GiveNOLA Webinar Series

GiveNOLA Webinar Series

This May, New Orleans Photo Alliance is offering a series of webinars from experts in our community. Topics include technology, professional development, historic photo processes, and more!

The registration fee will be $12 per webinar, or $40 for all 6. This fee includes recordings of webinars, so you can access any webinar that has previously taken place.

Learn more about our May Webinars:

Discover Cyanotype with Robert A. Schaefer, Jr.


Saturday, May 8 | 1:00 pm CST
| 60 minutes

This webinar will provide a well-rounded introduction to cyanotype, a 180-year-old photographic printing process that produces gorgeous cyan-blue prints. This session begins with the history surrounding the discovery of cyanotype printing. Participants will learn about the contemporary process of creating a cyanotype, as well as how to make a digital cyanotype using Photoshop.  Examples of various ways to use the process should inspire participants to create a variety of fascinating projects.

Robert A. Schaefer, Jr. began learning about photography while studying Architecture at Auburn University in Alabama, his home state, and continued to do so at the Technische Universität of Munich, Germany.  In photography, he became a visual explorer in love with layering with his work focusing on a prominent interplay between spatial planes and a central image.

After many exhibitions in Germany, Austria and France with gallery representation by Ufficio del Art in Paris, Schaefer moved to New York City in 1981. Since then he had a 25-Year Retrospective at the Huntsville Museum of Art (Huntsville, AL)  in 2000. The Goethe Institute in Delhi, India hosted a one-person exhibition of his Cyanotypes in 2010, and he attended an artist residency in Barcelona, Spain in 2013. Schaefer moved to New Orleans in 2015 and has taught several cyanotype workshops including a week-long one at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 2019. He was a guest teacher there and participated in a group exhibition of guest teachers at the Kirschman Arts Center in NOCCA. He still instructs Cyanotype and Van Dyke workshops on specific weekends during the year at Penumbra Foundation in New York City. His work is represented by the Fawkes Fine Art Gallery in New Orleans and the Domeischel Gallery in New York City.

On Collecting: The Art Market and Beyond with Rebecca Rau and Garlyn Gryder


Wednesday, May 12 | 5:30 pm CST

Rebecca Rau is a fourth-generation fine art, antiques, and jewelry dealer with M.S. Rau in New Orleans. With a background in art history, studio art, and the art market, Rebecca has worked on various public and private exhibitions and projects and is proud to connect New Orleans’ art and cultural scene with the globe.

Garlyn Gryder runs Gryder, an up-and-coming contemporary art hub on New Orleans’ Julia Street. Her distinct perspective and style have been shaped by her Master’s in Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute, London and her upbringing in an architectural masterpiece by Bruce Goff. 

Preparing for a Portfolio Review with Eddie Hebert


Friday, May 14 | 3:00 pm CST |
60 minutes 

Portfolio reviews are critical opportunities to any photographer’s growth, marketability, and success. In this webinar, seasoned gallery professional Eddie Hebert will discuss how to prepare for a review, including how to put together a portfolio, present finished work, introduce yourself to galleries, and more.

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward R. Hebert has been employed in the New Orleans Art community for over 28 years. Hebert’s educational background is in Photography, Painting and Sociology. He attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Art from 1977-1980 in the Visual Arts School and earned a BA in Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans in 1986. Edward Hebert has continued to study The History of Photography, Art History, Painting and Drawing following his formal education.

Hebert was employed at A Gallery for Fine Photography, www.agallery.com, 1993-2020. His occupation was Gallery Director as well as governing the inventory, customer relations and relationships with the photographers represented by the gallery. This included being support for the financial workings of the gallery and the technological aspects of the business such as maintaining the gallery website, the gallery computer program which covered the financial and business aspects of photography sales. During his tenure at A Gallery for Fine Photography, Edward Hebert assisted in the curation of photography exhibitions for the gallery and sold photographs in New Orleans as well as Art Fairs in New York City, Basel Switzerland and Paris, France.

Virtual Reality: The New Frontier of Photography with Fanny Garcia


Wednesday, May 19 | 6:00 pm CST
| 60 minutes 

In this webinar we will be venturing into the land of virtual reality to introduce a new frontier in photography through the exploration of photogrammetry and 360 panoramas as a new medium for artists. There will be a series of examples of different projects people have put together so that viewers have a better understanding of what these concepts are.  Virtual reality is an immersive experience that takes photography from a 2D space to a 3D space in which you can walk through. This webinar will not be going over 360 cameras, but will introduce you to the possibilities of using this technology.

Fanny Garcia is an artist, photographer, printmaker, and VR Enthusiast. She primarily works with film photography, cyanotypes, and has recently taken up VR photography. She is first generation Salvadoran-American from Los Angeles, based in Oakland, CA. She served in the US Army in 2010-2013. After leaving the military she received a BFA in Photography from California College of the Arts in Oakland and has led various art workshops with combat veterans in her community. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally at the Kala Gallery in Berkeley, CA, the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, IL, Sunstudios in Sydney, Australia and most recently in Photo Nola VR Photowalk. 

Zine Workshop with Jeff Phillips


Thursday, May 20| 6:00 pm CST
| 90 minutes

A photozine is most often a hand-made, self-published book that is easy and inexpensive to create.  Zines offer exciting potential as a channel for creative expression — and as a democratized platform that can help get your work out into the world. Creators at all skill levels will learn the basics about zine design, layout, binding, and publishing while having some fun during the process!

Jeff Phillips is a photographic artist and zinemaker in Chicago. Jeff serves on the boards of directors for New Orleans Photo Alliance and Filter Photo.  Jeff delivers photography workshops and lectures for Columbia College Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and others. He holds an M.A. in Photography and Integrated Media and a B.A. in Applied Technology from DePaul University in Chicago. Jeff is a resident artist for CPS Lives, documenting the lives of students in the Chicago Public Schools system. He created the vernacular photography exhibition, Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna.

Activate Your Work! A Quick-Start Guide to Affordable Digital Projection with Jeff Phillips


Thursday, May 27 | 6:00 pm CST
| 90 minutes

Want a new way to share your work with the world? In this webinar you’ll learn how to use digital projections to create fresh and experiential installations in public spaces, vacant storefronts or even in the windows of your home. See how Cig Harvey, Colleen Plumb and other contemporary artists are using visual projections to tell stories — while making larger-than-life statements about important social issues. Use projectors to make completely new work: Imagine images, video and text on structures, floors, objects, people, nature, textiles — the only limit is your creativity. You’ll learn everything you need to get started, including how to find a quality projector on the cheap. You’ll leave free resources and secret DIY hacks that will jump-start your first project, even with the tiniest budget!

Jeff Phillips is a photographic artist and zinemaker in Chicago. Jeff serves on the boards of directors for New Orleans Photo Alliance and Filter Photo.  Jeff delivers photography workshops and lectures for Columbia College Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and others. He holds an M.A. in Photography and Integrated Media and a B.A. in Applied Technology from DePaul University in Chicago. Jeff is a resident artist for CPS Lives, documenting the lives of students in the Chicago Public Schools system. He created the vernacular photography exhibition, Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna.