How many times have I had my portfolio reviewed? Many many times. I once had my portfolio reviewed by Bert Fox at National Geographic. He kept one photo and told me to start from there. Of course while working on a Master's degree at Ohio University my work was reviewed daily.
When people ask me to review their work I know they may go away believing or not my edit. The best advice I can give right out is to edit tightly. If the photo is weak it is what people will remember. Be without mercy on yourself when editing or better yet, have someone you respect give you an edit.
Photo taken with a lensbaby in Eugene Oregon during a small Occupy Protest. This dog was by far the most active member of the group.
learn from the best- Lynn Johnson of National Geographic Magazine and Sherrlyn Borkgren (that's me) we will be teaching a Photography Workshop in Oregon late summer. We are clearing our calendars to give this workshop. If you would like to know the date as soon as we do drop an email to sherrlyn at gmail
Lynn's is an accomplished photographer and you most likely have seen her work cover the pages of LIFE MAGAZINE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, (the latest is that of the Apostles). Lynn doesn't strive for fame and as far as I know has never entered a contest. She tells stories and hopes to change a bit of the world.
We will cover much more than knowing how to click as being a good photographer includes a spiritual and holistic vista of cultures. You can check out the latest issues of National Geographic Magazine for Lynn's work, for mine you'll have to work a little harder but you can start at
Are you ready to challenge your photography skills? Ready to push yourself to a new level? Photographing ordinary people does not always feel so easy but you know the reward once you see the image. We will cover how to communicate effectively and honestly with people you want to photograph without feeling like you are "taking:"something from them. You will get experience street shooting from the hip to get spontaneous and yet well composed images. We will have some practice sessions beforehand to get warmed up. We begin with a class session, lecture and questions.
We start late so we can make use of the evening light.
David Marash of ABC Nightline and later Al Jezzera with his lovely wife Amy Marash of Marash T.V. lounging on a NY city street.
Photography Workshop Telling the Story, Learn to photograph people on the street, copyright laws, and how to photograph using natural light Photography Workshop with Sherrlyn Borkgren April 16, 2011. Sign up at Oregon Arts Alliance 881 Willamette St Eugene Oregon/PHONE 541-687-8353
CLASS SIZE IS almost full -pre registration required for this workshop
Oregon Arts Alliance presents
Photography Workshop (Telling the Story)with Magazine Photographer Sherrlyn Borkgren
LEARN-HANDS-ON, USING NATURAL LIGHT, SHOOTING PEOPLE, TELLING THE STORY
REVIEW- CAMERA BASICS
DO- TELL A STORY
RECEIVE- STRETCH YOURSELF LEARN GROW WITH YOUR CAMERA
DVD OF COLLECTIVE CLASS STORY
RESERVE your spot now by Calling OAA 541-687-8353
Date: Saturday April 16 10 AM-7 PM
Friday Evening 7-9 pm. Get Acquainted Cost: $99.
If you are a visual person and learn best with a hands-on approach then this is the class for you.
You will learn about your equipment and how to discover and tell a story using natural light. Gain knowledge as to how to photograph people without being a nuisance or “taking their soul”.
Together we will create a collective story on the streets of Eugene as a class, “After Noon Life in Eugene” Each student group will receive an assignment to accomplish and will receive personal coaching on how to do so. You will learn copyright basics and the legalities when photographing people you don’t know.
YOU will be amazed at the images that you will make when you are having fun doing it!
copyright@sherrlynborkgren2011 NOT to be taken from this site-tracking of all photos is enabled. Do not embarass yourself.
OK so you have got to ditch the logos, patterns and circles on those clothes. When photographing a person all those things on clothing distract. Instead ask your clients (or if you are the person in front of the camera) wear solid complimentary colors that go well with your skin type and hair. Or simplify with one pattern to break the rules
Post a note, a poem, a newsbit whatever you please. Thanks to a very cool out of the box kinda guy,Gary Kleinwho made it all happen!!!!! Yeah Gary Also Dr. V. Bose my surface hippy friend in Chennai, India many many thanks.