Carol Dragon is a professional photographer who focuses on portraiture and dance. She 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.Please click CAROL DRAGON WORKSHOPS blog to see images and projects from previous classes
International Center of Photography – /Winter 2017
Fridays: 10 am – 1 pm
1/27 - 3/31
Private Workshops - Winter 2017
526 West 26th Street, Studio 804
Thursdays: 10:30-1:00 pm
8 Sessions: 1/26 - 3/16
Developing a personal style that blends inspiration, intention and technical skill is essential to the process of making art. In this workshop participants can choose to begin a new project or continue with a project that's already in progress. In our classroom critiques we will discuss how to edit, sequence and present a portfolio of images for the greatest aesthetic and emotional impact. The class will also focus on how to edit and print your images. We will look at images from each participant, discuss how the image was captured, what enhancements it needs and/or what problems need to be solved. Technical topics will include color, composition, printing and paper choices.
The Black and White Image - Part 1
Wednesdays: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
5 Sessions: 1/25 - 2/22
What makes an unforgettable black and white image? How is it different from making a color image? What are the best techniques for capturing a color image that you plan to convert to black and white? In this workshop we will study concepts of black and white photography and learn how to print the images exquisitely. We will be working with Lightroom CC and Silver Efex Pro, a plug in that increases the possibilities for converting our images to black and white.
The Black and White Image - Part 2
Wednesdays: 10:30-1:00 pm
4 Sessions: 3/1 - 3/22
As great as Lightroom is for editing and developing our images, there is no substitute for the options that Photoshop offers. This workshop will build on the techniques of Part 1. We will be working with color channels, lab color and the channel mixer and using masks and adjustment layers to produce the best black and white images possible.