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.
- 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.
The course will begin at the end of November, 2019.
For additional inquiries, please write to [email protected]