WOW! and WOW! My January workshop is already half-way sold out! Thank you! Thank you! I feel so honored to have such wonderful students. Below are a few snaps from my Chinatown workshop held on November 2. I don’t take many photos while I am teaching, but occasionally I have a moment to grab a photo with my cellphone camera.
I’m excited to announce that due to the success and popularity of my photo workshops in Chinatown, I have developed a new workshop for Incredible Travel Photos. This one will take place in San Francisco’s Chinatown on January 25. We will spend that Saturday, photographing during one of Chinatown’s best cultural street festivals. San Francisco’s Chinatown celebrates the Chinese New Year for two weeks. This flower and street fair kicks off the New Year’s celebrations with a wonderful little parade of fan dancers, dragon dancers and other performers from public schools and community organizations around the Bay Area. (Note this is not the bigger Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration.) The flower fair is held so that families can come to Chinatown and purchase their traditional holiday plants, such as orange trees and lucky bamboo. Grant Street, the main thoroughfare of Chinatown is shut down between Clay and Broadway, as are many of the side streets giving us an opportunity to photograph Chinatown when it is at its most open and festive.
People are already registering. The class is limited to 10 people. All of my workshops have sold out, so please be sure to register early. You can find the registration information at the link below: http://incredibletravelphotos.com/workshop/wsB/flower-fair-parade/
I am so excited that my November Chinatown workshop has sold out again. I love teaching street photography and San Francisco’s Chinatown is just about one of my favorite places in the Bay Area. Due to the popularity of this workshop, we have just added another Chinatown workshop at the end of January. This one will be special because it will be during the Lunar New Year’s Flower Market Festival. Stay posted for details.
I am excited to announce that I have two new workshops coming up. The first is in San Francisco’s http://incredibletravelphotos.com/workshop/wsB/chinatown-san-francisco/ Chinatown on November 2. Chinatown is one of the most interesting and photogenic neighborhoods in San Francisco. I taught this workshop in July and we sold out, so be sure to register soon as there are only a two seats left as of October 4.
The second workshop is a new one that I am thrilled to offer. In this workshop http://incredibletravelphotos.com/workshop/wsB/holiday-bright-lights/ titled Bright Lights, Bustling Streets and Holiday Merriment we will combine street photography during the most festive and decorated time of year with the surreality of window reflections. I just love San Francisco when she is all dressed up for the holidays. The bustle of the shoppers, the decorations, the shiny streets and the wonderful reflections from the decorated shop windows. There are currently five seats available in this workshop. It is filling fast.
I look forward to seeing you at one of my workshops. more details can be found here: http://www.neeleymain.com/?page_id=1688. Drop me a line if you have any questions.
I had the opportunity to photograph elephants at the Performing Animal Welfare Society in Northern California. Pat Derby and her partner, Ed Stewart founded PAWS in 1984. Sadly, Pat passed away this past May. She was passionate and inspiring. I will always remember the afternoon that I was able to spend with her and the wonderful elephants at PAWS.
It’s almost there. I’m tweaking here and there and hope that you enjoy the new design and larger images. There are a couple of bugs with the portfolio display that I really hope is fixed soon. Until then, thank you for your patience.
Sorry for how my site works and looks at the moment. I am in the processing of redoing the entire thing. I hope to have it functioning and looking good in a few days.
I participated in a photo workshop out in the Eastern Sierras in January. It was my first visit to Mono Lake, actually to this part of California. What a magnificent treat. I am not a fan of cold weather but the beauty of Mono Lake in the snow under the layer of Pogonip fog pushed aside any discomfort that I experienced. I didn’t even mind getting up to shoot sunrise at -5F! I would like to see Mono Lake during other seasons, but the display of frosted beauty will be difficult to beat.
The book is finished and at the printers. It is available for order as a limited edition for the moment. This means, if you buy a copy notify me and I will send you a print from the book.