Monday, July 20, 2015

Route 66 and Monument Valley Workshops Scheduled

2016 Route 66 and Monument Valley Workshops scheduled.

April 7-10, 2016: Second annual ROUTE 66 road trip will include most iconic locations in both California and Arizona. Come with me to photograph some of these locations before they disappear. First three to sign up can ride with me from Los Angeles if desired.
http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Route_66.html


April 20-24, 2016: MONUMENT VALLEY, VALLEY OF THE GODS, ANTELOPE SLOT CANYON.

Once again we will be photographing the full moon rise and set over Monument Valley. Join me on what must be my 15th trip to the area.
http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Monument_Valley.html


August 19-23, 2015: OREGON, PORTLAND BRIDGES, ASTORIA, THE COAST, STREET PHOTOS

There is is still time to sign up for this busy class. http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Portland_Bridges.html


October 16-19, 2015: AUTUMN IN THE EASTERN SIERRA - MONO, BODIE, ASPENS AND DARK SKIES

Autumn is surly one of the best times to photograph the Eastern Sierras. This is a great opportunity to practice your nature and landscape photography. We will also do some night photography weather allowing. http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Eastern_Sierra.html


November 13-15, 2015: THE SALTON SEA - THE MAN MADE ACCIDENT - DARK SKIES

This trip offers a huge variety of image making possibilities from landscapes, birds, dilapidated buildings, Salvation Mountain, and much more. We might also photograph the Imperial Dunes at sunrise. THREE SPOTS OPEN. http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Salton_2.html
Route  66
The Valley of the Gods
The Eastern Sierras
The Salton Sea

                                                                   

Friday, July 10, 2015

Of Drought and Man in the West

Of Drought and Man in the West

https://www.propublica.org/series/killing-the-colorado



“Killing the Colorado,” a joint reporting project by ProPublica and Matter, set out to tell the truth about the American West’s water crisis. As serious as the drought is, the investigation found that mismanagement of that region’s surprisingly ample supply has led to today’s emergency. Among the causes are the planting of the thirstiest crops; arcane and outdated water rights laws; the unchecked urban development in unsustainable desert environments; and the misplaced confidence in human ingenuity to engineer our way out of a crisis — with dams and canals, tunnels and pipelines.

Four photographers – Christaan Felber, Bryan Schutmaat,Jake Stangel and Michael Friberg – were enlisted by photo editors Luise Stauss and Ayanna Quint to document man’s mistakes and their consequences.

A photojournalist finds new purpose

A photojournalist finds new purpose



To capture normalcy, it helps to shoot on an iPhone. Here, Guttenfelder, a judge for Getty Images’ recently announced grant for Instagram photographers, is prolific. Phone cameras are familiar to city-dwelling North Koreans...

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 – Finalists’ Portfolios

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 – Finalists’ Portfolios

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 - Finalists' Portfolios from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Alec Soth On Taking The Photos You Want Versus More Commercial Images

Alec Soth On Taking The Photos You Want Versus More Commercial Images



"There are photographers who can juggle these two impulses, but most fail. Better to either take the path of making money or making art. In my case, I didn’t plan on making a living with my art. I had a job at an art museum and figured that would be my future, but kept doing my art as a separate activity. I’m glad I kept it separate. Had I tried to become a commercial photographer, I couldn’t have kept my focus."

Top 10 Art Blogs to Follow | Art Business News

Top 10 Art Blogs to Follow | Art Business News




New Guide! Film Photography in a Digital Age | PhotoShelter Blog

New Guide! Film Photography in a Digital Age | PhotoShelter Blog


Scans of old Leica Photography magazines now available online | Leica News & Rumors

Scans of old Leica Photography magazines now available online | Leica News & Rumors

Welcome to the Photo Issue 2015 | VICE | United States

Welcome to the Photo Issue 2015 | VICE | United States



Photo by Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos.


There’s No Place Like Nome | VICE | United States

There’s No Place Like Nome | VICE | United States



Photos by Alex Soth




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"