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West Texas Photography Workshop at the KOKERNOT o6 RANCH

West Texas Photography Workshop at the KOKERNOT o6 RANCH – October 19, 2013 with Randy Kerr. Limited to 12 participants. 2 optional workshops; Oct. 18 night photography at the historic fort in Fort Davis and Oct. 20 half day at the Kokernot o6 Ranch.

Be one of the few that get to experience this rare slice of American history. You will travel on the open range with pro photographer Randy Kerr – capturing the life of a cowboy. Starting with breakfast on an open fire, you will then travel from the ranch to canyons witnessing and documenting the cowboy life.

Several photos from previous West Texas Photography Workshops are published and awarded; so if you’re a professional you can add some rare content to your portfolio. If you are an amateur, you will be able to experience a “once in a lifetime” photo opportunity.

Supported by NIKON, WESTCOTT and PRECISION CAMERA.

For more information go to www.vickileblanc.com/workshops.htm

When: October 18 – 20, 2013
Limited to 12 participants
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Seeing in Color:

An Evening with Eric Meola

Photographers make images that are in color, but their photographs are,for the most part, not about color—that is the premise of this lecture. My images are about color—how we perceive it and why it is important as the subject of my photographs.My lecture explores how I work with, see and use color, and although I try to cover many aspects of being a photographer my focus is on my use of color—how I visualize in color, how I think in color and why I use color to tell my story.The talk lasts approximately an hour and a half to two hours, and includes 200 to 400 images covering many aspects of my career,including personal images made on trips throughout the world.I encourage questions during the presentation; and, as well, I will take questions from the audience after the talk.

 

About Eric Meola:

Showcasing a portfolio of his color images in its October 2008 issue,Rangefinder magazine referred to Eric as one of a “handful of color photographers who are true innovators.”

Eric Meola’s prints are in several private collections and museums, including the A.S.M.P. archive, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the International Center of Photography in New York, and the Museum of Modern Artin Munich. He has won numerous awards including the “Advertising Photographer of the Year” award from the American Society of Media Photographers.

In 1972 he photographed Haiti for Time magazine, resulting in one of his most famous images, “Coca Kid,” which was included in Life magazine’s special 1997 issue “100 Magnificent Images.” In 1980 he had his first major exhibit in New York at the “Space” gallery in Carnegie Hall and his signature red, white and blue image “Promised Land,” was chosen for inclusion in the permanent collection of the George Eastman House. In 1989 he was the only photographer named to Ad week magazine’s national “Creative All-Star Team”; and that same year he received a “Clio” for a series of images he made in Scotland for a breakthrough campaign featuring the outerwear clothing of the Timberland company. “Fire Eater,” his iconic image of the spotlit lips of a woman submerged in a tank of water, and commissioned by Almay cosmetics, was included in Robert Sobieszek’s 1993 book on advertising The Art of Persuasion.

As an undergraduate at Syracuse University, he studied color printing and color theory at the Newhouse School of Journalism before graduating in 1968 with a B.A. in English Literature. A Canon “Explorer of Light,” he has lectured extensively, including at Syracuse University, Rochester Institute of Technology,Brooks (Santa Barbara), the Art Center at Pasadena, Parsons, the Academy of Art College (San Francisco), the George Eastman House, and venues including PPA., WPPI, and A.S.M.P.

In 2004, GRAPHIS published his first book Last Places on Earth, a look at disappearing tribes and cultures throughout the world. An exhibition in England of his photographs of Bruce Springsteen, which coincided with the publication of his second book Born to Run: The Unseen Photos (Insight Editions, 2006),was followed in 2008 by INDIA: In Word & Image (Welcome Books, NY), and an exhibit in 2009 at the Art Directors Club of New York. In September of 2012,Harper Collins will publish Eric’s fourth book, Streets of Fire.

All images © Eric Meola

When: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 P
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
Cost is Free: RSVP is appreciated
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Precision Camera Has Moved and Settled In

We have moved, and we’re bigger and better than ever! Here’s pictures of our lovely new home now that we’ve settled in. Every inch of this place has that new-car-smell, and we intend on making it last. Come in and check us out. We’re located on West Anderson Lane, and we’re open seven days a week!

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Bricks and Mortar Camera Stores Dying? I Don’t Think So… Not in Austin.

Local Celebrity Kirk Tuck (of the Visual Science Labs) and ATMTX Photo Blog gave us serious props. Go here to check it out!

http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2013/03/bricks-and-mortar-camera-stores-dying-i.html

and

http://blog.atmtxphoto.com/2013/03/09/precision-camera-transforms/

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Nikon School Returns to Austin in April 2013!

Nikon School will return to Austin this April at the DoubleTree Inn. With over 100 attendees last year, we expect them to sell out quickly, so sign up fast. There are two classes: one for photographers who want to learn how to be more creative (without getting too technical), and a second class for more advanced photographers who wish to get into the nitty-gritty of their cameras and manual photography. The Creativity class will be held Saturday, April 27th and runs $149, and the Advanced class is on Sunday the 28th, and costs $159. If you’re not sure which class to attend, please give us a call and we’ll point you in the right direction. For more information, please visit: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Nikon-School/index.page

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