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 CBS, Scholastic Publishing, AOL Time Warner and Anson Mills. She has a BFA and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.Please click CAROL DRAGON WORKSHOPS blog to see images and projects from previous classes
Private Workshop - Fall 2013
526 West 26th Street, Studio 804
The City at Dusk
Tuesdays: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
5 Sessions: 9/17 to 10/15
We will explore the photographer's most enchanted time of day, the hours just before, during and after sunset at a variety of locations in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. Our first session will meet at my Chelsea studio, so that we can discuss the technical issues of shooting in low light before going out to photograph later that evening. There will be 3 more locations shoots and a final project.
Landscape Photography in New York
Thursdays: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
5 Sessions: 9/26 to 10/24
When we think about Landscape Photography, we usually think abut leaving New York. However, many great photographers have used the city to shoot fascinating and elegant landscapes. In this workshop we will explore elements of composition and style, and the technical challenges that are involved in shooting landscapes in urban environments. Participants will be encouraged to work in either black and white or color. The first class will meet at the Chelsea Studio.
Photoshop Retouching & Advanced Techniques
Thursdays: 10:30 - 1:00 pm
5 Sessions: 9/19 to 10/17
An essential part of Photoshop is its sophisticated group of retouching tools. This workshop will explore the retouching tools in depth, introduce the basics of blending modes and demonstrate more complex Photoshop filters and techniques. In addition to exploring these features, students will develop an effective and logical workflow for a variety of situations. Pre-requisite: A knowledge of Photoshop layers, adjustment layers and layer masks
Conquering Lightroom 5
Wednesdays: 10:30 - 1:00 pm
5 Sessions: 10/23 to 11/20
You're taking lots of great pictures, and everything is going well. Now it's time to master Lightroom on a deeper level. In this workshop we will review and demystify the glitches that might occur when you download a card, begin a new library or try to merge libraries. We'll work in detail to strengthen your editing skills with the Lightroom Develop Module and introduce the new tools found in Lightroom 5, This is a perfect way to review the essentials, develop a great workflow and perfect your editing skills.
Creating a Photo Book with Lightroom 5
Tuesdays: 2:30 - 5:00 pm
5 Sessions: 10/22 to 11/12 plus Final Presentation class 12/10
A well-made book is a pleasure. It also makes a great holiday gift. With the Book Module in Lightroom 4 self-publishing one or many copies of a book has never been easier. Your book might be a travel journal, a commemoration of an event and/or a great gift. Professionally, a book can be used for self-promotion or a portfolio review. Choosing the right images and sequencing them properly is the beginning, but the images also need to be edited in a specific way for a commercial press. One of the best options for self-publishing is Blurb, which is now an integral part of Lightroom. It provides a seamless interface for assembling a book from the ground up. Pre-requisite: Basic Lightroom proficiency (Digital Photography 2 or equivalent)