By Dave Warner
The Creative Outpost is bringing famed landscape photographer Tony Sweet to Little Falls on September 22nd and 23rd to give a free community presentation at Rock City Centre at 7 p.m. and then a workshop the next day from 9-4 p.m. The community presentation and workshop focus will be Creative Fall Color Photography.
Tony and his wife have already made one trip here, scoping out the area for the best shots. “Little Falls is special. You have water running through it, the old mills, and abandoned buildings. Just a great atmosphere to photograph in,” he said.
“We’ll come in a couple of days early and look around again. Sue and I really are looking forward to it.”
When asked about the community presentation, he stated, “The show is about autumn color – how colorful it is in the fall – the reflections, the leaves, and creative techniques you can use to enhance that. It’s going to be a fun presentation to watch.”
“For the workshop, we’ll get together and walk around. I’ll point out some things while letting them go off on their own a bit. Then, we have a creative session and look at the shots they made, critique them, and talk about ways to enhance them,” he remarked. “It should be a really fun time.”
The Creative Fall Color Photography Workshop will have a morning field session, lunch, class and image critiques, and an additional late afternoon/sunset field session. Click on the link below to download a guide for the workshop:
Over the last 30 years, Tony has become an in-demand speaker throughout the United States and Canada on Photography and creativity. Tony and Susan Milestone conduct Visual Artistry photography location workshops in the United States, Canada, and Iceland. Tony maintains an active speaking schedule to photography organizations, industry trade shows, and PPA schools across the continental United States and Canada. He also conducts Visual Artistry Creativity Seminars.
Tony’s photography is published worldwide in every medium and is represented by Getty Images. For national ad campaigns, Tony’s images are also used by Nikon, Exposure Software, Singh Ray, Topaz, Lensbaby, and others. The New York Times published an interview with Tony on macro photography.
Tony has authored five books on the art of photography: Fine Art Nature Photography (’02), Fine Art Flower Photography (’05), Fine Art Nature Photography: Water, Ice, Fog (’07), Fine Art Digital Photography (’09) and HDR Photography (2011). He and Master Photo Workshops have co-produced four photography DVDs: Visual Artistry, HDR Made Easy, Visual Literacy, and Flower Photography Artistry, as well as an iPhone instructional video series.
Tony finished, “The whole area is unique and beautiful and a fantastic place to be in the fall. It’s incredible.”
This workshop is part of a series that The Creative Outpost has been bringing to Little Falls since the summer of 2022. The company is a non-profit 501c3 organization and the parent of My Little Falls. It is focused on creative content, film, and media education. It is dedicated to teaching the art and craft of filmmaking and media development. It intends to establish the Mohawk Valley as an international media leadership and production destination.