to apply for this Fellowship and wrokshop/seminar fill out and return the info listed below  
in the Application section to Andrew Davidazy,

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at RIT
Fellowship Supported

2010 Technology of Applied Photography and Imaging

Seminar schedule can be found after brief announcement, and application after that.
Also tentative and creative housing suggestions for far away travelers.

A Fellowship supported workshop for educators teaching photography and imaging primarily at the High School and Community College levels (although open to other educators as well) will be offered by Prof. Andrew Davidhazy of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology located in upstate New York.

The workshop will be offered from May 14-16, 2010 and will consist primarily of presentation and hands-on experiences related to the application of photography as a tool of technology rather than art. At this time the exact topics are still being worked out but hopefully the tentative schedule below gives you an idea of what we are planning and the basis for an early Fellowship application to attend the Workshop.

This unique seminar is designed to be an intensive and challenging experience that will provide you with not only basic technical information but also with useful experiences and projects that you should be able to apply directly in your own teaching endeavors.

Fellowships for $495, equal to the tuition for this seminar, will be awarded to all qualifying individuals. Others may attend at their own expense. Primary selection criteria for Fellowships will include secondary, Community College or University affiliation, courses taught and order of application receipt based on postmark or timestamp.

Please note that the major activities will take place on May 14 and 16, 2010. Events of May 13 and May 16, 2010 are mostly devoted to introductions, sharing educational goals, successes, teaching activities, etc.

A preliminary schedule of lectures, demonstrations, studio times, topics, hotel information, etc. and a Fellowship application form are included below. You can also obtain the application by e-mail sending a message to: Prof. Andrew Davidhazy This is a volunteer initiative of Prof. Davidhazy of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at RIT. The objective is to contribute to photographic and imaging education at the grass-roots level. Admittedly there are rough spots but good will and cooperation on everyone's part hopefully will smooth them over.

VERY Tentative Seminar Schedule:
                          (Fellowship Application appended below)

Offered by Prof, Andrew Davidhazy and friends of the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology from May 14 - May 16, 2010 to colleagues at High Schools, Community Colleges and other educators.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: The seminar organizer reserves the right to cancel the seminar at any time and for any reason without being liable for any restitution caused by such action. This also includes the privilege of modifying the schedule and content to meet unexpected developments.

    Thursday May 13, 2010

    7:30 pm - meet program faculty, tour facilities and get to know each other this is an
              optional activity but for those of you in town by this time it should provide
              you with a social activity for the evening

    Friday -- May 14, 2010

    7:30 - 8:00 registration and welcome

    8:00 – 10 am Introduction to principles of stereo or 3D photography and aerial
                 photography for making area, elevation and altitude determinations for one
                 and two photographs. Classroom applications for simulated photogrammetry

    10:00 - 10:15 break

    10:15 -12:00 Hands-on workshop where participants will be making single and multiple
                 exposures of a miniature landscape and they will carry this on to
                 determining elevation characteristics of various subject in the scene.

    12:00 - 1:30 lunch

    1:30 – 3:15  Digital Technology w/ Prof. Nitin Sampat
    3:15 – 3:30  break

    3:30 - 5:00 
Macro photography solutions w/ Prof. Michael Peres

                 This demonstration session will describe how to make magnified images using
                 a variety of common and inexpensive tools. Technical issues related to
                 choice of equipment, cameras, exposure compensation, color balance, camera
                 mounts, lighting, auxiliary lenses and accessories for macro work will be
                 addressed and demonstrated.

    End of day one … however,

    6:30 - 7:30 dinner on our own or as a group at a local restaurant.

    Saturday May 15, 2010

    8:00 – 10:00 Introduction to several Special Effects techniques including a matte-box 
                 photography, front projection, in-camera masking, etc. This session is
                 probably the least Technology oriented but may be enlightening anyway.

    10:00 - 10:15 break

    10:15 -12:00 Basic high speed and stroboscopic photography. What is sharp? How are sharp
                 photographs of fast moving subject made? Hands-on opportunity for Action,
                 Splashes and Impact photography. Discussion and evaluation of home-made
                 synchronization schemes and devices.

    12:00 - 1:30 lunch

    1:30 – 3:30  Color Technology with Prof. Glenn Miller

    2:45 - 3:00  break

    3:00 - 5:00  Strip and streak photography. A regular camera used to mimic an oscilloscope
                 and a timing device for a variety of applications in science and engineering

end of day 2

    6:00 - ? Dinner followed by social outing with faculty to a local
    eatery - certificates of participation awarded to those departing that evening.

    Sunday May 16, 2010

    9:00 - 11:00 Participant Exchange of educational successes, photographs, problems, creative solutions, etc. You are invited to bring any of these items to share with the rest of the group. This will be a "round table" meeting to learn from each other about current photo/imaging educational issues of particular concern to educators.

   11:00 - wrap-up and awarding of certificates, airport departures.

If you will be remaining in the Rochester area into the latter part of Sunday, the seminar faculty would like to invite anyone interested in joining them to visit to the George Eastman House and the International Museum of Photography. The House opens its doors on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm.

HOUSING - a developing story!

Please schedule housing accommodations on your own. For "big" hotel fare the Radisson hotel is located very near and has shuttle bus service to/from the airport and the RIT campus. Phone is: (585)475-1910. Regular rate is $149 / night but I am trying to get a group rate. . Another also offering similar transportation is the RIT Inn and Conference Center at (585)359-1800 - Regular rate is $139 / night. Working on this too.

Another possibility is to stay at the Henrietta Red Roof Inn (585)359-1100 or the Mini-tel Motor Hotel (585)334-3400. Mini-tel is $53 on Thursday and $84 Friday and Saturday. They do not provide transportation to RIT. (Seminar faculty do though!)

There is also Super 8 at 585-359-1630 at $67 double but smoking room - while non smoking rooms are about $90 single or double.

Another slightly more expensive option is the Fairfield Inn (585)334-3350 or the Super 8 Motel at (585)359-1630.

WOW! I did not realize room rates were this high! Maybe some of you can stay at my home - free! And then maybe chip in on hotel expesnes for those that might be overflow at my home.
Or maybe the home of another workshop "instructor". Participnats are already arra nging for sharing rooms as far as I know.

Seminar faculty will assist with transportation from/to airport, Eastman House and throughout the workshop. Just let us know that you would like this assistance.

Seminar organizers will also assist with trying to arrange for shared rooms to further keep your expenses down. Let us know that you'd be interested in sharing a room with another seminar participant. Feel free to contact other participants on your own also as the list of participants will be made available to everyone coming to the workshop once this list is compiled.


Please submit the electronic version of this application by simply filling it out below or make a facsimile copy of it and send that by e-mail, fax or snail mail BEFORE April 10, 2010 to any of the addresses given below the application.

    About you:

    Your Name
    Your Street Address
    City, State, ZIP
    Phone number
    Your E-mail Address

    About your school or organization:

    City, State, ZIP
    Phone number of School
    E-mail Address at School

    In the text area below please list the Photo/Imaging courses and grade
    levels that you teach.

    In the text area below please tell us briefly what you hope to gain
    from this seminar and include here also any questions you might have
    about it.


    Tell us here if you are interested in sharing a room with another
    seminar participant _____

If you do not qualify or have no need for Fellowship assistance and still wish to enroll in this seminar the fee is $495. These fees are intended to foster the educational activities of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.

You can also send the application form by other means than filling it out above. To do so, copy it and e-mail it to Prof. Andrew Davidhazy at or, if you wish to use the US Postal Service, copy the form and fill it out by hand and send it to: Prof. Andrew Davidhazy, Rochester Institute of Technology, 70 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. You can also fax it to him at (585)475-7754.

Fellowship recipients will be notified by April 12, 2010

IMPORTANT NOTE: The seminar organizers reserve the right to cancel the seminar at any time and for any reason without being liable for any restitution caused by such action. They also reserve the privilege of modifying the schedule and content to meet unexpected developments.


           If you would like clarification of any point above please contact the
               workshop organizer Prof. Andrew Davidhazy,

Again, note that a couple of faculty are putting this together on their own initiative. If we went through bureaucratic channels this kind of an event would probably not happen. Hopefully you will "play along" with us and we all can benefit from the experience.

Note that if accepted you will receive a very nice letter of Fellowship Award which may have usefulness in terms of securing school or district support.