IntensiveTwo-Day Digital Photography Workshop at the Clark with Master Photographer Allen Rokach

For Immediate Release

May 26, 2011

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—In “Focus on Nature,” an intensive digital photography workshop at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on July 30 and 31, master photographer Allen Rokach will guide participants in the limitless possibilities of digital nature, landscape, garden, and flower photography. Through lectures, field sessions, review sessions, and individual consultations, participants will receive in-depth instruction on enhancing their photographic skills. The price of the weekend workshop is $300 ($250 members) and includes continental breakfast and box lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Enrollment for this workshop is limited to 20 students. Reservations may be made online or by calling 413 458 0524.

This innovative two-day workshop is designed to help participants understand and apply the fundamental underpinnings of any fine photograph, including great light, proper and appropriate exposure, and filling the frame in a compelling manner. Participants will explore the Clark's 140 acres of pastures, woodlands, meadows, and ponds, and will receive in-depth instruction on a variety of topics, including choosing the right lens for any situation and making the best use of light, creating exciting compositions, and using software programs to enhance photographic images.

Allen Rokach has traveled the world since 1975 on photographic assignments that range from the bulb fields of Holland and the antiquities of Egypt to the vast Amazonian rain forest. In the course of his career, he also served for fourteen years as the staff photographer and Director of Photography at the New York Botanical Garden and ten years as a Senior Photographer for Southern Living magazine. His editorial assignments have included National Geographic, Audubon, Natural History, the New York Times, Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Fine Gardening, Garden Design, Coastal Living, Parade, Pinnacle, Cooking Light, and Science Digest, among many others. His photographs have appeared on the covers of many magazines, including Horticulture, Natural History, Fine Gardening, Garden, Modern Photography, Popular Photography, and Southern Living. He has taught at the New School for Social Research, the American Museum of Natural History, the International Center of Photography, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and several colleges. He founded the Center for Nature Photography, and has lectured and led travel photography workshops throughout the world.

The Clark

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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July 30-31
: In “Focus on Nature,” an intensive digital photography workshop at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on July 30 and 31, master photographer Allen Rokach will guide participants in the limitless possibilities of digital nature, landscape, garden, and flower photography. Through lectures, field sessions, review sessions, and individual consultations, participants will receive in-depth instruction on enhancing their photographic skills. The price of the weekend workshop is $300 ($250 members) and includes continental breakfast and box lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Enrollment for this workshop is limited to 20 students. Reservations may be made online or by calling 413 458 0524. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact:
pr@clarkart.edu

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