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New 6-month pre-visualization workshop starts on February 1st!

This workshop is geared from the serious amateur to the professional photographer interested in improving their skills and is the prerequisite for the one-year advanced study Pre-Visualization Workshops. Members from Dischler’s current and previous six-month and one-year Pre-Visualization Workshops continue to receive public recognition for their work in juried and non-juried local, regional, national and international art and photography exhibits.
  • For more details on the workshop, click here
  • To see the session dates and sign up, click here

California Avenue Photo Walk on January 18

“If you can see your feet, you can see a photograph,” stated Edward Weston. If you open your eyes and observe your surroundings, you will discover exciting and unique images right where you walk.

We invite you to experience a Walkabout adventure during a one-day workshop. Bring one camera with one lens—or a cell phone—along with a healthy dose of enthusiasm, curiosity and humor.

Richard will serve as a guide, and other members of the original RDPW will be available for one-on-one coaching. Afterward, there will be an image review and critique.

So, come have some fun, and see where this journey takes you.

The Richard Dischler Photo Workshops is in its ninth year and continues to break new ground in the field of photographic education. Members from Dischler’s workshops continue to receive public recognition for their work in juried and non-juried local, regional, national and international art and photography exhibits.

Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 11:30am to 2:30pm.

Meet at 220 California Ave, Suite 115 A/B, Palo Alto, CA.

Fee: 30.00 for non members. Register here.

Members are encouraged to attend. Especially those walking on suggested walks.

Richard Dischler Photo Workshops (RDPW): Discovering, Enhancing, Refining Your Photographic Vision

RDPW is also not your traditional camera club. It’s a journey into yourself to discover, shape, enhance, refine, and define your own, unique photographic vision. This journey, led by esteemed photographer and instructor Richard Dischler, is destined to provoke, inspire, frustrate, excite, and energize your creative interpretation of the eyes/mind/heart. The role of this workshop is to help each participant discover and further develop and advance his or her own photographic vision, with an emphasis on the art of seeing. The end goal is The Print.

Owning a pen doesn’t make one a writer any more than owning a camera makes one a photographer. It takes more than the instrument to make the artist. It takes innate talent, discipline, desire, and vision, combined with an intimate relationship with and understanding of your camera.

Like a writer with his first draft, the writing needs editing, refining, shape, and vision. The same could be said for photography. Raw talent often needs to be inspired, shaped, molded, encouraged, and enhanced.

We always start each year with The Walkabout. If you really open your eyes and observe your surroundings, you will discover exciting and unique images right where you walk. We invite you on this unique journey in Palo Alto on California Avenue on January 2020. Bring one camera—or a cell phone with built-in camera—and a healthy dose of enthusiasm and curiosity. Richard Dischler will serve as a guide, and other members of the original RDPW will be available for one-on-one coaching. It’s a great way to get introduced to the RDPW journey.

The general RDPW sessions are comprised of small groups of photographers, creating an environment that encourages each one to share images, ideas, and technical knowledge as well as create new friendships and excite fresh adventures into their art. These groups are now part of a larger community of photographers now numbering over 100 members.

Members use a wide variety of cameras, lenses, and printing equipment from various manufacturers, and they use an equally wide variety of paper, printing to an unparalleled level of quality and expertise. Once members have assembled a portfolio of images, Richard Dischler guides the photographer through a disciplined process of developing The Print to the highest form of excellence.

Again—still and always—the end goal is The Print.

Through their workshop journey, these photographers all work diligently toward developing their own, unique photographic voice, which is expressed in a captured image. From there, the image is finally rendered digitally according to one’s inner vision, which invites the quest for creating a final, developed Print. This quest involves a rigorous process wherein each photographer advances his or her development skills—using Adobe Lightroom—to refine and
render the image into a finished print that is measured against the most exacting standards established and promoted by the RDPW. When complete, these images deserve an honored place on a wall—not to disappear into the ether.

The Richard Dischler Photo Workshops have delivered unparalleled mentoring and guidance to its numerous participants—from beginners to advanced levels of skill. Workshop participants will notice a marked difference between what RDPW offers and what is available at the typical “camera club.” On the surface, the difference may be subtle, but it is profound. The result: over time, each participant discovers his or her own, unique photographic voice, which is far
more satisfactory than mimicking someone else’s vision.

Furthermore, these workshops have developed into a strong, supportive, knowledgeable community of outstanding photographers, many of whose work has been published or hangs in museums or private collections. Members become friends, hang out and meet at coffee shops or restaurants, share ideas, and solve creative and technical challenges.

The RDPW model is truly unique and unparalleled in our area and, maybe, across the country. Join the group. Beware: you are likely to become more aware, and your vision more acute and focused.

Members of the RDPW have received public recognition for their works in local, regional, national, and international juried and non-juried art and photography competitions, exhibits, and publications.

The Workshop is now into its 12th year. As a result, virtually every one of our members has received an award in a juried competition, showing in museums, publications, and other exhibit venues throughout the country in 2019. From recent members to those who have been involved since its inception, in 2019 alone, those listed below have earned a variety of accolades that deserve recognition—a pattern than has been repeated since our beginning. For a visual trip through the list of earned awards and member photographers, please visit the Gallery page at www.Richarddischler.com.

New sessions and classes will begin in January 2020. For more information on the Workshop and upcoming Walkabout, please visit www.Richarddischler.com.

Richard Dischler Photo Workshops
220 California Avenue
Suites 115A/B
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Email: richard@richarddischler.com

Walkabout in Palo Alto, December 14

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11:30am-2:30pm

220 S. California Avenue, Suite 115A/B
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Fee: $30 for non-members

“If you can see your feet, you can see a photograph,” stated Edward Weston. If you open your eyes and observe your surroundings, you will discover exciting and unique images right where you walk.

We invite you to experience a Walkabout adventure during a one-day workshop. Bring one camera with one lens—or a cell phone—along with a healthy dose of enthusiasm, curiosity and humor.

Richard will serve as a guide, and other members of the original RDPW will be available for one-on-one coaching. Afterward, there will be an image review and critique.

So, come have some fun, and see where this journey takes you.

The Richard Dischler Photo Workshops is in its ninth year and continues to break new ground in the field of photographic education. Members from Dischler’s workshops continue to receive public recognition for their work in juried and non-juried local, regional, national and international art and photography exhibits.

To sign up, click here.

Black & White Photography by Jay Bergman

Dates: November 21, 2019 – January 21, 2020

Light emerging from shadow
Order emerging from chaos
The extraordinary emerging from the ordinary

Redwood Shores Library Gallery
399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065

Reception: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Gallery Hours: Mon – Thur, 10 AM – 7:45 PM, Sat 10 AM – 4:45 PM, Sun 12 PM – 4:45 PM, Closed Fridays

The meeting space is provided as a community service by the City of Redwood City. The City neither sponsors nor endorses this event nor the presenting individual or organizations.

Gallery House Exhibit

Dan McLean, long-time member of the Richard Dischler Photo Workshop (RDPW), will be participating in
the Gallery House exhibit “Black & White Portfolios.” The exhibit runs from August 20 through
September 14, 2019 at Gallery House located at 320 S. California Avenue in Palo Alto. An artist reception
will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 2 pm to 4 pm, and everyone is welcome. Dan will be showing
all new work from his recent excursions around Northern California. Judy Kramer will be showing
landscapes, and Steve Shpall will exhibit portraits. Come meet the artists and enjoy the visual journey!

 

Walkabout Journey at the San Mateo County Fair, June 8-9

Walkabout Journey
San Mateo County Art Fair
With Richard Dischler Photo Workshop (RDPW)

Edward Weston stated, “If you can see your feet, you can see a photograph.” If you really open your eyes and observe your surroundings,
you will discover exciting and unique images right where you walk.

We invite you to experience a Walkabout adventure at the San Mateo County Arts Fair during a two-day workshop. Bring one camera—or a cell phone—and a healthy dose of enthusiasm and curiosity.

Richard Dischler will serve as a guide, and other members of the original RDPW will be available for one-on-one coaching. Afterward, there will be an image review and critique.

So come have some fun, and see where this journey takes you.

PLACE: San Mateo County Fair at the San Mateo County Events Center
DATE: June 8th and June 9th
TIME: meet at the Galleria 10am on the 8th
COST: $69.99
REGISTER: Richard@richarddischler.com

A pre-fair orientation will be offered at the Dischler Photo Workshops in Palo Alto to all registrants of the Walkabout on June 2nd at 11:30 am. Address 220 California Ave Suite 115A/B.

The Richard Dischler Photo Workshops is in its tenth year and continues to break new ground in the field of photographic education. Members from Dischler’s workshops continue to receive public recognition for their work in juried and non-juried local, regional, national and international art and photography exhibits.

Walkabout in Palo Alto, April 27

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:30am-4:30pm

220 S. California Avenue, Suite 115A/B
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Fee: $30

For more details and to sign up, click here.

Call for Entries – San Mateo County Fair 2019

The San Mateo County Fair is coming soon. Official rules and dates are available on the SMCF Fine Arts Galleria page and PDF. Bay Area Masters deadline for application (which involves JPEG’s emailed) is April 16th. General SMCF entry deadline is May 7, with actual images May 28th.