During this two-week workshop we will explore the creative process of digital photography. Monte Castello di Vibio offers us a wealth of extraordinary landscape vistas and the people of this historic 12th century hill town will be some of the most interesting portrait subjects an image-maker could ever hope to shoot. These subjects include traditional stonecutters, vineyard workers, truffle hunters, butchers and olive grove workers, just to name a few. We will be experimenting with many facets of photography including color, black and white, creative compositions, lens choice, street photography techniques, digital post-production and printing, which will culminate with an exhibition at the Arts Center. We will also be going on two, day trips to Rome and either Siena or Perugia, exploring those great cities offering new vistas to photograph.
Participants will need their own laptop and digital camera (capable of changing lenses for more creative opportunity). It is also recommended (but not necessary if you use other image editing software) that you have Photoshop already installed on you laptop before arriving. Photoshop tends to be the industry standard and we can use it to give our images the polish and vision we are looking to create.
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Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland, Christopher Myers received his BFA in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has been a successful published photographer since 1999. A recipient of five Maryland State Art Council Awards for his fine art photography, an ADDY® Award for his commercial work with Harley Davidson Motorcycles and several awards for his editorial and magazine photography; his work has taken him to Russia, Eastern Europe and Iceland and his images are in the collection of the Reykjavik Museum of Photography in Iceland and the Baltimore Museum of Art. His editorial, lifestyle, and advertising clients include Harper Collins Books, New York Times, DeWalt Tools, National Geographic Traveler, Playboy and Baltimore and Style magazines. Chris is most excited by creating unique portraiture, underwater images and engaging street photography, when not photographing his wife and two daughters, Tilly and Josie.