throughout the course new work will be encouraged and portfolios will be shaped and edited. Participants will learn how to build and write a resume, how to construct a bio, and how to title and write personal statements about their work. Students will enter photography competitions, submit to publications and prepare work for exhibition. Information about grants, portfolio reviews and exhibition proposals are also covered. The work of a new and established fine art photographers are studied so that participants will understand what makes a successful series. Furthermore, guest photographers will be invited to share their journeys.

Students in previous classes have gone on to win international photography awards, have exhibited work in solo and group shows, created websites and produced new bodies of work.

Enrollment Limit: 12 students
Workshop fee: $545

Skill/Experience level: Prerequisite: Students must be either working on or have completed a body of work in the fine art genre. Instructor approval may be required for acceptance

To enroll please call the Julia Dean Photo Workshops at (310) 392-0909

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