FOTOfusion 2017 - Thursday Schedule

Color Key

100 Series
Seminar
200 Series
FOTOshoot
300 Series
Computer Lab
400 Series
Master Workshops
500 Series
Lecture Demo / Computer Lab / FOTOshoots
600 Series
Community Events
700 Series: Free to Public
Portfolio Review / Technology Center
Special Events

>CLICK HERE for a description of the different types of events.

Note: Schedule is subject to change due to the busy schedule of our presenters. Changes will be posted at all sites during the week.

* FOTOshoot times indicate time that field trip leaves from The Centre and time that FOTOshoot ends at the location.  Please arrive at the Centre at least 15 minutes before departure time.  All FOTOshoots leave from Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s courtyard at indicated starting time. The FOTOshoot will end at the time indicated and additional time should be allowed to return to the Photographic Centre before your next event.

Thursday, January 26, 2017
8:00AM-11:00AM 209 Nature's Way of Laughing: Portraits of Flowers with Vincent Versace
Location: Courtyard
8:30AM-10:00AM 117 Covering Sports for Today's Market
Location: City Commission Chamber
8:30AM-10:00AM 118 Creating Photo Composites on iPhones & iPads with Seán Duggan
Location: Flagler Room
8:30AM-10:00AM 305 Removing Photo Flaws with the Clone Tool and Healing Brushes
Location: Digital Lab 1
8:30AM-11:30AM 413 Adobe Camera Raw - Retouching, HDRs, Panos and Video Enhancing Miracles with Jack Davis
Location: Digital Lab 2
9:30AM-10:30AM 607 Camera Ready: The Polaroid 20x24 Project with John Reuter
Location: Library Auditorium
10:30AM-12:00PM 121 From Amateur to Pro
Location: City Commission Chamber
10:30AM-12:00PM 122 Photographing the Runway at Fashion Week with Theano Nikitas
Location: Flagler Room
10:30AM-12:00PM 306 Into the Eye of the Sun with Lewis Kemper
Location: Digital Lab 1
10:30AM-12:30PM 210 Meaningful Personal Portraits with Jennifer McClure
Location: Courtyard
11:00AM-12:00PM 608 The Photo Editor/Photographer Relationship; the Process behind Making a Story with Erika Larsen and Kurt Mutchler
Location: Library Auditorium
11:00AM-1:00PM P3a How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Client or Gallery, with Debbie Bondulic
Location: Library 3rd Floor
11:30AM-2:30PM P3 FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews
Location: Library 3rd Floor
12:30PM-5:30PM 414 Portraiture with J Tomas Lopez
Location: Studio
1:00PM-2:00PM 609 Greatest Hits with Albert Watson
Location: Library Auditorium
1:30PM-4:30PM 211 Capture the Action of a Polo Match with Adam Stoltman
Location: Courtyard
2:00PM-5:30PM 415 Photographing Wildlife with Strobe: Meet Your Florida Neighbors with Karine Aigner
Location: Courtyard
2:30PM-3:30PM 610 Sony Tips and Tricks with Hector Parayuelos
Location: Library Auditorium
2:30PM-4:00PM 125 How Do You? --- Everything You Wanted to Know But Never Had the Chance to Ask
Location: City Commission Chamber
2:30PM-4:00PM 126 Walk on the Wild Side – The Joys of Wildlife Photography with Ron Magill
Location: Flagler Room
2:30PM-4:00PM 127 Analyzing Client Contracts with Todd Bigelow
Location: Clematis Room
2:30PM-4:00PM 307 From Almost To “Wow!”/Lightroom+Photoshop with Jean Miele
Location: Digital Lab 1
2:30PM-4:00PM 308 Creating Powerful Panoramic Photography with Dennis Dimick
Location: Digital Lab 2
2:30PM-5:00PM 212 Photograph ‘Models And Art Cars’ With The Artist with Laurence Gartel
Location: Courtyard
4:15PM-5:15PM 611 Going Against the Tide with Robert Farber
Location: Library Auditorium
4:15PM-5:15PM 612 The 2016 Election in photos with Morrigan McCarthy, Ruaridh Stewart and Mark Murrmann
Location: City Commission Chamber
6:30PM-9:30PM S3 FOTOfusion Awards Dinner
Location: Other

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Descriptions

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 FOTOshoot 209

Nature's Way of Laughing: Portraits of Flowers with Vincent Versace

Portraits of Flowers

Additional Fee: $20.00

Join fine art master photographer Versace on location at an Orchid farm, as he shows you how to photograph his favorite subject – flowers. Learn the secrets of the master, how he sees, and what he looks for, as he guides you in creating lovely flower portraits of your very own.

©Vincent Versace

Location: Courtyard

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

 Seminar 117

Covering Sports for Today's Market

with David Bergman, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Gary Hershorn, Joe Meehan, William Snyder; Moderator Brad Smith

Join a distinguished panel of photographers and editors who have covered every major and minor sporting event in the world as they discuss how they have evolved over the years to accommodate the needs of the ever changing market. Learn tips of the trade from the experts in the field.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 118

Creating Photo Composites on iPhones & iPads with Seán Duggan

Learn the creative possibilities for making photo collages and composites on iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices. Seán will share some of the best apps for making collage or composite images, including ones that allow layers and masking techniques, and demonstrate his processing workflow and how some of his mobile composites were created.

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 305

Removing Photo Flaws with the Clone Tool and Healing Brushes

with Julie Adair King

Find out the secrets to professional retouching results in this hands-on computer lab, led by Photoshop author/instructor Julie Adair King. Learn to use Photoshop’s Clone tool and Healing Brushes to perfect everything from blemishes to intrusive background objects. King will show you how to use the right tool settings and techniques for flawless results.

Location: Digital Lab 1

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Master Workshop 413

Adobe Camera Raw - Retouching, HDRs, Panos and Video Enhancing Miracles with Jack Davis

Join award winning photographer--author Davis to inspire and empower you with the creative possibilities in Camera Raw! Now there are powerful features in ACR that allow a huge amount of "polishing" your images to be done right there! With more Quality, Flexibility and Speed than in Photoshop. From HDR combining, tone-mapping, panorama stitching and haze removal, glamour skin softening, eye and teeth enhancing, and skin color unifying. Special effects like high key b & w, selective hand tinting, cross-processing and changing depth of field can be done with the latest ACR - without using a single Layer! Now that ACR is a filter within Photoshop, all of this power can be used on ANYTHING opened in Photoshop - including VIDEO! Seminar 110 is a pre-requisite for this workshop.

Location: Digital Lab 2

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

 Community Event 607

Camera Ready: The Polaroid 20x24 Project with John Reuter

At the heart of the Polaroid 20x24 project these past 36 years, Reuter was Senior Photographer and later Executive Director collaborating with artists as diverse as Chuck Close, Joyce Tenneson, Mary Ellen Mark, William Wegman, Elsa Dorfman, David Levinthal, Tim Burton and many others. Last year he announced the project would end in 2017 as the film stock is finally running out. Join John as he explores the origins of the project and the early artists who defined the medium and built careers around it. Working on a documentary titled “Camera Ready,” tracing the project’s history through interviews with artists, critics and key Polaroid people, John will present an exclusive look at the film in progress with never before seen footage.

Location: Library Auditorium

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 121

From Amateur to Pro

with Carol Guzy, Jill Enfield, Scott Mc Kiernan, Michelle Pedone, Ami Vitale; Moderator Cynthia van Roden

Learn how this group of professional photographers got their start. Hear about their mentors, biggest challenges, and their first assignments compared to where they are now. 

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 122

Photographing the Runway at Fashion Week with Theano Nikitas

Go behind the scenes for a glimpse at the excitement—and challenges—of capturing models as they walk the runway. Ever wonder what it’s like to photograph the runway at Fashion Week and how to gain access to shows? Learn how to prepare for a fashion show, what equipment (and settings) to use along with some post-processing tips and more. 

Location: Flagler Room

 Computer Lab 306

Into the Eye of the Sun with Lewis Kemper

“Mama always told me not to look into the eye of the sun…But mama, that's where the fun is” Bruce Springsteen.

Since photography’s beginning, photographers have been battling dynamic range and contrast, especially when pointing the camera into the sun. Digital has changed that. With HDR (High Dynamic Range Imagery) you can point into the sun without issue. Lewis will demonstrate how to get realistic images using built in HDR in Lightroom and Camera Raw, as well as using the “Merge to 32 bit plug in” from HDRSoft.com and Photoshop’s “Merge to HDR Pro.”

Location: Digital Lab 1

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 FOTOshoot 210

Meaningful Personal Portraits with Jennifer McClure

Learn how to connect with your subjects in a truly collaborative way as McClure guides you through the process of creating a portrait out of a picture. Develop the ability to create more intimate images with sensitivity and awareness as you learn techniques to help personalize your portraits.

Location: Courtyard

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Community Event 608

The Photo Editor/Photographer Relationship; the Process behind Making a Story with Erika Larsen and Kurt Mutchler

A behind the scenes look at the process that unfolds between photo editor and photographer throughout the duration of a story, including research, photography and editing and a look at the final show as seen by the editors at National Geographic. National Geographic Senior Science Photo Editor Mutchler and photographer Larsen will discuss the collaboration on their story, Science of Belief, for the December 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine.

Location: Library Auditorium

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 Portfolio Review / Tech Center P3a

How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Client or Gallery, with Debbie Bondulic

A great opportunity to have a personalized half hour session with experienced editor, and successful photographers’ representative, Debbie Bondulic. You will receive up to date constructive information to help shape your portfolio for your clients.

For more info see the Portfolio Review Page

Location: Library 3rd Floor

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

 Portfolio Review / Tech Center P3

FOTOfusion Portfolio Reviews

Bring your portfolio for top photographers, picture editors and other pros in the business to evaluate your work. 

Portfolio reviews are available Wednesday through Saturday, from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Register 1 day in advance for each portfolio review. If there is availability, you may sign up the same day. Times may vary, so consult the individual daily schedule for exact times.

You may request a portfolio review with a specific artist. To schedule a review with a specific artist, go to the portfolio review area to see the schedule. Please do this before the artist's schedule fills up. Individual artists are scheduled for certain day(s) and time(s) and are only available when they are scheduled.

Location: Library 3rd Floor

12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 Master Workshop 414

Portraiture with J Tomas Lopez

Lecture, FOTOshoot, Review in Computer Lab

Ansel Adams famously compared the photographic process to music, with the negative being the score and the print the interpretation or playing of that score. With that said, it makes sense to understand that to adhere to an obstinate philosophy that cropping, restaging, burning, dodging, blurring is heresy or somehow not kosher is absurd. Picasso said that “an artist makes the lie believable”. In this workshop we will take the portrait through a rigorous evolution. Beginning with the shoot, which will take into consideration the possible manipulations that are possible in post production to editing the image and finally to the fine art print. This workshop will give participants an excellent re-learning of Fine Art Portraiture.

Location: Studio

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Community Event 609

Greatest Hits with Albert Watson

Our 2016 FOTOmentor

One of the world’s most successful and prolific photographers blending art, fashion and commercial photography into stunning images, Albert will discuss his amazing career and favorite moments. Among his numerous honors is an Order of the British Empire (OBE) granted by Queen Elizabeth II, and the Centenary Medal of the Royal Photographic Society, both for his lifetime achievements and contributions to photography. His distinctive images and iconic celebrity portraits have been featured in countless international publications, including 100 Vogue covers and in galleries and museums worldwide. 

Location: Library Auditorium

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 FOTOshoot 211

Capture the Action of a Polo Match with Adam Stoltman

Join Adam Stoltman, a 30-year veteran sports photographer, and former deputy picture editor for Sports Illustrated, on a live sports shoot. Learn to anticipate action, hone your reflexes, and sharpen your skills at a Palm Beach area polo match. Receive on-site instruction in how to cover the action first hand. Afterwards, there will be a review and discussion of the images produced. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend a live event with this veteran of 10 Olympic Games and countless other sporting events worldwide!

Location: Courtyard

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 Master Workshop 415

Photographing Wildlife with Strobe: Meet Your Florida Neighbors with Karine Aigner

MYN (http://meetyourneighbours.net/) is an international conservation/nature photography project using photos of plants and animals to help people discover the wildlife in their own communities. By photographing life on a white background in a specific way, the project celebrates the "not always so iconic" life we live side by side with, but rarely pay notice to. A lecture will introduce the project and how the field studio works. The 'studio' is easily made--the key ingredients are two off camera flashes, and a piece of plexiglass. One can take this set up anywhere; it's portable, easy, and fun to use. You will learn how to capture a creature, photograph it, and release it with as little stress as possible. Then we go to a sanctuary, a preserve, or even a backyard, bringing our ‘studios’, and make images in the field. On Friday we meet to review and talk about post production.

Requirements: You will need two strobes and a transmitter to fire them off camera, or need to know how to use one strobe to fire the other, and a macro lens.

Location: Courtyard

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 Community Event 610

Sony Tips and Tricks with Hector Parayuelos

Sponsored by Sony

Did you know you can customize your Sony camera’s operations and button layout? Ever wonder what HDR, Eye-AF and silent shooting are? How about using downloadable camera apps or the built in live-view smart remote on your phone? Learn all about these and understand the advantage of Sony’s E-mount lens system. Discover how to navigate your menu & functions like a power-user too. Join Sony Photo Specialist Hector Parayuelos for all this and more!

Sponsored by Sony

Location: Library Auditorium

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 125

How Do You? --- Everything You Wanted to Know But Never Had the Chance to Ask

with Mike Davis, Tom Kennedy, Robert Pledge, William Snyder, Joyce Tenneson; Moderator: Evan Jane Kriss

Ask the Editors, Ask the Photographers - Workshops are a great place to learn, to network, to get ideas and to get inspired, a unique opportunity to connect with industry professionals with experience as diverse as it is impressive. Tap into this expertise, and ask advice from a panel of editors and photographers who will field your questions, help you find answers, from how to get hired to how to properly execute a photo shoot, or anything else you always wanted to know.

Location: City Commission Chamber

 Seminar 126

Walk on the Wild Side – The Joys of Wildlife Photography with Ron Magill

Learn how to get the best out of wildlife photography while having the time of your life!  Ron will show you how to get the most with what you have while learning that wildlife photography can be enjoyed by anyone with a yearning for adventure! Photographing polar bears in the arctic, lions in the Serengeti, or backyard butterflies, Ron has captured wildlife in a way that has inspired people worldwide.

Location: Flagler Room

 Seminar 127

Analyzing Client Contracts with Todd Bigelow

Get valuable insights how contracts can impact your business in positive or negative ways. Using real, redacted client contracts learn which sections photographers should carefully scrutinize to see if they are acceptable, need amending or are not in your best interest. Find out the standards and trends in the business today.

Location: Clematis Room

 Computer Lab 307

From Almost To “Wow!”/Lightroom+Photoshop with Jean Miele

Take your pictures from “Almost” to “Wow!” We all use the same tools but some photographers produce consistently exceptional work – by understanding how to transform what’s in front of the camera into a stunning photograph. In this 90-minute hands-on computer lab Miele will share his Photoshop & Lightroom secrets for creating stronger, more striking images, and help you take your work to the next level.

Location: Digital Lab 1

 Computer Lab 308

Creating Powerful Panoramic Photography with Dennis Dimick

Producing high-quality multi-image panoramic images is easier than ever before. Long-time National Geographic photo editor Dennis Dimick will show recent panoramas he has produced from land and from airplanes. He explains how he approaches his subjects and uses Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software to merge digital images into dramatic panoramic views. He will explain how photographers, with a bit of planning and practice, can successfully produce powerful panoramic images.

Location: Digital Lab 2

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

 FOTOshoot 212

Photograph ‘Models And Art Cars’ With The Artist with Laurence Gartel

Additional Fee: $40.00

Laurence Gartel’s one-of-a-kind Art Cars were the showcase of the 113th New York International Auto Show. And now, in this exclusive FOTOfusion® FOTOshoot, you have the rare opportunity to spend time with the artist, while photographing models with his unique cars. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate, in pictures, these works of art!

Location: Courtyard

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

 Community Event 611

Going Against the Tide with Robert Farber

 

Robert Farber takes you through the evolution of a non-traditional career path…from the provocative to the pensive and sometimes controversial.  From the beginning of his career, where he sold his photography on the street, to how it evolved into a career of paralleled growth in fashion, beauty and fine art. Little did he know that this would be the start of a challenging, but rewarding career; one where he would forever be going against the tide of a conservative American mentality. Farber’s story and images will inspire and entertain you.

Location: Library Auditorium

 Community Event 612

The 2016 Election in photos with Morrigan McCarthy, Ruaridh Stewart and Mark Murrmann

Behind-the-scenes of the 2016 election, from the photographers and photo editors on the front lines, Mark Murrmann, photo editor Mother Jones. Morrigan McCarthy, Politics Photo Editor, the NY Times and Ruaridh Stewart, News Director ZUMA Press.  Get insight on covering the marathon presidential race, what photographers go through to get the photos that tell the campaign story, and what editors are looking for when sorting through thousands of images.

Location: City Commission Chamber

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

 Special Event S3

FOTOfusion Awards Dinner

Each year, the PBPC Awards Committee selects a photographer to receive the FOTOmentor Award in honor of his/her lifetime achievements in the world of photography.  Among the previous recipients of this prestigious award are Ruth Bernhard, Bill Eppridge, Laurence Gartel, Ralph Gibson, Duane Michals, Arnold Newman, Gordon Parks, Sebastiao Salgado and David Rubinger.

FOTOmentor Award

ALBERT WATSON, 2017 FOTOmentor Award recipient, is one of the world’s most successful and prolific photographers, blending art, fashion and commercial photography into stunning images. Named one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time by Photo District News, his many honors include an Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Queen Elizabeth II, and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal for lifetime achievements. His iconic images and celebrity portraits have been in countless international publications, including 100 Vogue covers, in galleries and museums worldwide, in advertising campaigns for major corporations and he has directed over 100 TV commercials and published five books. Watson’s unique visual language and single-minded commitment to perfection have made him a world renowned photographic master.

Golden Career Award

TBA

Admission $100.00

Location: Other