Carol Dragon is a professional photographer who focuses on portraiture and dance. She is the recent recipient of a Creative Engagement grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York and has done a number of workshops in Italy, Dubai and Maine. PDN magazine ranked her as one of the top photography instructors in the article: The Best Photo Workshops: A Reader Survey. Carol is a Hasselbald Beta software tester and a presenter at Canon Live Learning Events. She consults for corporations, studios and individual photographers. Clients include Nickelodean, ACLU, CBS, Scholastic Publishing, AOL Time Warner, Viacom and Anson Mills. She has a BFA and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.
International Center of Photography - TBA – /Fall 2017
Private Workshops - Spring 2017
526 West 26th Street, Studio 804
Wednesdays: 3:30 - 6:00 pm
5 Sessions: 4/26 - 5/24
At this time of year, late afternoon is one of the most beautiful times of day. This workshop will focus on seeing and understanding the quality of afternoon light in both indoor and outdoor environments. Seeing light is the first step toward making great images, and this time of day gives us an opportunity to capture light, soft and diffused or golden and dramatic. We will be shooting on location and in the studio. Our primary focus will be working with ambient light and occasional modifiers, such as a reflector or a diffuser.
The Black and White Image
Thursdays: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
5 Sessions: 4/6 - 5/4
What makes an unforgettable black and white image? How is it different from making a color image? What are the best techniques for capturing a color image that you plan to convert to black and white? In this workshop we will study concepts of black and white photography and learn how to print the images exquisitely. We will be working with Lightroom CC and Silver Efex Pro, a plug in that increases the possibilities for converting our images to black and white.