Courses offered for October- November 2009
Note: Classes are limited to eight students and may postponed or canceled if fewer than four students apply.
To sign up or request more information, please phone David at (949) 533-0036, or send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Photographic Composition
WHEN: Three Tuesday or Thursday evenings plus one group Field Shoot
COST: $145 per person
SKILL LEVELS: This course is styled for novice- through intermediate-level photographers.
In all cases, those wanting to improve the quality of their work will find the class helpful. The primary goal is to learn and practice techniques of artistic composition and to understand how light affects your photos. The students will explore the ways that framing, lines, shapes, colors, textures and patterns contribute making better photographs. Weekly assignments and positive critiques give participants many opportunities to move their photography to the next level.
WHEN: Five Thursday or Tuesday evenings plus one group Field Shoot
COST: $195 per person
SKILL LEVELS: While this course is aimed at somewhat more experienced photographers, it is readily accessible to all levels of photographic experience.
The main objective is to take students’ work to a higher level through a better understanding of how light interacts with the camera and imaging media. We move beyond the “normal” ways of seeing and making photographs. Participants will explore how differences in light, shadow, transparency, reflections, etc. affect the final image. Weekly assignments and positive critiques give participants many opportunities to improve their photography.
WHEN: Dates and times to be determined by participants’ availability
COST: $295 per person
SKILL LEVELS: Serious Intermediate though Advanced Photographers
This course is for experienced individuals who want to explore what it takes to become a professional photographer. It is primarily about learning how to be successful as a pro rather than about making photographs.
The group will investigate various fields, including photojournalism, commercial photography, portraiture, stock photography, fine art photography and others. The goals will be to learn what skills, experience, and equipment are required for success in each field and to determine each individual’s needs for training to complete the move into a new photographic career in the area of their choice.
The Turning Pro class is limited to no more than six serious photographers.