Join Dan Burkholder and Brenda Tharp at the Rockport Opera House Tuesday, August 14th, at 7:30pm.
Dan Burkholder earned his B.A. and Master’s Degrees in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. Early in his art career, he honed his photographic craft as a student of Ansel Adams, and by working as darkroom assistant to both John Sexton and Jerry Uelsmann.
Dan was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology in the early 1990’s. Dan’s first book technical book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing (Bladed Iris Press, 1995), was a seminal publication that opened doors for photographers and artist who wanted to combine the charm of the handmade print with the precision of digital imaging. His 2008 monograph, The Color of Loss; an Intimate Portrait of New Orleans after Katrina (University of Texas Press, 2008), was the first coffee table book shot entirely with High Dynamic Range Techniques. Dan’s upcoming book, iPhone Artistry (Sterling Publishing, 2011) is the first book to provide an artistic workflow for iPhone photographers.
Dan has taught digital imaging workshops for 16 years at venues including the International Center of Photography (New York), The Royal Photographic Society (Spain), Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Workshops (NM), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL), The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia) and many others. His workshops and lectures are famous for their information, energy and humor.
As an artist, Dan has embraced both classical darkroom methods and digital technologies, often combining the two in his art. Dan lives with his wife, Jill, and their four cats at the base of the Catskill Mountains in Palenville, New York. Dan’s platinum/palladium and pigmented ink prints are included in public and private collections internationally. Website: http://www.danburkholder.com/Pages/main_pages/main_page_3-06/Dan_Burkholder_Home.html
Brenda Tharp has spent the past 23 years honing her artistic vision and skills to create stunning nature and travel images. Her photographs appear in a variety of magazines, books, ads and brochures, for clients that include British Gas, Chronicle Books, Michelin Travel Guides, National Geographic, National Park Service, The Sierra Club, and Time, Inc. She has had photographs published in several national calendars, and has written many photography articles for Apogee Online, Outdoor and Nature Photography, and Outdoor Photographer. She's been featured on Canon's past television series "Photo Safaris." Her popular book, "Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography", is still going strong with sales. She is represented by two stock agencies and also markets her own work. Brenda has taught many workshops over the past 20 years, and presented lectures to thousands of people across the country. She also leads international photography tours and workshops. Brenda brings to her workshops a passion for teaching, and sharing in the joy of photography. Website: http://www.brendatharp.com/
Maine Media Workshops invites the entire community to the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, for our free Master Series event!