Some great events coming up! Here are a few highlights:
Reflections on Yosemite Exhibit
The Ansel Adams Gallery, April 18 – May 25
I’m busily printing and matting images for this show, which starts on Monday. We’ve picked the photographs and layout, and I think it will look great. The exhibit will include lots of new work, as well as a few of my classic Yosemite images. Regular readers of this blog will recognize many of the photographs, but there’s nothing like seeing actual prints.
I hope some of you will get to stop by the gallery (next to the Visitor Center in Yosemite Valley) during the show, or better yet come to the reception on Saturday, May 7th, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Moab, Utah, May 12 – 15
I’ll be a featured speaker at this event. My presentation is titled “Lessons From the Masters,” and will expand on the themes of my book, Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters. I’ll also be leading two afternoon field workshops into Arches National Park.
This will be my first time attending this event, and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve spoken with several people who’ve attended before, and they’ve all been very enthusiastic, saying there’s lots of fun and camaraderie. Sounds good! I’m also looking forward to attending John Sexton’s presentation. I’ve heard him speak before, and he’s great—interesting and funny.
I’m also looking forward to photographing one of my favorite regions of the world—the beautiful canyon country of southern Utah. If you’ve never been to this area, I have just one thing to say: go! And you have been there, you know what I’m talking about.
There’s still space available in the symposium, and apparently one slot open in my Friday afternoon workshop. Hope to see some of you there!
July 13 – 17
This is another event that I’m really looking forward to. This will be the seventh year for this class, and each session has been really fun. The idea behind this workshop is that we say, up front, that you have to be in decent shape and capable of doing short hikes at high elevation. This allows us to reach wonderful locations that you can’t drive to. And there’s something about being away from the roads and crowds that makes the experience exceptionally rich and rewarding, and helps develop a great camaraderie within the group.
Last time I checked there were still a few spaces available in this workshop, but I have a feeling they won’t last long.
This isn’t an event, exactly, but I thought I’d mention it anyway. Craft & Vision, publishers of my eBook Light & Land, just released another title, called The Power of Black & White—In Adobe Lightroom & Beyond, by Piet Van den Eynde. This is a detailed look at many of the tools in the Develop Module of Lightroom, not just the B&W mix, plus it discusses some of the best Lightroom plugins, like Nik Silver Efex, Nik HDR Efex, and LR/Enfuse.
Naturally, some of Piet’s methods differ from mine. It’s a given that no two people will use the same tools in the same way with Lightroom or any other piece of software. But Piet delves into great detail in some areas that I only touch on in Light & Land, particularly about black and white, of course, but also the Adjustment Brush, and those plugins, so I think the two eBooks complement each other well.
As usual with new releases from Craft & Vision, you can get The Power of Black & White for only $4 for the first five days (until midnight April 16th). Use the promotional code BWLIGHT4 when you check out. Or use the code BWLIGHT20 to get 20% off when you buy 5 or more PDF eBooks from the Craft & Vision collection.
– Michael Frye