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Vancouver Photo Workshops proudly presents an intensive 3 day workshop, "Finding Your Digital Identity" with internationally acclaimed photographer Ralph Gibson.
This will be the 6th Workshop that VPW has hosted with Ralph, and its shaping up to be the most exclusive and relevant yet. Participation is limited to only 8 students.
In recent years, Ralph has hosted less than 1 workshop per year.
Set in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand your visual horizons under the guidance of one of the great masters in contemporary photography.
Workshop Description provided by Ralph Gibson:
Lazlo Moholy Nagy stated in "Ein Album Photographischer Metaphern":"the illiterate of the future will be the person ignorant of the use of the camera as well as the pen"
These words were written long ago and little did he anticipate the truth they were to deliver.
However with today's mass ability to create imagery comes a subsequent anonymity which results in all the imagery looking basically the same...unified and distilled into the broadest common denominator.
All great photographers establish their individual visual signature to their work and their images are instantly recognizable.
How is this visual individuality imparted to the image and wherein lie the sources of this personal uniqueness?
The answer lies in a protracted study of the photographers work to date and his approach to subsequent images. It is a process that can be identified and structured.
This three day workshop will examine these issues. Thinking visually is as important as seeing visually.
Please come prepared with a minimum of 8 images from your previous work. Prints are preferred, but Mr. Gibson will also be able to view and critique digital images (jpg foprmat preferred).
In previous workshops, students have raved about their experience with Mr. Gibson, calling the workshop "...a life changing experience".
This workshop is open to both film and digital photographers shooting in black and white and/or color. It is suitable for all experience levels.
Check out this small video about Ralph Gibson:
Ralph Gibson is one of the most influential and well-known photographers alive today.
His images are part of the permanent collections of many of the most important institutions in the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, The Whitney Museum and the Smithsonian Institute.
A renowned lecturer and instructor, Mr. Gibson's workshops are immediate sell-outs around the world. Former participants have raved about their experiences, and agree that their vision and photography skills have improved dramatically.
Visit Mr Gibson's website for more information and to view his famous images:
Basic photography knowledge required.
Maximum 8 participants.
Bring your film or digital SLR camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash, tripod or laptop.
Individual portfolio reviews by Mr. Ralph Gibson. All models, equipment and location fees for thye shooting sessions. Course content as outlined above.
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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.
|3 Day Workshop||April 30, May 1 & May 2||10am-5pm||3||VPW Studios||$2950 CDN||Click Here to Register|