Sunday, June 21, 2015

Burk Uzzle's American Puzzle

Burk Uzzle's American Puzzle



Burk Uzzle





The Salton Sea Workshop - November 13-15, 2015

The Salton Sea Workshop - November 13-15, 2015



The Salton Sea was a man-made accident that began in 1905 when the Colorado River breached an Imperial Valley dike. It took nearly two years to control the flow into the formerly dry Salton Sink and stop the flooding. This resulted in the formation of the Salton Sea. Over the years there have been numerous attempts to create the Salton Sea as a tourist destination. But most attempts have failed because of the Salton Sea’s pollution, increased salinity, and fish die-offs. However, the area has become an important resource for migrating birds.

The Salton Sea is also become an attraction for artists and photographers because of its ruins, old signage, abandoned vehicles, bizarre shapes of trees and beautiful light.

We will photograph areas that include Salton City, Salton Shores, Bombay Beach, Desert Beach, and Brawley. On the east side, we will visit Slab City and Salvation Mountain built by Leonard Knight and featured in the movie “Into The Wild.” Note that the Salton Sea is in constant change and some of the iconic structures that have been popular to photograph are rapidly disappearing.Salton 2



http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Salton_2.html









Mary Ellen Mark’s Last Workshop: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Vantage

Mary Ellen Mark’s Last Workshop: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Vantage


https://medium.com/vantage/mary-ellen-mark-the-book-821d97010e2c

Photo by Stefani Kong Uhler

Friday, June 12, 2015

OREGON - Photo Workshop - AUGUST 19-23 2015

Portland Bridges



This August, Keith Skelton will lead a new photo workshop in his home state of Oregon. August and September is arguably the best time of year for weather in Oregon with chances of rain being minimal. We will see and photograph some of Portland’s numerous historic bridges that cross the Willamette River and photograph beautiful Astoria on the Oregon Coast.

See Photographer Burk Uzzle's Beautiful Chaos

See Photographer Burk Uzzle's Beautiful Chaos



"While he is not a household name, Burk Uzzle deserves to be one. Born in 1938 in Raleigh, North Carolina, he was a working photographer by age 14 and, just nine years later, became the youngest photographer ever to be hired by LIFE Magazine. By 1967, he was a member of Magnum Photos, the great photojournalism agency of which he was elected president twice. He made iconic images of Woodstock, Cambodian war refugees, and the assassination and funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr"

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Impressionistic Landscape

There cannot be many better places to practice the impressionistic landscape than in the Eastern Sierras and the Grand Canyon. October is the time for the beautiful low light, autumn trees and great weather.

I've got a few openings for the North Rim Grand Canyon trip still open and also for the Eastern Sierras, Oct 16-19. We will be on the look out for those special impressionistic scenes!

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

::: The Travel Photographer :::: Asher Svidensky | The Yin-Bou Fishermen Of China

::: The Travel Photographer :::: Asher Svidensky | The Yin-Bou Fishermen Of China: © Asher Svidensky -All Rights Reserved I recently took part in judging Travel Photographer Asia photography contest, and one of the win...

Infrared at Mono Lake

The Eastern Sierras is an ideal place to shoot infrared. Infrared loves the sun, clouds and foliage, at least that is when you will get the best results.

I used a Nikon D800 converted to 720nm for the images taken at Mono Lake. I custom white balanced the camera to a bright green lawn. All the images are shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex.

I'll be leading another autumn trip to the Eastern Sierra this coming October 16-19. This is usually a sell out so sign up soon!  http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Eastern_Sierra.html 

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Photo Expert: 'A Manipulated Image Is Not Necessarily a Lie'

Photo Expert: 'A Manipulated Image Is Not Necessarily a Lie'



"In the age of digital photography, it’s become increasingly easy to modify, process or manipulate the content of an image, and increasingly harder to sort truth from fiction."

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Monument Valley Workshop 2015

Monument Valley Workshop 2015

Check out my photo gallery from my Monument Valley Workshop last week.

I never get tired of photographing the area even though Ive been to the area at least a dozen times. Most of the BW shots were taken with a Nikon D800 infrared converted camera.

There is a full screen option at the bottom right of the gallery.

Thanks again to all my participants! Everyone got some nice photos from the trip.

http://www.keithskelton.com/album/monument-valley-2016


Friday, May 29, 2015

Santa Fe: Margaret Bourke-White, Pioneering Photojournalist

Santa Fe: Margaret Bourke-White, Pioneering Photojournalist


BRIDGES OF OREGON - PORTLAND AND ASTORIA

BRIDGES OF OREGON - PORTLAND AND ASTORIA
AUGUST 19-23 2015
http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Portland_Bridges.html

This August, Keith Skelton will lead a new photo workshop in his home state of Oregon. August and September is arguably the best time of year for weather in Oregon with chances of rain being minimal. We will see and photograph some of Portland’s numerous historic bridges that cross the Willamette River and photograph beautiful Astoria on the Oregon Coast.

Keith Skelton Photo 

Keith Skelton Photo 

Keith Skelton Photo 

Keith Skelton Photo 

 

Mary Ellen Mark with Marlon Brando

Mary Ellen Mark with Marlon Brando, Apocalypse Now,
Pagsanjan, Philippines, 1976 (photo by Stefani Kong Uhler)

http://www.maryellenmark.com


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mark took his recovery into his own hands. In his backyard, he created a new world entirely within his control - a 1:6 scale World War II town he named Marwencol.

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On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked by five men and left for dead outside of a bar in Kingston, NY. After nine days in a coma, he awoke to find he had no memory of his previous adult life. He had to relearn how to eat, walk and write.

When his state-sponsored rehabilitative therapies ran out, Mark took his recovery into his own hands. In his backyard, he created a new world entirely within his control - a 1:6 scale World War II town he named Marwencol. Using doll alter egos of his friends and family, his attackers and himself, Mark enacted epic battles and recreated memories, which he captured in strikingly realistic photographs. Those photos eventually caught the eye of the art world, which lead to a series of gallery exhibitions, an award-winning documentary, a book, and a new identity for a man once ridiculed for playing with dolls.