Recently, a student and I set out to take sunset photos on Ridegcrest Blvd. As the sun set I turned to the right and saw one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. If we want to become artist / photographers we have to stop, look, see beyond our intent, find the hidden beauty and then know how to communicate that vision.
The Art of Seeing and Capturing the Artistic Vision
To form a mental image - to imagine:
“The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE.” Ernst Haas
To make that image real.
visualize: verb [ with obj. ] To make (something) visible to the eye:
Great photographs are not taken, they are made" Ansel Adams
Leaning to see is a process that is unique to each individual, shaped by their experience and how they feel and interact with the world on that particular day and at that particular time.
The intention of these workshops is to help attendees learn to slow down and see, develop their own art and style. Help with the technical, design or artistic support readily available. Attendees can choose to stay together drawing from each others' creativity, or they are free to explore in pairs or on their own.
Each of the four workshops: Macro, Natural Landscape, Urban Landscape and The Human Experience are divided into four three-hour sessions and a two hour critique of the images and a review of the class
The intention of these workshops is to help individual attendees develop their own art and style with technical, design or artistic support readily available from the instructor. Attendees can choose to stay together drawing from each others' creativity, or they are free to explore in pairs or on their own. In any of these scenarios the instructor will still be available for support as appropriate
1st: We will meet on location for two to three hours, discuss the process of becoming mindful and The Art of Seeing, the goals of the day and how we are going to accomplish those goals. For the first photo session you are free to explore on your own, or stay with the group. Help is readily available for craft and or design if needed.
2nd: We meet for a review / critique of the images from the first session for one hour and discuss if the student’s goals were met and how to fine tune the process. As in the first photo session you are free to explore for the next two hours on your own, or stay with the group. Help is readily available for with craft and or design if needed.
3rd: One week later we meet again to go over images for one hour and whether on not goals were met and how to achieve them. As in the first and second session you are free to explore for the next two hours on your own, or stay with the group. If individual schedules conflict, it may be possible to attend later review sessions.
4th: Two hour review of the images and the class.
Included are a comprehensive hand out for the classes, a guide for slowing down, being present and learning to see.
Private or Five student Micro classes
Eleven hour total.
Cost: $900.00 for Private / $750.00 for the Micro class
Please call or Email for Information or to register your student
All Workshops will be led by Glen Graves