Come explore three different renditions of the original Erie Canal in the Albany area - the original, the 1840’s canal and the currently used canal in early spring. The barebones landscape will allow us access into remnants of the original canal as well as provide for photographing in places we couldn’t access during the summer season. We will be working along the Erie Canalway National Historic Corridor from Utica to Troy (NY). Some of the possible locations include: Vischer Ferry nature and Historic Preserve, the Schoharie Crossing (including towpath remains, enlarged Erie Canal aqueduct and locks), Putman’s Lock and Stand store, parts of Clinton’s Ditch (original 1820’s canal) and the old Champlain Canal and towpath near Waterford.
This is a location workshop in which we will focus on creating photographs. All camera formats, film and digital, are welcome. Large format and film are always welcome in Tillman’s workshops but be advised that there is no opportunity for processing film. Digital photographers should bring their own laptop for editing.
Although the emphasis is on making photographs, we will take time together as a group to look at each other’s work. If you are working with a digital camera, you have the choice of showing images made during the workshop or from a portfolio you have brought with you. Those working with only film will have to bring a portfolio of images for review. For all participants: Please bring two images – one of your own and one of a photographer who inspires you (not an original) - to introduce yourself to the group. If you wish to do so, you may also bring a small, representative portfolio of current work. Tillman will meet with each of you individually throughout the week to review this work.
Tillman’s “Spirit of Structure” workshops focus on photographing in the man-made environment, rather than on the grand landscape. These workshops are designed for increasing your skills as a photographer and to shift your perceptions and challenge preconceived notions. Your focus during the week is not about making the perfect photograph but in approaching the subjects differently, in taking risks, in shifting your standard point of view. The combination of working in a new, exciting environment and challenging (yet hopefully fun) assignments will change the photographs you make long after this workshop is over.
Participants are responsible for lodging, meals and transportation. For those who are able, we will have an informal “get together” on Sunday night (April 14) at 6 p.m. The workshop officially begins Monday morning at 9 am with portfolio introductions.
Accommodations: Johnstown Holiday Inn 308 North Comrie Ave Johnstown, NY 12095
518-762-4686 – tell them you are with the “Tillman Crane Photography Workshop” group
Travel: Albany Airport (ALB). Johnstown is about 45 miles from the airport.
Rental car: Participants will need to arrange for car transportation. Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, National/Alamo and Thrifty are all available at the airport.
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At the time of registration, Maine Media Workshops will collect an initial deposit of $150, plus a $55 registration fee. All other payments will be billed & collected directly by Tillman Crane.