"How To See" Workshop with Banafsheh Ehtemam

  • April 28, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Calling all Photographers, Artists, Videographers, Writers and Creatives!

Join us for a Creativity Workshop in April!

Banafsheh Ehtemam, documentary and fine art photographer will be our guest speaker.

Banafsheh is an explorer, artist, educator and curator. She is also the founder of the Boston Photography Center. Her impressive experience includes working as a National Geographic documentary photographer on assignments that have taken her from the borders of Iran and Iraq to the Amazon. In this special workshop topics that she will cover include:

1. You - your view. What you 'see' doesn't mean that is what you get and vice versa. Did you really want to create that and if yes, why?

2. Knowledge of being certain. Before you go on a shoot do your homework.

3. What is good and what's not good. You ended up with 5000 photos yet you have no idea what's good.

4. Post production, pre-production. What can be corrected and where you are out of luck.

5. My image. Your image. Competition is good but how do you know which ones to enter your work in?

6. How to see things and what you should see. Angles, proportion, style...

7. Money. The value of time, investments.

8. Dignity. What to shoot, what not to shoot.


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  • Seth D.

    Great news! It looks like we are going to be successful in having Banafsheh lead a photographer mentoring group here in Nashua. The group will be limited to 7 people, so there will be opportunity for more individual attention. It will be meeting twice per month in a location yet to be determined. If you think you may be interested in this fantastic opportunity, send me a message via Meetup. I will then give you more details.

    May 14

    • Lisa S.

      I do not have a manual setting so not sure it will work, I am willing if there is space…I wouldn't want to take space away from someone with a "real" camera…just let me know…thanks for arranging this!

      1 · May 18

    • Celeste G

      Hi Lisa - the mentoring sessions are run as a group review meeting. You will not bring your camera unless you need to ask a question. Shooting will be on your own time. You can shoot with a DSLR, film camera, tablet or phone!

      1 · May 18

  • Genem8

    Very good and a different, experience than I anticipated. She really wanted each of use to show more personality in our own photos, more like art than documentary.

    April 30

  • Shiv

    Banafsheh gave a very interesting perspective that your photographs should talk about you... Thank you!

    April 29

  • Celeste G

    Thank you Banafsheh for sharing your time and talent with us... it was positively delightful. And sans-projector none the less! What is art, what is success, what is authenticity - food for thought indeed!

    April 29

  • Kenneth H.

    Banafsheh was a breath of fresh air. She was full of good information and inspiration, making us laugh along the way.

    April 29

  • Scott S.

    My amateur photography skills doesn't extend beyond my iPhone. But Banafsheh was enlightening, engaging, and very motivational on subjects that extend beyond photography. Great speaker!

    April 29

  • Lisa S.

    Great speaker…got me thinking: What do I want to do? Who am I and how do I want to express that in my photography/design? THANKS!

    April 29

  • lecgraphx

    What treat Banafsheh was! She reminded me how important it is to express yourself in your art. There is much to do before you even THINK of sitting down to your computer. What a great inspiration! Thank You!!

    April 29

  • Seth D.

    Banafsheh was a delightful speaker. Entertaining, humorous, thought-provoking, and inspiring.

    April 28

  • Chip G.

    It was great. She provided new inspiration for photography.

    April 28

  • Richard F.

    As someone with interest in China and its people, this has tremendous relevance. Very much looking forward to hearing this person's views and learning from her.

    April 27

  • Sue

    I'm looking forward to listening to and learning from Banafsheh. Excited about this workshop!

    April 16, 2014

  • Jill M.

    Wish I could go but will be on a photo workshop. Can anybody tape it so we can watch it later?

    March 25, 2014

  • Celeste G

    Save the Date! Hope you all will join us for a great night

    March 18, 2014

  • Celeste G

    Donations at the door of $3 to $5 per person will gratefully accepted.

    1 · March 18, 2014

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