Saturday Sep 28 - Sunday Sep 29
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Master Class: Travel Photography with a Point of View
with Bob Gomel
Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 | 10:00am. – 5:00 p.m.
$290 HCP Members only
Class Size: 10 students
From LIFE Magazine to life in the ancient kingdoms:
Capturing the lifestyles of people in alien cultures, before they are completely assimilated
When traveling, photographers face handicaps of equipment weight, limited time at locations, weather and sometimes, even over-enthusiastic fellow travelers! In this two-day course Bob Gomel will discuss in broad terms the art of "making" photographs, as opposed to "taking" them. The class will focus on the value of having a concept – or point of view – before even raising the camera, instructing students how to look at images to gain an understanding on composing better photographs.
Bob Gomel will focus his talk on recording in a dramatic and uniquely individual way the cultural nuances that distinguish one people from another, one place from another. His criteria for photographing the Eiffel Tower and myriad other iconic edifices is to consider the challenge of how to distinguish one's efforts compared to readily available on site post cards.
What you should bring:
- Students may bring up to 3 images in printed format for feedback
- Students should have a working knowledge of their camera
The class fee includes a boxed lunch.
Former LIFE magazine photographer, Bob Gomel was born (1933) and raised in New York City, where he earned a journalism degree from New York University in 1955. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, he was promptly offered a job at the Associated Press. But by then, he had changed his mind about what he wanted to do. "I just felt one picture wasn't sufficient to tell a story," he explains. "I was interested in exploring something in depth. And, of course, the mecca was Life magazine." He turned down the offer from AP, and began working for LIFE in 1959, producing many memorable images. In the early 1970s, he began making photographs for other major magazines and branched out into advertising photography working on campaigns for Audi, Bulova, GTE, Merryll Lynch, and Shell Oil, among others.