What’s New

fall-20111

What a wonderful spring and summer it has been! I had a chance to see quite a few “old friends” at repeat workshops in Texas, Delaware, Virginia, Washington D.C., Kentucky, Chicago, and Pennsylvania. In addition, I met many amazing new participants at these same workshops as well as at new venues such as the Maine Media Workshops and the Clark Institute of Art in Williamstown, MA.

In addition, I’ve been contributing a series of illustrated articles, written with help from my wife Anne Millman, for the Adorama website. (Adorama is a major photographic supply store and online resource; I’ve taught quite a few workshops through their Workshops@Adorama.) I think you’ll enjoy taking a look at them so click on the titles:

5 FALL FOLIAGE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

SHOOT BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITS

GEARING UP FOR CLASSY CLOSE-UPS

CLOSE-UPS: GETTING A SHARPER IMAGE

AFTER-CAPTURE TECHNIQUES FOR CLOSE-UPS

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: TO POSE OR NOT TO POSE PEOPLE, PART 1

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: TO POSE OR NOT TO POSE PEOPLE, PART 2

TAKING PICTURES THROUGH GLASS

Now I am gearing up for a colorful autumn. On the calendar are return visits to the United States Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. and the Bernheim Arboretum in Louisville, KY. Plus, for the first time, I’ll be offering a weekend workshop at the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Florida.

But the most exciting news is that I am launching a new series of longer workshops at nature locations around the country, offered under the banner of Allen Rokach’s Center for Nature Photography. The first one will be “Fall Color on Coastal Maine,” at the stunning Acadia National Park from October 25-30. I’ve led many workshops there and this is the perfect time of year to be there. The colors are gorgeous and photograph magnificently in the soft, misty light. And the rugged coastline, gem-like lakes and pristine islands we will visit are a nature photographer’s dream. See the details below. (Also on the drawing board are week-long workshops in California’s Death Valley National Park in late February and at Great Smokies National Park next fall. Stay tuned for more on those.)

Another new initiative is foreign trips built around my photo workshops. The first one, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, is “Storybook Holland: Focus on Flowers” from April 21-30, 2012. Although this workshop is scheduled for next spring, I want you to know about it now since it takes place during Floriade 2012, an international horticultural expo held in the Netherlands only once every 10 years. If you want to see and photograph this eye-popping floral exhibition, as well as Holland’s magnificent gardens and delightful countryside, be sure to save the date and register early by clicking here. You don’t want to wait ten years for your next opportunity!

Please see the listings below for details and tell your friends. Whether you are a returning student or a new participant, I hope to see you at one or more of these workshops to learn, have fun together and renew or build our connections.

All the best,

Allen Rokach