Digital photography has altered the way photographers take pictures. It has encouraged the “shoot, look at the LCD, delete, and shoot again” philosophy of capturing images. This philosophy often leads to the belief that somewhere along the way a good image will result. The photographic “truth” today is the same as in the past – preparedness and pre-visualization will help to eliminate “luck” and ensure a higher percentage of great images. In the words of Alfred Stieglitz, “accidents keep happening to the same great photographers for a reason.”
This workshop emphasizes the art of seeing. Participants will work on a series of assignments focused on developing the skills necessary to pre-visualize an image, create an individual style, become more comfortable with the equipment they have chosen, and create a portfolio of work that expresses their unique, emerging style. This will help guide participants in the discipline of what makes a good image. At each session, participants will be required to show several images. Workshop sessions will be supplemented by expert members of the workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants will prepare portfolios and present their work in a group exhibit and reception.
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.
Six month members will schedule with Richard two 90 minute sessions during the six month schedule. These appointments are to be set at time and locations that work for the member and Richard. During these sessions the member will have the opportunity of a more personal interphase.
Additionally, past the six month session the members will schedule with Richard two additional 90 minute sessions for final image review and critic of their images and will receive from Richard his initial interpolations of their images for contact proofing. A Master/Core member will be on hand to assist the member in the process. The Master/Core member will provide a pathway for the chosen images to be proofed and additional arrangements if necessary can be made for final prints.
Again the goal is for the member to achieve the best possible prints which act as their foundation for a growing portfolio.
A photographer, educator, and juror, Richard Dischler studied with Arthur Leipzig and was involved with the Ralph Weiss Workshop from 1976 to 1979. He was a member of SoHo Photo and the Jamaican Arts Mobilization (J.A.M.) group, which was instrumental in the creation of Public Studio Project #1 that is now part of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Dischler has been published in Profile Magazine and exhibited at the Nippon Club, J.A.M. Galleries, and various public galleries nationwide. Dischler’s work is in public and private collections, including the Queens Museum of Art, the JCC Collection and other locations throughout the country.
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