FOTOfusion 2021 - Wednesday Schedule

500 series presentations: Free to everyone
600 series presentations: Free to Members and passport holders
Must pre-register for all events to receive a Zoom link.

Color Key

100 Series
200 Series
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

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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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
9:00am-10:15am 101 Using Digital Images to make one of a kind prints with Jill Enfield
Location: Virtual
9:00am-10:15am 102 Odyssey: Warriors Come Home by Brendan Bannon
Location: Virtual
10:45am-12:00pm 105 Fifty Years of Digital Art by Laurence Gartel
Location: Virtual
1:00pm-2:15pm 601 Big Magic: Life as Art by Keith Carter
Location: Virtual
2:45pm-4:00pm 109 Creating an Immersive Nature Photo Essay by Craig Blacklock
Location: Virtual
2:45pm-4:00pm 110 The George Floyd movement by Richard Tsong-Taatarii
Location: Virtual
4:30pm-5:45pm 113 iPhoneography: The Current State of Computational A.I. Photography by Jack H. Davis
Location: Virtual
4:30pm-5:45pm 114 The Emotion of Sports by Adam Stoltman
Location: Virtual

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

 Seminar 101

Using Digital Images to make one of a kind prints with Jill Enfield

©Jill Enfield

Using images from any camera to make digital negatives or positives to make one of a kind images is an exciting prospect for many people, especially as we are stuck at home during these times. Jill will go through the possibilities of what can be done even with limited space and no darkroom, while showing wonderful examples of images made with an iPhone and digital camera.

Location: Virtual

 Seminar 102

Odyssey: Warriors Come Home by Brendan Bannon

Combat veterans explore the journey home from war through photography.
Brendan Bannon will present the work of 37 combat veterans who were part of a series of workshops he created to give veterans the tools to explore the long road back from war through photography. 

The workshops resulted in a touring an exhibition and book of images made by combat veterans and published earlier this year.
“This project is a memorial to all of these soldiers built from their personal experiences and shared in a series of revelatory photographs. If you have come home from war or loved someone who has, you will recognize the intimate details of that journey in these photographs. However, these images are not just for combat veterans. They enable anyone who has experienced trauma and growth to see their own journey rendered with empathy in the experience of others.”- Brendan Bannon 

Final Odyssey book spread

Location: Virtual

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 105

Fifty Years of Digital Art by Laurence Gartel

Time marches on. You turn around and you reflect back. It's been a long and indefatigable career. For the last four years, I have been organizing the definitive encyclopedia of my career: Three Volumes: 500 pages per book. In this virtual lecture, I will go through the process of organizing and putting together such an extensive project. A look back from the beginning days in 1976 to the present, most cutting edge.

Location: Virtual

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

 Community Event 601

Big Magic: Life as Art by Keith Carter

©Keith Carter

Join Keith Carter for an exploration of the narrative, aesthetic, and historical aspects of image making. Discover or renew your creative spirit, and broaden the way you think about what constitutes meaningful work. Called a "Poet of the Ordinary" by the Los Angeles Times, and recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts, Keith Carter's haunting, enigmatic photographs have been shown in over one hundred thirty solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. A gifted and insightful teacher, Keith Carter is Regent’s Professor holding the Endowed Walles Chair of Art & Design at Lamar University in Texas where he was awarded the University's highest teaching honors; the Regents’ Professor Award and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Prize. Thirteen monographs of his work have been published, including the recently released Keith Carter-Fifty Years. Featured on the arts segment of nationally televised CBS Sunday Morning, Keith is the recipient of the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. His work is included in numerous private and public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, The National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The George Eastman House, and The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University 

Location: Virtual

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 109

Creating an Immersive Nature Photo Essay by Craig Blacklock

©Craig Blacklock

Whether presented in print or through still or video electronic delivery, photo essays expand exponentially beyond what a single image can convey. The best essays draw you in, immersing you within the world being depicted. The photographer guides you through an environment, presenting you with contextual landscapes, macro details, and often the wildlife inhabiting the landscape. While many nature photographers specialize, such as in bird photography, the photo-essayist must be proficient in all aspects of nature photography, and if self-publishing, must also understand layout and typography.

Craig Blacklock will share his techniques for planning and executing a nature photo essay, and show examples from his award-winning books and videos. He will also talk a bit about his experiences in self-publishing books.

Location: Virtual

 Seminar 110

The George Floyd movement by Richard Tsong-Taatarii

©Richard Tsong-Taatarii

The George Floyd movement began in Minneapolis and created a worldwide movement against police brutality. I will discuss how the protest movement began and the challenges of documenting the unrest that enveloped Minnesota.

Location: Virtual

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

 Seminar 113

iPhoneography: The Current State of Computational A.I. Photography by Jack H. Davis

©Jack H Davis

In this class Jack will give a rather geeky talk on the current state of computational photography and how it will change the way we shoot and process our photography (no matter the camera); now and in the future. Using samples from around the world while teaching for companies like National Geographic, Jack will speak on Apple’s latest state of the art iPhones and their software (which Jack beta tests); specifically on how the hardware side of the new larger sensors, longer lenses, better optical image stabilization, LiDAR sensor and smarter processors affect things like Detail, Tonal Range, Low Light capabilities and Zoom.

And from the software side jack will speak on how Apple’s (and third-party apps) latest HDR, Deep Fusion, Portrait Mode, Night Mode, and especially Apple’s new ProRAW file format is changing what’s possible with post processing. Even true handheld Infrared Photography (that’s right - even on a non-converted phone camera!) is now possible with these pocket miracles - come find out the how’s and why’s in this eye-opening presentation!

Location: Virtual

 Seminar 114

The Emotion of Sports by Adam Stoltman

©Adam Stoltman

Sports photography combines unique technical skills as well as an appreciation of athletic endeavor.  Using imagery as a gateway, we will explore the metaphorical aspects of sports which speak to the human condition.  Perserverance, discipline, focus, balance, teamwork, and transcendence are all themes which can be expressed visually through sports.   Combining personal anecdotes, technical knowledge and athletic awareness, this presentation of images will take viewers on a journey of human potential.  

Location: Virtual