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April 11; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
April 12; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
April 13; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Digital Photography as Art Workshop and The Creative Magic of Digital Photography Lecture

Workshop: Saturday & Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014, 8:30 am - 5 pm. Lecture: Friday, April 11, 2014, 6 - 7 pm


Allen Rokach has traveled the world since 1975 on photographic assignments that range from the bulb fields of Holland and the antiquities of Egypt to the vast Amazonian rain forest. An expert in location photography best known for his photographs of flowers, gardens and landscapes, Rokach's work has spanned everything from public relations and photojournalism to art and sculpture to travel and features about people. In the course of his career, he also served for fourteen years as the staff photographer and Director of Photography at the New York Botanical Garden and ten years as a Senior Photographer for Southern Living magazine.

He has taught at the New School for Social Research, the American Museum of Natural History, the International Center of Photography, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and several colleges. He initiated and coordinated the Certificate Program in Nature and Garden Photography at the New York Botanical Garden. He founded the Center for Nature Photography, which has run instructional photography workshops in Maine, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and other prime locations around the U.S. His latest interest is in developing the creative potential of digital printing.

Workshop: Digital Photography as Art

To create truly extraordinary digital photographs, you need a personal vision and the knowledge and skill to translate that vision into images using both your digital camera and your computer. In this weekend workshop, master photographer Allen Rokach shows you how to understand the intricacies of your digital camera to produce the best possible image in terms of exposure, depth of field, composition and content. This intensive two-day workshop is designed for all photographers who want to improve their images of floral close-ups and groupings. Concentrate on creating images built around color, shape, line, texture and mood, and making strong visual statements using these abstract elements of design.  Bring your laptop for review sessions that explore ways to improve and fine-tune our images working with today’s amazing but simple after-capture photo editing techniques. Be inspired by Allen’s own stunning examples of his "Effect!" The objective of this workshop is get you into magical world of flower photography so you can create your own inspired images of flowers.  $255 / $233 for members.

Lecture: The Creative Magic of Digital Photography

A leading expert in flower and garden photography, Allen will share his innovative digital techniques used to create his popular world-renowned images of flowers and gardens.  Free.  Advance registration required. 

A limited number of spaces remain available in the Lecture: the Creative Magic of Digital Photography.  Please call 804-262-9887 x320 to register. 


Digital Photography as Art Workshop and The Creative Magic of Digital Photography Lecture


Member Digital Photography as Art Workshop $233

Non-Member Digital Photography as Art Workshop $255