Palm Springs Photo Festival April 28 – May 3 giving you the world of photography and all its possibilities. The Palm Springs Photo Festival is into its eighth year workshop program that will offer 14 intense, hands-on classes. Jeff Dunas, Co-Founder and Director of the Palm Springs Photo Festival and noted photographer of such work as “State of the Blues” published in Aperture Magazine in 1998 and internationally known for his nudes, is at the helm again for this year's festival, which will have some very creative and informative instructors.
One of the workshops will feature Jill Enfield. Her broad body of work includes being published in National Geographic Magazine, and an exhibition at The Vivienne Esders Gallery in Paris. She is a noted author and has published a book on non-silver techniques titled “Photo Imaging: A Complete Guide to Alternative Processes”, she also has a new book just out that can be found on Amazon, “Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques”.
Jill has a passion to allow others to explore their creativity in the arts. It is very important to her that she shows individuals how easily they can achieve the same results at home as those shown to them in her workshop. This year her workshop will be on how to create magnificent albumen and platinum / palladium prints, using a mixture of digital and nineteenth century techniques.
You need no experience at all to join Jill. She promises that this will be a fun way of learning. The workshop will include historical techniques but the steps will be simple and easy to follow similar to the way you would learn dishes in a cooking class. The project driven workshops allow each of the participants to take with them finished pieces that they will be proud of, and by the end of her classes the students will be filled with creative juices, so they can continue re-creating the steps that allowed them to have their own direction in this art form.
Becoming better photographers and artists through workshops and meetings that feature some of the top photographers in the world seems to be the essence of the Palm Springs Photo Festival.