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“Jason Gray: On Street Photography, Walking St. Louis and Vivian Maier” with Jason Gray
March 24th, 2018
Street and urban landscape photographer, Jason Gray will present on his experiences photographing all over St. Louis City through the last five years as the Founder and Director of Photo Flood Saint Louis, the history of street and urban landscape photography, as well as, the rise and photographic significance of Vivian Maier’s body of work.
“Vivian Maier Developed: The Real Story of the Photographer Nanny” with Ann Marks, Author
March 3rd, 2018
Ann Marks is a retired New York business executive with an expertise in research-driven behavioral understanding and a passion for genealogical mystery. After viewing the documentary, Finding Vivian Maier, she was inspired to unlock the background and family history of the elusive photographer. Marks is the only person in the world that has been given access to over 140,000 of Maier’s images to search for biographical clues and insight. Her findings have been covered in the worldwide press and a biography entitled Vivian Maier Developed, tracing the arc the photographer’s entire life with her pictures.
“Legends, Icons, & Celebrity: The Photographs of Harry Benson” with Robert George
January 13th, 2018
Robert will discuss the photographs of Harry Benson.
“Photoshop: Layering Techniques” with Michael Swoboda
December 16th, 2017
Michael will demonstrate various creative and professional methodologies of compositing and layering in Photoshop. Application of these methods are in service of commercial photography, digital imaging and editing, animation, restoration of damaged images, and in the generating of more expressive results such as modern Pictorial-style images. Bring your computer to practice learned methodologies after lecture!
“Photographing the Architecture of St. Louis” with Richard Sprengeler
December 9th, 2017
Photographer Richard Sprengeler will give a talk on his most recent project photographing St. Louis. He has spent the last two years photographing St. Louis with a variety of cameras, from an I-phone and 35mm digital to 4×5 and 8×10 inch view cameras. Topics will include 35mm shift lenses, view cameras, perspective control, viewpoints, lighting, photoshop techniques, and digital printing.
Snake Medicine: Sacred Earth Sites with Scott Angus
December 7th, 2017
Snake Medicine is a moving and insightful tour of the sacred sites of the American Landscape, and a visual diary of the author’s journey across America.
Jan Greenberg presents “Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon”
November 30th, 2017
A Neal Porter Book
“The Secrets of Great Photography” with Edward Crim
October 14th, 2017
A great writer once said, “The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.” For the photographer, that frame is the camera’s viewfinder and what you leave out of the image you make is just as important as what you include. Composition, subject, contrast, moment, etc.; these are some of the things that go into the making of great photos. This class is carefully prepared with plenty of illustrations of how all of the elements of a photograph work together. Come ready to think!
“Traveling with a Camera or Two” with Carl Valle
September 23rd, 2017
Carl Valle will speak on how to get your gear to travel locations and back, what to take and what to leave, demonstrate camera setups, tricks to avoid disasters, and more.
“The Life of Frida Kahlo” with Lauren Johnson
June 20th, 2017
Lauren will focus on Frida and her art, and will bring in Frida’s relationship with Diego for some background.
“Your Art Should Reflect Your Heart, Not Your Windows” with David Coblitz
June 17th, 2017
David will discuss various printing methods that eliminate reflections from your photographic prints. These would include printing on Sintra/PVC, Aluminum Di-Bond, Canvas Giclees, as well as traditional museum glass. He will also provide the best local sources He has found for printing on each material & bring some samples to show & touch.
“Portrait Photography” with Robert George
June 3rd, 2017
Beginner Level Through Intermediate
Is there anything more interesting than the human face? In this fun and fascinating lecture on the art of portrait photography, Robert George will present photographs of people encountered on recent assignments. He will discuss what makes a good portrait and how to improve the images of people you photograph, whether at a birthday party or something more posed and formal. You’ll recognize many of the faces and we’ll talk about how portrait photography has evolved and what the future may hold. Mr. George will review basic portrait techniques any beginner can learn and you will be making better people photographs the next time you venture out with your camera. All levels welcome.
“STL World’s Fair Glass Plate Photos” with Margie and Karl Kindt
May 20th, 2017
The Kindts will be presenting a slideshow of 1904 World’s Fair glass negative digitized images on May 20th to the International Photography Hall of Fame. This program includes zooming in upon the amazing detail that these 8×10 glass plate negatives provide once digitized.
“The First Century of Photography in China” with Maris Boyd Gillette
May 6th, 2017
Maris Boyd Gillette’s groundbreaking study tells the story of China from its origins in 1004 to the present day.
“Let us now Praise Famous Men” with Susan Stang
April 22nd, 2017
Let us now Praise Famous Men, the great classic of image/text collaboration by author James Agee and photographer Walker Evans, was published in 1941. It represents an attempt to document the lives of three tenant families through photographs and words, based on time both spent in Alabama with these families during the summer of 1936. It is an unusual book with a unique structure. It attempts to use words in an experimental way to express truth. For some, it is a book that keeps trying to begin without success and many find it hard to read without some guideposts to help them through. I have read and have taught this book many times. She will speak about its history, its context and its structure and offer some thoughts on how to read it.
“A Matter of Faith” with Stan Strembicki
April 8th, 2017
Rebuilding the Faith Based Community in the Lower 9th ward of New Orleans 2005-2016