As You See It: Finding Your Creative Voice

Enhance your fine art photography through integration of your photographic vision, capture, post-processing and presentation techniques.

© Michael Zide

Canon and Moab Paper are delighted to sponsor “As You See It”, a summer workshop combining the talents of two photo educators:  Michael Zide, instructor at Hallmark Institute of Photography and a Moab Master, who specializes in fine art black and white landscape photography;  and Jim Roselli, an industry expert in fine art digital printing and post production digital management.

Zide and Roselli infuse the class with their energy and enthusiasm, providing in-depth instruction from image capture through fine art image output.  Michael Zide shares his vision, photographic philosophy, and the insights gained from over four decades in the field of fine art landscape photography, and Jim Roselli helps students navigate the labyrinth of color management options and processing techniques that help ensure consistently high quality results needed to produce successful digital images. 

Through discussion and evaluation of work in progress, students develop an awareness of their unique visual voice and of the artistic and technical decisions that lead to successful image-making. The seacoast and woodlands offers a challenging and inspirational learning environment. Beginning each day at sunrise and continuing on for the week, students and instructors are fully immersed in all that the class demands. In addition, students learn to print with Canon Pixma Pro-1 Professional Inkjet Printers on a variety of premium papers generously supplied by Moab, the leader in the production of these materials.   

Testimonial:

"A new doorway to the art of seeing - moving beyond just technology"
- Sanjay Doctor, Mumbai, India

Workshop sponsored by:  

Instructors

Michael Zide

In the world of black and white landscape photography, Michael Zide has a most selective eye.  He possesses that rare quality of artful seeing, bringing his sensitivity to gesture and mood to every image.  Sensual and tactile, his work elicits a visceral response.

Over the past 30 years, he has created a body of work that has been featured both internationally and in galleries from New York City to Los Angeles. Portfolios of his landscape photography have appeared in magazines such as Silvershotz, Black and White, Today’s Photographer,  Fotomagazin and Photo/Design, while manufacturers of the finest digital coffee table books such as Graphistudios continue to use collections of his work to show off the lush tones of their printing process.  His photography has also been used to advertise Schneider large format lenses,  Sinar Bron large format view cameras, Mitsubishi photographic printing papers, Polaroid Corporation instant imaging, Millers Imaging, and MPix digital printing services.

His landscape photographs from Martha’s Vineyard Island, Western Massachusetts and the Southwest are in private, corporate, and museum collections.

Selected as a Master of Moab fine art imaging,  Michael’s work is printed on Moab fine art printing papers and exhibited at industry shows and galleries here and abroad.  Sponsored by Manfrotto, (formally Bogen Imaging),  Michael speaks about his unique vision at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City, The Event Space (B&H Photo) and other venues.

He divides his time between teaching at the Hallmark School of Photography, running workshops, mentoring and  speaking about  the art of landscape photography.