FOTOfusion 2021 - Saturday 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.

Saturday, February 20, 2021
9:00am-10:15am 149 Nature in Your Own Neighborhood by Robin Loznak
Location: Virtual
9:00am-10:15am 504 Which Sony Camera is Right for me? by Ranieri Palavicini
Location: Virtual
10:45am-12:00pm 153 Procreate 5X for Photographers by Jeremy Sutton
Location: Virtual
10:45am-12:00pm 154 The Personal Project - From Part-time to Art Gallery by Mickey Strand
Location: Virtual
1:00pm-2:15pm 604 The Photographic Poem by Richard Blanco
Location: Virtual
2:45pm-4:00pm 157 Tips & Tricks for Pushing your iPhoneography - including shooting Infrared! with Jack H. Davis
Location: Virtual
2:45pm-4:00pm 158 Photography: Form, Content and Function by J. Tomas Lopez
Location: Virtual
4:30pm-5:45pm 161 2020 in New York City - In a Time of Covid by Gary Hershorn
Location: Virtual

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

 Seminar 149

Nature in Your Own Neighborhood by Robin Loznak

©Robin Loznak

Robin Loznak is a contract photographer with the international editorial photo agency ZUMApress. His work is regularly published regionally and around the world.
When COVID-19 stopped the world in its tracks, almost all photo assignments not involving the pandemic or civil unrest also came to a halt for Robin. With time on his hands and a trunkload of gear gathering dust, Robin redoubled his effort to capture the wildlife and nature within a few miles of his western Oregon home. Robin set the goal of capturing at least one image every day worth sharing on his social media and with the world through ZUMApress. He missed a few days, but one reader on his photo blog ( ) commented, “seeing your amazing photos pretty much every day has provided major sustenance for me through this challenging time.”

With a long career in photojournalism, Robin always attempts to bring his storytelling abilities into his nature pictures. He’s on the lookout for moments and interactions.
Capturing animals in their wild habitat is important, but he draws the viewer into his images and helps humanize the creatures by adding just a dash of anthropomorphism.
Besides showing his work from the year, Robin will talk about his techniques, strategies, and gear.

Location: Virtual

 Event 504

Which Sony Camera is Right for me? by Ranieri Palavicini

©Ranieri Palavicini

Join Sony Imaging Specialist Ranieri Palavicini and see which Sony Mirrorless camera is the best for portraiture, sports, landscape, wildlife, video, macro, and most importantly see what is the right camera and lens for YOU! Register Today for this class and let Sony and The Pro Shop for Photographers help take your images and your expectations to the next level!

FREE to everyone, ZOOM LINK to event:

Location: Virtual

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

 Seminar 153

Procreate 5X for Photographers by Jeremy Sutton

@Jeremy Sutton

Paint it, draw it, adjust it, transform it...just some of the cool artistic ways you can use your photos in the app Procreate 5X on the iPad. In this primer Jeremy will introduce you to one of the most powerful drawing/painting apps on the iPad and share some tips and ideas for having painterly fun with your photos.

Level: All levels - Requirement: iPad or iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Procreate 5X app

Location: Virtual

 Seminar 154

The Personal Project - From Part-time to Art Gallery by Mickey Strand

©Mickey Strand

How to get your work from idea to the art gallery? “Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.”―Vince Lombardi

We will roadmap the Personal Project Path: 1. Define your project, its duration, and the end goals; 2. Growing your project, doors open & close every day, moving forward takes only one Yes; 3. Define the major players, it takes a village to raise your project. You need connections for shooting, display, editing, and your support group moves you forward; 4. The finish line, the last mile can be the toughest but the most rewarding. This last step includes reviewing, editing, printing, mounting and hanging the project for its final presentation. Sometimes projects take years to mature so it helps to love your project.

Location: Virtual

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

 Community Event 604

The Photographic Poem by Richard Blanco

Join Richard Blanco for a conversation on the marriage of poetry and photography based on his book, Boundaries, a collaborative project that features photographs by contemporary landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler together with Blanco’s poems; together, they investigate various sociopolitical various issues that shadow America. Blanco will discuss their creative process as well share his poems alongside Hessler’s photographs. A lively and informative session for photographers who are interested in combining their work with poetic words, for lovers of poetry, as  well for those who what to further their understanding of poetry.

FREE to everyone, ZOOM LINK to event:

©Jacob Bond Hessler

Location: Virtual

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

 Seminar 157

Tips & Tricks for Pushing your iPhoneography - including shooting Infrared! with Jack H. Davis

@Jack H Davis

A talk by Jack Davis on the more practical aspects of what it means to be photographing with a super-computer that’s in your pocket 24/7. Starting with the essential iPhone settings and camera interface options that allow for our instant (and often miraculous) captures, Jack will then dive into specifics on what’s possible with all this new tech in the areas of Landscape, Portrait, Night, Pano, Zoom, and one of the most challenging areas of photography (for any camera): Infrared.

For those who have never bit the bullet and got a camera converted to be able to shoot in this magical invisible spectrum, now may be your time to “test the waters” with the phone that you already own. Since the storytelling contrast of IR comes from the chemical reflectivity of the subject matter (specifically, elements like foliage, sky, skin, water, and buildings), it makes for dramatic shots even when our dreaded mid daylight is at its worst. Thus making it a great travel shooting option to have when you’re out and about. Come prepared to pick up a million tips & tricks that you’ll use every day in this fast-paced demonstration with Jack.

Location: Virtual

 Seminar 158

Photography: Form, Content and Function by J. Tomas Lopez

There are many different ways to evaluate, judge and critique images. The purpose of this process is to develop a mental discipline of seeing, analyzing and discussing images. It is not sufficient to say, 'I like this ' or 'I don't like that'. You should be able to discuss the technical, philosophic, compositional and aesthetic reasons why the image appeals to you as well as the reasons for the success or failure of a particular work.
Using photographs from history and Pulitzer Prize winning images; this seminar will articulate a clear methodology to follow that sheds light on the way that images function within different genres and themes.
Five aspects will be discussed: 
1. Technical quality- Is it a good image? How is it good? What makes it good?
2. Subject Matter- What is being addressed? We will insist that you verbalize it!
3. Content- How is it being addressed? What probable intent did the photographer have?
4. Context- What does it mean to you as audience?
5. How does the image function to the target audience? Is it successful?

Location: Virtual

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

 Seminar 161

2020 in New York City - In a Time of Covid by Gary Hershorn

©Gary Hershorn

2020 was certainly a difficult year in New York City. While so many photographers spent the year documenting the Covid-19 pandemic inside the city, I tried to show off the city from the outside looking in and from the inside with empty streets. The pictures I shared across social media were well received by followers around the world. People who were New Yorkers that left the city because of the pandemic, people who previously had moved away, people who have been here before and canceled trips back to the city, and people who just dream of making their first trip to New York all shared their thoughts with me about how they were living their New York experience in 2020 through the photos I posted. So many people commented about how the photos were beautiful and gave them hope that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Let's look back at the images from the pandemic year and see how the city looked different from any other year.

Location: Virtual