Vancouver Photo Workshops proudly presents four (4) 1 day Master workshops with Canadian Internationally Acclaimed Photographer Freeman Patterson.
Workshops to be held January 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2013.
Set in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, this is an incredible opportunity to expand your visual horizons under the guidance of one of the great masters in contemporary photography.
This will be a full day of discussion and shooting limited to a maximum of 10 participants!
These are some of the smallest workshops Freeman has ever taught! The small group size intensifies the experience and guarantees an unparalleled level of personal attention and opportunity for one-on-one interaction.
Each class will last one day (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) with breaks and catered lunch provided and included in the workshop fee.
The Master Class is for the photographer who feels reasonably well versed in the two basic crafts of photography: visual design and the handling of hardware and software. It is primarily about the "why" of photography, not the "how."
Freeman regards photography as an art medium that the serious amateur or committed art professional uses both consciously and unconsciously to express himself/herself in the process of relating to the world. Because both what we choose to photograph (content) and how we treat our chosen subject matter (style) say something important about each of us, we write our own biography with the changes we make as our picture-making evolves.
In the first part of the day Freeman may use a short film, his own images, or the work of other photographers to raise issues and generate discussion.
The second part of the day (about an hour) is used for making photographs very close to the workshop site. This is followed by lunch and the downloading of images for discussion. Each participant will select four or five images for projection and group discussion during the third part of the day.
Students may use film or digital capture. If using film, please advise our office so that we can arrange for speedy film processing to allow you to participate in the critique/ review session at the end of the workshop day.
Participants are encouraged to sign up for only one (1) of the Master Workshops at this time. Please contact us if you are interested in multiple Workshops and we will arrange for such opportunity if space permits.
Due to the long waiting list that is already established, you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible to guarantee availability of your choosen workshop date. Thank you!
NOTE: For maximum visual and technical control while making pictures, please bring your tripod. (If you hate using a tripod, you have either the wrong tripod or a head that is too complicated and difficult to use.) This does not mean that you cannot hand hold your camera if hand holding enables you to make the image you want. There is usually no reason to bring a lens longer than 200 mm or to overburden yourself with equipment. Generally, keep it simple.
Since 1973 Freeman Patterson has frequently presented half-day and all-day seminars to large groups (50 to 4000 persons) in the visual arts, music, education, and ecology across Canada, the United States, and in other countries.
Since 1977 he has written and illustrated four instructional books on photography and visual design and has co-authored a fifth, four large cloth-edition books, and co-authored and illustrated two more.
In 1996 he completed a CD-ROM entitled Creating Pictures: A Visual Design Workshop and a major retrospective book of text and photographs, entitled ShadowLight: A Photographer's Life for Harper Collins of Canada which was followed in 1998 by Odysseys: Meditations and Thoughts For A Life's Journey and in 2003 by The Garden. Freeman has written for various magazines, CBC radio, and been featured on CBC television's Man Alive, Sunday Arts And Entertainment, and Adrienne Clarkson Presents.
Freeman Patterson teaches several week-long classes every year and, commencing in 1984, in southern Africa as well, where he co-founded the Namaqualand Photographic Workshops. He has given numerous workshops in the United States, Israel, New Zealand and Australia.
Visit Freeman Patterson's website for more information and images:
Basic photography knowledge required.
Maximum 10 participants in each Master Workshop.
Bring your film or digital SLR camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash, tripod or laptop.
Course content as outlined above. Use of our digital facilities to view, edit and print your images. Lunch and Refreshments are included.
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If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:
For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.
For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)
For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.
For our Photo Tours (both in Canada and abroad), 1 to 10 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.
Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.
Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35
VPW can give no refunds:
If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.
Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.
Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.
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|1 Day Master Workshop||January 24, 2013||9am-4:30pm||First 3 registrants receive $55 off regular tuition!||VPW Studios||$450||Click Here to Register!|
|1 Day Master Workshop||January 25, 2013||9am-4:30pm||First 3 registrants receive $55 off regular tuition!||VPW Studios||$450||Click Here to Register!|
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