Pro shooters looking to test drive some really big equipment should check out the Third Annual Waterford Mammoth Camera Workshop in Sandy, Utah, this summer. Mammoth Camera, scheduled for June 24-30, gives photographers the opportunity to try a variety of large-format cameras from 4x10-inch to 20x24-inch. The workshop offers field work as well as studio and darkroom time. For more information, call Tillman Crane at 801-816-2250 or Ann Treacy at 801-576-4900.
FIRES AWAY. DON BLAIR Lineup Set for L.I. Workshop
The annual Long Island Photo Workshop has lined up an impressive list of world-class instructors for summer 2001. Held at the historic campus of Dowling College, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, the workshop will take place August 13-17. Classes include "The Complete Digital Studio" by Eddie Tapp; "Portraiture as a Fine Art" with Don Blair; "Ninja Photography" led by wedding shooter Joe Buissink; "The Ultimate Photographic Learning Experience" with Monte Zucker; and "Album Architecture & The $even $teps for $tudio $uccess" by Michael Ayers.
For more information, contact Jerry Small, administrative director, at 516-221-4058. Or visit the website, www.liphotoworkshop.com.
First Digital Wedding Photo Summit
Some of the top names in wedding photography are convening in the
Canadian Rockies for an international summit on the "Future of Digital"
in wedding photojournalism. Gary & Marci Fong, Denis Reggie, and Joe
Buissink will host the summit, to be held near Big White Ski Resort in
British Columbia from April 7-12, 2001.
"Wedding photography has changed more in the past six months than at anytime in our history," Gary Fong said. "With the advent of digital
imaging and new workflow processes, these developments will mean
far-reaching changes in our pricing, business model, and workflows. This
is a crucial time to organize a summit meeting to interact on the future
of this industry."
This is the first joint project for Buissink, the Fongs, and Reggie—all
leaders in the field.
Attendees will be hand-selected via an electronic application
process for participation in the conference. Information and online
application is available at www.weddingphotojournalists.org.
Miss World USA 1999 Natasha Allas signs autographs at the Minolta USA booth at Samyfest in San Francisco. Allas was featured in workshops led by professional photographer David Mecey on the ins and outs of glamour photography.
Custom Cards International and The Upper Deck Company announced at PMA in February the first Upper Deck youth sports trading cards. The Upper Deck Company's bold, innovative designs revolutionized the professional trading-card market. Now their emphasis on detail, quality, and excellence is set to do the same for the amateur-sports marketplace. For information, call Custom Cards International at 800-288-1888.
Two Shows Open At ICP
The International Center of Photography will launch two shows at the end of March. "Kiki Smith: Telling Tales" and "Behind Closed Doors: The Art of Hans Bellmer" will open at the museum on March 29 and continue through June 10, 2001.
"Kiki Smith: Telling Tales" is the first museum exhibition devoted exclusively to Smith's photographs, digital prints and video projections. The show includes two series of Smith's color photographs (figurative sculpture and animals), digital prints of landscape imagery, and video projections of nature. "Behind Closed Doors: The Art of Hans Bellmer" includes work in a variety of media by Bellmer, who is considered one of the most controversial and enigmatic of the surrealists working in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition includes photographs, early ads and book cover designs, photographic books, and reproductions of Bellmer's work in periodicals, collages, drawing, sculptures, and engravings.
For more information, visit www.icp.org.
Digital and conventional photography manufacturer Sinar has released a new calendar for 2001. The calendar is filled with fresh images taken by an international contingent of established and up-and-coming photographers who use the Sinar View camera. Sinar created the calendar to draw attention to recent breakthroughs in the field of professional photography. The Sinar system, including the new 18.9 megapixel Macroscan, recently won the GATF Award from the American Printing Industry.
Monthly Tech Talk From Kodak
Eastman Kodak has launched a series of monthly reports that offers a sneak peek at new imaging technologies the company is developing. Kodak's Monthly Tech Brief, which appears on the last Monday of every month on Kodak's website, www.kodak.com, chronicles the future of imaging—from developments in digital camera sensors to satellite-generated photography for commercial use. Geared toward the imaging professional, each Brief includes a link to Kodak's Research & Development website, www.kodak.com/go/research/, which details the products and technologies mentioned in the report.