WORKSHOP NAME: Portfolio Development, Critique and Creation (Limited to just four participants)

Instructors: Nancy Ori and Andrew Darlow


Nancy Ori (l) and Andrew Darlow (r)

Dates: January 25-February 1, 2009 (Early Registration Deadline: 1/12/2008)

TIME: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
LOCATION: Nancy Ori Studio, Berkeley Heights, NJ

OVERVIEW: In this two day lecture and printing workshop, participants will develop a fine-art photography portfolio by first working with photographic artist Nancy Ori. Once images are chosen, attendees will work with photographer and author Andrew Darlow to produce up to four gallery-quality prints for exhibition. Enrollment is limited to only four participants, which will allow for a lot of one-on-one time on both days of the workshop. Each student will also receive an Archival Methods……


Meet for an open exchange of ideas directed by an experienced photographer, juror and exhibitor. Ori will assist students to find common threads within a variety of images; select at least one cohesive body of images; give you an awareness of style; and suggest additional shooting and suggest future projects. Students will have an opportunity to show and discuss their work–both finished pieces and works in progress. Participants should bring at least 20 printed photographs that represent at least one body of work.

This session includes general as well as specific tips on how to develop a strong portfolio and make a presentation with reference to the different audiences that you might be interested in.

Topics to be covered include:
• What should your portfolio look like;
• What materials do you need and where do you get them;
• How to find an appropriate gallery; and
• How do you prepare for the exhibition.

Specific tried and true tips will be shared. This workshp will include critiques of each participant’s portfolio, as well as recommendations for which images should be printed during the printing session with Andrew Darlow.


On the second day of this workshop, photographer and author Andrew Darlow will print a four image portfolio for each participant on either an Epson or HP pigment-ink-based (on 13×19-inch paper). You will first choose a paper from a group of about 6 different options, They will include acid-free, high quality gloss, semi-gloss or watercolor/matte papers. Throughout the day, Darlow will cover the following:

• Suggested color management hardware and software, and how to produce, download and/or purchase custom printer profiles;
• Tips for selecting inkjet papers, and specific paper suggestions;
• Demonstration of a step-by-step printing workflow (Mac OSX will be used, but Windows users can also benefit from the information);
• Specific Photoshop tips and actions to help optimize print quality; and
• How to get darkroom-quality black and white output, and how to effectively convert from color to black and white.

REGISTRATION FEE (If Registered Before 1/12/2009) – $795 (plus $100 materials fee).
Fee if registered after 1/12/2008 – $895 (plus $100 materials fee).

To register, or for more information, call Nancy Ori Studio at (908) 790-8820 or e-mail Nancy Ori here.