Rarefied Light Workshop 2017

Rarefied Light Photography Workshop // 2017 // With Henry Horenstein

Shoot What You Love: Tips and Tales from a Working Photographer


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“Learn to see the GEM in the MUNDANE.”

The best professional advice Henry Horenstein ever received was to “shoot what you love.” He’s been doing that for more than four decades, capturing photographs that often richly evoke older cultures and places.

Horenstein has chosen to spend most of his professional career, shooting what he loves. His images of honky-tonk stars, stock car drivers, exotic sea creatures, mixed-race residents of rural Maryland, and Venezuelan baseball players tell what he calls “a good story . . . with humor and a punch line, if possible.”

Henry is so passionate about this topic, he recently published a book by the same title (you can find it here on Amazon)

This workshop is about moving your work forward and answering some of the questions about photography that may have haunted you for a while. The workshop will explore how your work connects and how to develop your own unique vision. During portfolio reviews and shooting assignments, Henry will discuss how to edit and market your work. Henry will talk about organizing and completing photo projects, and finding new paths to creative growth.

Participants should bring 15- 20 prints for portfolio review. Actual prints are preferred, but digital is acceptable if prints are not available.  The prints can be a cohesive project or examples of your work.

Workshop Schedule:

BP Energy Center

Aug 4th, Friday 5:30pm to 8:30pm – Introductions, workshop goals

Aug 5th, Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm Portfolio Reviews, discussions, afternoon shooting assignment

Anchorage Museum Elizabeth Reynolds Classroom

Aug 6th, Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm Presentations and critique of shooting assignment; wrap up

Henry Horenstein has worked as a photographer, teacher and author since the early 1970s. He is the author of over 30 books, including a series of photographic textbooks that have been used by hundreds of thousands of students over the past 30 years. In 2003, Chronicle Books published Honky Tonk, Horenstein’s documentary survey of country music during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Honky Tonk was also presented as an exhibition by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2006. His latest book, Shoot What You Love: Tips and Tales from a Working Photographer was released in November, 2016. His work has been collected by many institutions including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.; the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Library of Congress; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Horenstein currently lives in Boston and teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.

This workshop is limited to 15 participants – don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to take your photography to the next level!


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