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Successful Photo Safari by Miguel Gómez in New York City

Thank you to Miguel Gomez for offering such a wonderful experience to participants of the Photo Safari in New York City on September 25th and 26th, 2010.  His goals were well achieved. He wanted to capture as much emotion and excitement as the city has to offer and the group did. Focus on composition, lighting ideas and exposure were some of the topics covered.

It was an interesting time for all who participated, not only because the wonderful walk but to discuss ideas, share ways of seeing this wonderful city and meeting people.

The day started off with a meeting at Central Park’s Columbus Circle (59th Street), the walk went up to the center of the Park up to the famous Dakota Building, famous location for movies and John Lennon’s last home in NYC and then visit the world famous Strawberry Fields the garden made in his remembrance) and Bethesda Fountain.

The idea was to take a breath of fresh air from the hectic New York City pace, which we fully embrace on Sunday.

Wonderful people and beautiful weather were the highlights. Thank you to Rosemary Nardone, Pat Badolato, Paloma Portillo for participating in the workshop and to Joseph Corrado for joining us for lunch and sharing his insights and food photography tips!

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To read the workshop review of Rosemary Nardone please visit NYC Style & a little Cannoli

To read the workshop review of Pat Badolato please visit Mille Fiori Favoriri

Registrations are open for the coming up Photo Safari in New York City which will take place on October 23rd. For more information please click HERE.

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Photo Safari in New York City on September 25th and 26th

Photo: Miguel Gomez

Whether you are familiar with a location or not, Safaris make great photography experience! The upcoming two day photo safari scheduled to take place in New York City on September 25th and 26th will work very similar to a walking tour, with the added value that participants will be led by photographer Miguel Gómez and will make you see the city with different eyes. So regardless if you live in New York City, are in the city for a weekend visit, as a student, this will be a great adventure which will leave great photographs for your memories.

The safari is intended for participants with beginning to advanced amateur skills and will include visit to locations such as City Hall, Central Park, Rockefeller Center & Surroundings, among other stops and visits.

Photo: Miguel Gomez

About Miguel Gomez: Miguel has worked for numerous clients and commissioned and personal projects in Great Britain, the U.S.A., Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Argentina, Costa Rica and Colombia. As an active member of the photographic and artistic community, Miguel’s work has been exhibited in several galleries and is part of private collections.

Before completing his University studies, Miguel was already shooting extensively for high-profile magazines. He provided work for almost every major publication in Bogotá, Colombia -for more than 5 years-, and for advertising agencies as Lowe & Partners, Bates and Ogilvy. His photographs were featured in the most important magazines and his work has covered fashion, portraiture, architecture, stills and reportage. Below some of the companies Miguel Gómez has produced material for and galleries where his work has been exhibited.

Marqas La Riviera
Ogilvy & Mather Publicaciones Semana
SoHo Fucsia
Destinos Rolling Stone
Axxis Klaus Von Appen
Phaidon Beluria
Shambalah Casa Editorial El Tiempo
Architectural Digest Amarti
ASOS / London Malvern House
Cowboys & Indians Magazine Don Juan
Lowe & Partners / SSP3 Pegatex
Pastas La Muñeca Rexona
Congelagro Fundación de Música
ETB SSA / Bates
HMC Architects Seguranza
Lamy Pavco
Alpina Michelin
Axe B.Book
3cero2 Cachivaches
Renault Cromos
Bavaria Lie Down I Think I Love You / London
Inmakulate Kushion Ltd.
Mark Halford Fotomuseo
Fundación Santillana Para Iberoamérica Galería El Garaje
Giancarlo Mazzanti Kult Magazine / Milano
Estilo / Fedco Glaxo Smith Kline
Artisan Life Sterling

In addition, Miguel lectured on different levels of photography at Bogota’s top universities for seven years before traveling to U.S.A. and Europe to focus on his personal work and expand his international experience.

Photo: Miguel Gomez

Date: September 25th and 26th, 2010

Time: From 10am to 5pm

For more information and to register: Click HERE

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Digital Food Photography in Siena, Italy

When? October 11th through October 16th

Where? Siena, Italy

 

Art and Cooking is an International Center of Language, Art, Culinary and Italian Culture in Siena. It was founded in Siena in 1979 and since that time, it has welcome students of a wide range of nationalities and all ages. The School has been officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education. Since 1990, it represents the Siena Committee of the nonprofit cultural organization Societa Dante Alighieri. Founded in Rome in 1889, it’s aim is to promote and sustain the knowledge of Italian language and culture throughout the world.

View of Siena
Effort and dedication has been put into the design and promotion of this very unique course which combines Italian Culture lessons, Tuscan Culinary and Food Photography lectures and workshops.
Digital Food Photography: A professional food photographer will showcase his food photography workshop that will take your photography skills and love of food to another level. During the workshop, he will teach you the fundamentals of food photography  and will include exposure, lighting, food and prop styling and different composition techniques which will greatly advance your food photography.  Topics to be discussed include: Lighting set-ups for studio and location shooting, camera and lighting equipment and post-production skills.
Photo By: Alessandro Guerani

Food Styling: In understanding how to style food, participants will work with a professional food stylist so they can actually see unstyled and styled food “through the lens of the camera” and understand the impact of an artfully-styled plate. Various tools, tricks, and techniques used in food styling will be covered. Your styled work will also be photographed professionally so you can see how your newly acquired skills greatly enhance your food images. Participants will also be able to photograph their work.
Gastronomy: This part of the program will develop the participant’s attitudes to their optimum potential and gives them a professional approach to Tuscan cuisine. The courses foresee culinary sessions at professional level for different food areas. Emphasis is put not only on the preparation of a wide variety of versatile dishes, but also on the study and use of essential extras such as wine, spices and olive oil. The cooking sessions are the perfect combination for the Food Styling and Food Photography, some sessions will be combined to offer the utmost of this experience.

Highlights of the Program:
• Italian Culinary classes with professional Chefs
• Lecture/workshop on Digital Food Photography (includes PhotoSafari in Siena and Florence)
• All Italian language levels available.
• A fascinating program of educational and sightseeing visits to places of interest such as a vineyard, wine cellar, local food market are included in the course, as is the participation in a social activity program
• Available One to One Photo Critique & Tips, Private Digital Photography Tutoring and Portfolio Build and Review. (Additional fees apply).

Cost:
With Social and Extracurricular Activities USD $2,040
Without Social and Extracurricular Activities USD $1,637

Includes:
– Registration
– Classes
– Workshops
– Daily lunch

Accommodation ranges from 150 Euros per week (homestay with daily breakfast) to 750 Euros per week Hotel without meals.

To book your course please RSVP here or email: info@businessprojects.us

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English & Photography Program in New York City – Featuring Johnna Brynn Bockover

Johnna Brynn Bockover is an international photographer who has been invited to teach a series of set of Photography Workshops at Language Studies International – New York as part of the unique opportunity English and Photography Program which will take place from September 13th through October 1st, 2010.

I am that all or nothing type of person, so I love what I do and do it with all of my         heart. I believe in capturing the essence of a person, and sometimes that means            capturing the part they may have yet to see. I believe I am on this earth to give,            encourage and call forth destinies and sometimes that is by way of an image. And sometimes, my clients discover who they were meant to be, after seeing a photo I captured of them.”

Portrait & Interiors Photography: A general overview on portrait and architectural interiors photography will be given showing examples of photos and how to go about shooting this type of photography.

Lighting, composition, location scouting and various other factors to take into account will be explained as well as general camera and lighting techniques.

Landscape and Exterior Photography: A general overview on landscape and architectural exterior photography will be given showing examples of photos and how to go about shooting this type of photography. Perspective, composition and various other factors to take into account will be explained in this course.


Events and Leisure Photography: This will be mainly a hands-on course  in which the students will be taken to an event to photograph and walk through the streets of Manhattan taking photos.


In all courses, students will be encouraged to shoot pictures. Pointers will be given before, during and after the shoots on how to better one’s imagery and photographic skills.

For more information you can contact: nyc@lsi.edu


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