Course List/Workshops

In the Works

There are several potential community presentations and workshops that are ‘In the Works.’

  • A documentary is being made in England about a famous musician, and it involves a Little Falls resident. We are working on setting up a community presentation with the crew that is creating the documentary – having them make a presentation via Zoom and then having the Little Falls resident speak about her part in the film. When the presentation is finished, we’re going to screen the film at Rock City Centre.
  • A workshop and community presentation on how to make a music video. The idea is to have a community presentation by the filmmaker and then, in the workshop, make a music video in real-time as the artist/musician performs for the public.
  • A community presentation and two-day workshop by a filmmaker who has roots in Little Falls.

And finally, we’re working on setting up a Little Falls Smartphone Film Festival, as many of the presentations and workshops will be giving you the skills necessary to create a great film. Using your smartphone means you won’t have to buy any expensive equipment. So, stay tuned for details.


 

Upcoming in-person presentations/workshops

 

October 10-11, 2022 – Jack Hollingsworth Community Presentation and Workshop – iPhone photography and video

Jack Hollingsworth, a world-famous iPhone photographer, will have a community presentation at 7 pm on October 10 and then a full-day workshop the next morning from 9 am until 5 pm. The community presentation is free, as is the workshop. Email info@creativeoutpost.org for details.

Jack is one of the most recognized names in Travel, Lifestyle, and Portrait photography today and has been a staple in the photography industry for 40+ years, eleven of which have been dedicated to smartphone photography and videography. Hollingsworth is a trusted consultant for mobile photography and app-focused companies and is known for his instructional tutorials in the iPhone Photography space-including his “Picture Perfect” series for Adorama TV and ongoing training for Camera+.

Jack is followed by over 50k photography fans on Twitter and 8k users on Instagram and was recently ranked in Eyefi’s top 100 most socially influential photographers and Chilli sauce’s top 100 travel photographers of 2015. His most recent work includes his “I Found Love” video from his recent trip to India (shot with iPhone), “See the World,” featuring 30 years and 900+ DSLR images in 3 minutes, and “iPhoneography by Jack Hollingsworth,” which premiered at MacWorld 2013. Hollingsworth is a regular speaker at Apple stores, and his work has appeared in the #shotoniPhone campaign.

To register for either event, please click on the appropriate link. The public presentation is FREE but limited to 50 participants, and the workshop is limited to 15.

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November 8, 2022 – Matt Powers Community Presentation and Workshop – Scriptwriting for Cinematography

Join Matt Powers for a full workshop from 8-5 pm at the Little Falls High School on November 8th, 2022, and then a community presentation at 7:00 pm that same night at Rock City Centre. The community presentation is free, as is the workshop. If you have questions, please email info@creativeoutpost.org.

Matt Powers spends much of his time directing Shakespeare, organizing community events in Little Falls, NY, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. He teaches writing, literature, Shakespeare, film, and Interpersonal Communication during the school year at Herkimer County Community College. At Herkimer, he oversaw the General’s Theater Group and directed several productions. He is the co-founder and Creative Director of LiFT Theater. With LiFT Matt has produced and directed Strike Story and the Mac Blac series of short plays written by Angela Harris, many of Shakespeare’s comedies, and has written and produced his own short plays. Matt has had the great fortune to have directed and produced The Brass Lantern podcast, which he obtained two CNY Arts grants for. Matt also spends as much time at home as possible to be around his wife Laura and their twin boys, Logan and Declan.

This class will have a “Stories of Little Falls” focus. In addition to teaching the basics of writing for film, Matt will send the students out and about Little Falls to set their short films up.

To register for either event, please click on the appropriate link. The public presentation is FREE but limited to 50 participants, and the workshop is limited to 10.

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Spring 2023 – Rick Sammon Community Presentation and Workshop – Landscape and Wildlife Photography

Award-winning photographer Rick Sammon loves his day job. A tireless, prolific, and inspirational image-maker, Rick, called by some “The Godfather of Photography,” is one of the most active photographers on the planet – dividing his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. He is a man on a mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting, and rewarding for others. Speaking of fun, here’s a fun interview Kalebra Kelby did with Rick.

A natural teacher, Rick enjoys sharing his photographs and providing practical how-to advice to a wide audience of photo enthusiasts through his blog, books, how-to videos, a podcast, and an expanding following on social media.

Rick is also a guest lecturer on Poseidon Expeditions. His most recent adventure with Poseidon was to the High Arctic.

Speaking of being a natural teacher, whenever possible, Rick teaches guitar – and plays with musicians of all ages. Here’s a shot of a jam at Rick’s house. “It’s so cool playing with young musicians,” Rick says. “Keeps one young at heart.” Need a bass player? Need a rhythm guitar player? And Rick offers free guitar, bass, and piano lessons here.

Rick started his professional photography career as an underwater photographer, producing six underwater books and leading scuba diving expeditions to the seven seas and Lake Baikal, Siberia – the largest and deepest lake in the world.

He easily transitioned into travel, landscape, wildlife, cultural and nature photography. Rick’s images, from his travels to more than 100 countries, have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, and have been featured in his 42 books, including the popular Rick Sammon’s Exploring the Light, and in this online training classes.

Click here to see Rick’s latest books.

In recognition of his talent and influence, Rick has been named a Canon Explorer of Light.

Rick is also an instructor on KelbyOne, where he shares his knowledge – through almost 30 classes – about light and composition.

While Rick describes himself as “evolving,” he hesitates to categorize his work. “I’m an A-to-Z type of photographer. I do it all – and I enjoy the freedom of not specializing.”

With nearly 40 years of experience, this self-taught photographer has many accomplishments – and many more anticipated for the road ahead. As Rick suggests, “When you are through changing, you are through.”

Check out this video to gain some insight into Rick’s teaching philosophies.

Registration information for the event will be available soon. Public presentation is FREE but limited to 50 participants, and the workshop is limited to 10 students.


May 2023 – Tony Sweet Community Presentation and WorkshopCreative Photography

Tony is a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens.

After successful careers as a jazz musician/ educator, and professional magician, Tony settled on photography as his chosen means of personal expression. Over the last 30 years, Tony has become an in-demand speaker throughout the United States and Canada on Photography and creativity.

Tony and Susan Milestone conduct Visual Artistry photography location workshops in the United States, Canada, and Iceland. Tony maintains an active speaking schedule to photography organizations, industry trade shows, and PPA schools across the continental United States and Canada. He also conducts Visual Artistry Creativity Seminars.

Tony’s photography is published worldwide in every medium and is represented by Getty Images. For national ad campaigns, Tony’s images are also used by Nikon, Exposure Software, Singh Ray, Topaz, Lensbaby, and others.

An interview with Tony on macro photography was published in The New York Times.

Tony has authored five books on the art of photography: Fine Art Nature Photography (’02), Fine Art Flower Photography (’05), Fine Art Nature Photography: Water, Ice, Fog (’07), Fine Art Digital Photography (’09) and HDR Photography (2011). He and Master Photo Workshops have co-produced four photography DVDs: Visual Artistry, HDR Made Easy, Visual Literacy, and Flower Photography Artistry, as well as an iPhone instructional video series. 

Registration information for the event will be available soon. Public presentation is FREE but limited to 50 participants, and the workshop is limited to 15.


 

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