Our friends at United Photo Industries are some of the hardest-working folks in town, and they're the organizers behind one of the biggest photo events in New York, the three-year-old Photoville. Mixing exhibition spaces, workshops and talks, screenings and presentations, industry-canoodling and a terrific beer garden, the Photoville world of repurposed shipping containers is like an out-of-body experience.
Located on the southern tip of the extended Brooklyn Bridge Park across from Pier 5 and Atlantic Avenue, Photoville is a two-week event September 18-28, 2014, and we're proud to be participating in the workshop and lecture series for the second year. Last year's workshops were tons of fun and we got some great feedback from students who really enjoyed the classes. This year we're offering two workshops which, like all events at Photoville, are absolutely FREE. Check em out:
Breaking Into Fashion | SAT Sep 27th 4:00 - 5:30 pm
With Justin William Lin and Patrick Ibanez
Becoming a fashion photographer can be a glamorous gig, but it’s a notoriously difficult industry to break into. As in most artistic careers, only the very top performers get the recognition to become an established name and book the biggest and best-paying clients. But if you’re starting out and you love fashion, you’re probably looking for a way in, and fortunately there’s more ways to get a foot in the door than ever.
In this seminar, we’ll be discussing the overall landscape of fashion photography and how it’s changed over time. We’ll talk about the ins and outs of assisting, developing your style, portfolio reviews, and provide valuable tips and insights gained from years of experience shooting fashion editorial and advertising campaigns. We’ll also break down some of the new methods of getting noticed, like using social media to carve out your audience and increase your visibility.
Is Film Dead? Analog Photography In A Digital Age | SUN Sep 28th 6:00 - 7:30 pm
With Justin William Lin and Lucia Rollow (Bushwick Community Darkroom)
For some of us, growing up in an analog world and seeing it rapidly shift to a digital one has been an exhilarating, and sometimes overwhelming, journey. As digital cameras have taken dramatic leaps forward in just about every area imaginable, one is left to wonder what is the role of analog film these days. Is film obsolete? Are the days of film over?
Before attempting to answer this question, we should first look at the differences between Analog and Digital, in terms of quality and characteristics (some highly subjective!), as well as their process, feel and cost. Each medium has a “”look”” and the gap between the old and new technology in terms of that look is still quite significant. Join us for a presentation designed to change the way you think about Digital precision and the hazy world of Analog.
Also noteworthy: BKC instructor Alan Winslow will be presenting a photo installation of his ongoing portrait and interview project of Millenials (with collaborator Morrigan McCarthy) called The Geography of Youth. Stay tuned for more information tomorrow!