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    Your thoughts on Howard Bond workshops?

    Has anyone had any experience with Howard Bond workshops in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA? He has two workshops coming up and I wonder what members of the group know of his work and teaching ability?

    October 22-23 Refinements in B & W Printing
    October 29-30 Unsharp Masking and Dodging/Burning Masks

    See: http://www.apogeephoto.com/howard_bond.html


    Thanks,

    John Powers

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    Mr. Bond

    Howard Bond is one of the premier teachers here in the states. Eloquent and very sincere man. I have learned more about photography from his articles in PhotoTech mag than anywhere else(except here on APUG) Go if you can
    Peter

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    I have a friend who took a workshop from Howard a couple years ago and praised him considerably. He believes he learned a great deal from Howard and that his subsequent printing improved tremendously. I'd have to agree wih that.

    Everything I've ever heard about Howard and his workshops has been very positive.

    Plus, if you go you'll get to visit the home town of the Michigan Wolverines.

    Seriously, Ann Arbor is a nice town.

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    I attended a workshop with Howard back in the late 80's. I did learn some things with Howard. I was uncomfortable with his flagrant marketing of his own prints to the workshop participants.

    I recognize that like most photographers, Howard has learned some new techniques in the intervening years. His knowledge of unsharp masking developed after my time with him.

    I don't know what he charges for his workshops today. At the time that I attended, I considered it a good value.

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    I, too, took Howard's "B&W printing" workshop several years ago. I also took a workshop with Michael Smith & Paula Chamlee last year. Their's (M&P's) is far better. HB's workshop is not bad and, like Donald said, good value. I don't think I'd spend too much money on traveling and hotels etc for his workshop, though. Its good but not that good kind of workshop IMHO.

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    I took a workshop with Howard and Dick Dokas at Lake Superior around 1990
    and we subsequently had dinner when he was in Moncton New Brunswick.
    I happen to like Howards photographs and have one of the last copies of his Tetons and Snake River.
    In contrast to some he is an extremely gracious fellow, and frugal.
    Mark
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    and Barbados

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    Thanks all. This has been very helpful.

    John



 

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