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Allen Rokach Photography :: Testimonials
www.allenrokach.com, 31 Oct 2015 [cached]
Welcome to Allen Rokach's Photography Site
"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."
"I recommend Allen Rokach
as an amazing garden photography teacher.
But Mr. Rokach
provides more than beautiful, often haunting pictures.
is without a doubt the finest photographer I have ever worked with.
can't take the picture, the picture can't be taken."
Allen Rokach ... is probably the best photographer I have ever seen."
"When I have a difficult assignment, the first person I call is Allen Rokach
always just shot what I happened to see that attracted me but on Rokach's
field trips I learned to apply myself.
"I would like to thank Allen for taking a personal interest in each student for taking the time to answer all questions presented."
worked diligently to give each individually as much attention as they required."
was very helpful and very open with everyone with very constructive comments and assistance.
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."
was very knowledgeable.
My photography had taken a quantum leap forward as a result of Al's
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."
was very approachable."
and Anne, you are wonderful people!
made everyone every comfortable and struck a delicate balance being supportive and at the same time constructive and demanding."
finds beauty and strengths in everybody's pictures."
used pictures taken by students in class as a way of illustrating his
"Allen Rokach is an excellent workshop instructor - all around I would attend any workshop led by him."
The patience shown by Mr. Rokach
Trip Leaders of International Wildlife Adventures
www.wildlifeadventures.com, 17 June 2010 [cached]
Photographer, author, educator, and lecturer Allen Rokach will be joining us to help you create memorable photographs of your journey.
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.
will include pointers on digital photography.
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.
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.
Travel Photography Workshops with ...
www.castlehill.org, 30 Oct 2013 [cached]
Travel Photography Workshops with Allen 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.
Allen Rokach, Instructor
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
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.
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.
What You Learn:
As former director of photography at the New York Botanical Garden
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.
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.
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.
has been active as a photographic educator throughout his
12 years as the staff photographer and Director of Photography at The New York Botanical Garden
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.
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.
has also has judged local, national and international photographic competitions.
Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach Florida, Art on the Treasure Coast
www.verobeachmuseum.org, 29 July 2013 [cached]
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.
Chicagoland Gardening Magazine -- Chicago Flower and Garden Show Seminars
www.chicagolandgardening.com, 18 Mar 2009 [cached]
Allen Rokach has traveled the world since 1975 on photographic assignments that range from the bulb fields of Holland and the antiquities of Egypt to the vast Amazonian rain forest.
An expert in location photography best known for his photographs of flowers, gardens and landscapes, Rokach's work has spanned everything from public relations and photojournalism to art and sculpture to travel and features about people.
In the course of his career, he also served 14 years as staff photographer and Director of Photography at the New York Botanical Garden and 10 years as a Senior Photographer for Southern Living magazine.