I just posted this in the New England region forum:

For those of you that may be interested (and I know it is kinda short notice - but we just received a copuple of late confirmations) the Valley Photo Center in Springfield is having some workshops next Sat June 18th and a reception for the current exhibit at 4:30 pm. All workshops are free.
I am listing all workshops - even though a few are for digi-photogs. Some of the others may be of interest to APUG'ers.
Between the workshops and the reception we will have some guest speakers:
Antonin Kratochvil, Essdras Suarez and Katie McMahon will discuss "Photography in A War Zone."
Here is the workshop breakdown:
Valley Photo Center announces Photofest workshops for June 18

Eight free workshops are scheduled for Saturday, June 18 at Photofest at the Valley Photo Center. The workshops are part of a day long event that will also include a panel discussion about photography in a war zone and an evening reception in the gallery. All of this is part of Speed : Valley Portfolio III sponsored by Western Massachusetts Electric; a month long exhibit from June 8 through July 8. Workshops are as follows:

Robert Floyd - Introduction to Digital Photography dealing with capturing the image.

Stuart Wetherbe - Introduction to Photoshop. This workshop will work off the Robert Floyd workshop and will deal with the images that have been recorded and working with them in Adobe Photoshop.

Nancy Bryant and Stuart Wetherbe - A discussion of the many options for printing your digital images.

Mathew Harrison - Legal issues in photography - A look at copyright, model releases, privacy interests, and other legalities photographers should know. Matthew Harrison is a recent cum laude graduate from Western New England Law School, and is the founder of FNS Studios in Indian Orchard.

Keith Sikes- Promoting Your Work- The founder of the Valley Photo Center gives tips on self promotion to make your work stand above the many others vying for public attention. Sikes is also marketing director for Turley Publications

Christine Pratt and Michael Jacobson-Hardy - Black and White: Where is it headed? This roundtable discussion will address the future of Black and White photography.

Ted Harris and Richard Ritter - Large Format Photography - They will have several different types and sizes of large format cameras setup and will be prepared to discuss their uses and advantages. They will bring some Polaroid film so that we can demonstrate some of the more important uses of large format cameras (e.g. correcting distortion using movements). This is presented by Fine Focus Workshops.

Clayton Sibley - Secrets of Nature Photography - A slide presentation with discussion of composition, equipment and exposure.


Workshop schedule is as follows:

10:00am
Introduction to Digital Photography - Robert Floyd
Promoting your work - Keith Sikes

11:00am
Introduction to Photoshop - Stuart Wetherbe
Legal issues in photography - Matthew Harrison
Black and White: Where is it headed? - Christine Pratt and Michael Jacobson-Hardy

1:00pm
Digital printing - Nancy Bryant and Stuart Wetherbe
Secrets of Nature Photography - Clayton Sibley
Large Format Photography - Fine Focus Workshops


For Further information, call the Valley Photo Center at (413) 781-1553, visit our website www.ValleyPhotoCenter.com or email Dave@ValleyPhotoCenter.com.

The Valley Photo Center is located in Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00am to 2:00pm

If you can make it, please stop by and introduce yourself.

gene