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In Person Backyard Fine Art with Vincent Versace

September 22, 2022 @ 9:30 am - September 24, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Vincent Versace

Backyard Fine Art

 It is a Small World After All  

“If you want a rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.”

                                                                                      -Stephen Wright

Where to focus on the why to of how, when your focus is Fine Art.

September 22 to 24


Sometimes all it takes is slowing down to the speed of life that allows us to see the bigger picture of the world around us. I have found that one of the biggest life lessons is that there is just as much grandeur in a simple plainness, the confines of our backyard, as there is in a sweeping gesture like the Grand Canyon or the Taj Mahal.


The goal of this workshop is to see a small moment in a big way, to learn the considerations needed to capture that moment, and how to create an image from that capture to a file ready for output. It’s taking that moment “that takes you” and making it into an image that causes others to accuse your expression of being “Art”. Simply put, the focus is shooting and then editing images ranging from single capture to multiple captures as we explore just how big a small world is. 


The workshop will be a shooting intensive/shooting theory intensive workshop with the focus being primarily on capturing and documenting the “art” to be found as close as your backyard. Because in reality, you do not have to travel to faraway and exotic places to create beautiful images. A breathtaking image is as close to you as just opening the back door.


NOTE: we will be working in the studio of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and depending on circumstances on the ground potentially in the field.


We will endeavor to explore the tools, from the expensive to simple, affordable solutions, the capture techniques, from complex to simple, and what considerations you need to make at the point of capture to generate files to create images that will take the viewer the way the image took you.


*Please note Lightroom will not be harmed in this workshop though that cannot be said for other Adobe products and other image editing software.*


Backyard Fine Art Students will need:

  • Camera and lens capable of focusing close in (not Macro)  Suggested lenses, 105mm f1.4, 85mm f1.8 70-200mm 2.8.
  • Tripod: a strong tripod means all the difference. Ideally with an Arca Swiss mount and ball head)

Note:  See examples of the equipment if you have a question don’t be afraid to ask first.  

We will be working in the updated versions of Photoshop, please have it installed and opened at least once. 
Adobe Photoshop demo can be downloaded at Link.  https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Vincent will also be demonstrating Helicon Focus  https://www.heliconsoft.com/software-downloads/


Refunds and Cancellations

For workshops at the Centre, all deposits will be refunded IN FULL if a workshop is canceled. If you decide to withdraw from a workshop, please inform us at least 30 days before the first day of class; we will refund your deposits, less a $100 withdrawal fee. Our obligations to the professionals who teach at the Centre dictate that no refund of payments will be made to you if you do not notify us of your withdrawal 30 days before the start of the workshop (120 days for travel workshops). In the event that a replacement is found to fill your vacant space, all payments, less the withdrawal fee will be refunded. No refund of fees will be made for no-shows or for withdrawal after the workshop begins. Membership fees are non-refundable.



September 22, 2022 @ 9:30 am
September 24, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Vincent Versace

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In Person Backyard Fine Art with Vincent Versace


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September 22-24, 2022

Space limited to 8 participants.


Palm Beach Photographic Centre
415 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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(561) 253-2600