Editing: Secret of the Stars

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

Here’s an unspoken secret of successful photographers: editing is a serious business. While on par with shooting and post-production, it retains an understated profile. And though it may not be sexy or romantic enough to merit a lot of attention, editing is unquestionably important. For instance, the average photographer might not think twice about investing […]

Mastering Flash Photography – This Isn’t Your Grandmother’s Flash

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Classes & Workshops | One Comment

For many, flash photography is an unfamiliar frontier that looms largely in the distance, daring us to try it on for size. Some accept this challenge, learning to tame and use flash to their advantage. Others retreat. While it’s true that flash is more complex to manipulate than ambient — or naturally available — light, […]

In Conversation with Sarah Kaufman and Ales Hlousek

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Interview | No Comments

(In)visible Spaces, a two-person exhibition featuring photographs by Ales Hlousek and Sarah Kaufman, winners of ONWARD ’09, opened at Project Basho last month. The exhibition is the first in a series of two-person shows awarded to the winners of ONWARD Compé. Hlousek and Kaufman were chosen by Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia […]

Who, Me? Shoot Video? But I’m A Photographer . . .

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

This summer, we’re rolling out our brand new workshop: Introduction to DSLR Video. But before we dive in, let’s review. DSLR means digital single-lens reflex — another way to say that your DSLR camera is a powerful little machine that can do a lot. In the past few years, you may have noticed that DSLR […]

Here’s Looking at Us: Ten Years and Counting

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Interview | No Comments

Yes, Project Basho turns ten this July. In a retrospective of sorts, we look back at our roots with founder Tsuyoshi Ito, but we also look forward. On behalf of Project Basho, we extend a heartfelt arigato to everyone who has journeyed with us. What was the idea behind Project Basho? I was living in […]

A Winning Combination

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

Imagine for a moment the luncheon equivalent of a fine photograph. Unquestionably, it would be the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. An indomitable favorite, the sandwich is equal parts peanut butter and jelly swept across a doughy canvas. While each ingredient is palatable and beloved, it is only together that they achieve their lofty status […]

Fit Matters: How to Find the Best Photography Class for You

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

If you’re like most people, deciding to pursue your passion for photography is the first step. Easy enough. Then, you’ll likely need to decide where to enroll, maybe entertaining a course catalog or two . . . and that’s when things can get hairy. Choices – and more choices – abound. How to choose wisely? […]

Looks Good Enough to Eat . . .

Posted by on Apr 3, 2012 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

Photography enthusiasts and aspiring gastronomes take note: “Plate to Lens: Food Photography,” our three-week course on the artful marriage of photography and food, is now enrolling students. Philly is a serious food destination, whether your pick is fine dining, hometown classics, or farm-to-table bounty. If you spend your free time eating your way across Philly’s […]

Introducing Basho Blog!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in Reflection | 2 Comments

Ahhh, we are finally starting Basho blog. For some time, we’ve wanted to get this blog going to write about what we do and how we talk and think at Project Basho. Finally, the day is here. Even though we run a photography resource center day to day, meeting photography enthusiasts’ need to learn more […]