Tuesday, January 5, 2010


KARIN ROSENTHAL WORKSHOP: Transforming Realities: In-Camera & In Photoshop, Karin Rosenthal & Fran Forman, Instructors, Weekend of March 19-21 .

This weekend workshop is designed for photographers who want to portray intangible worlds of concepts, memories, and emotions, either by direct shooting or by combining layers of images. Drawing upon the experience of two established (but distinctly different) fine art photographers, this class is an opportunity to stretch and experiment with many new approaches and techniques.

Friday, January 1, 2010


SWANSONG ART FLICKR PHOTOS is a new group established to help review images from my blog assignments and other postings.  Hope you sign up and join the fun!  Here is the Link:


I have been working on my New Year's Resolutions and Plans.  January will be for finishing my 2009 copyrighting, keywording and setting up my 2010 catalog in Lightroom as well as streamlining some business and accounting issues. Starting in February:
A. I hope to refocus my blog on education.  Sign up for:
Monthly topics will include bi weekly segments to rotate among the following:
1. Lighting tutorials on topics such as glass and flowers still life portraits, people, nudes and general principles to include metering, color and white balance calibration, strobes and flash.
2. Basic to Creative photography exploring LR, PS, and plug ins.
3. Monthly assignments that will help us explore a theme or technique in more depth.

B. Shoot daily.

C. Set up my photography studio in Gloucester, MA -for portraits, commercial work and corporate clients.  We'll see!

D.  Teach always, whenever I can. I hope to set up monthly teaching sessions with plans for quarterly longer workshops - In Gloucester, MA or in AFRICA. Discounts for adults over 55 or those out of work always.
Plans for future Golden Oldies Boot Camp Safari's with equipment and technical support.

Email me your ideas, questions.  I will link to great sites and teaching opportunities.  Share templates for Lightroom.  Answer Lighting questions.  I will see the way it flows.  Help guide me.