Malcolm J. Wilson, a digital artist/photographer and Harlan County native, will lead an intermediate digital photography workshop May 20-23 at Hindman Settlement School.2
“Documenting Appalachia: An Intermediate Digital Photography Workshop” will focus on photocomposition, lighting, camera settings and preparation of photo files for archival display.
Wilson has worked with digital photography for nearly 20 years. Before moving to Bristol, Tenn., several years ago, he worked as a commercial photographer in Cincinnati for 19 years. He uses his digital photography skills in advertising and marketing work and for fine arts projects. His photography has been exhibited in the Appalachian region and nationally, and his work is included in permanent collections at University of Kentucky Appalachian Center, Southeast Community College Appalachian Archives and The Kennedy Center Gallery and Archives in Washington, DC.
Workshop fieldwork will include visits to businesses, parks, scenic vistas and the Settlement School campus. The workshop will begin on Thursday, May 20, with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a course introduction after dinner. Fieldwork will comprise the day sessions on Friday and Saturday. Friday evening will be devoted to class instruction and demonstration. Saturday night, students will exhibit their work “Knott County Heritage: A Visual Diary,” in a gallery-like public reception at Hindman Settlement School.
Participants should have a basic understanding of digital photography and have familiarity with the basic controls of their own camera. The workshop will emphasize creativity, not technology.
The workshop will conclude at noon on Sunday, May 23. The cost is $350, which covers most meals, shared lodging, tuition and print exhibition materials. Those who wish to commute pay $200, plus the cost of any meals.
Participants should bring their own digital camera and equipment. A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be applied to the cost of the workshop at the time of registration.
Class will be limited to the first 20 registrants. For more information, call 606.785.5475 or e-mail Info@HindmanSettlement. org. Registration forms are available at: www.HindmanSettlement. org/Photoworkshop.