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March 3, 2014
Timeless Photography and Emotive Expression has been created for photographers who are ready to push the boundaries in their everyday work and to progress their classic portraits into enduring works of art. The technical aspects of this workshop are aimed at those with an intermediate level of experience and a solid understanding of photography, their camera and editing software. We will explore visualization, shooting and processing techniques and aim to equip participants with an insight and range of tools to enable them to consistently produce timeless images they can be proud of.
March 10, 2014
Are you feeling uninspired? Do you feel like your creative well has run dry? Learn to see what others miss through carefully chosen observation exercises.
March 11, 2014
A good black & white image draws you in and leaves you wanting more. Black and white photography is both beautiful and classic and can help you create a timeless image. Come join Megan “Max” Axelsson and Shannon “Shan” Wilkinson as they walk you through the steps necessary to create gorgeous black and white images. This Breakout will cover everything from lighting to wardrobe, emotion to black and white conversions.
March 13, 2014
Between 8 and 11am Pacific Standard Time.
March 17, 2014
Between 8 and 11am Pacific Standard Time.
This course focuses on the creation, customization and marketing of your blog and portfolio sites. Whether you are a hobbyist or in business, this course covers every aspect of developing a gorgeous, user-friendly website. Photographers don’t need to be tech people, they just need to know how to display their work beautifully and functionally online. In this class you will learn how to simply create and customize your blog & portfolio, write content that is SEO friendly, choose the best photos to display, and how to effectively market your work through social media and Google Adwords. We will discuss the psychology of color and how to connect your voice with images and text. You will learn how to generate inquiries, respond to emails, and track your online leads. This course is ideal for any photographer looking to start a brand new site or re-design the one you have.
March 24, 2014
Composition and Creativity is geared towards intermediate to advanced photographers. This course covers a variety of preliminary compositional considerations relevant to photographers as they develop their artistic vision. This course focuses on improving image composition and refining your photographic vision. It is about both learning solid artistic principles and thinking outside of the box.
March 31, 2014
First Steps with a DSLR is a 3 week beginner photography workshop designed to help new photographers move beyond auto mode and get the most out of their DSLRs. Students will learn basic concepts of composition and how to use natural light to their advantage. They will transition from shooting on the camera’s auto mode and simply pointing and clicking to shooting in semi-automatic modes (program mode, aperture priority mode, and shutter priority mode) and being a mindful photographer. Topics such as interacting with subjects, capturing the details, storytelling, and gaining inspiration will be covered. Students will gain knowledge and grow as photographers in a supportive and inspiring environment. It’s a great fit for anyone who just got a new camera, moms who want to learn to take better pictures of their children, or anyone getting started in photography.
Learn the fundamentals of composition in this new four week course. We will examine some of the basic rules of composition and apply them with weekly assignments designed to help you begin to think critically about your images. Weekly discussions will help students understand how minor changes in the composition of an image can affect the mood of the image as well as the viewer’s perception.
Ever feel like you are at the mercy of Mother Nature’s mood? Does the thought of shooting in the wind, rain and snow make you want to put your camera up on the shelf and wait for sunnier skies? This course will give you the creative push and confidence to shoot at any time of day during any given weather condition. Learn how these atmospheric changes affect the tone of your image and how you can effectively incorporate them into your overall vision for your photography.