May 24, 2006
June 11-16, 2006
Special guest instructor–Andrew Rodney,
author of Color Management for Photographers
After 30 years of taking photographs with various medium format analog cameras, Greg Gorman has now fully transitioned his photo studio into the world of digital photography. Greg has now decided to share his knowledge of digital photography in a more intimate setting by conducting quarterly workshops.
Greg talking about lighting in his Mendocino Studio.
Having built a studio adjacent to his home in the Northern California town of Mendocino*, Greg has the perfect venue for teaching these workshops. The picturesque coast, the redwood forests, the vineyards, and the local sites offer an amazing backdrop for photography students.
Opening dinner, prepared by Greg Gorman.
Greg’s workshop features a guest speaker of the week and gifts from many of his digital sponsors. The week begins on a Sunday evening with a “meet and greet” dinner at Greg’s home, cooked by Greg himself. During this time Greg becomes acquainted with his students by reviewing their portfolios and familiarizing himself with the focus and needs of the attendees.
The weekday sessions consist of camera demos including setup and download, color management, editing techniques, Photoshop lessons, fine art printing techniques and actual printing of images for all students.
The workshop provides two models and the students have the opportunity to shoot both in studio and on location at one of the many locales nearby. The students can choose to shoot portraits, nudes or landscapes.
For evening entertainment, Greg provides two wine tastings during the week. Being a wine enthusiast, Greg invites one of his winemaking friends to pour the class some excellent vintages.
During the week there is a group dinner at The Albion River Inn, a famed local restaurant. To wrap up the week on Friday evening, there is a slideshow of the student’s images from throughout the week along with dinner and a presentation of gifts for certain achievements. A final review on Saturday closes the workshop.
The schedule offers plenty of time for working, discussions and learning.
The workshop provides: two models, paper and ink, printers, daily lunches and beverages, color management tools to calibrate monitors, two dinners and two wine tastings, as well as a certified Adobe guest instructor.
The students are required to bring: their portfolio, digital camera (power supply and battery), flashcards, and a lap top computer with OSX or PC equivalent and a mouse.
*Mendocino is located north of San Francisco (the closest airport). The drive time from San Francisco to Mendocino is three hours. We can offer hotel referrals and transportation suggestions.
Greg Gorman Digital Workshop with special guest, Andrew Rodney
Scheduled for June 11-16th , 2006
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About Greg Gorman
(Excerpted from a commentary by Peter Weiermair, Director, The Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria)
“Gorman is part of the classical tradition. During the 1970’s and 80’s, he concentrated heavily on details of facial features like eyes, etc. In recent years Gorman has attained the consummate mastery of light and lighting which also distinguishes the studio photography of Horst P. Horst, G. Hurrell, and George Platt Lynes. In Gorman’s studio portraits, the play of light lends faces and bodies to ethereal quality as if they glowed from within. His work looks back on a long tradition which has evolved from early 20th century fashion and portrait photography.
His photographs have the quality, a mark of all great portrait photograph, of allowing the subject to unfold his or her own personality in front of the lens. We should always bear in mind that photography began as alchemy, a magical process. Particularly in the field of portrait photography, where the here and now is caught and transfixed, it has retained that magical quality. Most of Gorman’s subjects are people in the public eye, actors, artists and architects, people in the public at large. We experience them only in films and in the icons of photographic illustration. They and their bodies are figments of our imagination in a modern mythology. Photography is the projection of a figure, evoked, it is true, by reality yet, like all photographs, these are, in reality, fiction.” –Peter Weiermair