South x Southeast and The Last Pixel Show join forces to present
The iPhone and Beyond
Asheville, North Carolina this July
3 days of shooting street photography in the hip, historic town of Asheville, nature photography along the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway, and architecture amidst the grandeur of the Biltmore House. Along with classroom instruction, review, and critique.
My passion for photography began at age six when my father gave me an early Polaroid camera. I was mesmerized by the emerging image when you peeled the print from the back of the camera. Over the years I’ve spent a great deal of time taking photographs and also learning the technical aspects of photography. My eye and passion has always been pulled towards creating an image that has an expressionist/painterly feel and context. – Harry Sandler
Sandler was an early adopter of the iPhone image, teaching classes as well as individual instruction in the Northeast and as far away as Iceland. Whether he is teaching, jurying exhibitions, or capturing images, Harry enjoys being a member of that group of early adopters and creators of mobile photography.
The IPhone is eerily reminiscent of that first Polaroid – a virtual camera and darkroom in your pocket. With the advent of modern IPhone applications, one can alter the image to suit that internal vision. It also allows one to push the envelope and add a personal touch to each and every image – right there on the spot. Additionally, I enjoy the ability to post the images instantly on various social media platforms and gain instant feedback from around the world. I love that aspect of having friends out there who can enjoy the images instantly. -HS
Harry got his start in the photography profession as an Assistant to an Advertising Photographer before he moved on to working as a Tour Director in the Music Industry (1966 to 2015). He has photographed for music publications including Rolling Stone and Circus as well as various other magazines. His career in entertainment gave him access to both live shows and photo accreditation. As his reputation grew both as a great Tour Director and Photographer, Harry got the opportunity to work with heavyweights such as Barbra Streisand, John Mellencamp, Eagles, Billy Joel, Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks and, most recently, Katy Perry.
It isn’t only “rock’n’roll” when it comes to Sandler’s images as his repertoire includes streetscapes, architecture, and landscapes from Death Valley, Iceland, Ireland, and even his old stomping ground, Coney Island. In addition to a long–term project in Montana, Sandler is currently working on bringing his film archive of over 40 some years into the digital world.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The workshop will cover basic iPhone operations, along with camera and processing applications, in addition to learning how to manage/transfer/store your images.
All classroom activities, projections, welcome and farewell dinners, lunches, and general hanging out will be held at the SxSE Headquarters in Asheville.
Not included are lodging, transportation, and some meals.
arrive Asheville – Welcome cocktails and dinner at Headquarters
AM: Classroom time – basic iPhone functions and camera applications.
PM: field-work using the camera applications covered in the AM Session
AM: Classroom time – taking images from the field and starting to learn the essential processing applications.
PM: field trip with a new understanding of what can be accomplished with camera application and processing tools.
Day 3 will be spent working with images and the various processing applications – if time permits a last field trip or printing.
Farewell drinks and dinner in the evening.
- Students are required to have an iPhone and or an iPad with the latest IOS upgrade.
- Upon registration a final list of the necessary iPhone/iPad applications will be sent to all attendees. However, below is a preliminary list of what we expect to be working with:
Camera Applications: Vivid HDR, Hipstamatic
Processing: PS Express, Pixelmator, view exif, photo toaster, handy photo, filterstorm, distressedFX, impression, photo copier, image blender, photogene4, ProHDRx, snapseed, photosynch, photo studio, retouch, tintype
Misc: paperless, photomgrpro, maps.me