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Photo Workshop – The Art of Seeing

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm MDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until October 10, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 11, 2020

William Shepley photo. Owens Valley Horse Drive, California 1991; silver gelatin print. P.602.016 (detail)

The Art of Seeing: The Equestrian West Photo Workshop

William Shepley in Egypt
William Shepley in Egypt

With William Shepley

October 9–11, 2020

Spend a weekend with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and photographer and instructor William Shepley, to learn techniques and principles that will serve you for a lifetime of taking photographs. This three-day, intensive study includes a location shoot at the Hoodoo Ranch south of Cody, Wyoming, as well.

The Art of Seeing photography workshop deconstructs the ingredients of photographic imagery to ascertain what makes a photo appealing and important. There are visual components, action components, historical components, and the human component. The workshop teaches how to look for these components, recognize when they are present, and include them into framing and photo captures.

“The principles I teach can be applied through almost any camera, so no special or professional equipment is required. Even a smart phone camera is acceptable.” — William Shepley

Click here to download a flyer with full details for the photo workshop.

Workshop Schedule

SESSION ONE • 7 – 9:30 p.m. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
John Bunker Sands Gallery, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

• A presentation on the history of photography, including an overview of the use of the camera as a documentary and artistic medium.
• A discussion of the fundamentals of the Art of Seeing, using William Shepley’s photographs as examples.

SESSION TWO • 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
John Bunker Sands Gallery and the Hoodoo Ranch

• 10:30 to Noon: presentation on the Art of Seeing
• Noon to 1:30 p.m.: lunch on your own
• 1:30 to 6 p.m.: location shoot at the Hoodoo Ranch

SESSION THREE • 10 AM TO 12:30 PM, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
John Bunker Sands Gallery, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

• Presentation and critique of participants’ photographs from the location shoot.

Cost for the workshop is $350 per person and space is limited, so advanced registration is required.

Click here to register

William Shepley photo. Janna Copley, Riata Ranch, Exeter, California 1995; silver gelatin print. P.602.023
William Shepley photo. Janna Copley, Riata Ranch, Exeter, California 1995; silver gelatin print. P.602.023

Additional Information for Students

Recommended equipment:

• A camera with a 1.8 to 2.8 f-stop lens with a 50 to 120 mm focal length.
• Thumb drive
• Camera bag

Bring clothing suitable for any weather conditions, such as all-terrain footwear, and a rain jacket, windbreaker, and/or warm coat.

COVID-19 considerations: The workshop will be conducted with social distancing in mind, and students will be expected to drive themselves to the Hoodoo Ranch, approximately 13 miles south of Cody, off the Meeteetse highway. Wearing masks is optional but recommended.

Click here to download a flyer with full details for the photo workshop.


For questions concerning the workshop, please contact Mary Robinson at [email protected] / 307-578-4063, or Gretchen Henrich at [email protected] / 307.578.4061.

To learn more about William Shepley and his photography, visit his website.

Details

Date:
October 10
Time:
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
MDT
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Venue

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY United States
Website:
https://centerofthewest.org