The artistic choices we make with our cameras tell us about who we are, what we love, and how we might "speak" to the world with visual images. The photographers that we admire (and those who will, in this class, enter our creative sphere) help us to determine what makes a powerful photograph and what kinds of images have the most meaning for us. All of these influences guide the development of our creative style.
This course is for all photographers who would like to take their work to the next level by learning new techniques, discovering new ways to see the world through a lens, learning from the work of legacy and contemporary photographers, and focusing on themes which deepen the creative process.
You will review creative tools such as composition, lighting, perspective, motion, contrast, selective focus, and post-production techniques through in-class exercises and assignments. We will discuss the work of past and present photographers, and how taking a deep dive into a particular theme for a series is both challenging and liberating.
You will choose a theme to work on throughout the course, so that your final project will be a collection of images interwoven in style and subject. Class review will help with the final selection of your images and the refinement of your work.
Students can expect to:
- Become more familiar with their camera and its creative and technical options.
- Learn about exposure, composition, and how to engage subjects.
- Learn from the work of other photographers.
- Move their work in new creative directions.
- Participate in a friendly critique session of their work.
Suitable for all levels of photographers.
About the Instructor: Meredith Mullins is a popular photo instructor and fine-art photography mentor, an internationally exhibited photographer, and a winner of international photography competitions, including the Grand Concours Photo sur Paris, PX3 Competition, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Photographer’s Forum, and Worldwide Gala Photo Awards. She is the author of the award-winning book In a Paris Moment, a leader of photo adventure tours, and the Co-Founder and Director of the International Fine Art Photography Competition.Photo Credit: Meredith Mullins