Author Archives: Cheryl Machat Dorskind

Cheryl Machat Dorskind shares her passion for photography through her books, teaching, fine-art, mentoring, and commissions. In addition to her eBook, Photographing Children Naturally, published by Trey Ratcliff and available exclusively at Flatbooks.com, Cheryl is he author of two best-selling books, The Art of Handpainting Photographs — considered the definitive guide to traditional darkroom photo painting — and The Art of Photographing Children — the ultimate guide to creating cherished photographs of children. Cheryl Machat Dorskind has also written approximately seventy-five articles for her newspaper column “Picture This” for The Southampton Press. As a college professor, Cheryl Machat Dorskind instructs and mentors students at colleges (LIU, SUNY) and online at the Perfect Picture School of Photography. She also offers Fine Art Mentoring Expertise to photographers and artists worldwide. Cheryl offers Hamptons photo safaris and photo workshops and is also a guest photo instructor teaching color, Adobe Photoshop, camera technique, composition, handpainting, portfolio development, and color management. High-end portrait sessions by Cheryl Machat Dorskind embody the gorgeous natural Hamptons’ light. Whether the setting is at the beach, a park, or a home, the lifestyle posed-but-not-posed images are fluid and rhythmic. Noted internationally for her ethereal misty coastal handpainted photographs and her playful self-portrait Photopaintings, her critically acclaimed fine-art photographs are exhibited regularly, commissioned for book jacket cover art (Ann Beattie’s Chilly Scenes of Winter, Falling in Place, Secrets and Surprises, and Distortions) and are included in many public and private collections. Her corporate clients include Epic Records, Random House, Hamptons magazine, Niche Media, Newsday, The Southampton Press, and The New York Times.

Photo Workshop-WHB

Join Cheryl for a Photo Workshop-WHB on Monday, July 17, from 4:30-7:30 PM. You’ll visit some of Cheryl’s favorite picturesque and unforgettable off-the-beaten-track locations guaranteed to awe and inspire. In addition to seeing beautiful vistas and learning to capture poetic scenics and wildlife, Cheryl’s lessons focus on camera technique, lens selection, composition, and the art of seeing. 

Space is limited to five participants to ensure a wonderful experience for all. 

Optional Add-On

Social gathering and photo review at a Westhampton Beach restaurant (an additional cost per meal) directly following the photo workshop. 
 
Can’t make this date? Click here to view and sign up for a future workshop

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Who should join the Hamptons Photo Workshop-WHB?

Join Cheryl if you are interested in learning how to become a better photographer. Learn how to use your camera to capture awesome photographs. All camera formats are welcome, from DSLR cameras, to point and shoot, to smartphones.
“The camera teaches you to see without the camera.”
~Dorothea Lange

Click here to view other Hamptons Photo Workshop-WHB dates.

or contact cheryl to schedule a private session

What others are saying 

“Egrets and Ospreys.

Sandals without Feet,

and Feet in Hunter Sandals.

Catamarans deserted by the Dock.

Biker Boys on Cell Phones. 

Fishing Poles without Fishermen.

And Rose Hips in the Sand.

If you are anywhere within a decent car, train or bus ride of Westhampton, New York, get in touch with +Cheryl Machat Dorskind and join her for one of her safaris. Cheryl teaches photography online, mentoring photography students all over the world. She is also a portrait photographer, a master at hand-painting photographs, and a published author.I had a great time and wanted to pitch a tent on the beach, roast marshmallows and fall asleep under the stars. I would go back tomorrow if I could. I would love to do one in the Fall, in the Winter, in the Springtime.”

~Giselle Minoli

“Thank you for a great workshop last Sat. I had a wonderful time. Not only did we visit some beautiful and unique landscapes but it gave me an opportunity to explore my own photography skills.  I learned what a difference a polarizing filter can make! I am very pleased with my results and loved the relaxed, supportive feel of the workshop. Thanks again for a great day. I slept well that night! 🙂

~Linda Burke

“I learned on the shoot that a DOF (Depth of Field) app was available for my iPhone; and I downloaded it and Cheryl instructed me on how to use it for my D7000.  It’s very helpful and I will continue to use it in the future.  Cheryl also instructed us on which filters to use for different lighting situations and my neutral density filter was extremely useful that day.  It filtered out strong sunlight and preserved detail in my photo and my pictures were not overexposed.  Thank you, Cheryl, for your time and expertise on this shoot.”

~Lydia Seib

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Patron Artist

I am pleased to announce that I am now a Patron Artist, a member of a global curated community of visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, and writers. 

Patron’s mission to enhance discovery, connect and book creatives worldwide is an environment I am happy to be among. Their tag line is “ignite your renaissance.”

Patron Artist – Feature

This week I am one of four featured artists with this photo as my lead.

patron artist, yoga pose, handpaintedphotograph

Commissioned by a Yoga instructor, this environmental portrait remains a most memorable photo session. This photo was originally captured with Ilford Infrared film, printed in a darkroom on a fiber based gelatin silver print and then painted with washes of oils. Once the oils dried, I scanned the photo and further enhanced the photo painting using the digital brush in Adobe Photoshop CC. 

 patron artist, Allen Ginsberg, portraits

Other images included on my portfolio page as a Patron Artist include this portrait of Allen Ginsberg, captured in his East Village apartment in NYC.

patron artist, corporate photo session

This third photo is also included on my Patron Artist portfolio page and is a photo from a 2017 corporate photo session. As a Patron Artist, my work and services are available on their website as well as here, on my own website: cherylmachatdorskind.com 

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Consider joining me for a fine art mentor session, a one-on-one photo safari, a photo critique. Feel free to reach out by email and let’s start a conversation about creating a mentoring program that is right for you.

Visit my portfolio, at cherylmachatdorskind.com/fineartportfolio to see more of my photography. 

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