Wednz Scene: Digital Photography…

Wednz Scene: Digital Photography…

January 17 / 18

It’s time for workshops. I find all kinds of workshops in the world of creativity. Have you heard about Santa Fe Photogenic Workshop? I’ve posted a few workshops from Santa Fe before. Found two upcoming workshops you might be interested in…

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What is Santa Fe Photogenic Workshop about?

Established in 1990, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops offers state-of-the-art photographic education that supports participants of all levels. We share our passion for photography, offering world-renowned instructors, cutting-edge technology, and dedicated staff. We are committed to excellence, teaching both the technical and creative aspects of photography. We provide a supportive, inspirational community where our participants build confidence in achieving their photographic goals both personally and professionally.


Jennifer Spelman

Basics of Digital Photography

Today’s digital cameras offer endless creative opportunities—but only if you know how to use them. Whether you recently acquired your first digital SLR camera or mirrorless camera, or have owned one for a few years, this workshop empowers you to take control of its features and advance your skills.

Designed like a hands-on user manual, this workshop provides you with the knowledge essential to explore all the capabilities of your digital camera. Jennifer patiently guides participants through the variables of aperture, shutter speed, and the various settings and shooting modes. We learn how to incorporate these tools with different lenses, and explore techniques of composition and lighting in order to create more interesting and powerful images. Mornings are devoted to lectures, discussions, and critiques of the previous day’s work, while afternoons are spent practicing newly acquired skills in the picturesque environs of Santa Fe.

This promises to be an exciting five days of mastering the basics of digital photography and cultivating our creativity in an energetic and supportive atmosphere. By the workshop’s end, participants have acquired a solid understanding of manual mode on their camera, and return home with a collection of images that reflect their new expertise.

Basics of Digital Photography


Jennifer Spelman


April 1 – 6, 2018


The Basics



See what’s included.


$150 Model, Location, and Materials Fee


For more information to register, click here.



Luke Montavon


Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images

Adobe Lightroom is the ultimate solution for the organization and enhancement of our digital imagery and an incredibly powerful tool for photographers of all levels. In this two day intensive you learn the ins-and-outs of proper Lightroom workflow and the tools that best fit your needs. The goal is strengthening and streamlining your photographic output—simplicity is key!

Luke begins by explaining how Lightroom handles files, then takes us through importing and organizing image files from our cameras and hard drives. Lightroom’s powerful organizational tools make it possible to sort through thousands of images with ease, and a principal goal of this workshop is to teach you how to navigate this essential element of the program. Using Lightroom’s system of Collections, Keywords, Flags, Stars, and Color Labels, you gain a solid understanding of how to simply manage photographs stored on your home computers and hard drives.

From organization, we move onto Lightroom’s powerful developing tools. Using the Develop module, we make adjustments ranging from correcting exposure to creative vignetting, in order to enhance the quality of our images. Luke also demonstrates how to synchronize your Develop settings across groups of images in order to streamline your workflow. We wrap up by learning how to export images for print or web viewing.

After a quick review of the skills that were covered, you’re equipped to get the most out of your digital images using Adobe Lightroom at home.

Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images


Luke E. Montavon


February 17 – 18, 2018


Digital Workflow & Printing, Intensives



See what’s included.

To register, click right here.

There are many more workshops to choose from once you click the link above, plus there is also a Santa Fe Writers Lab. Hope this helps those wanting to take a leap into the photography field. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.



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Wednz Scene: Most Anticipated TV Series 2018

Wednz Scene: Most Anticipated TV Series 2018

January 17 / 18

It’s been awhile since I’ve touched about what TV shows you should, could, and would watch. Here are several that have been on the radar. Some have already premiered, while others will be making it to our tv screens soon…




THE GIFTED SEASON 2 Release date unknown



WESTWORLD (SEASON 2) Coming this Spring on HBO






BLACK LIGHTNING premiered yesterday on the CW

Just a look at what you may watch on the tube. More will come soon…



Image source: Movie Pilot





Wednz Scene: Bonnaroo 2018

Wednz Scene: Bonnaroo 2018

January 10 / 18

One more thing…Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is happening this year at Manchester, Tennessee. Here is the line up for this year’s festival.

Credit source: Bonnaroo 


2018 Comedy & More To Be Announced!

Tickets On Sale Friday at 10am ET

For more information, please go to this website, Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!




Image source: The Tennessean



Wednz Scene: One Year of Resistance

Wednz Scene: One Year of Resistance

January 10 / 18

Hey there! Been busy scouring, searching, looking high and low for creative things to share with you. If you’re in New York City, you might want to check this group show exhibition that is happening at The Untitled Space.

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A Group Exhibition Curated by Indira Cesarine
A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit ACLU Foundation

Preview (by invitation) 4pm – 6pm
Opening Reception 6pm – 9pm

January 17 –  February 4, 2018

45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013


ARTWORK FEATURED IN “ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE” Artists: Cabell Molina, Indira Cesarine, Rebecca Leveille


This January, The Untitled Space gallery is pleased to present ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE group exhibition, curated by gallery director and artist Indira Cesarine, featuring the work of more than 80 contemporary artists responding to the political climate in America since the election of President Donald Trump. Opening January 16th, and on view through February 4th, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE marks the one year anniversary of the inauguration of one of the most controversial presidents in American history. In a follow up to the gallery’s critically acclaimed group show “UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN,” which opened during the week of the 2017 presidential inauguration, exhibition ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE features artwork across all mediums addressing the issues our society has been confronted with since the election such as immigration rights, health care, reproductive rights, climate change, transgender rights, white supremacy, gender equality, gun control, sexual harassment, as well as countless other issues which have given rise to mass protest throughout the United States and abroad over the past year. ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE celebrates art as activism, giving voices to contemporary artists from all backgrounds, ages and genders. Through works motivated by the controversial policies and practices of our current president, the exhibition sheds light on the challenging issues of contemporary culture in the face of the presidential political agenda.


EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Rebecca Leville, Indira Cesarine, Fahren Feingold, Nichole Washington, Joel Tretin, Alfonse Pagano, Erin Victoria Axtell, Bradford Scott Stringfield, George Lorio, James Hsieh, Michael Reese, and many, many others…

ABOUT THE UNTITLED SPACE: The Untitled Space is an art gallery located in Tribeca, New York in a landmark building on Lispenard Street. Founded in 2014 by Indira Cesarine, the gallery features an ongoing curation of exhibits of emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The gallery is committing to exploring new ideas vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and highlights a program of “Women in Art” as well as special events aligned with our creative vision.

Remember the dates: January 16th is open reception and January 17  – February 4, 2018, is the exhibition on view. 



Image source: The Untitled Space & Fashion Maniac




Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literature Events for 2018

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literature Events for 2018

December 13 / 17

Hello again…just one more thing. I’m in the midst of getting or finding information on upcoming literary events for 2018. Thanks to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, here are several for the month of January.

Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Programs or AWP


Writing By Writers Wolf House Residency

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


Note: only WC&C members have a complete listing.

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts & Saltonstall Arts Colony

Ithaca, New York, United States


MAY 14  SEP 30, 2018


TUITION / COST: Saltonstall’s juried residencies are free of charge.
Small stipends are provided to offset travel costs and other personal expenses.

CONTACT: Lesley Williamson


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature


435 Ellis Hollow Creek Road
New York, United States



Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Galloway, New Jersey, United States


JAN 12  JAN 15, 2018


Scholarships available for most of our programs. See website for details.



Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature


Stockton Seaview Hotel
(near Atlantic City)
New Jersey, United States


Writing Havana: An Immersion Class in Place-Based Writing

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States


JAN 21  JAN 29, 2018


SCHOLARSHIP: None Available

CONTACT: SF Workshops/Writers Lab
PHONE:(505) 983-1400, ext. 111


Featured Writers Include:

Pam Houston


Fiction, Creative nonfiction


50 Mount Carmel Rd.
Santa Fe
New Mexico, United States



Novel in a Year: Young Adult and Middle Grade

Chicago, Illinois, United States



4043 N. Ravenswood Ave
Illinois, United States

Note: only WC&C members have a complete listing.


That’s it for now, but I will post more for February 2018. Just click on the links above for more information. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.

Wednz Scene: Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 Badges….

Wednz Scene: Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 Badges….

December 6 / 17

One last thing….Get ready for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018. It’s time to purchase those badges. Just a tidbit of information for you to see…

Credit source: Comic-Con International: San Diego

For more go to


Comic-Con 2018 Returning Registration is closed. If you participated in Returning Registration and did not purchase a 4-Day with Preview Night badge, you will be eligible to participate in Open Registration later this year. Please log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account to review your eligibility status.


If you did not attend Comic-Con 2017, you may participate in Open Registration. Comic-Con 2018 Open Registration will begin shortly after 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Saturday, December 9, 2017. You will need the link to the Expo Logic waiting room and your personal registration code to participate. Your registration code and waiting room link are available in your Comic-Con Member ID account under the “Registration Info” tab. You must authorize your personal registration code prior to 9:00 AM (PST) to enter the Expo Logic waiting room.

To participate in Comic-Con 2018 Open Registration, you must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. Only Comic-Con Member ID accounts that were created and confirmed prior to November 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) are eligible to participate. To see if you are eligible, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the “Registration Info” tab.


Comic-Con International: San Diego

July 19-22, 2018

(Preview Night: July 18)

Wed., July 18:
6:00–9:00 PM

Thur.–Sat., July 19–21:
9:30 AM–7:00 PM*

Sun., July 22:
9:30 AM–5:00 PM

*Programming continues after 7:00 PM

San Diego
Convention Center

111 W. Harbor Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92101

Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed!


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Wednz Scene: Day for Night 2017

Wednz Scene: Day for Night 2017

November 29 / 17

Hello….Day for Night 2017 is coming in the next several weeks. I’m not sure if you guys have heard of this yearly festival, but I’m going to let you get a bit familiar with it.

Credit source: Day for Night


Day for Night is a current snapshot of popular music as well as a showcase for trailblazers who continue to cross over from the fringes to become influencers. Eschewing the idea of musical genres, Day for Night focuses instead on acts that specialize in an inventive and highly visual approach to performing. – from the website

The event will be held in Houston, Texas on December 15 – 17, 2017.

The Line up includes….


Go to to get information on tickets, passes, and so forth. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.


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Wednz Scene: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference Updates

Wednz Scene: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference Updates

November 15 / 17

Hello there everyone! Wanted to give you guys an update on the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference & Bookfair for 2018. Not much has changed, but here are a few key things….

Credit source: AWP 


2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Tampa Convention Center
& Marriott Tampa Waterside
March 7–10, 2018

Key Dates

Materials to View/Download

Social Networking


Conference Queries


Conference Events


Future Conferences

Portland, Oregon

  • March 27–30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center

San Antonio, Texas

  • March 4–7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Kansas City, Missouri

  • March 3–6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • March 23–26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center


Hopefully, more updates will be available soon.



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