Archive for July, 2010

Jul 26 2010

Vincent Versace to Lead Workshop to Burma

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Palm Beach Photographic Centre is dedicated to enriching life through photography, helping you see the world with new eyes, and creating images that express your unique experience to others.

Join a small group on a travel program designed by and for photographers. The pace of our trips is carefully planned, and locations are well researched and scouted. From years of experience, we know the hill towns and villages where we can meet the indigenous people of the areas that we visit. Palm Beach Photographic Centre has been the world leader in innovative photography tours and workshops since 1986. Our photo tours are built from the ground up for—and by—photographers who want to see and photograph the world’s most interesting cultural locations.

© Vincent Versace, Burma © Vincent Versace, India

Travel with congenial, like-minded people whose primary interest is photography. Our trips include visits to small and out of the way villages, where you get a chance to experience and photograph “real life”, away from the usual tourist spots. Group size is limited, extremely important to photographers, who need to take their time at each location and be as unobtrusive as possible. Anyone with an interest in photography, regardless of age, skill level, or equipment will enjoy our tours, and the one-on-one as well as group instruction and critiques.

We invite you to experience photographic travel at its very best: great destinations, luxurious travel and instruction from the most talented and respected professionals in the field.

Join me on October 29th to November 9th for Exploring Old Burma: The Land of the Golden Pagoda, led by Vincent Versace, or November 9th to the 22nd for a Photographic Exploration of India including The Pushkar Festival.

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Jul 26 2010

Chapter 4: The Unwitting Ally: How to See Color Over Shape: An Exploration of ExDR Sponsored by Epson, OnOne, NIK, Lexar, and X-Rite

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Register for this event Thursday, August 19, 2010  |  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Speakers: Vincent Versace
Event Type: Photography, Software
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
A Week of Vincent Versace. The B&H Event Space is pleased to host a week long special visit by a modern digital master, Vincent Versace. Vincent will share a number of exciting topics that will invigorate your photography.

Dynamic range does not only apply to exposure. In this seminar, Vincent Versace will show you how to apply a new concept, ExDR, to focus, blur and image structure.  Starting with image-harvesting to the image-editing process, Vincent will teach you the most aesthetic choices to make regarding light, shape, gesture, and color when you first take a picture. Picasso said, “Art is the lie that tells the truth.” With that in mind, you will also apply techniques to create an aesthetically satisfying final image rather than a “historically” accurate one. You will also learn the approach of how the human eye “sees” to guide the viewer’s eye through the image. Finally, you will explore the changes and considerations in workflow that you need to make when working with 24.5 mega-pixel files.

This seminar is the first time a lesson from the revision of Vincent Versace’s book, Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop will be taught! This bestselling book is due out in October.
*Attendees will receive the Versace Edition set of 3 plug-ins from NiKsoftware that they will be able to download

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Jul 26 2010

The Lazarus Effect Raising The Dead Pixel: How Undo and Out of Focus Photograph Sponsored by Epson, OnOne, NIK, Lexar, and MAC Group

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Register for this event Wednesday, August 18, 2010  |  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Speakers: Vincent Versace
Event Type: Photography, Software
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
A Week of Vincent Versace. The B&H Event Space is pleased to host a week long special visit by a modern digital master, Vincent Versace. Vincent will share a number of exciting topics that will invigorate your photography.

It’s not always possible to get tack sharp photographs straight from your camera. This seminar is for anyone who has taken an image where the focus was a bit “off,” whether you tried to photograph a waterfall, and regardless of your exposure and how carefully you set up your tripod, the focus was too soft, or you shot images you know were in focus, but due to the type of sensor or how the RAW file was processed, the sharpness you expected the lens to deliver is missing. In this seminar, Vincent Versace will not only teach you how to bring detail back from both landscape and portrait images, he will also present a new way of thinking about your images as well as a different approach to seeing and creating.

Attendees will receive actions and Configurators for both CS4 and CS5 as well as the Versace Edition set of 3 plug-ins from NiKsoftware.

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Jul 26 2010

Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man. Sponsored by Epson, OnOne, NIK, Lexar, and MAC Group

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Register for this event Tuesday, August 17, 2010  |  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Speakers: Vincent Versace
Event Type: Photography, Software
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
A Week of Vincent Versace. The B&H Event Space is pleased to host a week long special visit by a modern digital master, Vincent Versace. Vincent will share a number of exciting topics that will invigorate your photography.
Black and white conversion techniques are like politician making election promises; every one of them claims to be the penultimate solution to your needs. Regardless of their claims, you still need to create images that look like photographs and not like something the viewer sees as “something you did in Photoshop.” Fortunately, there are numerous ways to convert an image from color to hues of gray with natural looking results. Join Vincent Versace at the B&H Event Space, who will show you some of the best ways to convert an Image to black and white without ever leaving the RGB color space. In this seminar, you will learn which methods give you the best results and when to choose a simple or a complex solution.

*Attendees will receive actions and Configurators for both CS4 and CS5 as well as theVersace Edition set of 3 plug-ins from NiKsoftware that they will be able to download

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Jul 26 2010

Hollywood Lighting on a Laptop and Bokeh: The Science of Focus and the Art of Blur. Sponsored by Epson, OnOne, NIK, Lexar, and the X-Rite

Register for this event Monday, August 16, 2010  |  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Speakers: Vincent Versace
Event Type: Photography, Software
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
A Week of Vincent Versace. The B&H Event Space is pleased to host a week long special visit by a modern digital master, Vincent Versace. Vincent will share a number of exciting topics that will invigorate your photography.

Hollywood Lighting on a Laptop and Bokeh: The Science of Focus and the Art of Blur.

Lens blur can be the most aesthetically pleasing quality of a photograph – if you know how to do it right. Vincent Versace will teach you how to achieve beautiful lens blur with onOne and Nik software so that your image realistically replicates the look and feel of bokeh. You will also learn additional post processing techniques that will allow you to light an image in the computer that looks like you used real theatrical hot lights. Come discover why focus is overrated, and how to make your photographs come alive by utilizing just a few key software plug-ins that can transform the way you edit your photos forever.

* Attendees will receive a fully registrable version of copy of the Focalpoint 2.0 plug-in from onOne Software and the Versace Edtion set of 3 plug-ins from Nik software that they will be able to download

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Jul 26 2010

Creative Alliance to Present Educational Sessions at Photokina

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The Creative Alliance, an alliance of six high-profile companies focused on the professional photography market, is partnering with Photokina and Koelnmesse to present educational sessions daily during Photokina 2010. The Creative Alliance Theater is located in Hall 4.1, stand I-010. Visitors can take advantage of seven educational sessions beginning hourly during the show from 11 AM. The schedule of sessions will be posted at The Creative Alliance Theater and is also available online in English and German.

The Creative Alliance Press Release

Creative Alliance to Bring High Expert Value to Professional Photographers at photokina

Six companies, seven industry leading sessions highlight each show day

Cologne, Germany, 23 July 2010.  The Creative Alliance, an alliance of six high-profile companies focused on the professional photography market, is partnering with photokina and Koelnmesse to present educational sessions daily during photokina 2010.  The world’s leading fair for photography and imaging is being held in Cologne, Germany, from 21st to 26th September 2010.  The Creative Alliance Theater is located in Hall 4.1, stand I-010. Visitors can take advantage of seven educational sessions beginning hourly during the show from 11 AM. The schedule of sessions will be posted at The Creative Alliance Theater and is also available online in English and German. Speaker bios and more information about The Creative Alliance can also be found online.

“We are delighted to have the sponsorship of The Creative Alliance member companies in bringing together well-known photo professionals and experts for these inspirational and informative sessions at photokina,” said Robin Preston,  “The support of Adobe, Hewlett-Packard, Nikon, Nik Software, Wacom and X-Rite has made this first-class program possible, along with support from photokina show organizers and Koelnmesse.  Topics range from image capture to print and marketing, all of which are important aspects of the professional photography business.  In these sessions, professional photographers will learn about important technical trends, how to achieve stunning results using advanced techniques, and how to market their businesses in today’s fast-paced world.” Preston is acting as the Creative Director for The Creative Alliance at photokina and will also be Master of Ceremonies (MC) for the event.

Working professional photographers will not want to miss the opportunity to be inspired by some of the most recognized experts in the industry. In addition, experts will be available for evening discussion groups in a more intimate setting that will allow one-on-one interaction and better address the informational and technology questions of individual attendees.

-      “The new partnership with the Creative Alliance will be a terrific asset to photokina and its visitors,” said Oliver P. Kuhrt, Executive Vice President of the Koelnmesse GmbH. “Together we can offer visitors a comprehensive and high-class program on all six days of the show that addresses important technical trends affecting the profession. Users can learn new techniques from the experts that will help them achieve extraordinary results. We are very happy about this cooperation with The Creative Alliance and the extra value it will bring to the show.”
Registration and program

Speakers include:

* Robin Preston, Photographer and Creative Director of the Creative Alliance at photokina
* Calvin Hollywood, Photographer and Digital Artist
* Rufus Deuchler, Adobe Expert and Influencer
* Thomas Hoepker, Magnum Photographer
* Vincent Versace, Natural Light Fine Art Photographer
* Ralph Man, Beauty and Fashion Photographer
* Jürgen Müller, Photography & Concepts

For complete program information online, visit:

*  English: http://www.photokina-cologne.com/thefair/meet_the_professionals.php#10;
* German: http://www.photokina.de/diemesse/meet_the_professionals.php#10

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