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Member Benefits > PHOTOTexas

PHOTOTexas
A symposium of workshops, lectures, exhibits and a print auction

Events Calendar
A Calendar of all Major Events
October 14 thru October 24


Auction XV, will be held Friday September 11 from 6:00pm-8:15pm at the Davis Gallery, 837 W 12th Street. Bill Davis has graciously turned one of Austinís premier galleries over to TPS for the auction since 1999. Over 80 framed photographs by US's foremost photographers may be viewed beginning Tuesday, September 8th. Silent bidding will continue until 8:15pm Friday evening. The auction is TPS's major fund raising event and serves as vital support for our programs including the color exhibition catalogs and TPS's traveling exhibits. An Auction catalogue will be mailed to all TPS members in late September and will be available on the TPS website.

TPS will again sponsor a raffle of fabulous photographic items, including equipment, photos, Santa Fe Workshops tuition and much more. Raffle tickets begin at $5 each and may be purchased directly from TPS. You may buy a single ticket for one item, multiple tickets for one item or a number tickets for any or all items. A list of Raffle items will be on the TPS website and included in the Auction Catalog.

The workshops will be held in the Journalism Department at the University of Texas at Austin. We have arranged a great array of artistic and technical courses, led by well-known instructors. You may register for the workshops using TPS secure website below, or if you desire lunch, you can download the Workshops Registration and Lunch Form in pdf formatt and mail the form to:

D. Clarke Evans
Texas Photographic Society
6338 N New Braunfels # 174
San Antonio TX 78209

Early registration will guarantee information packets with detailed information, supplies list, and maps.

There are places to eat near the workshop, or students can bring a box lunch. You may purchase a box lunch from TPS for $10, see the menu below.

TPS reserves the right to cancel any class and will refund full tuition. If YOU should cancel, full tuition will be refunded up to one week before the workshops and a 50% refund the week of the course.

Download the Workshop Registration and Lunch Form in pdf formatt.

To Register for PHOTOTexas workshops using TPS secure website.

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Workshops
September 12 & 13, 8:30am-4:30pm
Workshops 25 in the Photojournalism Department of the University of Texas

01. Lance Keimig
Digital Night Photography: Finding Your Way In The Dark
Two-day. Sat 4:30p-12:30a & Sun 4:30p-12:30a

New technologies in photography have made Night Photography more accessible and popular than ever. Digital cameras allow for instant feedback that can serve as a guide for determining exposures, but there is more to successful night photography than Just exposure. Lighting, contrast, atmosphere, equipment choices, and subject matter at night are some of the things this class will cover.

During the workshop, we will explore the world of Night Photography, with digital SLR cameras. We will work with existing ambient lighting, as well as utilizing light painting techniques. The class will be roughly 25% lecture and presentations, 50% shooting on location, and 25% critique and evaluation. Classes will run late. Each participant in this workshop will receive a 24 page full color syllabus with information about Night Photography exposures, equipment, light painting, astronomical information as it pertains to Night Photography, interviews and articles. The syllabus is customized for this specific workshop.

Lance Keimig is a Pembroke, Masssachusetts based photographer who is best known for night photography of the built environment. He is currently writing a book on Night Photography that will be published by Focal Press in 2010. Keimig is the curator of Darkness, Darkness, a traveling exhibit of Night Photography and of the Three Columns Gallery at Harvard University. He has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, and the New England School of Photography in Boston, and also leads workshops in California, Texas, Massachusetts, Ireland, and Scotland. Keimig founded the Mono Lake Photo Workshops in California, and is also cofounder of The Nocturnes Night Photography Workshops in San Francisco.

His photographs are held in numerous collections including The Art Complex Museum, The Boston Athenaeum, The Boston Public Library, State Street Bank, Fidelity Investments, Paramount Partners, Hitachi, Rayovac, 3 Com, and other corporate and private collections. Examples of Keimig's work can be seen at thenightskye.com.
Tuition: $235
Class limit: 14

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02. Susan Burnstine
Visual Narratives
Two-day. Sat 8:30a-4:30p & Sun 8:30a-4:30p

This hands on workshop focuses on exploring and realizing individual narratives through the power of photography. Using metaphor, symbolism and personal stories participants articulate or refine their visions. Whether the focus is on landscapes, portrait, still life, nature, abstract, photojournalism, self-portrait or documentary, images are deeply rooted in personal emotion despite being self-created or found scenarios. The aim is for the photographer to become emotionally connected to each image they create and to convey their vision in a true, honest and consistent manner.

Participants will explore their own personal narratives, aesthetics and psychology in image making. Through practical demonstrations, creative exercises, group discussions, brief shooting assignments and portfolio reviews, participants are encouraged and inspired to grow to the next plateau. Additional discussions will include, long term project development, techniques, editing portfolios, marketing, publishing and exhibition.

Susan Burnstine is an award winning fine art and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the country, widely published throughout the world and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK). Nominated for the 2009 Santa Fe Prize for Photography and winner of numerous awards including B&W Magazine’s 2008 Portfolio Spotlight Award.
Tuition: $220
Class limit: 14

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03. Bob Howen & Randy Gay
HDR-Concepts and Practice
One-day. Sat 8:30a-4:30p

Class cancelled.

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04. Paul Vaughn
Basic Web Design with Photoshop & Dreamweaver
One-day. Sat 8:30a-4:30p

This workshop is an introduction to Web Design using Adobe Photoshop to create the site design and implementing the design using Adobe Dreamweaver. The best sites take a holistic approach to design using actual design tools like Adobe Photoshop. Common site design conventions will be explored. Students will understand the Web tools in Adobe Photoshop including the slice tools and Save for Web and Devices feature. Common image file formats will be discussed with emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Moving into Dreamweaver, the course will cover CSS layouts versus Table-based layouts and why one would be chosen over another, using CSS tools in Dreamweaver, creating custom Dreamweaver templates and publishing the site with Dreamweaver’s FTP tools. Other topics will include Spry menu bars, Web hosting, site keywords, search engine considerations, color profiles, creating favorite icons and iPhone icons. While the Dreamweaver section will primarily cover the graphical design view, there will also be some discussion of HTML code. Familiarity with Photoshop is recommended.

Paul Vaughn AKA “The Mac Guy” is a graphic artist, web designer, writer and consultant through his company Dingus Design. He wrote the weekly Mac Guy column for eight years and still blogs about Macs and graphics. He’s written the Graphics Guy column, still being reprinted in PC Alamode, the newsletter of the Alamo PC Organization. Paul also teaches Intro to Web Design and Intro to Computer Graphics Programs at the Southwest School of Art & Craft.
Tuition: $120
Class limit: 20

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05. Susan Hayre Thelwell
Book Publishing
Half-day. Sat 8:30a-12n

Photo books and options to make them abound in this rapidly expanding field. This offers photographers terrific opportunity to publish their portfolios and projects in a professional bound form. These books can be an end product in themselves or they can be used to promote your work to curators, gallerists, and potential clients. This workshop will be a half day lecture exploring the technical workflow and aesthetic decisions you need to make to create a beautiful book. From image size and color space to working effectively with Blurb's Booksmart software, every step of the technical process will be explained and demonstrated in detail. Aesthetic choices concerning layout and design, including the world of text, will be discussed.  This talk is for those photographers interested in the tactile and practical world of bookmaking with Blurb.

Susan Hayre Thelwell, a Santa Fe based fine-art photographer and educator, hails from far west Texas. In 2008, a book about a personal project won honorable mention in the Blurb Photography.Book.Now competition.  Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout the United States. Trained at Rockport College in the traditional darkroom, she now teaches digital technology at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and at the Maine Media Workshop. Her web site is www.susanhayrethelwell.com.
Tuition: $80
Class limit: 20

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06. Tammy Cromer-Campbell
Making the most of Social Media
Half-day. Sat 1:00p-4:30p

Here we will discuss the pros and cons of using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,YouTube, iTunes, and Email Marketing.  Should you use an email service or build your own? Should you buy a list versus creating your own.

Facebook – do you have a friends page, a Group page, or a Page? What the differences are. Also, do you post images on Facebook – know their rules.

Twitter – getting your message out in a 140 characters. What can it do for you?

Linked-In- It is more of a business network.

YouTube – showcasing your videos or slideshows – hoping they go viral.

iTunes – it's just cool to be on iTunes and it's free. All of these are free

Email Marketing: The pros and cons of using Constant Contact, Emma, and others. You can build your own email, but you do not get to see who clicked through it. Other programs that offer email marketing.

Tammy Cromer-Campbell received her degree in Commercial Photography from Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas. The University of North Texas Press published, Fruit of the Orchard/Environmental Justice in East Texas. She received many honors and awards including Blue Earth Alliances first ever cash grant, in 1999.  Cromer-Campbell’s work has been published in many publications including cover storiy for Camera Arts Magazine’s and others.  Her work’s included in public and private collections internationally such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museet for Fotocunst, Belgium, and others. Fruit of the Orchard won a 1st Place under entertainment and culture in the Green Dot Awards. Cromer-Campbell is a 2009 National Women's History Project Honoree and one of the eight photographers featured on www.holgainspire.com.
Tuition: $75
Class limit: 20

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07. Scott Martin
Capture, Change, and why you really do have to learn this File Management Stuff
One-day. Sun 8:30a-4:30p

Participants are encouraged to bring a pen to write with and a laptop with Lightroom installed if available.

In my day-to-day consulting with photographers I'm seeing them struggle with keeping track of ever-increasing huge amounts of images. To add to this, Adobe Lightroom is a powerful new tool to learn that has opened up new possibilities for image file management.

This one day class will examine (in great detail) every aspect of file management in Adobe Lightroom. We will discuss a variety of scenarios including transferring images from a desktop to a laptop and back. We’ll talk about managing files on different computers simultaneously and merging them onto one. We’ll also look at how to take advantage of the DNG Digital Negative file format. We’ll talk about streamlining the file import process and working with keywords. We'll also talk about why it's important that photographers start using Lightroom exclusively and stop using the Adobe Bridge/ACR workflow so many have become used to using.

File Management may not sound like the most exciting topic to examine this weekend but it might be the most important one for your image library. For a little relief from the serious geek stuff, we’ll also discuss optimizing exposure for RAW Capture and learn how to determine the perfect exposure for any situation. This workshop is appropriate for new Lightroom users for seasoned Lightroom professionals alike. Handouts will be provided.

Scott Martin is a fine art photographer and digital photography consultant . He has been working with digital photography since the 1980s and has been training photographers one-on-one since 1992. With full-time devotion to on-location consulting since the 1990s, his experience with a wide variety of imaging equipment, printers, papers, inks and applications allows him to consult with some of the most demanding photographers, pro labs, artists, designers and prepress professionals. His classes are packed with enthusiasm and practical, real world suggestions. Scott used to sit on the edge of his seating waiting for each Photoshop upgrade but now does so with Lightroom.
Tuition: $140
Class limit: 20

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08. Kirk Tuck
A Minimalist Approach to Lighting
One-day. Sun 8:30a-4:30p

Our workshop will focus on theories and techniques of lighting that lend themselves to creating great, lit images with  small, battery powered flashes.  We'll look at ways to make small lighting look big.  We'll find the best ways to mix the ambient light in a scene with flash from our small strobes.  The class will consist of examples and case studies followed by demos.  When you leave this class you will be comfortable using your small flashes to get the same results pro's get while using tons of "professional" lighting equipment. If weather permits, one component of the class will be how to handle outdoor lighting with small flashes.  In this segment we'll use silks, scrims, blockers and nets to modify the prevailing light and "condition" it so that our flashes can be used effectively. Finally, we'll talk about "motivated" lighting and logical lighting design.  The workshops are camera neutral.  These techniques only require a camera that can trigger an off camera flash.  We'll cover how to trigger off camera units with radio slaves, optical slaves, cables and proprietary devices like Nikon's SU-800.

Kirk Tuck is the author of four books about lighting and photography, including the bestselling, Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Lighting on Location.  He's run a corporate photography business for the last 20 years with many Fortune 500 clients.  Tuck has worked across the U.S., all over Europe and Russia as well as the Caribbean. Before starting his photo business he was a creative director for a regional advertising agency that specialized in retail businesses and he was the lead creative on the BookStop Bookstores account,  the first book "category killer". Prior to his advertising work he was both a teaching assistant and a Specialist Lecturer in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.
Tuition: $120
Class limit: 15

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09. Amy Holmes George
Precision Digital Negatives:
Exploring the Digital Darkroom
Half-day. Sun 8:30p-12:00n

Class cancelled.

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10. Sean Perry
The Fine Art of Black & White
Half-day. Sun 1:00p-4:30p

This presentation & workshop offers a clear path for photographers wanting to better express their camera and print making experience into effective digital darkroom techniques with Photoshop. Sean Perry will demonstrate his favorite image enhancing strategies - beginning with a raw scan and detailing the process to the final master file, articulating Photoshop from a wet darkroom point of view. Techniques and topics include: Color to Black & White Conversions, Luminosity, Sharpening, Toning and Shaping Light, and essential Masking Skills. Beneficial to all levels, a handout will be provided to participants.

Sean Perry is a fine-art, architectural photographer living and working in New York City and Austin, Texas. He is currently photographing a series on structures and the built environment, titled Monolith; Portraits of the New York City Skyline as well as exhibiting new body of work on the dreamscape of temporary architecture, Fairgrounds. An Adobe Certified Trainer & Expert since 2001, he serves as an adjunct professor of photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Website: www.seanperry.com
Tuition: $80
Class limit: 20


11. Bill Kennedy & Scott King
Mastering the Inkjet Printer
Half-day. Sun 8:30a-12n

Inkjet printing has matured considerably over the past five years. It finally approaches the "plug and play" convenience promised by manufacturers in the mid-90's. Yet many photographers find their prints wanting: prints don't match the image on their display, color prints lack subtlety, and neutral grayscale continues to be illusive. This workshop will address those issues. We will discuss printers, inks, papers, software and Photoshop techniques that can be helpful.

Students should bring prints that illustrate the problems they would like to address. The workshop will be taught at the K2 Press, Inc., studio so that demo printing with color and dedicated grayscale inksets can be included.

Bill Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Photocommunications and Area Coordinator of an undergraduate photography degree program at St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas. He is a contributing author to several books on business education for photographers, and the author of The Photographer's Guide to the Digital Darkroom (Allworth Press), the first textbook to bridge traditional photographic and digital photography practice. He has exhibited widely, with work in major collections, is an NEA-AAA photography fellowship grantee, and has been a workshop teacher and lecturer for over twenty-five years (Santa Fe Workshops, Maine Photographic Workshops, California Summer Arts, Anderson Ranch, and the Royal Photographic Society of Scotland, among others). Currently, Bill Kennedy is co-owner of K2 Press, Inc., a digital prepress and printing studio in Austin, Texas.
Tuition: $75
Class limit: 12

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Fine Print Auction
September 11
Auction at Davis Gallery
837 - W12 Street
6p-8:15p Auction Party and reception
7:15p Live auction of select prints

With over 80 prints being auctioned each year, the auction is an economical way to become of a collector of fantastic prints from the likes of Christopher Broughton, Nevada Weir, Kim Weston, Dan Burkholder, Kate Breakey, Chip Hooper, and Robb Kendrick, TPS publishes a color catalog which is mailed to members in advance. The catalog will be widely distributed and is available on our website for out-of-town bidders.

Auction donors as of July 25, 2009.

E. Lynn Baldwin

Houston

TX

Robert Sky Bradshaw

Santa Barbara

CA

Byron Brauchli

Xalapa, Veracrux

 

Kenny Braun

Austin

TX

Kate Breakey

Tucson

AZ

Patricia Brown

Austin

TX

Peter Brown

Houston

TX

Dan Burkholder

Palenville

NY

Susan Burnstine

Los Angeles

CA

Laura Calfee

Driftwood

TX

Scott C. Campbell

Longview

TX

Keith Carter

Beaumont

TX

Tom Chambers

Richmond

VA

Polly A. Chandler

Austin

TX

Richard Chepey

Corpus Christi

TX

Danny Conant

Chevy Chase

MD

Tammy Cromer-Campbell

Longview

TX

Kay J. Denton

Horseshoe Bay

TX

Faustinus Deraet

Austin

TX

D. Clarke Evans

San Antonio

TX

James H. Evans

Marathon

TX

Dennis Fagan

Austin

TX

Joan Gentry

Santa Fe

NM

Amy Holmes George

McKinney

TX

David H. Gibson

Dallas

TX

Steve Goff

Odessa

TX

Paul Greenberg

Dallas

TX

Kimberly Gremillion

Houston

TX

Martha Grenon

Austin

TX

J. Darwin Harrison

Austin

TX

Chip Hooper

Carmel Valley

CA

Robert Howen

San Antonio

TX

Todd Jagger

Fort Davis

TX

Sonia Katchian

Chapel Hill

NC

Lance Keimig

Pembroke

MA

Max Kellenberger

San Francisco

CA

Robb Kendrick

Laredo

TX

Don Kirby

Santa Fe

NM

Jack Kotz

Santa Fe

NM

Wayne Lambert

Colorado Springs

CO

Matt Lankes

Austin

TX

O. Rufus Lovett

Longview

TX

Charles Malone

Austin

TX

Elliott McDowell

Santa Fe

NM

Blue Mitchell

Portland

OR

Richard Newman

Pacific Grove

CA

Hank O?Neal

New York

NY

George Obremski

New York

NY

Richard Orton

Nacogdoches

TX

Richard Reynolds

Austin

TX

John Rogers

Austin

TX

Steven Rood

Valley Village

CA

Patricia Sandler

Los Angeles

CA

Nancy Scanlan

Austin

TX

Trish Simonite

San Antonio

TX

Victoria Smith

Austin

TX

Luther Smith

Fort Worth

TX

Aline Smithson

Los Angeles

CA

Terri St. Arnauld

Austin

TX

Amanda Stahl

Johnson City

TX

Ann Texter

Georgetown

TX

Susan Hayre Thelwell

Santa Fe

NM

Cole Thompson

Laporte

CO

Hiroshi Watanabe

West Hollywood

CA

Carol Watson

Blanco

TX

Sandra Chen Weinstein

Lake Forrest

CA

Gina & Kim Weston

Carmel

CA

Nevada

Wier Santa Fe

NM

Angilee

Wilkerson Denton

TX

Robert Kirk Williams

Denver

CO

Bill Wright

Abilene

TX

Frank Yezer

Austin

TX

 

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PHOTOTexas Raffle
September 11, 6p-8:30p
Great prizes

Win something great for practically nothing. The odds are 1,000,000 times better than the Texas Lottery that you can take home a great product for a mere $5.

You can’t lose. Remember, your money goes straight to member services like our great color catalogs, touring exhibits, workshops and more. Raffle Tickets may be purchased in absentia.

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The International Competition
September 4 – 29
Kirchman Gallery

Johnson City, Texas
Artists reception September 11, 5p-8p.

Each year the TPS National Competition is premiered. Now in its 18th year, photographers from around the globe have entered and been reviewed by such jurors as Anne Tucker, Roy Flukinger, Peter Halpert, Wendy Watriss and Arthur Ollman. Accepted entrants receive a color catalog of the exhibit, which is also mailed to galleries, museums and curators around the country.

Cash awards are provided for winners during a short ceremony at the opening.

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Exhibitions
In conjunction to official TPS events galleries around Austin host lectures and openings during the weekend. More than anything, PHOTOTexas provides a great opportunity to spend a few days seeing new work, getting fresh ideas and inspiration. It is a place to share and receive support from fellow photographers and a chance to meet some of the most accomplished people in the field.

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Previous PHOTOTexas Events

2007 Auction XIII Catalogue and Event Listing

2006 Auction XII Catalogue and Event Listing

2005 Auction XI Catalogue and Event Listing

2004 Auction X Catalogue and Event Listing

2003 Auction IX Catalogue and Event Listing

2002 Auction VIII Catalogue and Event Listing

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Last updated: August 7, 2009




Susan Burnstine
Visual Narratives
Workshops 25, September 12&13



Bill Kennedy
Mastering the Inkjet Printer
Workshops 25, September 13



Scott Martin
Digital Capture, Lightroom
Workshops 25, September 13



Susan Hayre Thelwell
Book Publishing
Workshops 25, September 13





©Ann Texter [Georgetown]
Auction image



©Chip Hooper
[ Carmel Valley, CA]
Auction image.



©Blue Mitchell
[Portland, OR]
Auction image.



©Kim Weston
[Carmel, CA]
Auction image.



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