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2018 Workshops

Photo Retreats, Individual and Group Seminars


Learn to see through an artist's perspective using the camera as a tool to create meaningful imagery.


What you will learn

Before and after the photographic sessions, we will engage in stimulating conversations and critique. Using ambient light as well as artificial light modifiers, we will experiment with extended camera controls, stretching exposure time with slow shutter speeds, zooming in for selective focus through shallow perception, or broadening your vision through extended depth of field to increase the visual impact of your work and elevate your photographs to a deeper level of meaning. Contact me for more information or to organize small group seminars.


Camera Techniques

Digital Printing

Portfolio Critique and Project Development

Community Outreach Opportunities




 Center for Documentary Studies Fall 2018


Concept to Gallery Exhibition at FRANK's Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery During the CLICK! Photo Festival

In this comprehensive course, students are creating a body for work from image capture to concept critique, technical feedback, and software editing. Students utilize the Center's digital print lab to produce and display a cohesive set of images for framing and exhibition at the FRANK.

Durward Rogers co-teaches with Barbara to take the images from initial concept to final exhibition. Students are encouraged to explore advanced printing techniques with CDS's Harland Campbell.



Meet the Photographers Reception October 13 3-5pm

With Educators Diana Bloomfield and Barbara Tyroler

Facilitated by FRANK artist Peter Filene




Previous 2018 Workshops

FRANK Gallery

Encaustic Photography Workshops, Creating a Fine Art Heirloom Legacy Print


Get motivated to organize those old family photos from the garage and storage boxes, miscellaneous albums, and deteriorating plastic sheets! Get motivated to explore, preserve, distribute, and display your digital file collections and choose those special images for future printing, framing, or constructing additional safe back up storage.

In this 2 part introductory series, students will have the opportunity to share and discuss selected family photographs from their personal family photo archives. We will discuss which ones are meaningful, salvageable, and what they represent for your legacy to future generations. We will provide additional resources for storage and preservation.

Barbara will produce a scanned and “cleaned up” print from your collection. Mary will then teach you how to apply encaustic wax materials to the image to produce a fine art print suitable for framing.

Contact me for future workshops.