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Photography Workshop: Inspiring Photography

April 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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If you are interested in a class like this in the future, please call the Bonifas and let us know. We will take your name and contact information and if a class like this becomes available again we will call you.

INSTRUCTORS: Mike Olson and Paul Arno Rose

Personal style emerges out of personal work and, in this workshop, these artists will share their favorite tips from years of shooting.

The workshop begins with a walk through their gallery exhibit, “The Inspiring UP: Photography Competition” with a personal conversation on how-to develop your own personal style.

Surrounded by examples of their own work, Olson and Rose will share their decision process of what to shoot, when to shoot and what technical skills can enhance expressive qualities.

The workshop continues on to Genesis Graphics at 1823 7th Ave North #7 in Escanaba where the artists will discuss the equipment, software, materials and technical issues that are involved in the printing process. They will explain what you need to know to get your image to the printer to ensure high quality photographic images. Discussion will also include tips on various ways to sell your photography so bring your suggestions and questions.


Michael Olson has been involved with photography and the graphic arts for nearly 37 years. He is the owner of Genesis Graphics, Inc.,located in Escanaba, Michigan. His real-world experience at Genesis Graphics includes commercial photo shoots, photo retouching, photo and fine art digital printing. “Though I have spent the majority of my working life in the field of Graphic Arts, nature photography is my passion.”

Olson has received several awards both at Ferris State University and the Bonifas Art Center. His photography has been published in travel guides and magazine publications, and his graphic art appears in interpretive signs throughout the country. Olson has contributed images to iStock and Getty Images since 2006. For more info, visit: MichaelOlson-Photography.com.

Paul Arno Rose’s career spans 30+ years, beginning with his studies at the Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, to his most recent accolade as artist-in-residence award winner for Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island. Rose has been the recipient of a number of awards here at the Bonifas as well as photography competitions around the country, including career highlights of awards in PhotoSpiva and PDN (Photo District News) contests.

His work, collected around the country and carried by galleries in the Great Lakes and Southwest regions, offers a distinct narrative quality. “My camera offers me the opportunity to stay true to creative expression. I could not be more excited.”



April 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Bonifas Fine Arts Center
700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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