Bodies in Water – The Ultimate Metaphor at Peters Valley Craft Center
Laurie Klein
August 5-9

Photography in and around water presents unique challenges and opportunities. In this workshop we will use the female form in water to explore the many techniques for creating stunning metaphoric images. By conducting daily shooting exercises, you will gain insight and knowledge about reflectivity, exposures in changing conditions, and the pros and cons of b &w, infrared and color photography under these conditions. Best of all will be the fun and unpredictability that only water offers. You will learn special pre-visualization techniques, as well as how to pose your subject and use artificial textures to create organic results. In addition, there will be end-of-day group interaction, group critiquing and an opportunity for individual critiquing of your portfolio by Laurie Klein. Because of the sensitive nature of the subjects, this workshop is limited to serious women image-makers above the age of 18.

Beginner to Advanced
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Laurie Klein received her B.F.A from R.I.T and her M.F.A from O.U. She studied with Ansel Adams. Laurie has focused consistently on fine art photography, which she has incorporated into her commercial work. Laurie’s published work includes Hand Coloring Black and White Photography, published by Quarry Books, and a Prismacolor Project Kit produced by Newell Rubbermaid Corporation which features Laurie’s artwork and instructions. Laurie has appeared on The Discovery Channel’s “Home Matters” show and has also made appearances on Lifetime Television’s “Our Home” program. Laurie’s images have been featured on the cover and interior of Interior Design Magazine, New York Magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal, Modern Bride, Rangefinder Magazine, PPA Magazine, The New York Times and House Beautiful. Laurie has been teaching photography for twenty-five years. Her students have encompassed everyone from children through accomplished photographers and artists. Laurie has been lecturing nationally for organizations such as the Professional Photographer’s of America, Peter’s Valley, Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, WPPI, and the Professional Photographers, International. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and is in numerous public and private collections. To view Laurie’s work visit