Carol Dragon Photography - title graphic subtitle - photographer

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 2016

Photography II - Digital
Fridays: 10 am – 1 pm
1/29 - 4/1


Private Workshops - Early Spring 2016
526 West 26th Street, Studio 804

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

Creating a Photo Book with Lightroom
Wednesdays: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
6 Sessions: 2/24 - 3/23, No class 3/30, Final Class 4/6

A well-made book is a pleasure. With the Book Module in Lightroom 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, a year in the family or a fine art photo book that 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.

Creating and Marketing a Portfolio
Wednesdays: 2:30 - 5:00 pm
8 Sessions: 3/23 - 5/11

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. Topics will include color, composition, the significance of light, print style and sequencing images for the greatest emotional impact.

This workshop will also cover how to present and market your portfolio. The goal will be to do one or more submission before the end of class. Lectures and discussions will include: targeting submission opportunities, organizing portfolios for submission, and writing an artist statement.