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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 2014

Beyond "Selfies"
Fridays: 10 am – 1 pm
10/10 - 12/19


Private Workshop - Fall 2014
526 West 26th Street, Studio 804

For information about registering for a class, please email Carol at:

Lighting I - The Essentials of Flash Photography
Wednesdays: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
6 Sessions: 10/1 - 11/5

Whether you've taken other lighting classes or you've always been daunted by the idea of using a flash, this workshop will get you over the hurdle. You will not only gain mastery of the technical aspects, you will learn to see light in a brand new, exciting way. At some point everyone has to use an on camera flash, so we will begin with the basics of TTL, bouncing and diffusing. Then we'll explore the huge range of possibilities that off camera flash affords - blending it with ambient light and using basic light modifiers. At the end of this workshop the use of flash will be demystified, and you'll know how great a flash can make your images look. Pre-requisite: Basic camera, editing and printing skills

Lighting II - Flash Photography
Thursdays: 2:30 - 5:00 pm
6 Sessions: 9/25 - 10/30

In this class we'll further explore the possibilities for these remarkable and portable sources of light. Posing, inspiration and synchronizing light and emotional content are among the topics we'll cover. We’ll work with a few additional light modifiers and flash controls and learn how to light groups of people. In other words, the fun never ends! Pre-requisite: Flash I, All About Digital Flash or equivalent

The Long Term Project
Thursdays: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
8 Sessions: 10/2 - 11/20

Developing a personal style that blends inspiration, intention and technical skill is essential to the process of making art. The goal of this workshop is to create a coherent portfolio of at least 12 beautifully printed images. Participants will have the option to work on a project they've already begun, or they can choose an interesting new route. During this workshop we'll be looking at the images of various photographers. The work of great photographers introduces us to new ideas, techniques and themes. Emulating, without copying, the approach of these photographers can be an interesting way to challenge one's self and develop new ways of seeing and creating a body of work. We'll critique images, work on sequencing, editing and presenting a portfolio. Topics will include color, composition, and the significance of light. Special attention will be given to developing good digital editing techniques for printed images. Pre-requisite: Intermediate camera, editing and printing skills