New York City – Street to Gallery – A “Dawn to Dusk” Weekend with Phil Penman – May 7th-10th, 2020
Some of the best light in New York is early morning and early evening. The sun is low and the landscape of the city comes alive with light and shadow. The light seems to dance off of the glistening sheets of glass that cover the amazing steel structures of the city. People go into silhouette as they walk into to sun and seem to disappear into nowhere as they are engulfed by the steam coming from the city’s underbelly.
Join the Leica Akademie and Phil Penman as we explore the city. Phil has photographed New York for many years and enjoys photographing the city at these times. He will take us around to areas rich in texture when bathed in early morning or evening light. He will also be giving us insight into his creative process from how he sees to how he selects and then edits the final images.
Some of the best light in New York City can be captured in early morning and early evening. The sun is low and the landscape of the city comes alive with light and shadow. The light seems to dance off of the glistening sheets of glass that cover the towering steel structures of the city. People go into silhouette as they walk into to sun and seem to disappear into nowhere as they are engulfed by the steam coming from the city’s underbelly.
Building on the success of Phil Penman’s previous “Dawn to Dusk” Leica Weekends, this program provides the same opportunity to experience Penman’s creative process, on-location in the streets of New York, with the added focus of learning what he does after the picture is taken. Participants will take a deep dive into his editing, workflow process and conclude the weekend with the rare opportunity to have a professional critique with Curator Julie Grahame.
Phil will take us around to areas rich in texture when bathed in early morning or evening light and will give us insight into his creative process from how he sees, to how he selects and then edits the final images.
Topics covered include:
- Using Long lenses for Street Photography to add more depth to your work
- Marketing , Social Media
- Preparing your work for Gallery Prints
- Professional Curator to go through your work
What will you do with the images you create this weekend? On Friday will visit Laumont Photographic and learn about the professional gallery printing process. On Sunday each student will have a 20-minute critique with Curator – Julie Grahame. She will give you the information you need to improve your photography as well as pitch your work to a gallery.
Thursday, May 7th
6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Meet and Greet at the Leica Store SoHo. After a presentation students will have the chance to check out a Leica loaner camera for the weekend.
Friday, May 8th
5:00am – 9:00am Dawn Patrol morning shoot
Breakfast on your own
11:00am- Noon Laumont Studio
6:00-9:00pm – Optional NYC Shoot
Saturday, May 9th
5:00a.m. – 9:30a.m. – Dawn Patrol morning shoot.
9:30a.m. -10:30a.m.- Breakfast on your own
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. – Image processing and editing discussion at the Penumbra Foundation.
Sunday, May 10th
11:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. – Individual critique with Julie Grahame.
4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Dinner break.
6:00p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Dusk Shoot
Things you should know:
5:00am is not a misprint. It’s early, but that is a time the light is the best. You should have a good understanding of your camera as well as an understanding of basic image editing. You can use any camera and we will have a selection of Leica Cameras available for you to try for the weekend.
Attendance is strictly limited, so be sure to sign up at your earliest opportunity.
Fee: Cost is $1,499.99
UK-born, NY-based photographer Phil Penman has documented the rapid flux of New York City’s streets for over 25 years. With clients ranging from People Magazine to The Daily Telegraph, he has photographed celebrated living legends, including Jennifer Lopez and Bill Gates, and captured historical moments such as the September 11th Terrorist Attacks. Penman’s distinctive style, versatility, and dedication to his craft has won him prestigious awards and exhibitions and distinction as one of the “52 Most Influential Street Photographers” alongside industry legends, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Sebastião Salgado. His debut book “STREET” launched as the Number 1 new release on Amazon for Street Photography,,and has since become a best seller and featured at MOMA in New York.
CURATOR – Julie Grahame
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