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Moab Photography Symposium

The Moab Photography Sympsium was created by fine art landscape photographer and educator Bruce Hucko. The event was born of the need to have a Moab-based photography event after Hucko realized how many out-of-the-area photo workshops were using the area. 

The workshops and feature talks serve to model a life in photogrpahy by offering insights into the technical, artistic, and personal motivation of each speaker. "Many people engage in photogrpahy to connect to the land", says Hucko. "While the land is certainly the physical space that we are all attracted to my main focus is to have participatants better connect to themselves through the process of making personally meaningful photogrpahs where the land is employed as subject" 

In addition the symposium brings in other national and regional photographers to serve as feature speakers and workshop leaders. 

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.


Ryszard Horowitz @ Hallmark

Last night, Ryszard Horowitz - Moab Master and Canon Print Master - gave a four-hour presentation at the Hallmark Institute touching on his early jazz work, his commercial photography and his epic commissioned projects.

Horowitz is a true pioneer in photo composition with a rich career spanning over five decades.

This was the first time that I had heard his talk and was mesmerized by his forward-thinking images and behind the-scenes stories. Horowitz's work combines artistry with art history breaking every rule to compose an image in his unique voice.

His parting wisdom was to dream big and let nothing stand in your way - especially to those who say it can't be done.

Creative Mornings

Creative Mornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types.   Think of it as a local morning mini-conference and inspirational community boost before work. Nothing fancy, just good people and a great talk by a guest lecturer. 

Free events are held in 16 (and counting) cities around the world.  In the US, the lineup included NY, Chicago, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and Seattle.

The new Portland event is hosted by local artist (and Entrada user) Tsilli Pines.

Meet a Moab Master

In about two weeks (October 28-30) at the annual PhotoPlus Expo show in NYC, eleven of the Moab Masters and friends of Moab will be giving away signed prints of their work. 

Moab Master photographers are a select group of artists connected by their unique visions and their love of reproducing their images on Moab fine art paper.


The following photographers are scheduled to appear in Moab's booth (#149).   

Barbara Bordnick

Andrew Darlow

Jody Dole

Robert Farber

Jose Gaytan

Jim Graham

Ryszard Horowitz

Douglas Kirkland

Judith Monteferrante

Salvatore Vasapolli

Michael Zide

Moab and Levi's Join Forces

Like peanut butter and chocolate, we were destined to find each other...

Tonight marks the opening of the Levi's Photo Workshops - the second community-based venue for collaboration and creative production (the first was last Summer in San Francisco).  

Open to the public and housed in an open gallery space with a downtown vibe, the workshops feature a professional-grade studio, vintage camera rental, a dozen loaded Mac workstations, a few high end printers and curated shows.  All the equipment, studio space and atmosphere are free.

The launch kicks off tonight at 8pm with an awesome party and opening exhibition at the Workshop's NYC SoHo location on Wooster Street (between Broome and Canal).  

The exhibition, New York: New Work, with Tim Barber and online gallery Tiny Vices features over 30 photographers and their shots of New York all printed on Lasal Photo Luster.  To get your name on the invite list click here to RSVP.

We're Hitting the Road

We’re loading up our Moabmobile and taking to the highways.  Check out our event calendar as we add places & dates.  (If you don't see much in the calendar, just click to see more dates.)

If you’re in the neighborhood during one of our visits, come say hi.  We’d love to meet you and talk photography, printing and paper!  We’ll have our newest and greatest products with us for you to touch, feel, test and maybe even walk home with.  Plus you’ll get to have all your questions answered with one of our friendly Moab tech-perts.

We're looking forward to seeing you.  If you have a local photo store you'd like to see us visit, let us know.

Color Management + Printing Workshop @ Calumet NYC

Andrew Darlow, photographer and author of two books, including 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers, will be teaching a full day workshop this Saturday, July 10th at Calumet in New York City entitled: Inkjet Printing and Color Management using Photoshop.

As part of the materials for the workshop, each attendee will receive a Moab Sampler Pack containing 2 sheets each of 12 of our fine art inkjet papers.

In addition to spending some quality time with Andrew, you'll also learn about -

  • The best inkjet printers available
  • How to choose a paper
  • Using color management hardware and software
  • Installing and using ICC Profiles
  • More Photoshop tips-and-tricks than you can shake a stick at

Click here to register and learn more about the seminar.

"The Perfect Print" with Andy Biggs, July 6/7 in NYC

Tuesday, July 6, 2010  |  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Learn the latest digital printing techniques from Master Printer and African Wildlife photographer, Andy Biggs. Andy will cover ICC Profiles, color management, how to choose inkjet papers, types of printers and how to build the ideal digital print studio.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010  |  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come and share two hours with renowned African wildlife photographer and workshop instructor Andy Biggs. Andy will share a typical year in his life as a wildlife photographer by discussing the myriad safari locations he travels to in Africa. From the wide open savannah of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the seasonal waters of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Andy will tell you how he travels from jet planes to bush planes and helicopters to Land Rovers.
Receive practical advice about how to photograph wildlife and discover how Andy travels internationally to hard-to-reach locations. Andy will share his award winning photographs, along with the stories behind each image, and what equipment he used to create beautiful images.


Spring Flower Photography Workshop

As the winter's cold begins its retreat, we begin to think about all things Spring.  One Spring event that caught our attention:  

Moab print master and renowned fashion and floral photographer, Barbara Bordnick, will be hosting a weekend workshop on photographing flowers.  The workshop dates are April 24-25 at her studio in Manhattan.

Barbara is the author of three best-selling books of photographs of flowers: SEARCHINGS: Secret Landscapes of Flowers Volumes I, II & III.  To learn more about the workshop and to register, please email and click here.

Final Thoughts on WPPI

As the WPPI show winds down, we wanted to thank all the people who came by to see us  The initial reviews for our new Somerset Museum Rag have been phenomenal.  The word that we heard the most to describe the paper was "sensuous."  Contact us for samples so you can see how beautiful this paper truly is.

Before we sign off and pack up our booth, we wanted to highlight two events happening this afternoon:

Our good friend Christian LaLonde will be leading a Master Class on fine art printing from 3:30-5:30 PST in room #202.  Chris will be printing his images on Entrada on the Canon Pro9500 MKII.

Will Crockett and Sarah Petty will be giving the final night presentation on portrait lighting at 5:00 PST in room 313.  For those not at WPPI, the seminar will be broadcast live online and can be viewed at

See you next year!

The Four P's of Moab

Day two at WPPI - This show is a BLAST!  The overall mood and excitement at WPPI is overwhelmingly positive.  It's good to see old friends and make new ones.  We've had so many customers sharing success stories involving Moab that we have to take a moment and reflect on how truly grateful we are to our customers.

For those who swung by our booth you probably noticed the theme of the 4P's: Print, Present, Protect and Promote:

After the image is captured, Moab's got you covered.  We hope to see more of you in Vegas.


Digital Printing A-Z presented by Andrew Darlow

If you happen to be in NYC on January 26th, then make a point to stop by Calumet Photo to see a hands-on printing seminar with Moab Master Andy Biggs Andrew Darlow (late replacement)  He'll talk demystifying color management (do's and don’ts), choosing inkjet papers, working with different printers and building the ideal digital print studio.

Sign up here to register for this free event.

Photographing the Nude and Capturing Beauty

One of the most renowned and respected photographers, Robert Farber, will be opening his studio for a workshop on photographing the nude.  Robert will demonstrate his shooting with multiple setups using both natural and artificial lighting.  Students will then have an opportunity to shoot the models in the different lighting situations under Robert's guidance.  Kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with one of America's photographic icons.

For more information and registration details please click here.

Robert will demonstrate his shooting with multiple setups using both natural and artificial lighting. The students will then have their opportunity to shoot the models in the different lighting situations under Robert's guidance.

Project Tandem: Portraits of American Environmental Perceptions

In the fall of 2008 two photographers set out on bicycles to ride 11,000 miles around the country to investigate and share what everyday Americans really thought about the environment. Through interviews and portraits the resulting show, Project Tandem: Portraits of American Environmental Perceptions, offers a wide sampling of the current American community and their varied opinions, stories and perceptions of our local and global environmental climate.

Project Tandem will be giving a presentation this Sunday at B&H Photo in New York. Register here for this free event.

More details after the jump.

Making the Rounds: Northwest

For those of you up in the northwest, we have two events coming up at some of the best Photo resellers in the area:

If you're looking for some one-on-one printing advice, have any paper-related questions or want to see some of our new products, Tom York (who heads up Moab) will be at your disposal on both of these days. Both stores will be offering a 10% discount on all Moab items during their event days.

The events will be the "official" launch of our new Chinle Ice Nine Portfolios and the new Entradalopes.  Both are perfect items for the holidays and the portfolios are great for photographers producing end of year projects.

Hope to see you there.

Lauren Henkin at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR

Moab Master photographer Lauren Henkin has been invited by Portland's (Oregon) Blue Sky Gallery to discuss her work, and Displaced, her new artist book (printed on Entrada Rag). Displaced is based on her self-imposed Nova Scotian exile.

Stop by on Saturday, December 12th at 3 p.m. Lauren will be showing a copy of the book, signing prints and will talk about the making of the two portfolios that comprise the project.

"...these black-and-white photos stir with a contemplativeness and emotional directness that carry the frisson of discovery. We're witnessing the development -- pun intended -- of a peculiar, worthy talent." - David Row, The Oregonian (Read the full review here.)

Blue Sky is a non-profit space dedicated to educating the public about photography. Their special mission continues to be showing artists that no one has ever heard of, but will. As such, Blue Sky has been credited with having the best record of discovering new photographers of any artists' space in the country.

Hope to see you there.

PDN Virtual Trade Show

Renowned outdoor photographer - and Moab Master - Andy Biggs will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming PDN Virtual Trade Show.

Register for this FREE event and login to watch Andy's presentation "The Perfect Print".  

The Perfect Print 

While having the ability to print your own photos at home is a tremendous convenience, quality is often elusive. This Webcast will focus exclusively on improving your fine-art digital printing, concentrating specifically on inkjet printmaking. Topics to be covered include old-fashioned testing and how to execute careful color judgments, as well as workflow issues such as color management 

Andy's keynote is at 11am EST on December 3rd.