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Fall 2003 "Digital Fine Art Photographer's Summit"
hosted by
Alain Briot and Uwe Steinmueller
with a Special Keynote Presentation by Michael Reichmann

“Photographic Challenges and Opportunities in the Analog to Digital Transition”

November 14th, 15th and 16th
in Phoenix, Arizona


This year’s summit focuses on the challenges and opportunities offered
by the transition from analog to digital photography.

 
Sponsors
 
 
     
Conference participants benefit from free products, attractive discounts & product presentations by each sponsor (find more info here)
 
 
 
 
 
When?
 

November 14th, 15th and 16th.

Friday (evening), Saturday and Sunday.

 


Sonoran Desert, Saguaro Cactuses

 
Where?
 

Phoenix, Arizona

Country Inn and Suites
20221 N. 29th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phone: 623-879-9000
Fax: 623-476-1000

Hotel Web site : http://www.countryinns.com/deervalleyaz

 
What?
 

1- Keynote Address by Michael Reichmann


Michael Reichman is the Keynote speaker for the conference. His keynote presentation is titled "Speaking Digital in an Analog World"

This presentation will explore both the technical as well as aesthetic sides of photography and print production using digital technologies. It will be approximately 90 minutes long.

2- Individual Print reviews by Alain Briot, Steve Kossack, Michael Reichmann and Uwe Steinmueller


Individual print reviews of conference participants work will be conducted Saturday evening from 8 to 10 PM. Only available for a limited number of participants (so that we can devote as much time as we can to your work). Reservations are necessary. Reservations are allocated on a first come, first served basis. That is, the sooner you register, the more chances you have to have your work reviewed. Register now and insure your work will be reviewed by Alain Briot, Steve Kossack, Michael Reichmann and Uwe Steinmueller!

Each print review will be approximately 10-15 minutes per individual, covering at most 3-4 prints.

3- Seven 90 minutes Session Presentations


See abstracts below

4- Meeting other Fine Art Photographers

Even if we present a lot of content at our summit, the key of every successful conference is meeting other people. We hope this summit will be a fun place to meet old and make new friends.

5- One day workshops following the conference (open to conference participants only).


Monday, November 17th: Sedona Workshop - led by Alain and Natalie Briot


Montezuma’s Castle, Red Tank Draw petroglyph site, Honanki and Palatki, Red Rock Crossing, and more.

Tuesday, November 18th: Saguaro National Monument Workshop - Led by Alain and Natalie Briot


Saguaro National Park, Tucson and the Mission San Xavier del Bac.

 
About
Alain Briot, Steve Kossack, Michael Reichmann and Uwe Steinmueller
 
Alain Briot
 
Alain Briot is one of the most successful fine art landscape photographers living in the United States today. Specializing in large format, Fine Art, landscape photography, Alain is the publisher of Beautiful-landscape.com and the author of a monthly series of articles on photography, Briot’s View, published on Luminous-landscape.com Alain’s work has been extensively published worldwide in books and magazine for over 15 years.
 
Steve Kossack
 
Born and raised in Southern California, Southwest photographer and workshop instructor Steve Kossack's forte is field workshops that concentrate on the Western part of the United States. Professionally trained in photography with the intent of teaching, Steve's approach differs from most: "I was experiencing these areas long before I had a camera" Steve states, "and today I feel privileged to be able to share my passion and knowledge with others." Steve's experience and way of seeing has brought enlightenment to many. His dedication and discipline to landscape photography can be seen in his many contributions to the Luminous Landscape and Video Journal and heard from the many that have benefited from his "F-8 And Be There" Workshops.
 
Michael Reichmann
 
Michael Reichman is one of the world's leading photographic educators. He is publisher of the highly regarded Luminous Landscape web site, and also publisher of the quarterly DVD video magazine, The Video Journal. He is also Contributing Editor to Photo Techniques magazine. His wildlife and landscape photographs appear in numerous books and magazines around the world.

Michael teaches several field workshops each year in exotic locations around the world, and also conducts regular seminars for professional photographers seeking to make the transition from traditional to digital practice.

 
Uwe Steinmueller
 
Uwe Steinmueller is together with his wife (Bettina) a digital fine art nature photographer (www.colors-by-nature.com) and the publisher of Digital Outback Photo (www.outbackphoto.com). Uwe is focused on the digital photography workflow (e.g. raw conversion), color management and fine art printing.

Uwe Steinmueller will present sessions on workflow, raw files management, profiling (both printers and your entire system) and printing.

 
 


Red Rock Crossing in Sedona    ©Alain Briot

 
Summit Timetable
 

Friday, November 14th


5 - 7 PM: Registration, Reception and Gallery exhibit open.

7 PM: Conference opens, welcome and keynote presentation by Michael Reichman: "Speaking Digital in an Analog World" 90 minutes. Open cash bar and hors d’oeuvres prior to and after keynote speaker.

Saturday, November 15th

8 AM: Registration and Gallery exhibit open

9 to 10:30 AM: First session
Uwe Steinmueller: Color Management and digital workflow essentials (Uwe will also touch Photoshop CS)

10:30 to 11 AM: Coffee break / Gallery Open

11:00 to 12:30 PM: Second session
Alain Briot: Film-based color management and workflow

12:30 to 1:30 PM: Lunch break / Gallery Open
People are on their own for lunch.

1:30 to 3 PM: Third Session
Uwe Steinmueller: Raw conversion Essentials (Photoshop CS/8, Camera Raw 2.0 & Cature One DSLR)

3 to 3:30 PM: Coffee break / Gallery Open

3:30 to 5 PM: Fourth session
Alain Briot: Marketing your photographs in today’s world

5 to 8 PM: Dinner / Gallery Open
(participants are on their own for dinner).

8 to 10 PM:
Print Review
Three separate print discussion round tables, with 6 participants at each table. Each participant will bring 3-4 prints which will be critiqued by Print Reviews by Alain Briot, Steve Kossack and Uwe Steinmueller. Each print review will be approximately 10-15 minutes per individual.

Reservations are necessary for the print review. You will also be asked to choose who you want to review your work. Following your registration you will receive a confirmation with your scheduled print review appointment and your reviewer’s name (Alain Briot, Steve Kossack or Uwe Steinmueller).

Sunday, November 16th

8 AM: Gallery exhibit open

9 to 10:30 AM: Fifth session
Uwe Steinmueller: Black & White printing on Epson 2200/7600/9600 printers (from Black & White and color digital files)

10:30 to 11:00 AM: Coffee break / Gallery Open

11:00 to 12:30 PM: Sixth session
Alain Briot: Aesthetics and Photography: the importance of Seeing Photographically, whether you work with film or digital cameras

12:30 to 1:30 PM: Lunch break/gallery open.
People are on their own for lunch.

1:30 to 3 PM: Seventh and last session -
Alain Briot, Steve Kossack and Uwe Steinmueller present and comment several of their Fine Art prints. Followed by a question and answer session.

3:00 to 3:30 PM: Coffee break / Gallery Open

3:30 PM: Conference concludes.

 
 
Presentations Abstracts
 

Session #1, Saturday, 9 to 10:30 AM

Uwe Steinmueller: Color Management and digital workflow essentials


Abstract:
Serious printing is only possible when a robust color management system is used. In the first part of this presentation Uwe Steinmueller will introduce you to the basics of color management and explain how you can implement a solid color management system in your studio. In the second part of this session, Uwe will provide you with an overview on how to implement a complete digital workflow in your studio.

Session #2, Saturday, 11:00 to 12:30

Alain Briot: Film-based color management and workflow

Abstract:
In this session Alain will reveal all the details of his hybrid analog and digital workflow. Alain will start by explaining how he creates his original photographs with his Linhof Master Teknica, then explain how he scans his 4x5 films on his Imacon Flextight III, how he adjusts color and contrast in Photoshop, and finally how he creates fine-art prints on his Epson 9600. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions at the end of Alain’s presentation.

Session #3, Saturday, 1:30 to 3 PM

Uwe Steinmueller: Raw conversion Essentials

Abstract:
This session will explore why the raw format is the right choice for quality digital camera work. Uwe Steinmueller will give a detailed description of what you need to know about raw converter software. Uwe will also give an introduction to Adobe Camera Raw and Phase One Capture One DSLR

Session #4, Saturday, 3:30 to 5 PM

Alain Briot: Marketing your photographs in today’s economy

Abstract:
We have all asked this question at one time or another: “How can I sell my photographs?” Unfortunately, rarely do we get an answer that makes sense or is easy to implement. In this presentation Alain Briot will reveal all the “secrets” that you need to know to become successful at marketing and selling your photographs. The knowledge revealed in this session took Alain over 15 years to learn and test.

Session #5, Sunday, 9 to 10:30 AM

Uwe Steinmueller: Black & White printing on Epson 2200/7600/9600 printers from Black & White and color files

Abstract:
In this session Uwe Steinmueller will present the many different techniques you can use to convert a digital color file to black & white. Uwe will introduce a complete black & white workflow for black and white conversion and then describe how to print black & white files with the current Epson 2200, 7600 and 9600 Ultrachrome archival printers using both the Epson driver and ImagePrint RIP 5.5

Session #6, Sunday, 11:00 to 12:30 PM

Alain Briot: Aesthetics & Photography: the importance of seeing photographically with both film & digital cameras

Abstract:
This presentation is based on Alain Briot’s popular series of nine articles on Photography and Aesthetics published on luminous-landscape.com During this session Alain will expand on his articles by showing how the 9 articles relate to each other and how they function as a whole rather than as separate parts. Alain will also show new examples (different from those used in his articles) as well as present the next articles in the Photography and Aesthetics series. This series is designed to help you create better photographs by focusing on what makes a photograph beautiful and attractive, and takes you from Seeing a photograph, to composing it, selecting the right lens, the best film (or digital setting on your camera), finding the best light, the correct exposure and finally building a portfolio and developing a personal photography style.

Session #7, Sunday, 1:30 to 3 PM

Joint session with Alain Briot, Steve Kossack Uwe Steinmueller - Comparing Analog and Digital Workflow

Abstract:
In this closing session Alain, Steve and Uwe will reflect on the state of digital imaging today by comparing and explaining how they created some of their most famous images. Alain, Steve and Uwe will present some of their fine art prints and explain how they created them, both in terms of creative and technical challenges. You will be able to ask questions on any aspect of their work. It is your chance to find out exactly how great images happen! This print presentation will also be an opportunity to first reflect on some of the issues addressed in the 2003 Summit and second start thinking ahead to the 2004 Spring Summit.

 
 
Additional Benefits offered by our Sponsors
 

by Phase One

 

"Phase One A/S, maker of the highly regarded Capture One DSLR RAW Workflow Software is proud to be a participating sponsor of the Digital Fine Art Photographer's Summit. We feel that the information that will be available within the seminars will be of great value to the
participants. Michael Tapes will be on hand to answer questions and to demonstrate the exciting Capture One DSLR Pro and Limited Edition RAW conversion software.

In addition, as a special incentive for paid Summit participants, we are making the Pro Edition of Capture One DSLR available for the special pricing of $349, and the Limited Edition for just $59. You may purchase at these very special promotion prices at any time after you have paid your Summit registration fee. Just mention that you wish to make the purchase and you will put in touch with Capture One directly for details.

And as if that were not enough, Phase One will be giving away 5 free copies of Capture One DSLR Pro Edition in a drawing to be held at the Summit Conference. We look forward to seeing you there!"

We will raffle off from Adobe:

  • 5x Adobe Photoshop CS Windows ($600 value)
  • 5x Adobe Photoshop CS Mac ($600 value)

GretagMacbeth will raffle off at the summit:

  • 1x Eye-One Display ($250 value)
  • 2x Mini ColorChecker ($89 value each)
  • 2x Standard ColorChecker ($69 value each)
  • 2x Digital ColorChecker (about $250 value)

LexJet Direct will have a 7600 printer at the show.

  • Raffle to 20 participants the ability to print one of their images on the Epson 7600 and the matte media of their choice. Image size 16”x20” (bring ready prepared images on CD (in 16x20", Adobe RGB) to the summit
  • All participants of the Summit will have the opportunity to purchase the Epson 7600 and the ImagePrint RIP for $3,775 ($715 savings)
  • All participants of the Summit will have the opportunity to purchase the Epson 9600 and the ImagePrint RIP for $6,325 ($1,165 savings)
 
 
 
Big Raffle (prizes provided by our sponsors)
 
List as of 8/1/2003
 
  • 5x Capture One DSLR Pro ($499 value each)
  • 1x Epson 2200 printer ($699 value)
  • 1x Eye-One Display ($250 value)
  • 2x Mini ColorChecker ($89 value each)
  • 2x Standard ColorChecker ($69 value each)
  • 2x Digital ColorChecker (about $250 value)
  • 5x Adobe Photoshop CS Windows ($600 value)
  • 5x Adobe Photoshop CS Mac ($600 value)
  • 5x 10% off media purchase from LexJet Direct
 
 
Conference Registration fees
 

 

Regular registration: $499 only

Your registration is not complete until we receive your completed registration form and your check (or credit card information)

 
 
Registration
 

Registration is a 2 step process:

  • Payment $499
  • Mailing the registration form
 
 
Payment Options
 
 
PayPal
 

 
 
Check & Creditcard
 
Send your check or credit card information with your registration form (see below)
 
 
Registration Form
 
In any case we need your completed registration form
 
You can download the registration form from here.
 
 
Note: No registration is complete without payment and completed registration form
 
 
 
 
 
One day workshops following the conference (open to conference participants only).
 
For detailed information check here.
 
Hotel information
 
Country Inn and Suites
20221 N. 29th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phone: 1-800-456-4000 / 623-879-9000
Fax: 623-476-1000
contact person: Tracy Williams, Sales Manager

Hotel Web site : http://www.countryinns.com/deervalleyaz

We have a special room rate of only $79 for conference members. To get this rate participants need to mention they are attending the Fall 2003 Digital Fine Art Photographers Summit.

Here is the toll free reservation line for the Summit Hotel: 1-800-456-4000 This is the number you need to call to get the special "Summit hotel rate." Make sure to mention that you are attending the "Fall 2003 Digital Fine Art Photographers Summit to get this rate.

 
 
Cancellation Policy
 
In case you need to cancel the summit we can refund your fees if you can name a replacement attendee and he pays his full fees.
 

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