Learn how to move your photography skills to the next level.
This is a hands on class – you are going to take pictures!
Students will be asked to bring their favorite camera and we will be taking pictures of what we find in the environment around us. Then we will go over these photos and explore some tips to move them into the realm of professional-looking photography. This class is intended to build on a basic knowledge of photography. You should understand terms like aperture, shutter speed and the basics of photographic composition. A variety of intermediate to advanced topics can be covered in this class, including portraits, night photography, using HDR, setting up studio lighting, sports photography, fashion photography or photography for journalism. This is an interactive class – I will come prepared on a variety of topics, and you tell me what you’d like to learn about based on your background and needs.
Photography is hot. Not only are people embracing it as a personal hobby, but your ability to take a professional looking photograph can help your small business – no matter what it is. Whether they be marketing photos for the website, headshots for LinkedIn, or just the picture on your drivers license, how you photograph is part of your brand.
Photography tells a story. You have a story; photography can help you tell it. Bring the world in front of your camera to your audience, whether it be around the corner or 5000 miles away. Photography is the focus of my small business. It may open up new worlds for you and help you be curious about your surroundings. Photography is exploration.
He has a Masters degree in Graphics, and spent 10 years in UX and visual design for the video game industry. He is currently launching a small business focused on local photography – he describes it as Instagram meets Google Maps. He is also a student at the New York Institute of Photography. His favorite thing to photograph is the city of San Francisco; a better photo subject could not be found, and it’s right outside your front door! He owns a Sony NEX-7 DSLR, but you can also find him taking pictures on his iPhone or his point and shoot. Photography is a window onto another world, and understanding it will show you a new way to tell your own stories.
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