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Early bird discount for photobook workshop ends this Saturday

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Workshops, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on December 16, 2016


LACP Introduction to Photo Book Design, photo Douglas Stockdale

The early-bird registration discount of 20% for my Introduction to Photo Book Design workshop that I will be leading next April over two weekends will be ending midnight this Saturday, December 17th. This creative workshop is sponsored by Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP).  So if you plan to be in the Southern California area (aka best-coast), time to check this workshop out and take advantage of this discount.

Could also be a wonderful Christmas present for someone special ;- )

Just saying…

your wonderful Editor.


Portfolio Reviews at LACP Exposure 2016

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Art Business, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on June 7, 2016


Susan Burnstine, a Portfolio Reviewer for LACP Exposure 2016

I will be among the 19 Portfolio Reviewers, joining Susan Burnstine, Aline Smithson, Julia Dean, Kirk Pederson, Sarah Lee, Chris Davies to name only a few, for the Los Angeles Center of Photography’s (LACP) “Exposure 2016” event being held at the end of July at Santa Monica’s Bergamont Station.

The LACP’s “Exposure 2016” is a great opportunity to have your work seen by a diverse group of portfolio reviewers; see all of the bio’s here.

I am recommending that photographers who are interested in feedback on a portfolio that has been edited for potential publication may want to consider me for a portfolio review session. I am also recommending that if the photographer/artist has a book dummy in addition to a print portfolio, it would be a great opportunity to get some constructive criticism on that as well. The issue as always for these events is that you only have a 20 minute window to spend with each reviewer, so it really helps to know what exactly you want from this brief exchange.

Although this is a two day event; Saturday, July 30, 10 am – 5 pm + Sunday, July 31, 10 am – 5 pm, regretfully I will be available only on Sunday, July 31st. So I’m a bit limited for availability. Thus I suggest if you want to have my review, you will probably want to sign up as soon as possible.

For more details on “Exposure 2016”, including on how to sign-up, head over to: here.

Currently early bird pricing is still available until July 1st, so check it out now ;- )

Exposures 2016 event adress: dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, California, 90404, (United States).


Douglas Stockdale, Editor

Palm Springs Photo Festival – time to sign up

Posted in Photographers, Photography, Uncategorized by douglaspstockdale on January 15, 2016

Connect 2016: Palm Springs Photo Festival

Time to sign up for one of the many programs that will be available during the Palm Springs Photo Festival that will run April 24-29th this year. Where else? Palm Springs, CA!

From the organizers: The Palm Springs Photo Festival is where you can spend four exhilarating days with a celebrated, real-world master photographer, present your work to our remarkable faculty of industry influencers, attend important seminars, symposiums & Networking Events. Come meet new friends and walk away with a renewed passion for photography!

Photo Reviews: This year, we will offer over 1200 Portfolio Reviews with the industry’s most important influencers, including museum curators, gallery directors, magazine editors, picture editors & art directors, advertising agency creatives and more. This is the opportunity to have face time with people who can not only offer expert advice, but can influence your career choices as well.

Have a seat at the table for our OPEN PORTFOLIO SHOW! You can show your work to our faculty, sponsors, photographers and the general public on Sunday, April 26th.  Don’t miss this – we still have a few seats left!  If you’re in our review program the cost is just $47.50.   If not – only $95.

some of the workshops include:

KEN SCHLES: Making a Scene: Intimacy, Imagery & the Still Image

JULIE BLACKMON: Creating the Fine Art Narrative Series

IAN RUHTER: The Past & The Future: Working with Wet-Plate Collodion & Tin Types

SYLVIE BLUM: The Fine Art Nude: The Model & You


Photo Workshop in the Grand Tetons

Posted in Photographers, Photography, tPE members by Gina Genis on May 25, 2012

A view of the Grand Tetons

Hello Friends,
I am teaching a photography workshop in the amazing Grand Tetons from June 25 – 29th. Take a look at my website to see photos and get details. Join us. You will be inspired and go home with fabulous images and memories.

Schwabacher Landing, the Grand Tetons

Official Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus Expo

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Art Business, Photographers, Photography by douglaspstockdale on September 28, 2011

Coming up next month,  October 27-29, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC is PhotoPlus Expo.

Perhaps one of the more interesting opportunities to participate at events like this are the Portfolio Review. From PhotoPlus Expo, they provide this update:

 Organized by The Palm Springs Photo Festival and Photo District News, you bring your work to the attention of such a wide range of experts, you can visit the PhotoPlus Expo, America’s premiere photography / video trade-show. Have your work reviewed and spend a day or two checking out all the latest gear as well as attend your choices of over 100 important seminars.

Pre-register for Portfolio Reviews before Wednesday, October 5 and you’ll be eligible, to have a page devoted to your work (including contact info), in our Portfolio Review Source-Book, printed by Blurb, which will be distributed to each of the reviewers at the PhotoPlus Portfolio Review. This is your chance to get your work in front of all of our 2011 reviewers.  

Face to face meetings can change careers.

 Click Available Review Appointments to see provisional schedules for our reviewers to help you plan your appointments.

Click Reviewers to see our current list of Portfolio Reviewers.

Click Reviewers by Affiliation to see our current list of Portfolio Reviewers sorted by Affiliation.

Click Reviewer Biographies to read about each of our reviewers. 

Click Companies Represented to see a list of companies represented in our review program.

REGISTER NOW and kick-start the next phase of your career! Attendees must have a website that substantiates their status as an emerging or professional photographer.

Cost: $250 for 5 reviews. Discounts: 10% for 10 reviews, 15% for 15 or more reviews.

Please see our website or call 1-800 928-8314 for complete details.

With best regards, JEFF DUNAS, Director

Black & White Digital Processing Workshop

Posted in Photography by vogelart on July 3, 2010

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PhotoFest – Photography Festival Long Beach City College

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on February 17, 2010

Long Beach City College (LBCC), located in Long Beach, California is having it’s 3rd annual PhotoFest again on April 13 – 17, 2010, which is a series of FREE seminars.

Photo Exchange member Douglas Stockdale, a photographer and the Editor/Publisher of The PhotoBook is returning again as a staff member of the PhotoFest, and will be providing an evening seminar on How to Develop a PhotoBook, at 6pm on Tuesday, April 13th. His program sold out very early last year, so it is recommended that if you are intested in this seminar, you sign up as soon as possible. Regretfully, he will not be able to provide the Photo Project seminar earlier on the same day due to prior committments.

From the PhotoFest web page: The Photography Program at Long Beach City College will be hosting PhotoFest10@LBCC on April 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th. 2010. This is the 3rd annual festival to be held in Long Beach, California with 3 days of free photography-related events and celebrations. The festival will bring together a wide array of accomplished photographers from Southern California and will showcase the work of renowned photographic artists and photojournalists. Our goal is to celebrate photography and it’s impact on our world.

The main emphasis of the festival will be the workshops, demonstrations and seminars held over the three-day period. These events are free, open to students and the general public as well, and are suitable for all levels of expertise. The festival will feature a Photography contest that is open to all LBCC students. The Saturday evening exhibition and reception will showcase work from the LBCC photography program as well as reveal the photography contest winners.

So check it out!

Best regards, Douglas

Palm Springs Photo Festival – Connect 2010

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photographers, Photography by douglaspstockdale on January 26, 2010

Looking ahead, the Palm Springs Photo Festival is gearing up for their annual festival on March 28 through April 2nd and have a full agenda of photographic workshops and seminars. Here is some of their recent information:

The Palm Springs Photo Festival will celebrate its 5th year in 2010. With 20 extraordinary Workshops, 20 Seminars, four Important Symposiums, more than 700 Portfolio Reviews available and two fabulous Networking Parties, this will be our most ambitious program to date. Plan to be with us next year for a remarkable event!


We have added an important new Seminar: ” Photography & The Written Word, with Colin Finlay which will take place on Wednesday, March 31 at 2:45pm.

There are only two places left for Joel Meyerowitz; Only a few places left for the Keith Carter and Frank Ockenfels workshops. If you’re considering taking one of these workshops, we urge you to sign up without delay.

We are proud to welcome three new Sponsors to Connect 2010: Western Digital, Studio Photo Imaging and CW Sonderoptic, makers of fine cine lenses for the Red camera and others. In addition, Connect 2010 marks the return of Epson as a festival sponsor. Mac Holbert will be demonstrating printmaking on the new Epson 9900 in the Sponsorship Headquarters of the Hyatt Regency during the festival.

Workshop Change: The Fine Art Nude workshop will be conducted by world-renowned photographer, JOCK STURGES. This workshop will be limited to 16 students. If you’re tempted to study with this remarkable photographer, register now!

Be ahead of the game! Send us your Slide Show Contest entries now! There is no charge to submit your work. See the weblink above for complete information. Your work could be seen by our entire remarkable faculty and the whole festival audience in addition to the many prizes you may win.

For those interested in participating in our Open Portfolio Review on Sunday, March 28: If you’re presently signed up for our Portfolio Review program, you’ll be receiving an invite to take part in this exciting event soon. If you’re considering adding Portfolio Reviews when you sign up, you’ll be notified soon after registering of your eligibility, which is subject to availability. We’re presently limited to being able to offer this opportunity to 75 attendees only.

All the information you need can be found here. So check it out!

By Douglas Stockdale

Blurb PhotoBook Workshops

Posted in Books & Magazines, Photography by douglaspstockdale on June 1, 2009

Blurb, one of the many Print on Demand (POD) book publishers has just announced a series of Workshops to help you with how to create a book using their software and templates.

The 4-hour workshops, which will be held in June 2009 in San Francisco , New York City, London , and Chicago , will feature photographer Dan Milnor, graphic designer Bob Aufuldish, and Lightroom guru Jerry Courvoisier. Participants will learn about the principals of book design, how to edit images in Lightroom for optimum results, and how to use Blurb books to promote their work. There is also an optional photography book review prior to the workshop.  The cost is $49 for the workshop, or $79 if you also participate in the photography book review.

For more information and details, go to

by Doug Stockdale

Harry Benson at Orange Coast College

Posted in Photography by douglaspstockdale on May 6, 2009

On this Friday, May 8th (2009), Orange Coast College is a having a half day of photographic classes and trade show, sponsored by Canon cameras, ProPhoto Connection and The School of Photography at Orange Coast College.

The FREE classes will be provided from noon to 4:30pm on the OCC camp