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Virtual – Backyard Fine Art With Vincent Versace

June 1 @ 11:00 am - June 2 @ 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

If I Were A Raindrop ©Vincent Versace

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

Two Days – June 1st, & 2nd, 2022  From 11:00am – 1:00pm & 3:00 – 5:00pm EST 

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 two-day weekend 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. 

These classes 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.

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.*

Students will need:

  • Camera and lens capable of focusing close in (not Macro) 
    • Something like a, 105mm f1.4, 85mm f1.8 70-200.
  • Tripod: a strong tripod means all the difference. Ideally with an Arca Swiss mount and ball head)
  • Bag of citrus
  • Flower
  • 2 LG (> 24×20”) piece of White and Black foam board (or the equivalent.) 
  •  https://www.freestylephoto.biz/ or your local photo or craft store. 
  • One diffusion panel (a 7 in 1 Westcott) or a cheap less than 200 thread count sheet from a store. 
  • Water spray bottle (your laundry one is fine)
  • Woven place mats (dollar store variety) 
  • Cutting board
  • Ceramic bowls, colanders, wood bowls, etc.
  • These should be simple items that you might already have around the house used for making these images.  “Older used items photograph much nicer than new.”

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/

Before class starts: 

  • Look for an email invite to a Zoom workshop. If you do not receive one after the class has been confirmed, check your email’s junk folder or call 561-253-2600.
  • Make sure your device(s) are fully charged and you have a stable internet connection.
  • Install the latest version of Photoshop
  • If you have questions, concerns, or technical difficulties call 561-253-2600 or email info@workshop.org

Refunds and Cancellations

If you need to withdraw from a virtual workshop, please inform us at least 7 days before the day of class and we will refund your payment, less a 10% withdrawal fee. No refund of payments will be made if you do not notify us of your withdrawal 7 days prior to the start of class unless a replacement is found to fill your vacant space. If a replacement is found we will refund your payment less the 10% withdrawal Fee. Please note that no refund of any fees will be made for no-shows or withdrawal after a workshop begins.


June 1 @ 11:00 am
June 2 @ 5:00 pm


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June 1st, & 2nd, 2021


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