Recently, a student and I set out to take sunset photos over point Reyes on Mt Tam’s Ridgecrest 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 capture / create / communicate that vision.
Visualize: The Art of Seeing and Creating the Artistic Vision
Visualize: 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
Visualize: To make 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 time.
The intention of this class is to help the student learn to slow down and see and create a photograph that is unique to them.
Each of the four workshops: Macro, Natural Landscape, Urban Landscape and The Human Experience are divided into eight one hour sessions. Homework will be given and we will review those photos at the beginning of each session.
The intention of this introductory workshop is to help attendees learn to slow down, see and develop their own art and style. Students should have a good understanding of how to use the manual functions of their camera - controlling exposure and depth of field are key creative tools.