It's really designed as a follow up to my two-day Essentials class - but you don't have to complete this to take on the MCP class. We deal with the business of creative photography - ways to make your images look different from everyday, run of the mill stuff we see around the 'net. There is some emphasis on using neat software apps such as Jixi Pix or products from Nik, but there's equal emphasis placed on the ability to see an avenue, a theme in any set landscape - whether it's just at the park or on a trip overseas.
We spend half a day looking at how photography has developed over time, from Henry Fox Talbot to Henri Cartier-Bresson, to modern day sports and newspaper photojournalists, advertising photography, wedding and portrait photographers and much more. Everything has been 'done' in photography, but there's still plenty of room to make a statement.
Next Mastering Creative Photography class is on September 1, 8 and 15
Two and a half days are spent shooting on location, plus students get three assignments to upload and get assessed on.
As a bonus, I also offer an ongoing feedback session, four times a year, as a way of encouraging those that like shooting to have a bit of a goal to work towards.
Here's a glimpse of some of the great images created by students on the first session of this class:
|Fantastic olde-worlde 'look' applied to this recent shot of Quarantine Beach, near Manly|
Photo by Sophie Almin
|Bamboo signatures from Phil Young|
This is an HDR processed image - the software really helps ramp up textures and detail that might otherwise be lost.