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San Miguel de Allende

The Fine Art of Infrared Photography: Unveil the Hidden Beauty

with Laurie Klein and Shelley Vandegrift

October 14 – 18, 2024

  • Package Price $2995.00
  • International Deposit $1500.00

Course Description

Are you looking to elevate your mastery of artistic infrared photography? Embark on a transformative journey through the mesmerizing landscapes of San Miguel de Allende, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its colonial allure, cultural richness, and breathtaking vistas. Join esteemed photographers and authors of Infrared Photography: Brilliant Techniques for Artistic Images, Laurie Klein and Shelley Vandegrift, for an immersive experience destined to enrich your artistic narrative in the world of infrared.

Each day is an opportunity for personal growth, refining your finesse in fine-art infrared storytelling. Start the mornings with a review of work from the day before, then engage in hands-on sessions with Shelley that explore various accessible techniques to infuse your images with creative nuances. These techniques include digital hand-coloring, simple compositing, and mastering light manipulation to emphasize the essence of your visual stories. For the remainder of the day, immerse yourself in the heart of San Miguel’s charm, guided by Laurie’s expertise, as she leads you through the city’s captivating streets, historic marvels, and lush landscapes to craft new stories. Local models add to the image-making experience during a few of our field sessions.

Our journey doesn’t end with picturesque vistas and technical prowess. Embrace the freedom to explore and push the boundaries of your creative expression alongside Laurie and Shelley. Seize this chance to uncover the hidden beauty of infrared photography against the enchanting backdrop of San Miguel de Allende. Join us and let your creativity flourish amidst the charm and culture of this picturesque gem.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of capture, processing, and operation of your infrared converted camera. Participants must be able to download and select images using image editing software for class sessions.

Special Notes:

Participants should plan to travel to San Miguel no later than Sunday, October 13. Workshop check-in will be on Monday morning, followed by breakfast and a brief orientation. The workshop ends on Friday evening with a final dinner and image presentations.

Visit the San Miguel Campus page on our website for details on accommodations, meals, transportation, and more.

Enrollment for this San Miguel workshop is limited to 14 participants.

Activity Level:
To get the most from your workshop experience, participants should be in good physical (mobility, stamina) and mental health. Come prepared for the high elevation of San Miguel de Allende, long days, and seasonal weather. You must be able to carry your own photographic and personal gear at all times, both on campus and on location. You are responsible for being open and honest about your physical fitness, and we reserve the right to remove you from the workshop if we find your fitness to be less than that which you have described.
Participants should be able to engage in moderate outdoor exercise for up to an hour or more at a time including walking on uneven terrain such as cobblestone walkways and roads, dirt, and loose rock.
Policies:

View Payment, Refund, Withdrawal, and Transfer Policies for this International Program.

Accommodations:

For participants wanting to stay at Hotel Posada de la Aldea, double accommodations are $440 per person for 6 nights, Sunday through Friday, (for couples taking workshops and friends traveling together), or $830 per person, single accommodations for 6 nights, Sunday through Friday. Additional nights at the hotel can be arranged for participants; please discuss needs with the Administration Office in Santa Fe.

Package Price INFO:

$2,995 (USD) includes tuition, breakfast Monday through Saturday, lunch Monday through Friday, final dinner on Friday, and model/location/materials fees if applicable to the class. Hotel accommodations are not included in the package price; see details above.

Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art, One-of-a-Kind
about
Laurie Klein

Laurie Klein is recognized worldwide for her infrared photography. She began as a Bio-Medical Photographer in undergraduate school where she used infrared film for research and diagnostic purposes. What solidified her love and passion for infrared was when she began photographing with infrared film under the tutelage of Ansel Adams when she was a young woman and has never looked back. Laurie gained acclaim and recognition as an infrared portrait photographer photographing the female form in the environment. She has her BFA from RIT and her MFA from OU.

Laurie has been teaching for more than 30 years, and her work has appeared in hundreds of publications and numerous gallery exhibitions She is author of two infrared photography books published by Amherst Media: Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared and Infrared Photography and Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images, co-authored with her son Kyle Klein and Shelley Vandegrift. She also authored Hand Coloring Black and White Photography published by Quarry books.

Website: laurieklein.com

Instagram: @lauriekleinphoto

about
Shelley Vandegrift

Shelley Vandegrift fell under the spell of photography as a 10-year-old child, carefully watching and learning in her father’s darkroom. From that point forward, the technical components of the post-production process held as much attraction for her as the creative experience behind the lens. With the introduction of digital photography, she found a marriage between her two passions: photography and computer technology. She shares that passion both in her photographic art and in workshops and webinars globally.

Her teaching focuses primarily on two areas: artistic post-processing techniques and infrared photography. Shelley possesses a knack for taking post-processing techniques and making them accessible to all.  She guides photographers in achieving their own artistic vision through the magic of post-processing and discovering the skills they need to craft their stories. In conjunction with her artistic mentor and friend, Laurie Klein, she also leads students into the beautiful world of infrared.

Shelley is co-author with Laurie Klein of Infrared Photography: Digital Techniques for Artistic Images, 2nd Edition from Amherst Publishing. She is the designer and developer of Infrared Mastery presets for Luminar and Lightroom, and has been a guest lecturer/presenter for Skylum and DxO software.  She is the 23rd Julia Margaret Cameron Award Digital Manipulation and Collage winner. Her work has been featured in the two-woman exhibit, The Beauty of Invisible Light, at the Commons Gallery and in B&W Magazine, A. Smith Gallery, the Latino Cultural Center of Dallas, Dallas City Hall, Lucas Gallery, and the Art Travelers Gallery at Dallas’s Love Field airport.

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