Join the quest to becoming a more effective emotional messenger.

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As fine art photographers, how do we develop, strengthen, and maintain our ability to conceive and craft constructed compositions with compelling emotional resonance? Whether assembling objects for a still life, constructing digital montages, or directing and shooting an ensemble of actors, together in this workshop we will uncover and explore the practical tools and long-term strategies necessary to achieve success on our quest to becoming more effective emotional messengers.

Over the course of the workshop, we will look at lots of photographs by poetic visual storytelling masters, both past and present. Learning by example, we will analyze their choices for lighting, composition, themes, and subject matter. We will discuss and explore specific techniques, based on both current brain research and time tested artistic practice, for generating ideas, and put into practice the aesthetic principles required for molding those ideas into dynamic visual statements. Students will have access to the Workshops’ photographic studio facilities throughout the week. The goal of the workshop will be for each participant to create a small cohesive suite of staged or constructed images, to be presented at the conclusion of the workshop. The workshop will also include a discussion of “best odds” strategies for navigating the world of competitions, portfolio reviews, and galleries. Throughout the workshop, Richard will be available for individual reviews and feedback.

All image credit ©Richard Tuschman



Past student work (left to right): Dennis Barnicle, Marcia Mahoney, Michal Greenboim, Sara Wilmont

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Instructor: Richard Tuschman

Richard Tuschman began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990s, developing a style that synthesized his interests in photography, painting and assemblage. Tuschman’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland, AIPAD in NYC, and the Prix de la Photographie, Paris. His photographs have been published in numerous online magazines/journals including Slate, LensCulture, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and der Spiegel. Tuschman’s projects have twice been selected to the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, he was a finalist for the New Orleans Photo Alliance Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2015 and 2016, and was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography in 2016. Richard Tuschman currently lives and works in Europe.