The 2nd Annual Long Beach Photo Fest will take place at Long Beach City College on April 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. There will be workshops, talks, portfolio reviews, and exhibitions. The best part? They're all free. I'd head over and register now, as I imagine they will go quickly.
Here's an example of just one of the days:
8:00 - 10:00 PM
Films by Photographers in Dyer Hall
We've got a selection of films made by photographers. Screening information will be posted outside the hall.
Applying for Grants and Submitting Portfolios presented by Sarah G. Vinci
This workshop will offer an introduction to applying for artists grants, submitting portfolios for on line zines, and portfolio reviews. The session will cover artist statements, resumes, and preparing the necessary files for submission. Samples of successful packets, and a list of organizations and url’s to get you started will also be covered.
Photogram - Painting with Light presented by Victoria Sanchez
A hands on darkroom workshop. Photograms are images made without camera or film. In the darkroom we will place “found” objects such as leaves, flowers, tissue and fabric over light sensitive photographic paper. Using the enlarger as a light source, solid items will appear white against a black background, while translucent objects will appear as shades of gray.
Developing a Photo Project a presentation by Douglas Stockdale
Fine art photographic exhibitions and books are increasing project or series oriented. Attend this interactive workshop to help learn the essence of developing a photographic series that will further propel your creative career.
The Portfolio Walk is an informal art exhibit that lets YOU show your portfolio to the rest of the PhotoFest attendees. Sign up for space to show your work, or just stop by to see the show during the event. Open 11:30 am to 1pm.
Establishing An Effective Online Presence for Artists presented by Craig Havens
A comprehensive overview of beginning and advanced strategies for promoting your work online. Includes basic tutorials in uploading work to free online presence providers as well as exploring the process of reserving a URL, selecting paid web host services, and designing and programming effective personal photographic website.
Split Toning in the B&W darkroom presented by Ray Carofano
Students will learn how to add richness and luminosity to there prints using sepia and selenium while at the same time making them archival. They will have the opportunity to experiment and create their own personal look. http://www.carofano.com/
Keynote Event: Making a Living as a Commercial Photographer
What does it take to make a living in Photography? In this event a panel of photographers will discuss their careers and fields of expertise in the photographic market.
Matt Armendariz Based in Long Beach, California, Matt Armendariz is an art director and photographer that specializes in all things food. He loves to eat.
A chance meeting with Helmut and June Newton while working at the family gas station led Mr. Slavin to buy his first camera. He hasn’t put it down since. Randall Slavin’s work has appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, GQ, Black Tail and FLAUNT, among others.
After several years in New York shooting for the NY Times Magazine, Sony Music and Rolling Stone, Kwaku moved west to Venice, California and opened his own studio. Recently, he has taken portraits of Barack Obama, Jenny McCarthy, Halle Berry and Tiger Woods.