Members’ Exhibition: See Your Photographs in a Museum in West Palm Beach!

23rd Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition 2019 by Katie Yates Submit to our photography competition! Selected work will be displayed in our beautiful museum space in downtown West Palm Beach! The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly announces the 23rd Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition. Annually, the exhibition is held in our museum space in downtown West Palm Beach. Have your art displayed in the same space as famous photographers from around the world. We have dozens of visitors a day and your work could be what they see next! Go global! The Members’ Exhibition will also be showcased on our website. How do you submit your work to our photography competition? It’s easy! First step, check to see if you have any great photographs to submit to this photography competition. This exhibition is open to photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional. We invite photographers working in all mediums and styles to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Nude images will not be accepted. Next, check to see your Palm Beach Photographic Centre Membership is current through through October 26th, 2019. A Palm Beach Photographic Centre Membership provides you with a lower workshop fee, more opportunities at our week long photography event (FOTOfusion), and you can submit to the Members’ Juried Exhibition. Renewing and updating your Membership is easy. You can do

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Learn Photographing on the Go and Mobile Editing with Shane Srogi’s New Photography Workshop!

Learn Photographing on the Go and Mobile Editing with Shane Srogi’s New Photography Workshop! Written by Katie Yates | All photographs ©Shane Srogi An auditorium full of curious photographers and Palm Beach Photographic Centre Members watched as the lights dimmed and staff photographer Shane Srogi began his live demo. This was at our Evening Lecture Series, where our impressive list of professional photographers, editors, and photojournalists, share their expertise and stories. From this lecture and the response from our audience, Shane developed a workshop: Breaking Away from the Desktop: Using Lightroom Classic, and Lightroom CC. A Photographer on the Move Shane Srogi has been photographing the American Landscape for decades. From the hazy Everglades to the vast indigo mountains of the American West, Shane uses his camera to photograph the unimaginable, the profound, the uncommon. He has developed and taught dozens of photography and editing workshops at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Shane teaches it all. Shane teaches workshops on the very basics of photography, learning to use your camera, and learning how to edit in Lightroom. He also explores West Palm Beach and South Florida with his students. Together, Shane and students explore downtown West Palm Beach, the Morikami Japanese Gardens, McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, just to name a few. He even takes students on the only iPhone Safari in South Florida.  

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Laurence Gartel Wows with Variety of Photoshop Workshops in April 

Laurence Gartel Wows with Variety of Photoshop Workshops in April by Katie Yates | All images ©Laurence Gartel  Don’t be overwhelmed! With today’s digital tools, anyone (with some help) can create beautiful works of art, usually right in their living room. Here’s your chance to learn from Laurence Gartel, the legend who taught Andy Warhol. Other celebrities such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake have collaborated with Gartel. Gartel is considered the “Father” of the Digital Art medium for over 34 years. He has won numerous awards and has been featured in museums across the world… and now he can be YOUR teacher! Gartel has a variety of Photoshop workshops offered in April which will fit any interest or need. Warm up with a creative workshop and expand your skills. Or step into our state-of-the-art West Palm Beach computer lab for a unique learning experience starting from scratch. If you’re new to Photoshop and want to learn more or have been using Photoshop for years and want to explore new horizons, check out these Photoshop workshops coming in April.  Did you know? Sign up for and attend two Photoshop Creativity workshops with Laurence Gartel and get $50 off. Sign up for and attend three Photoshop Creativity workshops with Laurence Gartel and get $100 off.  Photoshop Basics with Laurence Gartel Start here if you’re

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Photographers Travel to Cuba with Palm Beach Photographic Centre & Vincent Versace for Ultimate Photography Experience

Photographers Travel to Cuba with Palm Beach Photographic Centre & Vincent Versace for Ultimate Photography Experience by Katie Yates | All photographs ©Vincent Versace Photography Students Return from Trip to Cuba  Vincent Versace once again leads a group of photographers through the colorful streets of Cuba for a unique and unrivaled experience. They explored local neighborhoods few experience. They engaged in person-to-person activities with Cubans. They saw the everyday Cuba, the National Geographic Photographer’s Cuba. Ballet dancers, domino players, cigar rollers, and children enjoying ice cream, the photographers were presented with a buffet of imagery. With Vincent Versace guiding them, the photographers were able to capture images worthy of any gallery.    Vincent Prepares for Second Photography Trip to Cuba March 23 – March 31 While exploring this historic and cloistered island, photographers on the Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s ultimate experience will meet historians, teachers, artists, musicians, naturalists, and more. They will have the opportunity to capture this rapidly-changing island as it is today—antique cars and all.   Are you interested in visiting Cuba on this photographic journey with Vincent Versace?  Your experiences will be unique and you will be fascinated by the authenticity of each and every day. A one-of-a-kind experience, with access to Schools, Artists, Musicians, Ballet figures and dance schools, Sports figures, Artisans, a cigar plantation, rum factory

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FOTOfusion 2018 Instagram Giveaway!

Do you want a chance to win a free 100 series workshop at this year’s FOTOfusion 2018? We will be picking one lucky winner on January 16th. To Enter: 1. Follow us on Instagram @Palmbeachphotocentre 2. Tell us what you love to photograph in the comments section and tag three of your friends. It’s that easy! P.S. Those who participate will be entered into an additional giveaway at the end of the month! FOTOfusion 2018 is a digital photography festival running from January 23-27. In this unparalleled week of lectures, workshops, and photo shoots, students have the opportunity to learn with world-renowned photographers, editors, and photojournalists. You can see the full schedule by clicking here.  Get excited! The winner of this giveaway will have the opportunity to select one of the following FOTOfusion 100 series workshops listed below: 101 Pointing Your Camera In The Other Direction with Tim Rasmussen 102 Fine Art Infrared (IR) Photography in the Digital Era with Joseph Meehan 105 Women in Photography: Hire us! with Melissa Golden, Naomi Harris, Robin Schwartz, Daniella Zalcman, Judy Walgren, Moderator 106 Creating Photo Composites on iPhones & iPads with Seán Duggan 109 Get the Most Out of Your Portfolio Review with Mark Murmann 110 The NEW Mobile Photography Shooting and Workflow Options with Jack Davis 118 Finding your Way: Photography, Life and

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Take More Pictures: 10 Reasons to Make Photography One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Get Some New Gadgets If you’re a fan of technology, digital photography is a great way to plug into progress by acquiring nifty new gadgets, applications, software, and social media accounts. Whether you’re just taking pictures on your mobile device or jumping in with a new Digital SLR camera, there are plenty of lenses, equipment, gear, and tools that can improve your outcome and they are fun to use! Just ask the guys at the ProShop!   2. See the World Differently Photographers have the unique opportunity to explore and capture the world. To avoid seemingly cliche, photographers learn how to see the world differently, and capture the rare scenes in even everyday situations.   3. Photography is Full of Adventure No one adventures like a photographer! Whether it’s close to home or on the other side of the planet, photography gets you out and exploring!   4. Reach the Whole World with Your Photographs With the touch of a button, you can share your photographs with everyone in the world, starting with your friends on social media. Tap into current events, express yourself, tell the story of your community and culture—photography lets you do it all.   5. Photography Can Be Therapeutic!  There are many reasons why photography is good for your mind, body, and soul. Photographers

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FOTOfusion 2018: So Much To Explore

The final schedule for #FOTOfusion2018 is up and available on FOTOfusion.org. If you haven’t yet had a chance to look at the choices, you’re in for a treat. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store–there is so much to explore, from computer labs to photo shoots, studio workshops, panel discussions, and lectures. We even have location shoots with some of photography’s legends. If you’ve never taken a FOTOfusion workshop before, this is the year to do so. You will have the unique opportunity to network with other photographers, learn how to promote yourself and engage better with social media audiences. Meet your favorite photographers and discuss with them photography, methodology, and your work. This is an all-in-one rollercoaster of an experience for any photographer looking to expand their craft, vision, and toolkit. For those who seek to squeeze the most out of their experience, we recommend the Gold Passport. Register before December 31, 2017 for a special early registration price. GOLD Passport Includes: Be able to submit a portfolio for inclusion in FOTOfusion Student Portfolio Exhibition Unlimited 100 and 600-series Events (1) 200-series FOTOshoot (1) 300-series Computer Lab (1) 400-series Master Workshop 500-series Unlimited (6) Portfolio Reviews (minimum) All Fusion-Schmooze Parties Free Admission to Gallery Exhibitions Did you know? You absolutely do not need to be a professional

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Make the Most of Your Mornings: Photography Tips from Instructor Shane Srogi

  Photographing the uniqueness of morning light can be uplifting and inspiring.  There is something special about welcoming the first light of day.  That said, morning light is less predictable than evening light; don’t be discouraged by mornings that are less than spectacular.   1.  Get there early! Digital cameras are very sensitive to light and the predawn light can yield some lovely results. Set your alarm for a half hour earlier than you expect is necessary.     2. Know where the sun will rise. Use an app like Sun Seeker.  Be Ready! That sun rises quickly and the light changes from moment to moment.     3. Fog, Fog, Fog. Certain times of the year, fog is more likely. Make a note of when your mornings might be misty. Example: In Florida, watch for approaching cold fronts.     4. The stillness of morning. Some mornings are quiet and serene. The grand rivers of the west are snow fed and run quietly in the mornings. It takes a day of sun melting the mountain snows to cause them to turn into rushing torrents.     5. Keep photographing until that sun rises past 20 degrees in the sky. As the sun rises and the fog burns off, the light reveals the hidden details of the land. By mid-morning, the

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Interview with Artist in Residence, Rachel Brown

The final workshop with our Artist in Residence, Rachel Brown, was offered today (October 25, 2017). We so enjoyed having her teach at the Centre! If you missed being able to take a workshop with her, take the time to read our interview with her below! Rachel Louise Brown makes responsive work based on interactions with the unfamiliar. She observes the world as a stage, exploring alone and occasionally populating the images with willing strangers. Through these interactions, Brown endeavors to question the construction of society and to give a platform for the people and places that come before her lens. Rachel Louise Brown graduated from the Royal College Of Art in 2011 (MA photography), following a critical certificate in photography in 2009 (School Of Visual Arts, NYC) And BA (Hons) Photography (London College Of Communication) in 2008. Brown has exhibited and completed artist residencies internationally and is currently working on a solo show at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, opening in 2018. Alongside her practice, Brown is photography director of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country (UK editions) and regularly mentors students at UAL. She has previously worked for Steven Klein (production), British Vogue (freelance picture editor) and British photographer, Tim Walker (studio manager) Q: What motivates you as a photographer? RB: Creating a body of work that makes

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Palm Beach Photography Workshop Explores Farmers Market 

by Katie Yates    One thing we like to say at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is, “Yes! We have a workshop for that!” Our impressive workshops cover every interest and every skill level. Many times, people are taking our classes in preparation for a trip. Regardless of your destination, we want you and your camera to be ready for whatever you come across! If you’re trying to capture that unique, jaw-dropping photo, you need to go where there is beauty, action, and vibrancy. Marketplaces have all this within a safe stroll—and you can sample great local food while you’re at it!    Maybe you want to explore the bazaars of Istanbul or neighborhood fruit stands in Italy. Nothing gets to the meat of a destination quite like their marketplace. The fish slingers at the Tokyo seafood auction, the leisure of an Edinburgh sidewalk market, the glistening produce at a Swiss farm stand—these speak for the people and the indescribable quality of a place.  They’re more than long lines and tired tourist traps. Of course, American farmers markets and flea markets also tell a story. They’re just waiting for the right photographer!   The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is very lucky to be located in the heart of West Palm Beach. We’re right in the middle of the hustle and bustle

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