Our workshops and expeditions cover all aspects of photography and challenge, encourage and inspire the photographer in all of us. During the workshops, our complete focus is on you, the photographer.
Our instructors are working professional photographers who have a passion for sharing and inspiring. We recognize the commitment of time, energy and money it takes for you to attend a workshop and work very hard to be the best at intimately knowing our locations, providing a wealth of high quality information via excellent presentations and one on one help in the field, presenting extremely supportive and highly detailed image reviews, and doing all of this in an energy rich, supportive environment where inspiration and having fun are the hallmark of our workshops.
Our instructors do not shoot their own work when they are with students during our workshops. If you see instructors photographing, they are either shooting images of the participants engaging in the workshop for public relation purposes, shooting something that is to be used for educational purposes during the workshop, or demonstrating something for a participant(s).
SE Center Workshops fully realizes that in addition to the education business we are in the inspiration business, and ultimately, we are a service business. We are here to serve you and your complete satisfaction with your workshop experience is our pledge. After all, the majority of our workshop participants are repeat customers and we know as well as anyone that we only get one chance to make a memorable first impression.
When we publish a workshop cost it includes everything. We won't surprise you with additional Materials Costs or Model Fees. If the workshop is all day at the SE Center, we provide lunch, snacks and beverages. Before you register you know the true cost of our workshops.
4/21/17-4/23/17 Zen and the Art of Photography, Doug Beasley
Douglas Beasley’s personal vision explores the spiritual aspects of people and place and is concerned with how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. He hopes that his photographs act as prayer-like offerings, as a departure point for the viewer’s own visual or spiritual journey.
Gallery Talk 4/22/17
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5/5/17-5/7/17 Albumen Printing, Jill Enfield
Albumen printing (glossy or matt): Henry Fox Talbot made the first successful silver chloride photographic paper around 1834. In 1840, Louis Desire Blanquart-Evard, improved on Talbot’s recipe to make positive prints. Using egg-whites and silver, beautiful reddish brown to brown colored prints can be made on many types of paper. Students will learn how to tone their images using the same toners that are used with silver gelatin prints.
Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, author and educator who has accomplished international acclaim, in all three of these capacities, as a leading authority in Alternative Photographic Processes. In addition to expertise in current standard digital photo techniques for the last 10+ years, Enfield is also known for her instruction of hand coloring, wet plate collodion, and an array of other photo processes at Parsons The New School for Design, Fashion Institute of Photography, New York University, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, and the International Center of Photography in New York City as well as RISD.
Gallery Talk 5/16/17
5/20/17-5/21/17 Presenting Your Work to the Fine Art Market, Aline Smithson
This two day workshop will help participants garner a deeper understanding of the Fine Art Photography Market and learn best practices for presenting work. Aline will help photographers prepare for portfolio reviews, consider submissions to calls for entry, and most importantly she will work on the articulation, sequencing, and presentation of projects. From her experience of sitting on both sides of the reviewing table and from her insights as a juror, Aline will demystify the experience and consider all aspects of what surrounds the making photographs--bios, statements, leave-behinds, and web sites --in order to prepare participants for taking next steps into the fine art photography world, especially important in a time where everyone has a camera.
After a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. An artist now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera.
Aline founded and writes the blogzine, Lenscratch, that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day and offers opportunity for exhibition. She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, a contributing writer for Diffusion, Don’t Take Pictures, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photoeye, and has provided the forwards for artist’s books by Tom Chambers, Flash Forward 12, Robert Rutoed, Nancy Baron, Meg Griffiths amongst others.
9/1/17-9/3/17, Dates tentative, Keith Carter
Keith Carter is the recipient of numerous awards including the Texas Medal of Arts, and he holds the Endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University. Other awards include the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and the Regent's Professor Award from the Texas State University System. His work has been shown in over 100 solo exhibitions in thirteen countriesand is the author of eleven books. A DVD documentary of his work titled The Photographer's Series: Keith Carter was produced by Anthropy Arts. Carter's work is included in numerous private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, George Eastman House, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.
Gallery Talk, 9/2/17
11/11/17, Workshop, The Intimate Portrait, and Gallery Talk, 11/10/17, Joyce Tenneson
Internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, Joyce Tenneson’s work has been published in books and major magazines, and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Her portraits have appeared on covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine.
Vicki Goldberg, critic and author, writes of Tenneson: “Tenneson possesses a unique vision which makes her photographs immediately recognizable. She creates enigmatic and sensuous images that are timeless and haunting.
Tenneson is the author of sixteen books including the best seller, Wise Women, which was featured in a six-part Today Show series. She is the recipient of many awards, including Fine Art Photographer of the Year in 2005 (Lucie Awards), and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2012. In a poll conducted by American Photo Magazine, readers voted Tenneson among the ten most influential women in the history of photography. In the Fall of 2014, Fotografiska Museum, in Stockholm, Sweden, mounted a large retrospective of her work which was seen by approximately 30,000 people. Tenneson’s work has been exhibited in museums around the globe and is part of many private and public collections.
In addition to her photography exhibits and books, Tenneson has taught master photography classesin the U.S. and Europe for over 40 years.
Rescheduled 3/2018 Defining The Personal Narrative, Susan Burnstine
Susan Burnstine is an award winning professional fine art and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles who builds homemade cameras and lenses primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts and random household objects. Susan is represented in galleries across the country, widely published throughout the world, frequently jurors and curates exhibitions and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK). Susan’s first monograph Within Shadows earned the Gold award for PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris in the Professional Fine Art Books category and was selected for the 2011 Photo Eye Booklist. Her second monograph Absence of Being will be released in Fall 2016 by Damiani Editore.