A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY for a VERY SPECIAL EVENING with LIVE MUSIC, MULTI-MEDIA and an INTIMATE PERSONAL CONVERSATION, INCLUDING Q & A with BLUES MUSICIAN BOBBY KYLE.
Workshop will be limited to a small intimate group only. Early Sign up cost before April 18 $200 (see Paypal link below)
Come join Joe & JoAnne at the DiMaggio/Kalish Learning Center (in the Upper Delaware, Milford, PA) with musician Bobby Kyle for the pre-release of his new Blues Album ”IT’S MY LIFE.”Both Joe DiMaggio and JoAnne Kalish, two internationally known credentialed, photographers, will be joiningforces with Bluesman Bobby Kyle to bring together and very special evening and unique experience on Saturday June 10.
Joe and JoAnne have been photographing and filming Bobby for the past 20 years. As part of the evening Bobby will talk about what it takes to write and produce music, the state of the music business today, and what it means to be an artist. We will listen to some of Bobby’s music and his upcoming album, along with a multi-media presentation. Afterwards, there will be portrait session, in the studio and a private acoustic set. Autographed CD’s will be available. This is not a photo walk in Central Park but a special evening and a once and a lifetime unique opportunity.
As I mentioned in the previous blog, we will be doing a really great workshop on two consecutive weekends. I will be heading the one taking place on Saturday, October 15th and JoAnne Kalish will be heading the one taking place on Sunday, October 23rd. So, people that want to go on a Sunday can go to one and people who want to go on a Saturday can go, back to back. The fall is an exceptionally great time not only for its fall colors but, depending on the weather conditions, the water falls that will turn into slalom races for our sports kayaks. Combination of sports action and definitive landscape work. It’s all up to Mother Nature.
I don’t know who said it first, but I believe the quote goes something like this, “I’d rather be lucky then great”… something like that. Well, last Sunday Chinese New Year, the year of the sheep, ten photographers got very lucky. Sub-zero weather sky rocketed up to 40 degrees. My God, a Spring Day! One of the photographers was Sandra Flickstein, she was with me on a few of the workshops and certainly did a good job at Chinese Year. Kick back with a cup of coffee…or a glass of wine, and enjoy her photos, I certainly have.
Joe DiMaggio and Bill Shatner in Israel on Photo Safari
Whether you’re a Christian, Jew, Muslim, or atheist you must visit Israel. It is the Center of all Religions and all Civilizations. It is living history that one can see, palpably feel and we are offering you the opportunity to photographically capture.
In any given year millions of people visit Israel – over a million from the U.S. alone. There are many travel agencies that specifically deal with the Middle East and the number of guides are astronomical. Given that set of circumstances, one should ask why go with us? Internationally known photographer/filmmakerJoe DiMaggio and World Class Guide Amir Or-ly have worked together for almost three decades and have become brothers. Amir and Joe met while shooting a TV show for ESPN. The show was called The Photo Safari which Joe hosted along with co-host celebrity, amateur photographer, world traveler –William Shatner and is still being rerun on OLN network. DiMaggio felt that is was Amir – his knowledge, his humor and his ability to change course in a manner of seconds, who was the glue that helped make the show so successful.
A quarter of a century ago, you couldn’t walk the streets of Dumbo unless you had an armed guard. It has now become one of the most chicy-chic places in the metropolitan area. Multi-million dollar construction— oops, I used the wrong word. I used the m word when I should have used the b word. What a great place to make photographs. Join JoAnne and myself on the late afternoon/early evening of Thursday June 13th from 4-9. Check it out on the Adorama Workshop site. It’s all good, it’s all great, it’s all magic. One opening left for the rodeo workshop.
Anyone who’s been to any of my workshops or lectures knows that I always demand pre-production. Our ability to do as much research as possible so we’re able to execute the best possible photograph with the least amount of Murphy-ism (Murphy-ism; whatever can go wrong, will go wrong) is absolutely critical. Machu Picchu is one of the most spiritual places I’ve ever had an opportunity to visit and photograph. I took a very large class of over twenty students there for the mentor series, which worked out great for me because it was on my bucket list. Despite all the preparation, pre-production, and research, I still managed to get altitude sickness. The best way to describe altitude sickness is it makes seasickness feel like a mild pinprick on your index finger. I’m pretty sure it was the worst feeling I’ve ever had; I never want to do that again. I did not properly acclimate in Cusco at 11,000 feet. Coca tea, oxygen, and coca leaves become your best friends.
PS, always visit a doctor before you take this kind of a trip. There are some simple medicines that could have prevented this from happening, and I chose not to take them. I try to keep my drug intake to one baby Aspirin, two Aleve, and one martini.