Intensive Studio & Environmental Portraits at Peters Valley Craft Center
Bruce Byers
August 12-16, 2011

In this workshop you will begin with proper equipment set up and instruction on lighting, exposure and composition. You will spend time shooting images indoors and then learn about shooting out in the field. Please plan on bringing examples of your work so that Bruce can get a sense of what your work is like and what level of experience you have.
Each day will begin with non-stop shooting and progress to editing in the afternoon. Bruce will work with everyone as a group in the classroom and individually with each student in the studio or in the field. Every evening after dinner there will be an opportunity to view and critique work for an hour or so.

Beginner to Advanced
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Bruce Byers has been shooting since he received his first camera at 9 years old. He fell in love with being able to capture what he saw, on film. In the years 73 to 77 he studied photography at RIT in Rochester NY. He also would work in NYC with different photographers through my college years which gave him a great window into the workings of photography. Bruce Byers has spent over 35 years perfecting the art of observing. With a wealth of professional experience matched with a sensitive eye, Byers captures his observations photographically with evocative results. Byers has traveled all over the world preserving his observations on film. He explains, "I am intrigued by the emotional power of an individual's private reveries, typically unobserved by the outside world." To view more of Bruce’s work visit