Elizabeth Opalenik

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Back to the Future with Handpainting May 4-5, 2019 Oakland Full

Hand painting has been around since the beginning of photography and is a beautiful way to enhance your photographic image. This is a perfect solution to the return of alternative processes and a more hands on approach. Today it is possible to not only print a traditional gelatin silver print in...

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Fine Art Nude Photography May 17-19, 2019 Marin CA Wait List

Spend the weekend creating sensual images celebrating the beauty of the human body as you develop your skills as a photographic artist.

Throughout time, the human figure and beauty of the human body have been used to create evocative imagery and artistic expression. Fine-art photographer...

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Beauty of Women June 11-16, 2019 Norway

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On our workshop with Elizabeth Opalenik we will explore the concept of beauty, in portraiture, the human form, ourselves and each other, while we focus on ways to create emotive...

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Senegal Within the Frame March 25 - April 2, 2019 Wait list

This photographic adventure is about the passionate discovery and photography of people, place, and culture, with emphasis given to going deep not wide, and pursuing that most elusive of photographic necessities — our vision. It is appropriate for photographers of all levels, and you will be...

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Beauty of Women..creative women sharing Rockport ME August 4-10, 2019

Women collaborate and communicate differently. In an environment of only women, they also share differently, using the natural instinct to seek connection and commonality. Brainstorming together during this workshop, we will explore our lives, using photography as the metaphor to our visual...


35 Years of Teaching

I have been a photographic artist and educator for nearly 40 years. I am now looking back at years of wonderful students that enriched my life, but also looking forward to some me time to do my work. Many workshops are on hold and may never be run again. I've gone from teaching on six...


Mordançage, Unveiling the Beauty 2019

Mordançage, Unveiling the Beauty, Amsterdam and Beijing

April 12-13, 2019 Amsterdam

August 26-30, 2019 Beijing

Private sessions 1-3 days in my Oakland studio can be arranged

Mordançage is a process that alters silver gelatin photographs to give them wonderful elegant or...

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The Sensual Image, San Miguel

Contact SFPW perhaps again in the future

Artists throughout history have been compelled to make art using the human figure as a subject, and San Miguel de Allende, with its inspiring colonial charm, provides an...

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Movement and Dance, Oakland CA

Movement and Dance 2 day workshops

Oakland, CA

As a child I always wanted to be a dancer. Today, I live through the beauty and grace of the many different dancers that I have come to know. Join me in this special workshop of photographing dancers as they move through a studio or...