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Michael Zide

Evolution of a Photographic Vision- Fine Art Printing Seminar

Hunt's Photo & Video, Melrose, MA

2-5pm, June 20th, 2015

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Noted landscape photographer and Amherst resident Michael Zide will share the influences and insights he has gained by working in the field of landscape photography for more than 40 years. He will also provide tips about making better photographs by using the camera and post production and printing techniques in a more “intentional” and creative fashion and describes his talk as “geared for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level.” As a photographer, Zide strives to become more in touch with gesture, light and mood and create images that truly resonate with the heart and mind to communicate with the viewer on many levels.” A Q & A session with will follow his presentation.

The seminar will also include technical points from fellow master printer Jim Roselli, who will be discussing printing artistry.

Photography Talk with Michael Zide

Join us for a reception and gallery talk with Michael Zide, “Not Just Another Pretty Picture”, a visual presentation about making more pow- erful landscape photographs and developing your personal vision. Michael will speak about the thinking and technique that went into making many of his stunning landscape photographs.

A fine art landscape photographer and educator, Michael Zide has created a body of work that has been featured both internationally and in galleries from New York City to Los Angeles. A member of Moab fine art paper Master Photographers Program and contributing writer for the Manfrotto School of Xcellence, his landscape images are in museum, corporate and private collections.

Michael Zide’s work is currently on exhibit in the Baystate Arts Alive

Gallery, Daly 3, MRI Connector. Refreshments served. FREE!


The ConSensus Project with Michael Zide

On Wednesday, August 20th from 3:30-4:30, Moab Master, Michael Zide, will be speaking on Martha’s Vineyard as part of the 3 day ConSenses Festival.  The title for the talk is “Finding My Island, Traveling with Outlaws and it is about photographing Martha’s Vineyard Island for 12 years with two rambunctious dogs by his side. He will have many sample packs of Moab paper to give away!

 Sally Taylor, songwriter and educator and daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon created ConSenses, a project involving over 140 artists from 23 countries. The ConSenses project is about artistic cooperation and interpretation. It is a revealing and telling glimpse into the artistic process across many artistic media. It begins with a photograph, then each successive artist in the “thread” is given seven days to complete their creation — not knowing from whom they would receive their creative baton upon hand-off, nor to whom their creation would go to next, each successive artist interpreted the artistic work that they were sent in their own medium of expression.

As one of the participating photographers, my photograph, “Silver Brush” was first given to a songwriter, in this case, Carly Simon, to interpret by creating a song with lyrics.  Responding to that image, she created a song entitled “Puckerbrush”.

The song was then sent to Doug Kent, Painter, who created the painting, “In the Puckerbrush”,  as his response to the song.

His painting was then sent to Stacy Lim, Tea Blender who created a tea in response to the painting. Next the tea was sent to movie producer and director, Wes Craven, who wrote a short story as his response to the blended tea.

The ConSenses Festival will go on for three days on Martha’s Vineyard, August 18th, 19th, and 20th.  It is being held at the Grange in West Tisbury.


As You See It: Finding Your Creative Voice


Moab Paper is proud to sponsor "As You See It", a summer Maine Media workshop to enhance your fine art photography with Moab Master, Michael Zide, and Jim Roselli. The two photo educators will be providing in-depth instruction from image capture through fine art image output. Don't miss out on the amazing opportunity to integrate your photographic vision, capture, post-processing and presentation techniques through your images. With Moab Paper giveaways and tips on printing with Canon Pixma Pro-1 Professional Inkjet Printers, the in-depth workshop offers a great deal of successful image-making!



Register Here!

Where: Maine Media, Rockport, ME

When: July 13-19th

Levels: Intermediate and Advanced

Star-studded speaker line-up at PhotoPlusExpo

Get ready to be dazzled (and informed) by some of the biggest names in photography. We're pretty stoked to announce the photographers who will be giving short presentations in the Moab booth (#750) during the upcoming PhotoPlusExpo show in NYC.

Like all things Moab, we are taking a slightly different approach to these presentation: We've simply asked the speakers to talk about themselves and their work - no sales pitch. Some will be conducting hands-on printing workshops while others will be providing an intimate discussion on their work. Harold Davis will even be giving away copies of his new book!

We're still hammering out the exact times, but the confirmed line up will include Andy Biggs, Barbara Bordnick, Harold Davis, Jody Dole, Robert Farber, Jim Graham, Ryszard Horowitz, Douglas Kirkland, Jim LaSala, Michael Soluri, Salvatore Vasapolli and Michael Zide.

As you can see, all the photographers are at the peak of their game, each having made a huge impact on the photo industry. Expect every presentation to be a keynote event.

Michael Zide selected as an inaugural member Manfrotto's "Local Hero" project


 Manfrotto, the world's leading manufacturer of support products for pro video and photography, is proud to announce the launch of the "Local Heroes" project, designed to acknowledge photographers who bring a different perspective to the world of photography.

Photographers selected as "Local Heroes" are those that give back to his or her community through membership in groups and associations or dedicate time to the world of photographic education, whether by teaching in schools or by contributing to journals and magazines.

Congratulations Michael Zide!!!

-Moab Team- 


Michael Zide Photography Workshops

This weekend, July 20-21st,  Moab Master Michael Zide and Kemachat Sirichanvimol, former editorial photographer at Bower Publications are teaming up to present the "As You See It. Finding Your Creative Voice" workshop. This two day event will focus on techniques to utilize light, weather texture and form to reflect a more personal vision in the landscape. This session will be taight using Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Lightroom 4.

For more information, contact Michael Zide at 413 256 0779 or

Michael Zide Exhibition on Entrada

Amherst’s Public Art Commission is pleased to present an exhibition of landscape photography by Amherst resident, educator and photographer, Michael Zide. The selection of black and white photographs were taken in Western Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard and California and printed on Moab fine art Entrada paper.

In the world of black and white landscape photography, Michael Zide has a most selective eye.  He possesses that rare quality of artful seeing, bringing his sensitivity to gesture and mood to every image.  Sensual and tactile, his work elicits a visceral response that draws the viewer in to demand a second look and a more thoughtful response. His personal vision began as a child after the otherworldly experience of waking to find a luminous blanket of snow covering his Southern California home. That first snowfall set in motion both the search for a view of equal enchantment, as well as a visual memory in search of meaning.

Not surprisingly, many of his photographs are inspired by the striking drama of winter ice and snow transforming the New England landscape. 

Zide's work will be on view through February 28, 2013 at the Amherst Town Hall in Amherst, Massachusetts. 

Michael Zide on B&W Landscapes

One of our favorite B&W photographers will be leading a week-long workshop this summer at the Maine Media Workshops.  Michael Zide will be teaching a class titled, As You See It: Finding Your Creative Voice from July 1-7, 2012.  

Those signed up for the workshop are in for a special treat as Michael will be joined by print master, Jim Roselli of Xact Studios.  This tag-team duo will present the hands-on essentials of B&W landscape photography and fine art image output.  Click here for more details about Michael's class.

Note: last year's workshop sold out and had a waiting list so be sure to register early.


The perfect blend of fun, creativity and learning

We've got some exciting news to share about Michael Zide's week-long course up at the Maine Media Workshops later this month.  Zide will be adding a technical printing component to the program under the direction of printmaster Jim Roselli.  

The course kicks off on June 26th and is designed to help photographers develop an awareness of their unique visual voice and of the artistic and technical decisions that lead to successful landscape photographs. Students will then be able to fine-tune their images to obtain the perfect fine art print produced on a variety of Moab papers.

The class caps off at 14 people and is almost full.  Head over here for more info and to register.

"The View Project" at the Naples Museum of Art

Joyce Tenneson, famous for her unique style and exquisite portraiture has selected Michael Zide’s black and white landscape photograph Grasses, Vineyard Haven to be part of a travelling exhibit called “The View Project”, which will open December 18th and run through March 13th at the Naples Museum of Art in Naples, Florida. 

Michael Culver, the director of the museum, is writing an introduction for the catalog/book.  The exhibition prints will be sponsored by Canon USA, and Tenneson’s  studio will be producing the large prints on Entrada Rag Bright 300.

Bringing Aid to the Gulfs' Wildlife

Renowned photographer and educator, Michael Zide, will be donating a portion of his print sales to benefit the Gulf Response Initiative Team and the efforts that they are spearheading to save the wildlife, marshes and estuaries being affected by the Gulf oil spill.

Three images from Zide's Martha's Vineyard collection will be available for purchase in a signed open edition all printed on Moab Entrada Rag.  Click here to learn more and to purchase prints.

Hallmark Institute of Photography Charity Print Project

When our friend, outstanding photographer and educator, Michael Zide, asked us to be involved in The Limited Edition Charity Project at Hallmark Institute of Photography, we jumped at the opportunity. 

The project involves students, faculty and staff pooling their photographic skills to benefit the communities in which they live and work.  Selected photographers will print limited editions of 10 on Moab's Colorado Fiber Satine with proceeds from the sale going to various local not-for-profit organizations nominated by the image makers.

We encourage all of you to check it out.