Thursday, June 21, 2007
Palm Springs Photo Festival May 6-11 2007
The Palm Springs Photo Festival, located in the exclusive, sun-capital of Southern California, offers the rare chance of meeting one-on-one in an informal, social situation with famous photographers, magazine editors, museum curators, art directors and photography educators. Attendees can sign up for portfolio reviews throughout each day of the 4-day event as well as study with master photographers and attend informative seminars and symposiums with influential industry experts.
Our program is built around the following elements: workshops, seminars, symposiums, portfolio reviews, evening presentations and nightly meet & greet parties at the Korakia Pensione Pool. The idea for the festival is to allow attendees to meet and interact with the invited participants throughout an intensive five night, four day festival.
The FINE ART PRINT WALK (Open to the public as well as attendees) begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 6. Over 20 important fine-art photographers will present their prints for sale at Korakia Pensione. Among those invited are Eikoh Hosoe, Jock Sturges, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Antonin Kratochvil, Michael Childers, Jim Marshall and Henry Diltz.
Our workshops take advantage of the unique surroundings of Palm Springs, California, known for it's mid-century modernist architecture (Architecture Photography with Juergen Nogai), desert and oasis wilderness (The Desert Landscape with Robert Glenn Ketchum), the unique Korakia Pensione and other wonderful locations for our Outdoor Conceptual Portrait & Nude Workshop (Japan's Grand Master Eikoh Hosoe), and The Fine Art Nude Workshop with Jock Sturges. We offer most of our workshops as four-day classes, and attendees are welcome to move from one class to another should they desire. Several interesting one-day classes are offered on the Documentary Photo Essay (Antonin Kratochvil) and Documentary Photography (Colin Finlay) and a fabulous portrait lighting class with Michael Grecco.
One-on-one Portfolio Reviews, in 20-minute increments are offered throughout each day by experts. This is where you can show your work to museum curators, collectors, art directors, editors, leading photographers, educators, gallery owners, reps and others who can offer you a valuable critique and advise. This is one of our most popular features.
Our seminars offer hands-on and lecture-style classes in using Digital Cameras, Color Management and Workflow for the Professional Photographer, Using the new Adobe Lightroom Software, How to get your Photo Book Published, Photography & the Internet (promoting your work on the net), Advertising Photography: A Primer for Success, Focus on Profits: A Guide to Managing Your Business and Secrets of Stock. These seminars are for serious amateur and professional photographers alike. Even if you are a beginner, you will learn valuable tips and shortcuts from the pros in our seminars.
The Palm Springs Photo Festival offers one major symposium daily to which all attendees are invited. We have invited industry experts from museums, galleries, auction houses, art schools and manufacturers in addition to leading photographers to sit on panels and discuss vital aspects of the photography world. Our symposiums are designed to stimulate and educate photographers by enlightening them in honest, forthright discussions on subjects central to our careers.
Each evening, after dinner, we reassemble beneath the stars on the grounds of the spectacular Korakia Pensione to watch career-encompassing slide presentations by world-famous photographers, followed by our nightly poolside get-together parties. We project the finalist's slideshows from our popular contest each evening. The winner will receive a state-of-the-art Canon printer. The Palm Springs Photo Festival encourages you to attend the entire festival. Much care has been taken not to schedule overlapping seminars so that attendees may attend workshops, or attend our seminars and schedule portfolio reviews during the days, then attend our special symposiums each afternoon and the evening presentations after dinner each evening. Every attendee will have ample time to schedule portfolio reviews including those enrolled in workshops. Of course, if your schedule doesn't permit staying for the entire program, attendees may attend the workshop, seminar or symposium and reserve portfolio reviews for those days you are able to come.
Palm Springs is only a two hour drive from Los Angeles, Ventura County or San Diego and boasts an international airport with connections to many major cities.
DON'T MISS IT! REGISTER NOW and RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOMS (travel and hotel accommodation information at http://www.palmspringsphotofestival.com/ ) or call 800- 928-8314!
An Opening Reception begins at 6:00 pm. Get to Palm Springs early and take a swim or schedule a massage if possible.
See you there!
Cofounder / Director