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Mr. Allen Rokach

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Master Photographer

Phone: (508) ***-****  HQ Phone
CASTLE HILL GALLERY
10 Meetinghouse Road
Truro, Massachusetts 02666
United States

Company Description: Castle Hill Truro Center for the Arts offers a wide range of workshops in the arts: painting, drawing, ceramics, clay, sculpture, film, photography, jewelry, as...   more
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  • master garden photographer
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Travel Photography Workshops with ...
www.castlehill.org, 30 Oct 2013 [cached]
Travel Photography Workshops with Allen Rokach
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Alan Rokach India is one of the world's most exotic, visually rich and culturally fascinating photo destinations -- a photographer's dream. You'll marvel at the fabulous Hindu temples, colorful markets, magical festivals and all kinds of amazing people. National Geographic Traveler called this part of India one of the "Ten Paradises of the World" and "Fifty Places of a Lifetime" to visit. You are invited to join master photographer Allen Rokach, who has explored India numerous times, on a unique 19-day travel photography workshop to South India next January, a temperate season that coincides with the Pongal harvest festival.
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Where We Go: Vacation and education converge over the course of nine day spent photographing the colorful tapestry and storybook landscape that defines Holland. A career photographer best know for his for his garden, flower and landscape work created all over the world, Allen Rokach is a wealth of knowledge and experience. Fluent in digital technology, Allen is an accomplished artist, photographer and instructor. Allen has prepared a wonderful itinerary to guide you from the colorful, tulip-blanketed acres of Kuekenhof Gardens to the town of Giethoorn, where you revel in the towns system of canals. You photograph tulip bulb fields in the countryside, iconic windmills in the town of Lekkerkirk and visits a private gardens for a wonderfully rare experience.
Allen Rokach What You Learn:
As former director of photography at the New York Botanical Garden, Allen knows a thing or two about photographing flowers and gardens. In a small group setting, you benefit from Allen's years behind the lens by receiving personal attention and one-on-one assistance at times throughout the workshop. During lectures he will discuss a variety of topics ranging from how to convey a sense of place in your travel photographs to choosing the right lens for creating exciting compositions with color, texture and lines. Allen will also illustrates ways to make your images "pop" using easy post-capture techniques and make the most of different kinds of light throughout the day and night, and in all kinds of weather. The price for this workshop is $4,000 per person double room occupancy; $4,800 per person single occupancy. A $1,000 deposit to hold a space is due by January 15; the deposit is refundable less a $100 administrative fee until February 15 and the balance due by March 15.
Allan Rokach has received many corporate commissions, including from PepsiCo, Massey-Ferguson, The Biltmore Estate, Chase Manhattan Bank, Bankers Trust, Becton Dickinson, Cunard, Air France, Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center, Netherlands Board of Tourism, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Royal Cruise Line, Travel Dynamics International, Beth Israel Medical Center and Edward Durrell Stone Jr. & Associates. In 1988 Rokach founded The Center for Nature Photography, which sponsors instructional nature and garden photography workshops to such prime locations as Acadia National Park, in Maine; Crested Butte & Steamboat Springs, in Colorado; Arches and Canyon Lands National Park, in Utah; Monument Valley, in Arizona; the hill country of Texas; and Bosque del Apache Bird Sanctuary and White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico. Rokach has been active as a photographic educator throughout his career. During his 12 years as the staff photographer and Director of Photography at The New York Botanical Garden, he initiated and coordinated the Certificate Program in Nature and Garden Photography. He also taught photography at numerous organizations including The New School for Social Research, The American Museum of Natural History, The International Center of Photography, The Biltmore Estate, The Chicago Botanic Garden, The Winterthur Museum & Gardens, Manhattan- ville Collge, The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, The Clark Institute of Art, and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Allen also teaches a Master Class "Color in the Digital Age" at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Among his courses he leads groups on travel-oriented photo workshops to such varied locations as: West Africa, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Holland, India as well as diverse places throughout the United States.
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Allen has also has judged local, national and international photographic competitions.
Allen Rokach Photography :: Testimonials
www.allenrokach.com, 8 April 2014 [cached]
Welcome to Allen Rokach's Photography Site
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"Allen is a master of flower and garden photography, an excellent photographer who's easy to work with, and delivers great images on deadline for a wide variety of assignment photography. And as a Workshops@Adorama instructor, he consistently receives glowing evaluations from the attendees. ... Over the past 25 years, I've hired Allen again and again; his beautiful images and the results of all his assignments and workshops are quite simply, the best."
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"I recommend Allen Rokach as an amazing garden photography teacher.
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But Mr. Rokach provides more than beautiful, often haunting pictures.
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"Allen Rokach is without a doubt the finest photographer I have ever worked with. If Allen can't take the picture, the picture can't be taken."
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Allen Rokach ... is probably the best photographer I have ever seen."
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"When I have a difficult assignment, the first person I call is Allen Rokach."
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"I've always just shot what I happened to see that attracted me but on Rokach's field trips I learned to apply myself.
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"I would like to thank Allen for taking a personal interest in each student for taking the time to answer all questions presented."
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"Allen worked diligently to give each individually as much attention as they required."
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"Allen was very helpful and very open with everyone with very constructive comments and assistance. Allen does a wonderful job of opening one's mind to the wide world of possibilities for photographing flowers and gardens and for making you think about what you do."
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"Allen was very knowledgeable.
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My photography had taken a quantum leap forward as a result of Al's photography program."
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"Allen would come over to you and offer help in the middle of a land tour and then follow-up that you were able to work out and follow the solution."
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Allen was very approachable."
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"Allen and Anne, you are wonderful people!
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"Allen made everyone every comfortable and struck a delicate balance being supportive and at the same time constructive and demanding."
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Allen finds beauty and strengths in everybody's pictures."
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"Allen used pictures taken by students in class as a way of illustrating his teaching points."
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"Allen Rokach is an excellent workshop instructor - all around I would attend any workshop led by him."
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"Mr. Rokach is wonderful."
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The patience shown by Mr. Rokach was great!
Trip Leaders of International Wildlife Adventures
www.wildlifeadventures.com, 17 June 2010 [cached]
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Photographer, author, educator, and lecturer Allen Rokach will be joining us to help you create memorable photographs of your journey. He will offer lectures focusing on key elements of travel photography, anticipating the kinds of subjects and lighting conditions we are likely to find at our ports of call. He will include pointers on digital photography. He will also schedule critique sessions for those who want his comments on images taken during the cruise, and he will be available informally to answer questions aboard ship and during land excursions.
An expert at capturing people and places, Allen Rokach has traveled the globe during 30 years of photography assignments and workshops. His photographs are in many collections and have appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, and every major photography magazine. For 12 years, he was Director of Photography at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) and spent 10 years as Senior Features and Garden photographer at Southern Living magazine. Allen founded/coordinated the Center for Nature Photography and the Certificate Program in Garden and Nature Photography at The NYBG.
International Center of Photography - School
shopping.icp.org, 7 Aug 2011 [cached]
Allen Rokach
Allen Rokach is a professional location photographer with 30 years of experience traveling the world on magazine and corporate assignments, as well as to lead photographic workshops. His nature, travel, garden and people images have appeared in many publications, including National Geographic, the New York Times, Natural History, Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, Geo, Southern Living, Southern Accents. Allen is the author, with his wife Anne Millman, of numerous books and articles on photography, including Focus on Travel: Creating Memorable Photographs of Journeys to New Places, published by Abbeville Press, and Amphoto's Center for Nature Photography series of photographic field guides.
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Allen is a committed photographic educator who happily shares his own knowledge and works with participants individually to help them improve toward their own photographic goals.
Bok Tower Gardens > Calendar > ...
boktowergardens.org, 11 Feb 2012 [cached]
Bok Tower Gardens > Calendar > Adult Programs > Elements of Nature Photography & Digital Capture Techniques Workshop with Allen Rokach
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Elements of Nature Photography & Digital Capture Techniques Workshop with Allen Rokach
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Allen Rokach focuses on in-depth instruction, individual consultations and hands-on training during the Gardens' peak bloom.
"Allen Rokach is without a doubt the finest photographer I have ever worked with. If Allen can't take the picture, the picture can't be taken."
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About Allen Rokach Allen Rokach is a preeminent nature, garden, travel and location photographer whose 30-year career includes being a senior photographer for Southern Living magazine for 11 years. His assignments have ranged from extreme macrophotography done in-studio to on-location documentaries of the vast Amazon Rainforest.
These assignments have come from numerous prestigious travel, photography, specialty and general interest publications, resulting in his photographs of flowers, gardens and people from around the globe appearing in or on the covers of Southern Living, National geograhic, Audubon, Camera 35, Popular Photography, Coastal Living, Modern Photography, Natural History, Parade, Pinnacle, Fine Gardening, Garden Design, Horticulture, Outdoor Photographer, Garden, Southern Accents, Progressive Farmer, Landscape Architecture, Cooking Light, Science Digest and The New York Times, among others.
In addition, Rokach has received many corporate commissions, including from PepsiCo, Massey-Ferguson, The Biltmore Estate, Chase Manhattan Bank, Bankers Trust, Becton Dickinson, Cunard, Air France, Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center, Netherlands Board of Tourism, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Royal Cruise Line, Beth Israel Medical Center and Edward Durrell Stone Jr. & Associates.
Rokach has been active as a photographic educator throughout his career. During his 12 years as the staff photographer and director of photography at The New York Botanical Garden, he initiated and coordinated the Certificate Program in Nature and Garden Photography. He also taught photography at numerous institutions, including The New School for Social Research, The American Museum of Natural History, The International Center of Photography, The Biltmore Estate, The Chicago Botanic Garden, The Winterthur Museum & Gardens, The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and several Westchester colleges. Among his courses, he led groups on travel-oriented photo workshops to such varied locations as: West Africa, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, as well as diverse places throughout the United States.
In 1988 Rokach founded The Center for Nature Photography, which sponsors instructional nature and garden photography workshops to such prime locations as Acadia National Park, in Maine; Crested Butte & Steamboat Springs, in Colorado; Arches and Canyonlands National Park, in Utah; Monument Valley, in Arizona; the hill country of Texas; and Bosque del Apache Bird Sanctuary and White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico.
Rokach has been widely published. He has coauthored with Anne Millman 15 books and numerous articles on various aspects of photography, nature and travel. These include "Focus on Flowers: Discovery & Photographing Beauty in Gardens & Wild Places," published by Abbeville Press and winner of the 1991 Award of the Year for Photography from the Garden Writers Association of America.
Rokach and Millman also coauthored "Focus on Travel: Creating Memorable Photographs of Journeys to New Places," published by Abbeville Press in 1993, as well as a series of books for Amphoto called "The Center for Nature Photography Field Guide to Photographing:" The series included books on "Flowers," "Landscapes," "Trees," "Birds," "Gardens" and "Seasons.
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Mr. Rokach also provided photographs for such other books as: "Gardens of the Heartland" (Abbeville Press) and "A Three Year Garden Journal" (Fulcrum Publishers).
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