Ordinary Locations, Extraordinary Images
with krista campbell
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Learn to find and photograph the amazing that is all around you! This four week course will teach you how to manipulate your light and location during your session in order to turn your creative vision into a reality. There’s no need to go to an exotic location– Krista will show you how to create something beautiful whether you are shooting in your home, yard, or community. You’ll use using a variety of shooting techniques and tools to transform the ordinary world all around you into something extraordinary.
daily shooting encouraged
4 hours of work per week
this course has prerequisites
Participants should be comfortable with their camera settings and shooting in manual mode. A DSLR camera is strongly recommended.
Krista Campbell is natural light portrait, senior, and wedding photographer in Northwest Arkansas. A lover of golden fields, buttery backlight, and authentic emotion, she strives to transform the mundane into the magical by showcasing amazing light and interaction in her photography. She is a devoted wife and mother of a spirited 8-year-old daughter, who also serves as her muse. The past 20 years of teaching have taught her how to connect with clients and how to embrace the unpredictability of photographing others in a calm and patient way. Krista loves spicy Mexican food, reality TV, the ocean, and connecting with nature. Her portfolio is available here.
The following photographers also participate in discussions and provide assignment critiques as teaching assistants:
A number of course alumni may be invited to engage in discussion, share insight with students, and provide feedback and encouragement throughout the course.
Welcome & Preassignment
Reading: focus on indoor locations, how gear affects background, searching for light in your home, lighting sources indoors and how to use and manipulate the light, using artificial light indoors, learn how I create circle flare indoors, post-processing images in your home, enhancing light and creating dramatic low-light images
Assignment: pullbacks and edited images in your home, adding drama or changing the background
Reading: focus on outdoor locations, learn how light affects locations, framing elements, post-processing to enhance light, learn to “see” locations in a new way
Assignment: pullbacks and edited images at outdoor locations using the skills learned in week two
Reading: learn to transform locations, capturing big skies, learn “tools” to add drama and interest to your outdoor photographs, use “tools” to transform your backdrop
Assignment: pullbacks and edited images at outdoor locations using the skills learned in week three
Reading: putting it all together, creating magical light in your images, capturing rays of sunlight for a stunning backdrop, planning and executing an extraordinary session at an ordinary location, learn to utilize items around your home to add mystery and drama to your images, post-processing to enhance the backdrop in your images
Assignment: pullbacks and edited images from your extraordinary session using skills learned in four weeks
Study Along students will have access to all materials and will be able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum and receive access to their own private subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments.