Tonopah Workshop with Jim Galli and Per Volquartz

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    Tonopah Nevada, November 12 to 16, 2007

    A workshop with Jim Galli and Per Volquartz

    Tonopah is an old mining town located in a part of Nevada, which is wide open and full of photo opportunities!

    Both Jim Galli and Per Volquartz are seasoned large format photographers
    who will lead you to great locations, both natural and man made.
    Among other things you will learn how to scout and work efficiently in deserted locations.
    Interpretation of a scene, using the zone system, use of equipment, feedback on your personal work (portfolio and prints) and offering information about how to write effective grant proposals are just some of the items covered in this workshop.
    Jim's knowledge of lenses is legendary. Per Volquartz will show you how to analyze and simplify image content of a given location for maximum impact.

    FREE - suggested donation = $85.00 per person to cover handouts, access and other workshop related expenses.

    Email Per Volquartz to sign up today. The workshop is limited to 17 people.
    Please write TONOPAH 2007 in your email header!

    Email: volquartz@volquartz.com
    Per Volquartz website: http://www.pervolquartz.com/workshops.html
    Jim Galli website: http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com
     
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    This is great! Please mark me down as a high probability yes! I need to verify my schedule and most importantly get authority from my better half.....it is imperative that PAX is maintained on the home front! BTW, Jim, I look forward to seeking you in Winnemucca over St. Paddy's Day Weekend at the Shoot Out...I will buy you some Cornbeef & Cabbage to celebrate the Holiday! Jon
     
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    Just a bump to the top of the list, as this gets closer. I'm hoping to be there!
     
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    What is the weather like in Tonopah in November?
     
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    Per and Jim, I am not going to be able to attend as I hoped. The positive side is that my daughter is expecting my first grandchild Thanksgiving Day. Maybe I can attend next year. Best wishes and good light. Jon
     
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    The weather in Tonopah in November...

    Its clear, pristine blue sky, snowing, bitter cold, warm, windy (like last year's one night sand storm), calm (like after last year's sand storm!)

    - will let you know after the workshop!

    We will have a great time in an incredible place...
    If its cold you can always snuggle up to Jim's brass lens collection...

    :smile:


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    "While many great photographs have been created during the past century and a half it is clear to me that photography as an art form is still in its infancy with hundreds, if not thousands or more great images waiting to be discovered..."
     
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    Actually the weather can swing wildly that time of year. It can be indian summer, or 13 inches of snow. Actually, the snow would make for better pictures. I'll take most anything short of high winds. If the winds are unbearable we'll get real creative about indoor work. Portraits up in the studio with an 11X14 and 18" Hyperion or 22" Petzval. That sort of stuff. Find out who has the keys to the Mizpah and go irritate the ghost up on floor 5? Probably need a Holga for that.
     
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    WORKSHOP POSTPONED

    Due to some un-foreseen health issues I am postponing the Tonopah Workshop until after Easter 2008. Thanks everyone! Jim Galli
     
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    Sorry to hear that. You have my best wishes, Jim.
     
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    Thanks Jason. Nothing serious. A little preventive maintenance perhaps. Jim
     
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    Hi Jim,

    Hope you are well. All the best. Hugo
     
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    Sorry to hear of your need for a delay Jim. Best of luck for a quick solution.

    I drove through Tonapah some 30 years ago on the way to Yosemite for an Ansel Adams workshop. I don't know what's there today, but I shall never forget how that town screamed to be photographed.

    This thread lead me to your links. Love the Bristlecone contact prints.
     
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    I hope this isn't because the giant lens hord pile collapsed and burried you... :smile:

    Get better soon.
     
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    Best wishes Jim. It may even be possible for me to attend if after Easter and with Hugo's help even bring a sweet camera.


    jan
     
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    Jim, sorry to hear that you are down for some time. This may be good for me and my ever increasing collection of brass lenses. Nothing like the mines in Tonopah but I Love what they have produced so far. I wanted to bring the 8x20 and the 8x10. After Easter may work.


    Jim
     
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    Jim - here's hoping everything gets better soon. A post-Easter workshop might work for me, too.

    Sharon/shmoo
     
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    Thanks to everyone that expressed concern and well wishes. Hoping this will turn out to be win-win as many are suggesting they'll be in better shape to attend in the new year. And Deane, yes, the opportunities are endless and mostly untapped. LOL, I drove through Tonopah in 1974 and my thought then was, all it would take is one match, and this town would be gone. Little did I know I'd end up there and learn to love it. Thanks all.
     
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    Jim,
    Our thoughts are with you----get well!
     
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    Jim, I hope everything is well with you and your family. Best Wishes.
     
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    Jim, hope all goes well. Take care.
    Merg