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RAYMOND GEHMAN
National Geographic & Fine Art Photographer

SERVICES:

Website design
Ongoing website management
Workshop Teaching Assistant
Workshop & Event Management
Archiving & Digitizing Slide Film & Print Collection
Social Media set up, consulting, & design
Email Newsletters
Business Card Design
Printed Materials Design
Google Analytics
Ecommerce
SEO

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

“Things are best explained in the shade,” Raymond Gehman said to me before we stepped under a tree, out of the harsh, mid-day Florida sun during a photography workshop he was teaching. It was there I truly understood how my camera for the very first time. Something about the way Raymond explained how the camera worked made it click in a way the information never had before. Since then I’ve never put my camera back on Auto Mode again and I have learned new ways of seeing.

My high school dark room professor sparked my love for photography. When I met Raymond Gehman during my undergraduate years he threw major fuel on the flame and kept my love for photography burning wildly by teaching and offering me practical opportunities. I was explaining his impact to an art school friend and brought up Raymond’s website to show off his work. My friend sighed in disappointment over the outdated website design, poor image quality thought, and broken links (making the site barely functional). She couldn’t see his images, experience, and personality through the poor representation of his work. I will never forget how someone with four National Geographic covers could be dismissed based on his website. I had never thought about websites before then.

To thank Raymond for his impact on my photography journey I wanted to make him a website that truly showed off his incredible images and stories. Anything I could have done would have been better than what he had, so it also made for the perfect FIRST website design project.

It’s been years since we started working together, and we haven’t slowed down. What started as a simple portfolio website turned into a hub for promoting Raymond’s national and international photography workshops. I got him immersed in the local area surrounding me in South Florida, teaching workshops and lessons. Together, we organized workshops around the world: Iceland, India, Bolivia, Canada, and Italy.

Our teamwork continued offline and in the class room as I became his teaching assistant for his workshops at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Together, we also developed the Centre’s Youth Foto Camp, which we taught in tandem for the first few years after it’s creation. I was by his side while hanging up photographs for museum exhibitions, scanning and editing his collection of thousands of slide photographs, and making digital archivable prints.

I look forward to many more years of working with Raymond Gehman in various capacities. I will always be grateful for him helping me see differently and understand how to communicate what I see with my camera.

 

CURRENTLY WORKING ON:

Making Raymond’s website compatible with a print service so he can sell more Fine Art prints online.

Printed Marketing Materials

Email Newsletter Campaigns

Social Media

Custom designed post visuals and written content

Photography Workshops & Event Management

 

NORTHERN INDIA PHOTO TOUR 2018
FEBRUARY 16 – MARCH 4th, 2018
(and the India Photography Workshop 2016)

This all new photo tour and workshop takes you to one of the world’s greatest countries, INDIA! Be assured we will travel in style and comfort, with accompaniment by a guide and interpreter, while experiencing all the adventure and excitement of India’s grandest, most legendary highlights. Our tour will begin in Old Delhi in what once was called Shanjahanabad, the 17th century capital of a Mughal emperor, and is now the center of Delhi’s most captivating and chaotic street scenes. From there we will visit the city of Varanasi, on the epic Ganges River, Mecca for India’s Hindu population, where we will photograph an unparalleled human drama.

Next, we are off to Udaipur, where historic temples reflect in Lake Pichola and the markets bustles with Rajasthani artisans, well-known for their exquisitely crafted pieces of jewelry and other regional treasures. Next we travel to the beautiful Blue City in Jodhpur’s Old Town, and from there to Jaipur, famous as the Pink City. Another major attraction here is the Amber Fort, a dramatic hilltop fortress-palace.

Two of the tour’s best highlights are next on our agenda. First we set our sights on Agra, home for the lavish Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We will have plenty of opportunities to photograph this jewel of Muslim art in the best light possible! Our next, and final stop brings us to the city of Virindavan, where we will celebrate and photograph the Festival of Holi. This ancient Hindu celebration of love and rebirth is the most vibrant and colorful of all of the major Indian festivals, offering an unparalleled photographic opportunity.

We will return to Delhi, for a farewell dinner and slide show of the participants’ best photographs. Travel departures are on the following day. If you enjoy landscape, people, culture, architectural, or street photography, then this is the workshop for you!

WILD FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
ONGOING since 2015

Are you ready for an adventure? Do you want to photograph Florida the way it once looked? Grab your camera and immerse yourself in some of Florida’s still remaining wild and rustic locations. These photography workshops are led by National Geographic photographer Raymond Gehman and conservation photographer Greg Matthews. Come out with these experienced photographers who have already scouted the areas. Let them take you to the best spots at the best times to explore the true wild Florida.

Raymond and Greg’s purpose is not only to transport you to these wild places but also to guide and teach you on your photographic journey. Between the two of them, Raymond and Greg have decades of experience and are well versed in most major camera brands (Nikon, Canon, etc.). They are also extremely knowledgeable about all manner of photographic techniques including HDR (high dynamic range), photostitching/panoramas, night photography, long exposures, flash, and tilt/shift, among others. Subjects on these photo workshops will range from macro imagery to epic landscapes to wildlife encounters.

BOLIVIA: ANCIENT ANDEAN HIGHLANDS
MAY 23-29, 2016

Prefer staring up at 21,163 ft, snow-covered peaks in Bolivia? A series of stunningly colored canyons extend out from La Paz while the Altiplano overlooks the spectacle. We head to the jewel of the Andes and Inca birthplace – sacred Lake Titicaca. We visit Copacabana and Isla Del Sol where cool morning blues turn into sun-drenched afternoons and colorful sunsets. We will photograph the simple life that has been there for centuries. The extreme variety of terrain, vistas, climates and a huge smorgasbord of people make this photo safari a regional tour-de-force.

ITALY: UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN–THROUGH YOUR CAMERA LENS
JUNE 4-11, 2016

How about Italy? Join me for this exquisite exploration of the stunning Tuscan-sunned countryside, and the art-steeped towns. This week-long Terra workshop will immerse you in the local people, art, architecture, and nature of the Chianti hills. It will emphasize the landscape and rural life, and the world-renowned art of Florence. Local Village markets and famous wineries will not be ignored! We will be housed at a beautifully restored ex-monastery that dates back to 1203 AD, the Tuscan Renaissance Center. Here we will have our breakfast and dinner meals plus evening lessons and critiques.

ICELAND: IMAGING THE LAND OF ICE AND FIRE
JUNE 28 – JULY 6, 2016

Prefer cooler summer temperatures and wide-open skies? Ever photographed the good light at 2 am? You need a six-day visit to Iceland! From a small fishing village in southeast Iceland that features spectacular black beaches and a dominating white glacier to the famous Geysir and waterfall regions, and on to the Blue Lagoon and the lava fields, this workshop will focus on the stunning natural wonders of this Nordic island country. Emphasis is on landscape and nature photography, but capturing memorable moments of the people and the towns will also be on the agenda. You will be on top of the world when you see the clarity and beauty of the images you take in this pristine paradise.

BANFF: RAYMOND GEHMAN’S FLINT’S PARK PHOTO WORKSHOP AND TENT RIDE
SUMMER 2014, 2015, 2016

Prefer North America? No problem. I will be making my way to the Canadian Rockies for a five-day horseback and wilderness lodge adventure. Leaving from beautiful Banff and riding to the Banff Sundance Lodge via the glacier-fed waters of the Bow River, Healy and Brewster Creeks, this photographic workshop will travel along the historic Strom Pack Trail with the rugged Sundance Range dominating the horizon. Riders then mount up with cameras ready for the ride through Allenby Pass, for many the highlight of the trip because the climb takes us up to 8100 feet! Each night you will stay in a cozy lodge, featuring the most luxurious accommodations and the most scenic porches in the Park!

OTHER PAST PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS & LECTURE SERIES

-Grassy Waters Photography Workshops, 2015-Present
-Palm Beach Photographic Centre Workshops (TA), 2007-2014
-Creative Arts School, Delray Beach Photography Classes, 2017

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