Lab / Education

As a Light Work Lab member, we want you to get the most from our facility and staff. We are proud to offer a variety of classes, workshops, and one-on-one sessions. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to go deeper with your photography, learn from professionals in the field, and meet fellow members.

Online Workshops & Classes

Workshops at Light Work Lab focus on a single idea or topic and take place in one day. This is an opportunity to learn, meet fellow members, and leave with a new skill. We often bring professional artists and skilled community members in to lead our workshops.

Classes cover basic to advanced topics and run once a week for four to six weeks. Our classes give you an opportunity to build up your work and ask questions over several meetings. Our knowledgeable staff run our classes. They can pass on their great technique to you.

Light Work Lab members receive discounts on all classes and workshops. No matter your skill level,  staff are here to help you go further with your photography. Begin or renew your membership today. 

Scroll down to see our current line-up of workshops and classes.

Virtual One-on-One Sessions

Not seeing what you are looking for? Don’t have time in your schedule for a class? Our virtual one-on-one sessions are a great option. Virtual one-on-one sessions allow you to pick a topic and meet directly with an expert. Please inquire about our pre-created options, or send us the topic and we can get started on crafting a session just for you. Take a look at the topic ideas below, or reach out with your idea. Sessions start at $30 per hour.

Recent virtual session topics:

  • Color Correction
  • File organization
  • Photoshop basics
  • Lightroom workflow
  • Masking
  • Retouching
  • Camera Raw
  • Book Editing

No matter your skill level, we’re here to help you go further with your photography. E-mail us to book your virtual one-on-one session today! If you need a disability-related accommodation to participate in any of our workshops, classes, or sessions, please inform us when booking.

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Fall 2020 – Remote Lectures

Light Work & Syracuse University Transmedia Remote Lectures

Select Tuesdays @ 6pm

 Light Work and the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts announces the Fall 2020 lineup for a new remote lecture series. The new collaboration brings together leading dynamic contemporary voices in the field of photography. S. Billie Mandle, Hannah Price, Irina Rozovsky, and Lesley A. Martin represent a range of approaches, styles, and ideas. This virtual series aims to inspire continued campus and community-wide engagement with Light Work Lab’s educational programs. Lectures will happen via Zoom (account not required). All registered attendees will receive a link to join prior to each program.

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See Below for details

Hannah Price

Tuesday / October 13th 6pm EST

Workshop will be held via Zoom app (account not required). Link to join will be sent to all registered prior to workshop.

About the lecture: The series begins with photographer and filmmaker Hannah Price. A moderated Q&A follows her remote talk, Project Less. Price’s practice comprises photography and film. She uses her work to document relationships, race politics, and misperception. Price has received international recognition for her photo project City of Brotherly Love (2009-2012), a series on the men who catcalled her on the streets of Philadelphia.

Bio: Raised in Fort Collins, CO (b.1986). Price is internationally known for her project City of Brotherly Love (2009-2012), a series of photographs of the men who catcalled her on the streets of Philadelphia. In 2014, Price graduated from Yale School of Art MFA Photography program, receiving the Richard Benson Prize for excellence in photography and is currently a Magnum Nominee. Over the past nine years, Price’s photos have been displayed in several cities across the United States with a few residing in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Currently, Ms. Price lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Irina Rozovsky

Tuesday / October 20th 6pm EST

Workshop will be held via Zoom app (account not required). Link to join will be sent to all registered prior to workshop.

About the lecture: Irina Rozovskybelieves there is something to photograph most anywhere and considers the camera a third eye. For years, she has made pictures by wandering in far-flung places. She has explored questions of migration, diaspora, rootlessness, and personal versus political freedom in Cuba, Israel, and former Yugoslavia.

Bio: Irina Rozovsky (born 1981, Russia) is a photographer living in Athens, Georgia. She has exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and abroad. She has published two monographs, One to Nothing (2011) and Island in my Mind (2015). A monograph of her ten year project In Plain Air is forthcoming in 2021. Irina’s work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Haggerty Museum of Art and is featured in MoMA’s New Photography: Companion Pieces exhibition this fall. She has been published by The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Harpers, ZeitMagazin, and others. With her husband Mark Steinmetz, she runs The Humid, a photographic project space in Athens, GA.

S. Billie Mandle

Tuesday / October 27th 6pm EST

Workshop will be held via Zoom app (account not required). Link to join will be sent to all registered prior to workshop.

About the lecture: S. Billie Mandle conducts extensive research into the histories and politics of each of her subjects, which include a home for refugees, a hospital for the mentally ill, and the California Missions. She will talk about her recent book, Reconciliation, made over ten years of photographing confessionals throughout the United States.  The book offers a queer perspective on religious spaces as they relate to the fallibility of faith and forgiveness. Mandle is an associate professor of Photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Bio: S. Billie Mandle is an artist based in Los Angeles and Western Massachusetts. Her work has been supported by grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Berkshire Taconic Trust and her images have been featured in publications such as Aperture, Cabinet and Wired. Her monograph Reconciliation was published in summer 2020. She is an Associate Professor of Photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Lesley Martin w/ Penelope Umbrico

Tuesday / Nov 17th 6pm EST

Single Lecture $15  / Season Pass (all four lectures) $30


Workshop will be held via Zoom app (account not required). Link to join will be sent to all registered prior to workshop.

About the lecture: Lesley A. Martin will be in conversation with acclaimed photographer Penelope Umbrico.

Bio: Lesley A. Martin is publisher of The PhotoBook Review, a newsprint journal dedicated to the photobook. Her writing on photography has appeared in publications that include American Photo, Aperture, FOAM, and Lay Flat. She has edited more than seventy-five photography books. Martin is creative director at Aperture Foundation.

Fall 2020 — Online Workshops

Home Printing How To

October 29th, 6pm EST
Instructor: Dan Boardman
Member ($25) / Non-member ($50)

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Workshop will be held via Zoom app (account not required). Link to join will be sent to all registered prior to workshop.

Class Description

This workshop will help you with the complex set-up and troubleshooting of your home inkjet printer. We will guide you through what to check in your image, color space, profiles, soft proofing and more. No two printers act the same, and learning their idiosyncratic nature can be frustrating. This workshop is designed to help get through the problems faster and get consistency from your desktop printer.

Meet your instructor

Dan Boardman received his BFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008 and his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2012. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has work in both public and private collections. In 2013, Boardman was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow and, in 2016, Aperture short-listed him for their PhotoBook Award. Recent exhibitions include 321 Gallery in Brooklyn, Harvard University, Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, Musée des Beaux-Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland, The Photography Gallery at Riley Hall, University of Notre Dame, and Sad Gallery in Seattle.

Portfolio Prep & Strategies for Calls for Entry

November 19th / 6pm-8pm EST
Instructor: David Oresick

Member ($25) / Non-member ($50)

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Workshop will be held via Zoom app (account not required). Link to join will be sent to all registered prior to workshop.

Class Description

Silver Eye Executive Director David Oresick discusses strategies for how to prepare your photography portfolio, artist statement, and CV for calls for entry for exhibitions, fellowships, and residencies. Learn from a curator’s perspective how to select and sequence your images and edit your artist statement to create the most impactful and compelling application possible. Attendees are encouraged to bring in drafts of applications they are working in.

Meet your instructor

David Oresick is the Executive Director at Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA. David holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and as the Lab Manager at Light Work in Syracuse, New York before joining Silver Eye in 2014.