Capture the beautiful landscapes and historic architecture through the lens of your camera during our Photographer's Getaway Week at Mohonk Mountain House. Learn the key principles and techniques of photography or finesse your skills through daily photo shoots and workshops from 10:00 a.m. to noon and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Experts Phil Jung, Michael Cardinali, Joan Barker, and Jim Smith will share with you some of their own beautiful work, and guide and inspire you to capture memories in images, limited only by your own creativity. Throughout the week you will be able to view your work on screens in a viewing room and print some 8x10s to take home with you. Explore the breathtaking grounds of Mohonk Mountain House as you and fellow photographers enjoy your time together in our photographer’s paradise.
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Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark resort located just 90 miles north of New York City. Overnight rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and cookies, and most activities, including hiking, boating, tennis, midweek golf, and use of the indoor heated swimming pool and fitness center in our Spa wing.
Photographer's Getaway Activities
Sunday, June 14
10:00 a.m. - Noon The Camera Participants will be given a basic understanding of how digital cameras operate (including the one on your phone if that is what you’re using).
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Form and Texture: Photo Shoot with Phil Jung and Michael Cardinali
Monday, June 15
10:00 a.m. - Noon Landscape Participants will be given a history of landscape photography focusing on individuals who have made important contributions to the medium.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Landscape: Photo Shoot with Phil Jung and Michael Cardinali
Tuesday, June 16
10:00 a.m. – Noon Portraiture Participants will be given a basic history of portraiture in photography focusing on individuals who have made important contributions to the medium, processes, and contemporary thought.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Portraiture: Photo Shoot with Phil Jung and Michael Cardinali
Wednesday, June 17
10:00 a.m. - Noon Still Life Photography We will take a look at still life paintings that have inspired people and we will use our cameras to create our own still lifes. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Still Life: Photo Shoot with Jim Smith
Thursday, June 18
10:00 a.m. – Noon Concepts in Photography Join Joan Barker, who will explore how photographers use technical aspects of the medium, such as depth of field, format, focal length, contrast, color, time of day, and ambient light to capture the essence of their subjects.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Photo Shoot with Joan Barker Program Leaders
Michael Cardinali grew up in New York and New Jersey, and received a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He has exhibited across the United States and in Europe, including solo shows in London in 2008 and at MIT in Cambridge, MA in 2012. His work has been nominated for PDN 30 and a St. Botolph Emerging Artist Grant. He lives and works in Boston, and teaches photography at The University of New Hampshire.
Phillip Jung grew up in the lower Hudson Valley of New York. He is currently living and working in both Honolulu and Boston. He received a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His artwork has been featured in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, Incandescent, The Photo Review, Mossless, and Kiblind Magazine in France. He was a recipient of the TMC Kodak International Film Grant in 2009 and St. Botoph Foundations Emerging Artist Award in 2013. Jung has participated in exhibitions throughout the United States, including The Griffin Museum of Photography in Massachusetts, Houston Center for Photography in Texas, and Foley Gallery in New York City. His work has recently been included in the Permanent Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is currently teaching undergraduate students at the University of Hawaii throughout the school year, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design during the summer.
Joan Barker is a Hudson Valley artist and educator who pushes limits and employs both traditional and experimental methods in her photography. She has taught at SUNY New Paltz for over fifteen years and is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching 2013 - 2014. Joan is the recipient of a NYFA Fellowship, The Village Voice Photography Grant, and two CPW Fellowships. Her photographs have been featured nationally in one-person shows, including OK Harris in New York City, and group exhibits at the Photographers’ Gallery in London and Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, New York, amongst others. Joan’s work for The Fresh Air Fund is frequently featured in The New York Times, and her photographs are in numerous collections such as The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. To learn more about Joan, visit jbarkerimages.com.
Jim Smith is a freelance photographer who has worked in publishing and advertising for over three decades. His work has appeared in over 100 books and magazines. His series of still lifes of food for cookbooks for Wiley has been among their best sellers in their professional division for over 20 years. His newest book on professional cooking has over 600 of his food images. Jim also creates storytelling images for his website, Jim Smith Photo Arts. His narrative images using everyday objects enthrall his countless followers on the web and on Facebook. Jim's images are represented by two stock agencies: Photo Researchers Incorporated in New York City, and Agenzia Photografia in Milan. Jim also has had the distinct honor of creating photographs of Mohonk Mountain House for over 15 years.
Photo credits: Sunday to Thursday, in order: Phil Jung, Phil Jung, Michael Cardinali, Jim Smith Photography, Joan Barker See you there!
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