This past Summer I held the first run of my three-month class, Refining the Artist, with 15 amazing, talented students whose aim was to move past the “doing” of photography and learn the “seeing” of photography. Early in one’s journey as a photographer and artist, the focus is usually on learning the mechanics and process of photography, and experimenting, studying and practicing to discover what kinds and genres of photography are favored. Eventually most will master the technical – understanding proper exposure, focus, and other essential aspects of photography. By that time, the objective becomes to be able to carve out a unique niche and to make one’s work stand out among the rest, by honing more specific techniques and artistic application, and learning to observe what is all around us and more aptly express feelings and reactions and communicate them to an audience. We had such a blessed time during our three months together!
One of the perks of the class was that all students were invited to join me once a month during the class run, for a shoot-out. Often we would bring our children along and we made a party of every meeting. Here is a glimpse of the three shoot-outs we had.
Want to join me for the next run? I’m so excited to spend January-March with a new class of students, and it will be a great time to hunker down and get our learning on! Read more about it here and sign up today!
“Have you ever wished for an endless night? Lassoed the moon and the stars and pulled that rope tight?” – Pink, Glitter in the Air