The Observant Photographer: Learning Narration to Power Your Creativity
with Caroline Jensen
4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS TBA
$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
THE OBSERVANT PHOTOGRAPHER
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. Designed for advanced photographers, either hobbyist or working professional, this course will increase your awareness and ability to be prepared for moments that matter. Learn effective tools that deepen your ability to creatively capture the world around you while exercising your technical ability, both at capture and in post processing. (Are you an alum of Caroline’s old course, The Art of Observation? If so please contact us before signing up to find out more about overlap between the old course and the new course.)
Participants should be comfortable exposing their images correctly in a variety of conditions.
what you’ll get
5 PDFs + Worksheets
DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A
Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.
Frequent audio messages to answer questions and explain more complicated aspects of the lessons
Videos of the instructor working through the lessons
Links to supplemental videos for enrichment exercises
Audio critique on each student’s work
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive extensive personal video critiques of weekly assignment submissions.
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
Understanding the foundations of narration
Applying narration to classic art
Understanding the connection between classic art and detail observation
Observing the light
Composition, and color of classic art.
Translating classic art into photography through narration
Studying the connection between listening and creative inspiration
Observing music in Best Score Academy Award winning movies
Studying classical music in a visual way
Finding connections between music and emotional perception
Learning how to translate musical visualization to imagery
Translate classical music into one image or a series of images
Narrating the written word narrating short stories and poems
Learning to tell back through imagery
Exploring the art of haiku with a focus on observing life in the present moment
Anchoring moments with two to three senses
Create an image supported by haiku
Understanding observational limitations and how to maximize awareness
Practice with multiple observation techniques
Create one image based on one or more observational technique
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about your instructor
Caroline Jensen, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, is an award-winning photographic artist that lives on the wild prairie. Her passion for storytelling and creating art from the world around her has led her to photograph a wide range of subjects in her signature artistic style. She finds her niche in painterly images with dramatic light and enjoys focusing on one subject, whether that be a person, her original recipes, or flower. Her style, while ornate in processing, strives for a simplicity that guides the viewer’s eye to the heart of the image. A passionate educator and writer, Caroline has been featured in numerous publications and runs four workshops through Click Photo School.
how it works
download weekly lessons
Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.
Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.
study & ask questions
Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.
complete weekly assignments
Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.
Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week.
Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along 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, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.