Felici Serene Feste a tutti— Seasons greetings to all. For me the holidays have been a wonderful time catching up with family and friends. 2015 was an amazing year where I was able to spend nine weeks on location teaching and capturing images. When I wasn’t on locations capturing images I was displaying my work at Art Fairs like the Ann Arbor show visiting with friends. I have been a participant in the prestigious Ann Arbor Summer Fair for 17 years and this year was the 11th year that I have had the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Guild of Artist and Artisans.
The 2016 schedule shooting schedule will start early this year in the Southwest and I hope that you can join me for one of the workshops or just stop by and say hello at one of the Art Fairs.
South West – Photographic Workshop Tour
March 13-17 2016 $695 Limited to 6 Students
Heaven and Earth – Valley of Fire
On the evening of the 13th we will start the workshop in the Valley of Fire where we will be shooting the afternoon and evening of the 13th and a sunrise shoot the morning of the 14th and then follow the weather north towards Zion of west towards the Owens River Valley. Both areas have some of the best locations the Southwest has to offer. I will be staying in the Southwest till March 22nd to capture more images for anyone who may be interested in extending their shooting time.
Owens Valley – Eastern Sierras
Charleston, S Carolina – Photographic Workshop Tour April 3 – 7 2016 $695.00, Limited to 8 Students
Smoky Mountains – Photographic Workshop Tour April 24-27 2016 $495.00, Limited to 8 Students
Tuscany Italy – Photographic Workshop Tour
June 18 – 23 2016 $950.00, Limited to 8 Students
HDR Pano Val d’Orcia
Pisa-Cinque Terre Photographic Workshop Tour
June 23 – June 28 2016 $950.00/ Limited to 8 Students
Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre
Provence Photographic Workshop Tour
June 30 – July 5 2016 $950.00/ Limited to 8 Students
Lake Michigan, Lighthouse – Photographic Workshop Tour Aug 14 – 17 2016 $495.00, Limited to 8 Students
Smoky Mountains – Photographic Workshop Tour
October 23-26 2016 $495.00, Limited to 8 Students
Zion National Park and Painted Desert – Photographic Workshop
Nov. 6-10 2016 $695 Limited to 8 Students
Southwest Slot Canyon – Photographic Workshop Tour
Nov. 11-13 2015 $350 Limited to 5 Students
In these workshops we will capture landscape images that excite and move, images that trace where the mind has been and form a unique vision that will last a lifetime. These workshops are about applying new skills learned daily and sharing our collective knowledge to take that next step in a supportive environment. We hold a deep passion for the places we travel to, and will help you explore how to create the images that continue to inspire. What takes time to create, time respects, good images don’t just happen. Most often, our best images lie just beyond our greatest failures. We believe through photography and an open mind the best is yet to come.
Paul James is a published, award winning photographer from Southeastern Michigan who offers the best in personalized photographic instruction on every level; whether you’re just beginning or a seasoned veteran. Paul takes great pride in his work, and this translates to some great teaching techniques. He has vast experience in both the artistic and technical aspects of photography; he is adept in Digital, Medium and Large format Cameras, which includes a large range of camera brands and models. He welcomes photographers of all formats and skill levels; however, this class will be geared for the digital photographer.
- Learn tips and tricks used by the professionals to create impressive photographs.
- Discover new viewpoints, interesting details which might be overlooked, see the world photographically.
- Learn to sense the direction of light and how to capture the magic moment.
- Improve your photographic technique.
- Learn your camera and how to get the most out of it.
- Have fun!
Between art shows and a busy shooting schedule, 2015 was a good year and I am looking forward 2016 to be just as busy and fun. I hope everyone will be able to stop by a show to say Ciao, or join us on one of our photographic workshops tours. http://www.european-images.com/photographic-workshop-tours.php
Paul Christopher James
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