UKPJ – February workhsop

January 30, 2008

I think most of you have at least heard that this was coming together, but now it’s official: UKPJ’s February workshop will be taking place on the 15th through the 17th outside of Bowling Green, Ky. We will be staying as a group at the Gasper River Retreat Center, and will focus our shooting on the Northwestern end of town, the zip code 42101. The workshop will focus on both still images and multimedia. The cost of UK students to participate is $50 and the cost for non UK students is 75$. Food will be on your own during the week, but I’ll make sure to take care of dinner one night for you guys.

I am working on having another still coach at the workshop besides myself to work with you guys, but as of right now, Hunter Wilson will be workshop coach for the multimedia team. Hunter Wilson currently lives in Bowling Green and produces multimedia for the Daily News, and has worked for the Roanoke Times and the Washington Post. Hunter is a phenomenal multimedia producer and, much more importantly, he’s a good guy and we’re very luck to have working with us at the workshop.

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The Gasper River Retreat is at the little green arrow on the map above. 42101 is generally from the center of the map, where it says Bowling Green extending like triangle through the top right of the map.

The structure of the workshop will be different from those earlier in the year. For the still participants each day will consist of a series of assignments, shootouts and multiple picture packages. For the multimedia participants the workshop will begin with a general brush up on equipment, a couple programs and technique and then you’ll begin gathering audio, editing your sound and producing finished pieces. After the first day you will begin to add pictures to your multimedia pieces and will work with the still shooters to produce multimedia stories for their picture package assignments.

This is the first of a series of smaller workshops that will compose the Picture Kentucky spring workshop series. This first workshop is a really good opportunity for anyone who has not had a lot of photo experience as we will pack a lot of shooting and critiques in to a short period of time. You more experienced shooters won’t be left out though, as this is your chance to sink your teeth into a little multimedia and to find some really interesting people/pictures in the 42101 zipcode. When I was a student at Western 42101 was by far my favorite place to shoot. Questions?? Email me at dirtydozen@ukpj.org. Also, most people have been aware that the signup deadline was the 29th (yesterday) but I’m pushing it back to Thursday night so that more people have the opportunity to join in. To sign up send an email to me at that same address, dirtydozen@ukpj.org.

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