Newsletter January 2018

Dear Friends,

I hope your holidays were wonderful, no matter how you celebrated them! As you make your New Year’s resolutions, resolve to treat yourself to a workshop, if not with me then with someone whose work inspires you to make better photographs. The world needs all the great photographs we can make!

One of my goals for this coming year was to find new venues for workshops and the result is I’m gearing up for a very busy and exciting 2018! The workshops are listed below with brief descriptions and links to the website.

How are my workshops different from the other 10,000+ photography workshops? I take you to unusual locations, not necessarily the latest and greatest “new find” but more than likely a quiet, out-of-the-way corner in a place you’ve never thought about photographing. It’s usual for me to have photographed the general area a few times before my images let me know the area has interesting workshop possibilities. I see my job as that of a mentor, helping you make your images and growing your vision, not mine. As my workshops tend to focus on an area and are not a more linear photo tour you have the opportunity to return to specific sites over and over again to work them for the images you want to make.

Furthermore, registration is easy! Fill out the on-line registration information. No deposits are required on workshops. The moment we have the minimum to run a workshop we will contact you. Invoices will be sent out at that point. Every effort is made to announce a workshop’s viability within two months of the start date.
There’s even a 10% discount when you pay your tuition in full by check!

Here’s the 2018 workshop lineup:

Portfolio Weekend (March 2-4, Camden ME): a small group focused on portfolio reviews providing priceless conversation and peer mentoring.

9th Annual Photographers’ Retreat (April 27-29, Johnstown NY): a tuition-free opportunity for photographers of all interests and experience to meet to share work, photograph and make and deepen friendships.

NEW! Spirit of Structure: Canyons, Waterfalls & Spring in the Park (April 29 – May 4, Letchworth State Park NY): a location workshop focused on the Grand Canyon of the East, Mount Morris Dam and Stony Brook State Park.

Spirit of Structure: Peters Valley School of Craft (June 22-26, Layton NJ): a location workshop focused on the buildings and landscape of the Delaware Water Gap Federal Recreation Area.
Registration through Peters Valley School of Craft

NEW! A Portrait of a Community: Lincolnville ME (July 22-27, ME): a portrait of a community will be built, picture by picture, from portraits of residents, farms, businesses, community organization and the physical features of the area.

NEW! Platinum Printing in the 21st Century (July 31-Aug 5, Inderoy, Norway): platinum printing instruction for the beginner through intermediate printer.
Registration through Nord Photography 

NEW! Introduction to North Dakota (August 16-18, Rugby ND): for any photographer new to location workshops who needs some camera or digital darkroom skill building. Great introduction to Celebrating North Dakota!

Spirit of Structure: Celebrating North Dakota (August 19-24, Rugby ND): a unique location workshop opportunity to photograph isolated, abandoned farmhouses and nearly deserted towns in north central North Dakota.

Spirit of Structure: Mid Coast Maine (September 9-14, Rockport ME): a location workshop photographing buildings and locations of interest in the mid-coast area.
Registration through Maine Media Workshops

NEW! Advanced Platinum Printing (September 16-21, Rockport ME): a technical class on making digital negatives and platinum prints.
Registration through Maine Media Workshops

NEW! Spirit of Structure: Tuscany, Italy (October 6-13, San Fedele Tuscany): a location workshop in the Chianti region of Tuscany.
Registration through Il Chiostro

Possible-workshop-in-progress: Guilin, China (November): in partnership with the Chinese Language Institute (C.L.I.) a return to Guilin, whose scenery is best among all under heaven! (popular Chinese saying). Will post information on the website as available.

Scheduled by request: Portfolio consultations, book projects, and private/semi-private tutorials in Platinum Printing and View Camera Technique Focused on you, tutorials are from two hours to five days. It’s a great way to get what you need in a timeframe that works for you. Contact me (tillman@tillmancrane.com) for further details.

Hope to see you at a workshop or the Photographers’ Retreat this year!

Happy New Year!