Street Photography Using Film, December 01,2019 - Dec 1, 2019

Limited to 10 participants

4 spaces available


Keith Skelton

Join Armando Arorizo and Keith Skelton for a day of street shooting film and processing! Learn to use a new/old tool and process that will enhance your regular photography. Even if you never shoot another roll this class can open up a new world of photography for you.

Remember. Film was already perfect!

There are plenty of people that still use film either full or part time and there are many good reasons to shoot film.

Some will say it has better quality and its the look that matters. One can capture fabulous tones and colors with film. When you shoot analog you click a lot less. You will tend to think twice before pressing the shutter. You learn to identify quickly the kind of shots that will provide you great pictures.

Film slows you down.

Shooting film also helps you keep an eye on the future. No screens for reviewing and you'll be looking into the viewfinder more often for the next shot. There is always element of surprise.

Shooting analog also teaches you more about metering light. Hand held meters will be discussed. Or one can learn not to use a light meter at all!

For me, the most important reason to shoot film are the cameras. Using a film camera whether its a old Nikon F, Canon Rangefinder, Rolleiflex and Pentax is a more organic experience than digital. Look Mom, no batteries ! Also the choices of lenses are many including some of the most classic lenses ever manufactured.

Just the process of seeing a shot and actually manually focusing can be a rewarding experience.

WHEN AND WHERE
We will meet on Sunday December 1, 2019 at 8:30AM. The location will be The Perfect Exposure Gallery 2424 W. Valley Blvd. Alhambra, CA 91803
We will begin with a discussion about loading the camera, using the camera, lens choice and film technique. By 10:00 we will transport to a Downtown LA location to practice shooting. We most likely will carpool via a ride share.

One may choose to shoot anything they desire.

We will return to the Gallery by 1pm to eat lunch (provided) then learn how to develop the film! You will see how to roll film onto a developing reel, learn about the processing times and chemistry and end up with a roll/contact sheet of your photographs.

The class should be wrapped up by 4pm.

WHAT YOU NEED

A 35mm film camera and lens of your choice. A prime lens between 28mm and 85mm would perfect though anything will work. We have a few loaner cameras available first come, first serve.

Many film camera are cheap if you desire to own one. A camera and lens can be bought for $50 or less. We can recommend something if you like.

WHATS PROVIDED

One roll of BW 35mm film and processing. More film if available if you need it. Lunch will be included.

Both Armando Arorizo and Keith Skelton have many years experience using analog cameras and shooting film. We both use film regularly.

Contact Keith at calphotoworkshops@earthlink.net or Armando at contact@theperfectexposuregallery.com for information.

Date: Sunday 1, December 2019
Hours: 8:30 to 4:00 pm

Price: $349.00 per person. ( If you register before Thursday 28, November 2019, the fee is $275.00.)

If you interested in coming along, please contact Armando Arorizo at the Perfect Exposure Gallery
Armando@theperfectexposuregallery.com
+1.213.381.1137


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The Perfect Exposure Gallery/Studio Photographers' forum - Dec 19, 2019

The forum includes:
food and drinks
Q & A session with speaker
Review of images brought by participants.
There will be always professionals who may be able to answer questions you may have.

A monthly meeting for photographers of all skill levels where you learn and share tips and tricks about everything in photography, from how to run a Bussiness to how to improve your photography.

In this forum which meets once a month, you will be able to meet professionals who will talk about everything from properly running a business, to how to promote your photography, social media for photographers and how to improve your photo skills in photojournalism, sports, nature, astrophotography, travel, people and commercial photography.
Pre-Registration $45.00
At the door $65.00

Date: Thursday 19, December 2019
Hours: 7pm to 10PM

Price: 45 per person. ( If you register before Tuesday 10, December 2019, the fee is 45.)

If you interested in coming along, please contact Armando Arorizo at the Perfect Exposure Gallery
Armando@theperfectexposuregallery.com
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Street Photography Using Film, March 22, 2020 - Mar 22, 2020


Raul Roa

Join Armando Arorizo and Keith Skelton for a day of street shooting film and processing! Learn to use a new/old tool and process that will enhance your regular photography. Even if you never shoot another roll this class can open up a new world of photography for you.

Remember. Film was already perfect!

There are plenty of people that still use film either full or part time and there are many good reasons to shoot film.

Some will say it has better quality and its the look that matters. One can capture fabulous tones and colors with film. When you shoot analog you click a lot less. You will tend to think twice before pressing the shutter. You learn to identify quickly the kind of shots that will provide you great pictures.

Film slows you down.

Shooting film also helps you keep an eye on the future. No screens for reviewing and you'll be looking into the viewfinder more often for the next shot. There is always element of surprise.

Shooting analog also teaches you more about metering light. Hand held meters will be discussed. Or one can learn not to use a light meter at all!

For me, the most important reason to shoot film are the cameras. Using a film camera whether its a old Nikon F, Canon Rangefinder, Rolleiflex and Pentax is a more organic experience than digital. Look Mom, no batteries ! Also the choices of lenses are many including some of the most classic lenses ever manufactured.

Just the process of seeing a shot and actually manually focusing can be a rewarding experience.

WHEN AND WHERE
We will meet on Sunday December 1, 2019 at 8:30AM. The location will be The Perfect Exposure Gallery 2424 W. Valley Blvd. Alhambra, CA 91803
We will begin with a discussion about loading the camera, using the camera, lens choice and film technique. By 10:00 we will transport to a Downtown LA location to practice shooting. We most likely will carpool via a ride share.

One may choose to shoot anything they desire.

We will return to the Gallery by 1pm to eat lunch (provided) then learn how to develop the film! You will see how to roll film onto a developing reel, learn about the processing times and chemistry and end up with a roll/contact sheet of your photographs.

The class should be wrapped up by 4pm.

WHAT YOU NEED

A 35mm film camera and lens of your choice. A prime lens between 28mm and 85mm would perfect though anything will work. We have a few loaner cameras available first come, first serve.

Many film camera are cheap if you desire to own one. A camera and lens can be bought for $50 or less. We can recommend something if you like.

WHATS PROVIDED

One roll of BW 35mm film and processing. More film if available if you need it. Lunch will be included.

Both Armando Arorizo and Keith Skelton have many years experience using analog cameras and shooting film. We both use film regularly.

Contact Keith at calphotoworkshops@earthlink.net or Armando at contact@theperfectexposuregallery.com for information.

Date: Sunday 22, March 2020
Hours: 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Price: 345 per person. ( If you register before Sunday 15, March 2020, the fee is 275.00.)

If you interested in coming along, please contact Armando Arorizo at the Perfect Exposure Gallery
Armando@theperfectexposuregallery.com
+1.213.381.1137


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Guanajuato June 8-14, 2020 - Jun 8, 2020

Guanajuato is a state of central Mexico known as the cradle of the country's independence. In its capital, of the same name, is the Alhóndiga de Granaditas, where the first battle with Spain took place in the 19th century. The old mining town is also famous for its cobbled and sloping alleyways, full of colonial architecture and picturesque garden squares, such as the Union Garden. The narrow streets and alleys have given rise to a pastime called callejoneadas. These are roving parties, traditionally held by the students of the University of Guanajuato with live musicians. The city is dotted with a large number of small plazas or squares that were built along with the churches that usually gave them their names.


Keith Skelton

The houses of Guanajuato seem to topple down the hills that surround it in a crazy quilt of color and form. There’s no correlative color scheme. Pink intermixes with red, bright yellow, light blues, and forest green. We like the city better for its jambalaya of diverse elements.
Despite its beauty it possesses a gritty historical realness. It’s a city where people live, work, study, and play. Guanajuato is colonial city in the mountains of central Mexico that was once a silver mining town. Although it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s curiously not very popular with foreigners, who sometimes prefer the touristy San Miguel de Allende just an hour away.
Mexico is a vibrant, beautiful country filled with friendly people, a vivacious energy, amazing architecture, and delicious food. There's a lot more to Mexico beyond the stereotypes. One of the world's great civilizations, Mexico offers a tantalizing blend of Meso-american cultures, Spanish traditions and contemporary arts.

Mexico offers photographers limitless opportunities to photograph the people, culture and cityscapes.
Join Keith Skelton and Armando Arorizo for our third annual Mexico photography workshop and tour.

This is a cultural and street style photography workshop. We will be using nearly all our time from dawn into the night to shoot a variety of subjects and scenes including people, architecture and cityscapes. You will improve your skills while experiencing an amazing slice of the country. We will practice both candid and posed portraits taking advantage of natural scenes. All should return home with new found experiences. dynamic photographs and wonderful memories.

Here are some of the places we will and see and photograph. All within 1.5 hour from our home base in Guanajuato City.

Guanajuato

Guanajuato is a state of central Mexico known as the cradle of the country's independence. In its capital, of the same name, is the Alhóndiga de Granaditas, where the first battle with Spain took place in the 19th century. The old mining town is also famous for its cobbled and sloping alleyways, full of colonial architecture and picturesque garden squares, such as the Union Garden. The narrow streets and alleys have given rise to a pastime called callejoneadas. These are roving parties, traditionally held by the students of the University of Guanajuato with live musicians. The city is dotted with a large number of small plazas or squares that were built along with the churches that usually gave them their names.

Alhóndiga de Granaditas, a museum in the town city where school children fill the place in the afternoons. We will see and photograph the amazing Catedral de Guanajuato. We will wander at different times during the day, as the city is particularly stunning when washed in the yellow late-afternoon sun. We may visit the Museo Casa Diego Rivera, Diego Rivera's birthplace. The city has a lot of street food and interesting markets, too. The hills around the city have amazing views as one can stack up the many colored houses with a long lens. There are also amazing views at twilight.

San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende is another one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. It is home to over 8,000 Americans, Canadians and British, many who are artists. Like Guanajuato it's recognized, along with the Sanctuary of Jesus of Atotonilco, as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. San Miguel de Allende is generally more touristy than Guanajuato but is well worth a visit. It is known for its cobblestone streets, Spanish colonial style architecture, and creative cuisine.

Mineral de Pozos

I first went the old mining ghost town of Mineral de Pozos with my Rolleiflex in 2006. I was transfixed by the town which provided many photo opportunities. if you're a painter, photographer, history geek, architecture dweeb, mineralogy wonk or just a seeker of singular landscapes, this could be the beginning of a larger adventure. Pozos was born in 1576 as a mining town which by the 19th century had as many as 70,000 people. Today the population is about 3,000 full and part time residents.

Dolores Hidalgo

Dolores Hidalgo is located almost in the middle between Guanajuato City and San Miguel de Allende. Santuario de Atotonilco is a stunning complex built in the 18th century and it's murals have earned the nickname the Sistine Chapel of Mexico.

San Juan de los Lagos

Many of the buildings in the center of the city are made of pink sandstone dating as far back as the 17th century, with the streets fanning out from the main square. There are twenty two historically notable buildings in the city. The Basilica is home to a small image of the Virgin Mary called Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos or in Nahuatl Cihuapilli, which means “Great Lady.” Since the first major miracle ascribed to her in 1632, she has been venerated especially for cases involving mortal danger.

The Cerro del Cubilete

The Cerro del Cubilete is a 2,700 metres tall mountain-hill in Silao Municipality in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. At the top of the hill is the Cristo Rey statue.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN WORKSHOP FEE:

*Expert instruction and guidance from two experienced photography instructors. Every student will receive personal attention in whatever needs you may have including street photography, BW photography, camera skills, working with people and more. Time allowing we will process and/or study images using Adobe Lightroom.


*Seven nights deluxe hotel, transportation to/from airport and private bus to photo locations.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Airline tickets, lunch/dinner, tips, gallery entrance fees to museums/ruins, and drinks. We will eat together but it is not required.

WHAT TO BRING: All types of cameras are welcome. This is mostly about street photography so you might consider smaller cameras. A variety of lenses will be used from wide to telephoto. Small tripods are a personal preference. Bring some sort of water protection for your cameras. Mobile phones (many US carriers include Mexico and Canada in their plans) Laptop or iPads if you want to do editing on location. (not required)

CLIMATE: Guanajuato elevation is 6,600 feet. The climate in mild ranging between 55-85F in June. Showers are always a possibility. We will check the weather forecast before departure.

Generally one should have good walking shoes, light clothing, rain jacket and long trousers.

HEALTH: Visit your health professional 4 to 6 weeks before departure to check on possible immunizations you might need.
On all my travels I carry a prescription for the antibiotic CIPRO which is good in case of bacterial infection. Most doctors will prescribe for travelers.
Travel Insurance is required. World Nomads is one place to buy coverage. www.worldnomads.com. Travel Guard is another. Look for the coverage that includes evacuation insurance.
Workshop reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Please provide a phone number and email address. I have training in both CPR and First Aid. However, you will be asked to sign releases forms before attending the class.

The class will be limited to 10 people. There is a discount for returning students.
Contact: The Perfect Exposure Gallery with any questions.
213 381 1137
213 760 2953 Armando Cell

The Workshop including hotel (single room) and transportation is $4500. Double occupancy is $3900 each.

Return student price is $4300 for single room and $3700 for double occupancy.

Prices are subject to change depending on the number of participants.

WORKSHOP PAYPAL FEES BELOW:
YOU MAY PAY 50% IN ADVANCE WITH THE BALANCE DUE BY APRIL 20, 2020.

Date: Monday 8, June 2020
Hours: 06:30 am to 10:00pm

Price: 4500.00 per person.

If you interested in coming along, please contact Armando Arorizo at the Perfect Exposure Gallery
Armando@theperfectexposuregallery.com
+1.213.381.1137


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Mexico D.F, Tlaxcala, Teotihuacan and Taxco. November 8-16, 2020. - Nov 8, 2020

Details.
www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com

I love Mexico. It’s a vibrant, beautiful country filled with friendly people, a vivacious energy, amazing architecture, and delicious food. There’s a lot more to Mexico beyond the stereotypes. One of the world’s great civilizations, Mexico offers a tantalizing blend of Meso-american cultures, Spanish traditions and contemporary arts. Mexico offers photographers limitless opportunities to photograph the people, culture and cityscapes.
As one of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City has a lot to do. You’ll find world-class museums, sprawling markets, tons of historic buildings, squares, parks, and sights. Despite Mexico City’s huge scale, most of its tourist attractions are all centered around a fairly small geographical area so it’s easy to see everything.

The Zócalo is at the heart of Mexico City and it encompasses the Templo Mayor and the Palacio Nacional. Situated just off the Zócalo is La Catedral Metropolitana a magnificent cathedral fortified with gold and a beautiful example of Spanish colonial architecture.
Taxco is just 100 miles southwest of Mexico City is one of Mexico’s most beloved colonial towns. Perched on steep hillsides, Taxco (“tass-ko”) was once a silver mining town and is now best known for its silver craft. There are many shops throughout the town to buy inexpensive quality silver jewelry! Taxco is picturesque with white stucco buildings with red-roof tiles, winding cobbled streets, antique churches, and romantic little plazas overlooked by bougainvillea-laced balconies. Because of the hills, Taxco’s streets have a roller-coaster feel about them especially if you take a ride in the Vocho (Beatle) taxis . Taxco is an authentic colonial city. It has been declared a national heritage site by the government and building regulations here are strict.
This is a cultural and street style photography workshop. Both your instructors have extensive photojournalism and education skills. We will be using nearly all our time from dawn into the night to shoot a variety of subjects and scenes including people, architecture and cityscapes. In the five days you will improve your skills while experiencing an amazing slice of the country. We will practice both candid and posed portraits taking advantage of natural scenes and light using supplemental lighting. All should return home with new found experiences and dynamic photographs

Date: Sunday 8, November 2020
Hours: to

Price: $1995.00 per person.

If you interested in coming along, please contact Armando Arorizo at the Perfect Exposure Gallery
Armando@theperfectexposuregallery.com
+1.213.381.1137


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