Il Chiostro Announces The Ultimate iPhone Artistry Workshop With Dan Burkholder, Venice, Italy, October 14 - 21, 2012

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Join Il Chiostro, Inc. in Venice, Italy to learn the creative power and stunning images made possible from an iPhone, from Dan Burkholder, one of today’s leading experts in phoneography.

Linda Mironti and Michael Mele, Directors of Il Chiostro, Inc, offering arts, culture, culinary workshops and learning vacations throughout Italy since 1995, are pleased to announce The Ultimate iPhone Artistry Workshop with Dan Burkholder, to be held October 14 - 21 in Venice, Italy. The workshop provides a unique opportunity for iPhone owners and photography enthusiasts to experience the beauty, intrigue and romance of Venice, Italy while learning the creative power and stunning output possible from an iPhone from one of today’s leading experts in “iPhoneography” - Dan Burkholder. The workshop will be held October 14 - 21, 2012, and space is limited.

iPhone techniques that Dan will teach include controlling exposure and focus in creative ways, stitching multiple images to create stunning vistas, high dynamic range techniques (HDR) that add tonal lushness to your images, advanced filtration and layering techniques that add a classic, painterly effect to your photos, while learning how to shoot time exposures (for those moody captures of motion) during both night and day and valuable tips for printing, sharing and displaying your iPhone images. Most activities for the week will be organized around the individual iPhone workshops, but all participants will enjoy the unique Il Chiostro experience shared by workshop participants since 1995. "In our arts workshops, participants have the chance to forget about being efficient for a week or two and to concentrate on being creative." said Michae Mele. At the end of the week the artists will stage an exhibit of their work to share their visual impressions of enigmatic Venice. And, for those who want to explore Venice on their own, there is plenty of time for independent exploration

Linda Mironti and Michael Mele, Il Chiostro’s owners, are Italian Americans, each with extensive backgrounds in the arts. Linda was a singer, then a chef, then a singer again. Michael a dancer/ choreographer turned fiction writer. In the spring of 1995 they created Il Chiostro to give friends and families an inspirational place to work on their art while getting to know the magic of Italian culture. Since that spring, Il Chiostro has grown on its own momentum to include participants from artists to accountants, from 20-somethings to 80-somethings, from America, Europe and Africa. In our arts workshops, participants have the chance to forget about being efficient for a week or two and to concentrate on being creative. Over the years we have offered workshops in Painting, Photography, Fiction Writing, Cooking, Singing, Acting, Poetry, Creativity, Yoga. Our groups are small and our instructors are passionate about art and about life.

Dan Burkholder has a long history of looking beyond the photographic horizon to see, explore, and teach the next great thing in imaging. He has been teaching digital imaging workshops for 15 years at venues spanning three continents and several island countries. His workshops are known for their energy, information, and humor. Dan’s award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, has become a standard resource in the fine-art photography community. His recent book, The Color of Loss, documents the flooded interiors of post-Katrina New Orleans and is the first coffee-table book entirely produced using HDR methods. His new book, iPhone Artistry, is the most comprehensive and fun how-to book for iPhone photographers.

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