Friday, May 15, 2009

Italian Photojournalist Presents Workshop in Boulder

Massimo Bassano returns to Boulder this summer! Massimo is one of Italy's top photojournalists - he was just awarded first and second place for "Best Travel Cover," by the Italian Conference of Editors & Journalists. Massimo shares with us how photographers can capture that exceptional photo when they become part of the scene they are photographing rather than just watching them through a lens.

The first two days are for those who want more technical knowledge about their camera, software/computer and latest equipment. The following five-day workshop is "shooting on-site" in and around Boulder. Each day becomes a photographic adventure. Capturing the morning light and coolness of the day, we shoot together and independently. In the afternoons we gather for discussions, return to do more shooting and download or develop film overnight. Everyone will be able to sign up for a one-on-one session with Massimo.

Special Discount: Members of the American Society of Media Photographers receive a special 5% discount if you register by June 12th, and an additional 5% is you register for both sessions:

Dates:July 20-21
Technical Intensive
Costs: $395

July 22-26 Shoot/Critique
Cost: $995


Presented by: Da Vinci Capers ~ A Personal Renaissance Journey
To Register: Contact Barbara A. Hardesty

Phone: (303) 284-1383

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WPOW Announces Women Only Photo

WASHINGTON, DC- May 1, 2009: WPOW (Women Photojournalists of Washington) announces a fund raising workshop for those interested in beginning and intermediate photography in beautiful Bolivia from June 28 - July11, 2009 to support a scholarship program for young women in visual media.

This workshop is catered to challenge any skill level but geared towards those just starting out in their learning process. Whether attending photographers have just begun taking pictures for fun or want to start honing the skills they have already, this workshop will help students grow into competent travel photographers under the guidance of WPOW’s talented members. More advanced photographers can also benefit as instructors will work to create a challenging photo stories and essays.

Workshop instructors will be Photographer of the Year and three-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer of the Washington Post Carol Guzy and international award winning photo editor and Director of Photography at AOL Cathaleen Curtiss.This benefit workshop will feature lectures on the history of photography, how women have influenced the media, understanding how to build your documentary portfolio and so much more. Students will photograph every day with instructors and staff who will help each photographer craft a narrative documentary essay on Andean culture and history. Students will get 1-on-1 editing with WPOW’s amazing instructors daily and they will soon become proficient in travel photography. Proceeds will help form the basis of a scholarship program benefiting young women in visual media.

All information for the workshop and registration online is available at
Momenta Workshops has agreed to do logistics for this benefit trip and donate instructors to make this a success.

WPOW is a 501 (c) 3 organization based in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to the advancement of women in the media and educating the public about the work of women photographers around the globe. To learn more about this nonprofit, visit