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CENTER FOR NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
master garden photographer
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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.
Chicagoland Gardening Magazine -- Chicago Flower and Garden Show Seminars
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.
Allen Rokach Photography :: Bio
Welcome to Allen Rokach's Photography Site
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 for fourteen years as the staff photographer and Director of Photography at the New York Botanical Garden and ten years as a Senior Photographer for Southern Living magazine. Rokach has been an active photographic educator throughout his career. He has taught at the New School for Social Research , the American Museum of Natural History , the International Center of Photography, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and several colleges. He initiated and coordinated the Certificate Program in Nature and Garden Photography at the New York Botanical Garden . He founded the Center for Nature Photography , which has run instructional photography workshops in Maine, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and other prime locations around the U.S. He has lectured and led travel photography workshops to various locations in West Africa, Europe, India, East Asia, the Amazon, the Caribbean, Israel, Egypt and other parts of the Middle East for the American Museum of Natural History, the New School for Social Research, Art Safari , Cunard's Sea Goddess I and II, Sagafjord, Vistafjord, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Cruise Lines. With his wife, Anne Millman, Rokach co-authored eight books and numerous articles on photography, travel, nature and science. Rokach also provided the photographs for Gardens of the Heartland and A Three Year Garden Journal (Fulcrum Publishing).
Art in the Digital Age: A Digital Nature Photography - Allen Rokach
Alan Rokach Digital imaging has revolutionized photography and liberated photographers. In this innovative three-day digital photography workshop, master photographer Allen Rokach will guide participants to the limitless possibilities of digital nature, landscape, garden, and flower photography. Rokach emphasizes the importance of color and composition and explores creative solutions to difficult working environments. Special attention will be given the Allen's unique approach in utilizing and sharing his innovative after capture techniques known as the "Rokach Effect.". Allen Rokach is a preeminent nature, garden, travel and location photographer whose 35-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. Rokach has been widely published. He has authored twelve books on photography, art and travel and coauthored with Anne Millman 8 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 Book of the Year from the Garden Writers 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. Rokach and Anne Millman's article on "Dams" in Science Digest won the Annual Engineering Journalism Award in 1983. 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, 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. Allen has also has judged local, national and international photographic competitions. alan rockach Adventures in Travel Photography: South India Allen Rokach 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. Allen Rokach, Instructor Allen Rokach 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. 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.
Photography Workshop with Alan Rokach at Truro Center for the Arts
Alan Rokach Alan Rokach Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill announces a workshop with Alan Rokach called Art in the Digital Age: Digital Nature Photography from October 18 - 20, 8 am - 5 pm, beginning with a lecture on October 17, 6 pm. In this innovative three-day digital photography workshop, master photographer Allen Rokach will guide participants to the limitless possibilities of digital nature, landscape, garden, and flower photography. This workshop is designed to help participants understand and apply the fundamental underpinnings of any fine photograph, including great light, proper and appropriate exposure, and filling the frame in a compelling manner. Allen Rokach is a preeminent nature, garden, travel and location photographer whose 35-year career includes being a senior photographer for Southern Living magazine for 11 years and 12 years as the Director of Photography at The New York Botanical Garden.