Free Lectures on Wednesdays, 7:30pm
© Bill Antalek

Lecture Series


Palm Beach Photographic Centre presents its 29th annual Lecture Series, our annual lecture series featuring the nation’s leading photographic and digital artists, who are at the Centre to conduct workshops as part of our Master Artists Workshops program. Beginning at 7:30 PM each Wednesday during the season, the week’s workshop presenters speak openly about their work and its development, or on topics related to their workshop. Unlike any other program in the region, the Lecture Seriesis a casual opportunity to hear and meet such artists as Dan Burkholder, Lewis Kemper and Vincent Versace, among dozens of other leading figures in America’s photographic community. The program is free to members of the Centre and open to the general public. Presenters are confirmed each week in advance of their workshops and lecture appearance. Please call the Photographic Centre with any questions and to confirm a particular lecturer at 561.253.2600. As always we look forward to seeing our members and to meeting new faces at these enjoyable and informative artist talks.

Free Lectures at the Photographic Centre
© Bill Antalek

Held each Wednesday evening from February through March. Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.

West Palm Beach Library, 3rd Floor Auditorium
(above the Palm Beach Photographic Centre)
411 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Enter through the library and take the elevator to the third floor. The lecture room is through the doors you will find on the third floor, straight ahead, toward the back of the library.

Free to Members
$10 to General Public

* Minimum credit card charge is $25

2015 Lecture Schedule

The lecturers each week are one or more of the instructors who are teaching classes at the Centre that particular week. To confirm that a particular presenter will be lecturing, please call the Centre before the lecture at 561.253.2600.

Tentative Schedule


Vincent Versace


Julie Adair King
Let Julie Adair King, author of several Dummies Guide to books, show you automated and manual Photoshop adjustments for dealing with lens distortion -- convergence, vignetting, color fringing, etc. Learn techniques that are new to Photoshop and a few of the old school options many people don't know exsist.

In Julie's lecture she will cover:
• Removing vignetting
• converging vertical lines,
• keystoning, and more

Bring pencil and paper and be ready to learn new ways to fix your images.


Jean Miele
Creating the World We Want with Jean Miele
“We all want peace. We want a world where the oceans are restored, the rain forests thrive, and the great forests and deserts remain unscathed. We all share the deep-seated longing for clean air and water, and for balance in the global ecosystem. As landscape and nature photographers, our work reflects this yearning – a desire to remember that this is the only planet we’ve got, and we’re all in this together.”

In this artist’s talk, Jean “Gino” Miele will present photographs from Norway, Iceland, and all over the U.S. He’ll also share his thoughts about how our job as photographers is to create the reality we want, and to help people see the stars again – metaphorically and actually.

To find out more about Gino's work, please visit and


John Reuter
Chuck Close in the 20x24 studio.
Camera Ready: The Polaroid 20x24 Project
John Reuter, the Executive Director of the 20x24 Studio will lecture on the origins and early history of the Polaroid 20x24 Project. John has been involved with the studio since 1980 and has worked with artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Joyce Tenneson, Chuck Close, Mary Ellen Mark, William Wegman and Elsa Dorfman among many others. John has been working on a documentary film about the project since 2014 and will be showing clips and stills from the work in progress. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a first hand account of a legendary chapter of photographic history!


Jeffrey Totaro

JEFFERY TOTARO: Join architectural photographer Jeffrey Totaro from the Philadelphia area for a review of his work. Jeffrey is a former architect and engineer turned photographer. He will discuss his work as a photographer and describe all aspects of shooting architecture from camera and lighting choices to logistical concerns. Jeffrey will show several examples of his recent work and discuss how the images were made.

Jeffrey's website:


Laurence Gartel

Laurence Gartel known as the “father” of digital media will discuss what took place the last year from producing the Grammy Statue for the Grammy Awards, to creating the Art for the Newport Jazz Festival, NASA MMS Launch at Kennedy Space Center, Dragon Observatory in Texas, New Hampshire State Art Car, Los Angeles LA Street Art Fair, Visionary of the 3D Print Show, Solar Powered Satellite Art Truck in Germany and Official Artist of the Monaco International Film Festival. Mr. Gartel is proof that photography and digital art is alive and well.


Shane Srogi
American Landscape: Celebrating 100 years of the National Parks Service through Photography with Shane Srogi.

The National Parks have inspired Photographers since the advent of Camera. Shane will present a brief history of Landscape Photography from the Classics by the Masters to the Modern Contemporary Landscape. Drawing on 20 years of Photographing the Parks with 48 States under his belt Shane will outline his approach to realizing an image from capture to print plus some fantastic secret locations and best times of year to visit.

Celebrate the National Park’s Centennial through your Photography!

Shane Srogi has been a Professional Fine Art Landscape Photographer for 20 years, he is the Senior Staff Instructor at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and their Master Printer.


Lewis Kemper
"My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal"

Come along on this multimedia adventure of still and video images captured from land, water and air. Experience over 300 images of scenery and wildlife Kemper encountered over the course of a year. Explore the urban wilderness and learn how the healing power of nature can make a difference in your life. See River Otters, Great Blue Herons, American Mink, Green Herons, Canada Geese, Mule Deer, Egrets and more as Kemper shares his year long adventure with you!


Dan Burkholder
(To be held in the PBPC studio)

In lieu of our Wednesday Night Lecture, PBPC will host a portfolio review session to help members prepare for the Member's Show Juried Exhibition submission process. This event will be held on the 2nd floor of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in the studio. Guests are welcome to attend as observers, but only PBPC members may have their work critiqued by our Managing Director, Art NeJame. Members may bring a body of 10 images for review on a thumb drive, CD or as prints.


PBPC Co-Founders Fatima and Art NeJame

Fatima and Art will present a lecture on the history of photography and engage in a lively discussion on the subject with attendees!

This is the last of the 2016 series.

Lectures start at 7:30 pm.


This schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information, or to confirm presenters and workshops, please call 561.253.2600