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August 4, 2014
Fine Art & Visual Expression is aimed at photographers who have developed a solid understanding of the technical aspects of photography, and are ready to move beyond the rules. This five week (four weeks of instruction with 1 break week in the middle) workshop focuses on communication & intent in artistry, and pushes participants to consider and manipulate their in camera choices more deliberately, in relation to their vision for the final image. We will explore a number of in camera techniques, and develop tools to strengthen the communication between artist, subject & viewer.
Processing 201: Communicating with Color and Light focuses on the manipulation of color and light in Lightroom 5. Move beyond basic processing and learn how to process your images to evoke emotion. You will learn some foundational color theory and psychology to help you understand not only the how, but the why behind the choices you make. Each panel of the Develop Module will come alive as you learn to push boundaries and cover topics, such as creative curves, dodging and burning, manipulating texture, and color enhancement. You will also explore some Lightroom plug-in options that add unique finishing touches to your images. Creative thinking and boundary pushing is encouraged.
August 11, 2014
This course will empower photographers who have a solid grasp of working with their cameras in manual mode to learn how to see and utilize indoor light. It will give participants the ability to become comfortable working with available light indoors and enable them to make lighting choices that best support their artistic vision.
In this workshop, you will learn how to embrace joy in lifestyle family photography. Whether you shoot client sessions or photograph your own on a daily basis, you will learn how to produce images that exude happiness. Interacting with your subjects to create joyful moments and expressions, capturing parent/child interaction filled with laughter and complicity, using light and composition to enhance the emotional impact of your images, creating storytelling series that will make you smile–these are a few of the many topics covered in this 4-week course.
August 14, 2014
Between 8 and 11am Pacific Standard Time.
August 18, 2014
Between 8 and 11am Pacific Standard Time.
Take your photography to the next level with this four week course designed to help you master manual exposure. You will learn how to meter in-camera and control your exposure and white balance while making informed decisions about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture in order to achieve your vision in-camera! We’ll spend time examining common exposure pitfalls and how to correct them, and we’ll engage in a variety of creative assignments which will give you the confidence you need to capture consistent and beautiful images in any kind of situation!
Learn how to use your flash and available light to comfortably photograph any situation! This four week course will help you take control of the light and create gorgeous photographs by blending ambient and created light.
August 25, 2014
Join us on a reflective and invigorating journey for both your soul and your photography. Over the course of 4 weeks, we will explore ways to find inspiration wherever we are and use that inspiration as a kindling that connects our hearts and souls with our cameras. We will explore emotion-led shooting and the intentional choices we make to create photographs that are both emotionally impactful and technically strong. Our journey together will leave us encouraged and prepared to live and document our lives beautifully with enthusiasm, honesty and intention.
In this workshop, we will go back in time to study the lessons and lives of some of history’s greatest photographers to provide us with rich insights into our own work. For every master photographer or time period we study, there will be corresponding lessons on practical topics that we can use daily, including composition, form, light, and processing, as well as discussions on style, creativity, voice, rule-breaking, and theories of art. We’ll delve into what the masters knew and believed and how that knowledge can help us create more impactful images: from how Edward Weston used light and composition to turn humble objects into the art of pure form to how Henri Cartier Bresson translated the action of a moment into beautiful geometry. We will also see how the words and work of the master photographers can give us more peace, perspective, and freedom as we follow our own unique photography journeys.