Archive for June, 2009

Jun 29 2009

Vincent Versace Teaches at the Long Island Photo Workshop

Monday Thru Thursday

August 3-6, 2009

Long Island Photo Workshop

Be sure to check our website for more information, updates and online registration. Visit For more information, Please contact the Director, Jerry Small at (516)221-4058 or email us at:

This year’s workshop will be held at the beautiful Sheraton Hotel in Smithtown, Long Island, New York “Everything under one roof” “Lunch is included every day!”

We are very proud and excited to announce our lineup of 6 highly talented instructors for this year:

Vincent Versace II -Return to Oz – A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography – Join Vincent for a week of eye opening enlightenment as he broadens your horizons in digital photography. Anybody who knows Vincent knows this is a class not to be missed. For more information on Vincent, please visit his website:

Special offer to all students who attend my Long Island Workshop. You will also get a signed 13×19 black and white print and Acme DVDS of all of the lessons we cover in class!! Over 300.00 worth of tutorial DVDs and 500.00 worth of art!!!

Fay Sirkis -Paint Like A Master! - Using Photoshop and the latest version of Corel Painter, learn to transform your images into paintings that replicate the former Masters of our time. Oils like Rembrandt , Impressionism like Monet, Photo realism like Norman Rockwell and even Cubism like Cezanne and Picasso ! Computer Required for this classHanson Fong -Mastering The Techniques-How To Be a Complete Photographer - Hanson will share his techniques that apply to both portrait and wedding photography. He will demonstrate the 10 classic pose techniques that he pioneered, which will allow you to handle any body types. Hanson will help you analyze different body sizes resulting in a proportional balance to each other. Lighting and metering techniques will also be covered. Photograph under any lighting conditions, indoors and outdoors -any place, anytime.

Gary Small -Professional Photoshop CS4 – From the Beginning -Using the latest version of Photoshop, Gary will teach you all the pro techniques to get you working on a production level with ease. Because Photoshop CS4 was recently released, and is a radically different interface, Gary decided it’s time to start from the ground up. This is a Perfect opportunity for anybody who has not yet taken the plunge, or for those who have played around with Photoshop and want to learn the most efficient, professional way to use it. Computer Required for this class.

Dave Black -Light Is The Greatest Influence -This four day course will center around light and how the photographer can best use it to define a subject and capture the viewer’s attention. We will be making use of several avenues of lighting including off camera flash, sport strobes and lightpainting in an effort to communicate to the photographer that Light is the Greatest Influence. To learn more about this worldreknowned photographer with over a quarter century of experience, please visit his website at

Janice Wendt -Professional Polish -Ever wonder how these top, edgy photographers are getting these awesome looking digital images? Don’t you want your images to look that good? Janice Wendt, Nik Software’s leading authority and ambassador, reveals the secrets and how easily creativity through subtle image enhancements can be made, while saving the most valuable commodity we all share, “TIME”! Janice has fine-tuned her craft over the years and has a fool-proof way of getting the most out of every image. Computer Required for this class.

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Jun 19 2009

The Fine Art of Digital Printing Workshop With R. Mac Holbert and John Paul Caponigro

John Paul Caponigro

R. Mac Holbert



2009 Dates!

August 31-September 4

October 26 – October 30
Brooks Institute
Santa Barbara, CA

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Looking for the ultimate digital printmaking workshop?

This premiere workshop is the chance of a lifetime. Learn from two master digital print makers at the same time, fresh off their highly successful tour in the Epson Print Academy, in The Fine Art of Digital Printing. The workshops will be held in the state-of-the-art labs of today’s premier photographic educational institutions.

This workshop will expose you to a world of possibilities

The workshop translates photographic language and practices from traditional to digital and exposes you to a world of new possibilities.. You’ll see, use, and evaluate the latest Epson printers, ink, papers, and profiles. An integrated approach to using Adobe products Photoshop, Camera Raw, Bridge, and Lightroom will all be detailed and practiced. By the end of the week you will have mastered a fine art workflow, understand how it differs from others, and learn a variety of techniques and tools that will help improve and refine both your digital files and prints. You’ll leave with finished prints and the knowledge you need to get the results you’re looking for when you return home. You’ll also leave with a vastly expanded set of possibilities for making images.

Topics include…

  • Color managed workflow from input to output
  • Adobe Bridge, Camera RAW, Lightroom, Photoshop
  • RAW conversions
  • Sophisticated color adjustment strategies
  • Black and white conversions and toning solutions
  • Local correction and masking
  • Sharpening
  • Resampling
  • Noise reduction
  • RIPs and printer drivers
  • Printer maintenance and fine tuning
  • Essential printing tests
  • Substrate surveys
  • Print handling and storage
  • Fine art printing techniques

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You’ll also get reviews of your work from both John Paul and Mac.

Course handouts include the latest version of John Paul’s Workshop CD with hundreds of PDFs, exercises, actions, and test files. There’s a booklet of paper handouts culled from over 15 years of John Paul and Mac’s writings. You’ll find them to be invaluable resources long after the workshop ends.

Nash EditionsMaster Class

Atmospheric FX DVD
Drawing with Light DVD

JP & Mac—Artist’s on Art

Epson Professional Imaging
Santa Barbara Visitor Information

This workshop is right for you if you want to master digital printmaking and take your digital imaging skills to the next level. This workshop has a strong photographic perspective but is applicable to all types of artists who want to reproduce their work in digital media. Intermediate skill levels with Photoshop are required.

Limited to 24.

Valued at $1,995, this workshop will be offered at an exclusive price of $1,495 due to Epson’s generosity.

No Lab Fee–Epson is providing unlimited printing during the workshop with labs open until 11pm Monday through Thursday. Onsite lunch is included to maximize instruction and lab time.

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