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Photography Master Class 2019

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Are you reaching your creative potential?

Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to provide a framework for participants to develop their skills of creative expression – through the medium of photography – and nurture their identity as artists/photographers capable of high-level craftsmanship and well-defined purpose in the creation of meaningful photographs.

This course will feature customized, one-to-one instruction along with regular meetings (about twice a month but not more than 20 over a one-year period) where all participants will show and critique each other’s work and help develop a personal project in a supportive and stimulating environment. Each meeting will also feature a short lesson in advanced technique suited to the interests of participants and an introduction to the technique and contribution of a selected grand master of photography.

What you will learn in this course:

  • How to view, conduct and present yourself as a serious photographer/artist.
  • Motivation, determination and inspiration to produce a creative project.
  • How to connect the inner world of thought and feeling with the external, physical world we document as photographers/artists.
  • How to develop your personal style.
  • Techniques in portraiture, street photography, landscape, documentary and abstract photography.
  • How to overcome the fear of/resistance to creating and sharing your creative work.
  • How to critique and receive criticism/feedback on your work.
  • How to think visually.
  • How to tell a story and what is unique about you.
  • To master the creative trinity: Subject – Composition – Light.
  • A history of fine art and photography through the works of the masters.
  • A wide range of technique related to cameras, computers, printing and psychology.

Class Topics:

  • Seeing and How to Look at Photographs
  • Visual Thinking
  • The Pictorialists: Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, Galen Rowell
  • Edward Weston: Beyond the Self or when a rock is more than a rock
  • Street Photography: Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Gary Winogrand
  • Post Processing: Editing Techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Judaism and Creativity
  • People and Portraiture
  • Abstract Expression: From Kandinsky to the Digital Age

Field Workshops (partial list):

  • Desert Sunrise Landscape Workshop
  • Making Photographs: Using props to create intentional images
  • Natural Light Portraiture
  • Nachla’ot Street Photography Adventure
  • Spring Wildflowers – Judean Mountains, Ruchama Forest, Coastal Region
  • The String Bridge by Night – Geometry on three legs
  • The Blue Hour and Night Views of Jerusalem
  • Sataf Nature Reserve – Techniques in macro and nature photography
  • Abstract Extractions – In search of the hidden form
  • Group visit to a museum or gallery
  • Special guest lecturers

This year's course will also include a survey of Jewish photographers and an exploration of how Jewish identity informs our work as creative artists.

The course will culminate in a group exhibition at a local gallery at the conclusion of our year of study together.

Tuition: 3,200 nis., incl. VAT. This fee covers 20 formal lessons, including 4 field workshops and two, one-hour private consultations, more than 50 hours of learning. Participants are personally responsible for all costs associated with attending the classes and producing work for the course and final exhibition. A flexible payment schedule is available.

Register by April 30 and save 200 NIS. 

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For additional inquiries, please write to [email protected]

Price: ILS0.00

Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 21:00

Date: May 15, 2019

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