1 Day: Turning your Travel Photography into Fine Art Images. Get READY!
June 9 (10AM - 2PM)
(Hosted by Camerawork Gallery)
Oliver Klink is a professional photographer, originally from Switzerland, now based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has photographed in over 120 countries. In 2018, he published a book (Cultures in Transition … available for sale at www.culturesintransition.com), which won the prestigious 2019 IPPY GOLD AWARD by the Independent Publisher for best photography book of 2018. The images, the stories, the sequencing, the quality of the printing, and the cover, all contributed to the award. He was also awarded 2018 Black and White photographer of the year by Dodho Magazine.
What is this workshop about? Klink was educated as a physicist and photographer. 15 years ago, he jumped off the HighTech career to focus full time on fine art photography and teaching his passion to avid photographers. This workshop retraces the steps he took to progress from an avid travel photographer to one who delivers meaningful messages thru storytelling and compelling images. Klink will discuss his “breakthroughs”, the technical choices he made to be recognized as one of the best printmakers, the power of making images of personal nature, working on “hero shots” versus a longterm project, how “compelling and different the world of the art is” and be able to embrace it. The format is lecture style, with Q&A at the end of each segments.
The workshop takes place June 9 (10AM – 2PM) at Camerawork Gallery, 301 N. Graham Street, Portland, OR 97227 (Located in Lorenzen Conference Center, Legacy Medical Center Campus.) You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch as there is a lot of content we will cover (no break for lunch).
Segment 1: You don’t need to be a fulltime photographer to make images “that sing”
- Types of photography trips (workshop, exploration, family trips)
- Planning a trip (research, scouting, equipment, redundancy vs. weight)
- On site photography (landscape, street, night, wildlife)
- Do you really want to return home with “travel images”?
- The benefits of NOT being a fulltime photographer
Segment 2: I am too busy when I return from a trip
- Organizing data on the road and at home
- Best practices to “find and not loose stuff”
- The pitfalls of data management (Oliver manages over 200TB!) and how to overcome them
- “Spring cleaning” might be a slogan from the past
Segment 3: I am not reproducing what I saw
- Photography as a 2D medium (vs. capturing in a 3D environment)
- Best tips to improve your post processing
- And more tips to make your images “sing”
- Before and After images, and what was done to accomplish the results
Segment 4: I love images on my wall
- The smell of the ink vs. the beautiful electronic display
- The fear of printing and how to overcome it
- The dos when you print (very few don’ts when you get into it!)
- What makes an acceptable, good, mind blowing print
Segment 5: I do it for fun
- I wish more people would see my work
- Turning my hobby into a retirement occupation
- Making images of personal nature
All the information delivered are based on practical examples, trials and errors, “pulling hair”, sleepless nights thinking about what I just did (or didn’t do), interactions with hundreds of avid photographers that have traveled with me around the world or attended workshops at my studio, industry experts/colleagues/mentors who helped me overcome “the lows of making art” and encouraged me when they saw “the highs”, emotional reactions of viewers, and many more sources (with some google searches).
GET READY FOR AN ENLIGHTENING AND INSPIRATIONAL WORKSHOP!
Workshop: $79 - June 9 (10AM - 2PM)
Bundle Offer: Workshop + Cultures in Transition Book: $144 (Normal: $184)
Book: Cultures in Transition (Limited Edition): $105 (Shipping included)
If you have any questions, please contact Oliver Klink
Oliver Klink has photographed in 122 countries, manages over 1 million images and 200 Terabytes+ of storage. He has mastered a digital image management workflow to integrate his master catalogue with his traveling sub-catalogues, migrate storage from multiple drives to consolidated systems, to produce single or set of images with repeatable post processing steps. His goals is turning his images into fine art pieces. “I never have enough time to post process my images. Getting organized enabled me to have creative time for my images.”
- Making images that sing!
- Consistent digital image management workflow
- Beyond the touristy shot. How to prepare
- I do it for fun. What does it entails
- Post processing images with speed, accuracy and quality
- 4 hours of guided instruction
- Instruction booklet emailed before the workshop
- Transportation to the workshop location
- Meals, accommodation
Registration Fee : $79 (Bundle pricing with book Cultures in Transition too)
Terms and Conditions
- Come with an open-mind and lots of questions
- You will learn many tips that Klink applies daily in his travels
- Not much else … Have a great time!
Where: Portland, Oregon
When: June 9, 2019
Who: Oliver Klink – Hosted by Camerawork Gallery
Airport: Portland, OR (PDX)
Accommodations: not included
Weather: 55 – 80F. Wear comfortable cloth
Cost: $79 (other pricing with book bundle)
Workshop details for Travel Photography. Get Ready!