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Carol Dragon teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York and has done a number of workshops in Italy, Dubai and Maine. PDN magazine ranked her as one of the top photography instructors in the article: The Best Photo Workshops: A Reader Survey. Carol is a Hasselbald Beta software tester and a presenter at Canon Live Learning Events. She consults for corporations, studios and individual photographers. Clients include Nickelodean, CBS, Scholastic Publishing, AOL Time Warner, Viacom and Anson Mills. She has a BFA and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

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International Center of Photography – Fall 2015

Minimalist Lighting: Techniques for Available Light
Mondays: 10 am – 1 pm
9/28 - 12/7


Private Workshops - Fall 2015
526 West 26th Street, Studio 804

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Shooting with Inspiration
Wednesdays: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
8 Sessions: 9/30 - 11/18

An empty camera card is like a blank sheet of white paper. Where do you start and how do you make a great picture? How do you escape shooting so many of the same types of images? This workshop will focus on finding new inspiration and thinking outside the bounds of your previous work. Weeks 1-5: I will choose a photographer and present his/her work for in class discussion. We will analyze the visual vocabulary, composition and intention of that work. During the week that follows you will try to shoot like that photographer. You can literally try to make similar pictures, or your interpretation can be more conceptual. We will critique the images in the following class. Weeks 6-8: Each student will develop a small personal project based on one of the styles or an amalgamation of several styles. There will be weekly class critiques and guidance.

New York in Black & White
Mondays: 2:30 - 5:00 pm
7 Sessions: 10/5 - 11/9, Final Critique 11/23

In this workshop we will concentrate on the essentials of image making by working exclusively in black & white. Our class time will be split between the studio and on location shoots. Our first class will meet at the studio to discuss basic concepts for “seeing in black & white”. Throughout the class a strong emphasis will be placed on exposure, observing and harnessing light and achieving great compositions. We will be working with Lightroom 6.

Laptop with Lightroom 6 (Optional: SilverEfex Pro, a plug-in that increases the possibilities for developing our images) Pre-requisite: Lightroom proficiency (Lightroom Workshop, Digital Photography 2 or equivalent)