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Photography Workshops In New Orleans This Winter

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Contact: David H. Lyman

Photography Workshops Scheduled for New Orleans This Winter.

This winter, Photography Workshops International is bringing a series of photo and multimedia workshops to New Orleans. The first of these workshops is The Digital Video Journalism Workshop, February 22 through March 2, 2008. This 9-day workshop is lead by award-winning photojournalists Dirck Halstead and PF Bentley. Called “The Platypus Workshops” in the business, this course helps newspaper photographers and photojournalists from around the world make the transition into digital video storytelling. Canon and Apple are sponsors providing digital video cameras and editing work stations for the 12 participants. This workshop is being held at the Ambassador Hotel. Information on this workshop, and other 4 workshops being held in New Orleans can be found at

David H. Lyman, the photographer who founded and built The Maine Photographic Workshops, the world’s largest summer photo school, has launched another enterprise with a world-wide vision: Photography Workshops International. This new institution will conduct over two-dozen workshops throughout the world in 2008, with New Orleans playing host to five workshops.

The other workshops will be held in New Orleans include:
The New Multi-Media Storytelling Workshop with National Geographic magazine photographer, Bob Sacha, March 2 to 8. Learn how to combine images, sound and voices to tell an on-line story.

The Photographic Documentary Project, March 7 to 15, is an 8-day workshop with Norman Mauskopf, author of four books of images documenting rural American life.

“The Travel Photography Assignment” workshop, March 16 to 22, is led by travel photographer and digital Guru Rick Sammon. Rick, host of ESPN’s TV series on travel photography, will take his class through the digital workflow process as they tackle New Orleans as a travel magazine assignment.

New Orleans Street Stories is a 6-day workshop in photojournalism and personal documentary work, March 30 to April 5, with award-winning photojournalist and editor, Maggie Steber.

David Lyman will lead a three day workshop, March 7, 8 and 9, 2008, called: “Re-inventing Yourself—Discovering Your Next Career.” David has help thousands of professionals re-shape their creative careers, re-write their futures and find creative expression in their work and personal lives. This three day workshop is for media artists, professional and amateurs, CEOs, photographers, designers, writers and anyone who is considering a changer of careers, or those facing retirement who need to re-invent themselves. The 3-day workshop is being held at the Ambassador Hotel in the art district of New Orleans.

David H. Lyman has been organizing and conducting workshops and educational programs in photography, film and digital multimedia for the past 34 years. The Maine Photographic Workshops, which he founded in 1973 and directed for 33 years, is now the world’s leading workshop center for photographers, filmmakers and multimedia artists. David turned over the reins of The Workshops to Maine Media Workshops, a nonprofit, earlier this year, giving him time and freedom to re-invent himself, and focus on more global programs.

Photography Workshop International is conducting “The Great Photographic Cities of The World;” is a series of ten-day workshops in such photographic cities as Paris, Rome, Venice, Rio, Prague, Budapset, Istanbul, New York City, Buenos Aries, Saigon, Barcelona, as well as New Orleans. David’s new travel institution is also conducting field projects and photographic tours to the Greek island of Crete; a tour of South Vietnam for journalists, Vietnam vets and their families; there is a photographer’s tour of Rajasthan, India and Kashmir; and a workshop in Kampala, Uganda photographing and video taping the humanitarian work of the world’s relief agencies.

You can visit The Workshops’ web site at Or, by calling tool free: 877.577.5504. Mailing address is: Workshops International, 39 Pascal Avenue, Rockport, ME 04856. E-Mail: