Her journey began with her first workshop taught by Ansel Adams and Yousuf Karsh where her style of documentary photography was born. Since she had no desire to carry a view camera, she found her true calling in documenting Ansel, Yousuf and the class behind the scenes.
This new found passion lead her to working as a photojournalist for various newspapers in California and NY, with photos credited in magazines and books. She then traveled around the world for airlines and travel bureaus shooting photos for their publications. And since 1996 been partner/creator of the first educational member based photographic website (photoworkshop.com).
For the past 8 years, Judith has been teaching “the art of seeing,” specializing in perfecting photo composition to the Tibetan children in Dharamsala, India, the local school kids in China, photo classes in Mexico, Turkey and France, to her current popular “Sundays in NY” private street photography sessions. She’s also been the primary judge on well known worldwide photo contests sponsored by Adobe, Sandisk and Canon. Capitalizing on her expertise in choosing winning photos she turned that talent into Critiquing Images and created the popular Photo Critique Private Sessions.
Judith’s passion is environmental portraits, finding special moments of energy while achieving perfect framing. Her images portray simple folk in their day-to-day rituals showing the spirit and flavor of a culture, from the warmth of their faces to the simplicity of the composition.
Judith is more than just a devoted photography teacher. She has an incredible passion for the craft, making sure that anyone who works with her advances their skills in some way.
Amazon ebook: The Art of Seeing, In Street Photography
Blake teaches Technical, Night photography, also Composition and Video/iPhone. Anyone who takes his session comes away with a lot more than knowing your camera. He’s an impeccably skilled visual artist and a self taught filmmaker.
Blake’s worked on various film projects in over 20 countries including Brazil, Japan, Korea, Australia, India, UAE, Italy, Qatar, Portugal, Germany to the back alleys of NYC. He worked as director, cinematographer and editor with musicians such as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Sepultura, Dropkick Murphy’s, David Sanborn, and many others. His work has been seen throughout the world, and was featured in Forbes magazine in 2013, and winner of 2014 VEVO Best Video of the Year.