May 7, 2021
at 9:00am -
with Arthur Rush
Do you want to get better shots from your photo shoots? Seeing is an action that can improve with training and practice. This workshop will help you learn to see more, see in new ways, fine tune your personal vision, and make better pictures! The course topic is broad in nature, and applies to various types of photography.
The course will start with the question "What have you been seeing in your pictures?". The goal is to answer the question "What would you like to see in your pictures?", and give the attendees the knowledge to capture their personal vision in their images by the end of the workshop. Each attendee will be asked to have 5-10 of their favorite shots to share. We'll do some evaluation of the shots, and look for themes in their work.
I'll present material on Seeing by asking the What, When, Where, How and Why questions, and how they apply to Seeing. For example, some questions could be: What do I do if the light isn't good? When is the best time to shoot? Where should I go to find great subject matter? How can I interact with my subjects to get better pictures? Why do other photographers get better pictures than I do?
To answer those and other questions, we'll look at the works of accomplished photographers - past and present - and also examine some famous photographs to take a closer look at how those photographers and the images reflect the ability to See. Why were they drawn to their subject matter? Were they seeing light? Capturing moments? In color or black and white? How did they get certain shots? I will also sprinkle in some examples from my personal and professional work representing 30 years of shooting, and present some things I've learned along the way.
We'll discuss a few technical aspects of photography, like the nature of light, choices in focal length, bokeh, macro, etc. But the workshop isn't a technical instruction class on how to use your gear as much as its about using your gear to capture your vision for an image.
The course is designed to be taught on-line with Zoom, and be interactive, with discussions of the material presented. The course will keep a comfortable pace, to keep things moving.
I'm in the Central Time Zone.
Course Items: Note-taking materials, camera.
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