2021 Virtual Spring Shoot Program Recordings

Apr 6, 2021  By Richard Rejino

Friday, May 14, 2021

8:30 AM Welcome – David Spielman, Program Chair

8:35 AM – 9:00 AM: Welcome from Keith Sbiral, LHSA President

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Working, Shooting and Surviving the Pandemic with David Spielman

We are all aware of how our photography succeeds or fails by lots of things and conditions beyond our control. As a young man and freelance photographer, I was always told to save for a rainy day. In March of 2020, my latest book “New Orleans Portrayed” was to launch. A full calendar on interviews, the book signing was suddenly canceled. This session will be about this and other events and images that will show you how to try and make the best of a once-in-a-lifetime event.

10:00 – 10:15 AM: Break

10:15 – 11; 15 AM: The Value of Working on a Photographic Project with Maggie Steber

We photographers take a variety of pictures. But if you want to make photographs that lead you somewhere, whether it’s professionally or creating something that has more depth and meaning, a project is the answer. Focusing on one idea or story or place results in powerful photographs that give voice to your subjects, or shine a light on issues that keep you engaged with an end goal of making much more compelling photographs. It is the project that gets you to work as a photographer, have exhibitions, and ultimately makes you a more disciplined photographer who creates images of greater meaning and inner beauty. 

11:15 – 12:15 PM: Top Ten Tips for Lightroom Success with Brad Husick

Join Brad Husick, LHSA VP, “ask an expert” panelist, presenter of the popular Lightroom series of webinars at LHSA, and Leica Akademie instructor, as he presents his top ten tips for making better photos easier with Adobe Lightroom. 

12:15 – 12:30  PM: Closing Remarks/Giveaways/What’s in Store for Saturday

Saturday, May 15, 2021

8:30 AM – Announcements

8: 45 – 9:45 AM – The Editing Process from Idea to Execution: How to create better books, projects, shows and websites with Sandra Eisert

Sandra Eisert has worked in almost every visual format – evaluating millions of pictures, publishing over 6,000 picture projects and picture story/documentations, designing and/or editing well over 100 books, working with photographically dense websites, both massive and minor. And more. In this session, Sandra’s observations will help you make your work work better – and be more fulfilling and interesting to you too as as she also helps you better learn how to teach yourself.

9:45 AM – 10:45: Dias Eternos – Behind the Story and Process Documenting Women’s Prisons in Venezuela with Ana Maria Gosen

Ana María Arévalo Gosen in 2017 undertook a reckless project. She photographed women deprived of liberty held in Venezuela’s pretrial detention centers and prisons. Those establishments are anchored to bleak times of the early 20th century, when people were locked up in subhuman conditions. Anyone who thinks that only happened a hundred years ago is mistaken. For example, in 2015 Human Rights Watch ranked Venezuelan prisons among the most violent in Latin America. According to the Venezuelan Prison Observatory, there are prisons that cause fierce suffering to inmates and where women are in a very vulnerable situation. She is now continuing this work in El Salvador

10:45 – 11:00: Break

11:00 AM – 1;00 PM: Photo Discussion and Critique – David Spielman and Sandra Eisert

In this session, David Spielman and Sandra Eisert will discuss photographs submitted as part of the Spring Shoot.

1:00 – 1:15 PM: Closing Remarks

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Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.

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