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Why Workshops@Adorama can make a difference in your photography

August 31, 2011

September's upon us, and a new season of Workshops@Adorama is open for registration. Take this opportunity to improve your photographic knowledge and experience.

One of the most important life decisions I made when I was a young adult was to attend a series of photography workshops in New York City. While I'd already taken photo classes in school and after-school programs, the workshops offered me an opportunity to learn from working professionals, rather than professional teachers. In a very short amount of time, I was able to expand upon the basics that I'd learned in school with practical advice and inspiration that helped me advance to the next level as a photographer.

My advice to you based on my experience? Taking photography classes and workshops makes a difference. With that in mind, I'm thrilled to announce new season of Workshops@Adorama.

During the past four and a half years, Adorama’s successful
Workshops@Adorama has been offering many programs with top-level photo educators who are also successful working professional photographers. They are ready to share real-world advice and inspiration with you. Over 9,000 people from 39 states and territories, and 34 countries have attended Workshop events at Adorama’s headquarters on 18th Street in New York City. They have learned practical information to improve their skills in photography and video, and have been inspired to enjoy their photography even more.

With September just about to start, it's a great time to go back to school and learn something new. Even better: Adorama's 5th floor Workshop space has just been renovated for a more comfortable and enjoyable learning experience.

Here's just a sample of Workshops for September and October:

Doug Gordon: Got Flow? Posing Is Back!
With over 3500 weddings behind him, Doug Gordon is one of the more in-demand wedding shooters around. His workshops are a mix of inspiration and hardcore how-to, and are filled with posing advice that will help you to improve your wedding and portrait photography portfolio.

Photowalking with Joe DiMaggio: The High Line and West Village 
The High Line is New York City’s most recently opened and celebrated public park space, with it’s meandering walkways, natural landscaping and unique views and vantage points, it’s a great space to view the latest art installations and people watch. From the High Line and Meatpacking District to walking thru the historic and tree-lined West Village streets, this is another exciting Photowalk and adventure with Joe DiMaggio.

Ron Magill: Keeping It Wild--Capturing The Wonders of Our Natural World 
You may have seen Ron on The Early Show on CBS, Today Show, Good Morning America and other nationwide broadcasts as the Goodwill Ambassador for Zoo Miami. With his 30-year career as a wildlife specialist and naturalist, Ron will discuss the challenges of working with and photographing animals in all kinds of settings around the world. Sponsored by Adorama and Nikon.

Lindsay Adler: Fashion Flair for Portrait Photography
With fashion week coming in September, this in-demand portrait/fashion pro will show you how to apply fashion photography concepts to portrait photography situations, so you can create visually compelling images that will stand out from your competition. Sponsored by Adorama and Sigma.


Zach and Jody Gray: Executing the Dream—Going From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary
Zach and Jody Gray are a dynamic duo who has quickly and steadily gained local and national recognition for their work in the wedding photography industry. Learn how to build your business with tools that they have proved successful, and as an extra bonus, Zach and Jody will demonstrate some of their special lighting technique. Sponsored by Adorama and SanDisk.




David Honl: Traveling Fast and Light 
Photojournalist and founder of Honl Photo Inc., David Honl has traveled the globe and photographed everything, from some of the most dangerous political hotspots on the planet, to assignments photographing personalities and travel destinations, and throughout all his journeys, he has learned to travel light and think fast. He shares his experiences (and talks about what he packs) in this Adorama and Lexar sponsored event.

These are just a few highlights, and there will be more Workshop events added in the coming weeks. Go to: to see them all and to register.

I couldn't possibly write about
Workshops@Adorama without mentioning the force of nature behind the Workshops. No, her name's not's, Monica Cipnic. Monica, whose extensive experience in the photographic industry has included stints as photo editor and writer for a variety of publications, as well as work in commercial production and the TV/film industries, has created and developed the Workshops@Adorama program into an essential part of the Adorama experience. Monica's real-world experiences, and her continuing business relationships with well-known photographers and photo industry specialists, have all combined to expand the Workshops@Adorama into a premium education resource for photographers.

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