Adam Stoltman is a media professional with over 30 years experience as a photographer and picture editor working on editorial, commercial and corporate assignments. His photographic work has appeared in the New York times magazine, time, news week, life, sports illustrated, New York magazine and a host of other publications and books in the united states and internationally. Currently, and over the last several years, Adam has been developing and packaging independent media projects including internet, streaming and rich media, film, publishing and exhibition projects. Somehow this has inspired him to return to his first love, photography. So, he has been picking up his cameras, and making time for assignments and personal work. The images you see here are a sampling of some of the places he has visited, events he has covered and people he has met. As a picture editor at the New York times magazine and daily newspaper in the early 1990's, he was one of a team of four editors who shaped award winning visual coverage of major world events, including the fall of the eastern bloc, the first gulf war, Tiannamen square, the oil fires of Kuwait, and several Olympic games. Also, while at the times, he enjoyed working with many talented photographers in producing eye catching covers and spreads of well known political and cultural figures, and was instrumental in the development of the first image browser in the newsroom and in helping the newspaper to transition from analog to digital production processes. Five years in charge of feature photography at sports illustrated further honed my conceptual and editorial skills. In the late 1990's, he co-founded and co-published, journal e, an online magazine devoted to human storytelling through photography and new media. The site was one of, if not the first, online publication to regularly present streaming media stories, and twice took best use of photography on the internet honors at the prestigious pictures of the year competition. All of these experiences have given him a great deal of insight into the development of strong visual narrative and the requirements of photographic assignments of all kinds.
Teacher (Adam) was excellent. Easy going, knowledgeable and articulate. Curriculum, definitely enough to help you get started, probably some more granular detail that might be fun. Facility - random location, a cafe in Sty Town, but worked out great given the class was very small.
The Point and Shoot 101 class was superb. I am not exaggerating when I say that the instructor, Steven (sp?), was one of the best teachers I ever had the pleasure of taking a class with. Very knowledgeable about the subject of photography, obviously very passionate about it, and has a way of explaining concepts where things really sink in. I'd take another class with him. Overall, a good experience, small class size helped too!
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