Let’s not beat about the bush. I regret to let you know that, as we speak/read, the Layer Cake workshop is a no go. Most of the people who were initially interested have other obligations at the workshop’s dates, so there are not enough participants to make this viable. But maybe you’re interested and haven’t said, so here’s an update! Oh, and plenty of other news, too 😉
Let me recap the idea briefly: we spend 4 days with 2 high-profile curators and an award hogging artist to
(1) Assess the underlying meaning in our photographs with the help with one of the curators and a portfolio of our prior pictures.
(2) Work with the artist to deepen that meaning
(3) Assess progress and further work with the second curator.
We do this in the idylic little village of Saint Paul de Vence, conviently close to Nice international airport but in the setting of a stone village in the hills, staying at a very nice hotel with very nice food.
All other information is provided on the previous Layer Cake Workshop page.
More participants are needed to make this viable. I asked whether it was possible to reschedule at a more convenient date and the answer is no. And to the question “can we do another next year?” the aswer was also no. This is a one time chance I/you are being offered. If you’re interested this is the time to speak. I need to pay the hotel in 2 weeks or cancel for good.
Fear not, other workshops are being planned. And we’ll use a better date selection process, well in advance to ensure they work for the greatest number of participants possible. But this one is special in that it tackles an area few do and the quality of the experts do make it feel like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Request for participants ends at the end of the week, sorry 😉
Just a few more days until the results of this month’s photo challenge are published. As a reminder, the subject this month is simple: square format. Any subject goes. Colour or b&w. Film or digital. Only the format matters and how you use composition to play with it formally, naturally, provocatively …
As on all blogs, articles are published sequentially and get lost in the pile of new ones as time goes by. Deeper and deeper out of memory and use.
So, I have created an index page containing most of our gear reviews (some critics wouldn’t call them that, but hey …) and ordered by manufacturer and type of gear. My parents wish my room had been as tidy as this review page, trust me.
You can access this page via the Resources > Gear Reviews menu. And, on the homepage, via the Craftmanship (gear & technique) column.
Let me know what you think, and what types of reviews you would like to see here in the future 🙂
Finally, I’m happy to say my online gallery is finally complete. Finally. More about this later this week or next monday. It tooks me ages to decide on a design and I’ve simplified my initially over elaborate and pompous attempts significantly 😉 Finally. Let me ask a couple of others to send me pics to start a less me-centric gallery and it will all be ready to launch. Finally. Yay 🙂 🙂 🙂 This is going to be fun. Finally.
That’s it from me, but I’m hoping to hear from you very soon 🙂 There has been a comment dearth like no other in recent days! Of dearth vador evil proportions, I tell you. Is it something we said? Is it the new look? Are you bored with our line of content? Would you like us to tackle other topics? Is your computer a MacBook pro and your keyboard a so..ing nuisance? Has the cold set in a frozen your fingers? Are you playing mean pinball? Monologs really ain’t no fun. We want to chat with you. Do not leave us hanging, dazed and bamboozled.
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(all pics on this page made in lovely La Ciotat, which has recently been declared one of the most beautiful bays in the world, with an Hassy X1D & XCD 45 lens. Wait. La Ciotat wasn’t annointed with a Hassy, the pictures were made with a Hassy. Oh dear …)
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