Each of our classes has a limited enrollment of 12 participants. This allows for close interaction between the student and teacher. The atmosphere is relaxed and allows for easy communication between students & teachers. Be sure to reserve your space early, since the classes fill up quickly.
You may also contact Bob at The Artistic Image for more information, or to request other classes. The Artistic Image, Bob Laetare gallery@PhotoArtNM.com (505) 554-2706
Current & Upcoming Classes
Macro/Close-up Artistic Photography
“Just being able to get a detailed photo of a small item is not sufficient: making a beautiful close-up photo is a long step beyond the technical skills needed to get a detailed close-up or macro photo. I can assist with almost any macro problems you may be having. However, I would like to help you learn to get dramatic, artistic, eye-catching photographs which are also close-ups.”
We are excited to announce, Jeremy Stein has offered to lead a workshop on the intricate art of Macro/Close-up Artistic Photography on November 8th from 10am-4pm. Please contact Jeremy at email@example.com to sign up for this workshop in advance, as this special workshop will only be offered upon popular demand. ($85 + tax= $90.95 per person)
This Macro/Close-up Artistic Photography workshop will begin with an hour or so of lecture along with a demonstration. Participants will be encouraged to discuss what they desire to achieve.
Instructor: Jeremy Stein
Please bring your own photo equipment to this workshop. While Jeremy will provide a reasonable selection of items to photograph, participants are also asked to bring in their own personal items to use as subjects. Following this introduction, each participant will set up and photograph their items of choice, using their own equipment. Participants will be encouraged to seek Jeremy’s guidance and engage with their peers to gain new technical and artistic insights.
As a professional photographer and instructor Maria Hanley is passionate about cultivating a creative environment that aids her students in articulating their own individually artistic voices. Maria's extensive professional background in photography and technology support services, enables Maria to help students problem solve technical issues from multiple different angles. As a result Maria's students can begin working at a higher level. It is our pleasure to announce that Maria has agreed to host multiple classes, which include:Contemplative Photography: The Art of Seeing, The Fundamentals of Photoshop Elements 12 and Creating Stronger Images with Topaz Filters. AdditionallyMaria is offering One-On-One Mentorship classes to individuals seeking additional guidance in specific areas.
Instructor: Maria Hanley
Maria's One-On-One Mentorshipclasses are designed to stimulate creative thinking and/or provide individuals with a personalized technical tool box. Contemplative Photography: The Art of Seeing, The Fundamentals of Photoshop Elements 12 and Creating Stronger Images with Topaz Filters are all courses Maria offers to groups. However, these same classes are also available as part of Maria's One-On-One Mentorshipcourses. Beyond these select subjects Maria also offers One-On-One Mentorshipin:
The Fundamentals of Photography
Point and Shoot Photography
Understanding Histograms, Curves and Levels
Computer Management for Photographers:
-File organization/How to back up your data/ how to use external hard drives and other devices -Computer/data protection/virus protection
Please note that all One-On-One Mentorship classes are by appointment only. If you are interested individually working with Maria please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org(505) 307-5581.
Maria's Contemplative Photographycourse is a class you will not want to miss. Through a series of presentations, shooting exercises, open discussions and image critiques Maria's course is designed to help you express your creative vision in a more effective manner.
Contemplative Photography will be offered on: Session 1: October 25th Saturday 1pm-4pm Session 2: November 1st Saturday 1pm-4pm
A few key elements Maria will address within her Contemplative Photography course are:
Understanding the characteristics of light
Understanding the photographic and artistic elements of design
Knowing how and when to break the rules of composition
Heightening ones creative visual awareness
Exploring the abstract
For more information on Maria'sContemplative Photographyclasses please contact: Maria Hanley email@example.com (505) 307-5581 Please note that these classes are for all levels of photographers.
Creating Stronger Images with Topaz Filters
Creating Stronger Images with Topaz Filters:
November 8th Saturday 1pm-4pm
Within this course Maria will be introducing several different Topaz plug-ins addition to Topaz Impression which was recently featured in our news letter.
Previously Held Classes
Professional Lighting with Small Flash Units
Instructor: Kenneth Ingham
"Are you tired of the same-old photos? Learn new ways of working with light to transform your good photos into great photos in a class by Kenneth Ingham at the Artistic Image. Controlling the lighting is an important way you can direct where the viewer's eye goes in the photo. When you take this class, you will learn how to decide what exposure to use to achieve the effect you are after in the photos you take. You will learn the technology and techniques for off-camera flash, how to balance lights of different sources, and how to control the character of the light for the desired results. After the class, you will be producing noticeably better photos. This class is for people who want to go beyond just taking pictures and want to start controlling the light."
Topics covered in the class:
Exposure and light
Off-camera single flash
Off-camera multiple flash
Hard and soft light
Mixed light sources
Putting it all together
Professional Lighting with Small Flash Units: Session 1: Saturday, September 13th 1:00pm – 5:30pm Session 2: Sunday, September 14th 1:00pm – 5:30pm
"These topics are liberally-illustrated with photos and in-class demos. Students will get a chance to experiment with their camera using the lighting techniques in a studio setting with the instructor assisting and answering questions."
Keith's expertise makes him the ideal person to teach students how to utilize the Tony Kuyper-Luminosity Masks. Keith and Mr. Kuyper worked directly with one another to develop the Photoshop menus that operate these post production actions.
Keith's first two Tony Kuyper-Luminosity Mask classes formerly held in June and July were completely full. Due to high demand Keith has added additional Tony Kuyper-Luminosity Masks class.
Additionally Keith will be hosting a class on Lightroom 5.
Instructor: Keith Bauer
Tony Kuyper-Luminosity Masks: Session 1:Saturday September 6th 9am-12pm Session 2: Saturday September 13th 9am-12pm
Lightroom 5: Session 1: Saturday September 20th 9am - 12pm Session 2: Saturday September 27th 9am - 12pm Session 3: Saturday October 4th 9am - 12pm
If you are interested in being part of Keith's upcoming Tony Kuyper-Luminosity Masks or Lightroom 5 classes please contact Keith at: (505) 299-0640 or firstname.lastname@example.org . email@example.com You may also contact Bob at bob@PhotoArtNM.com and I will forward your comments to Keith.
Professional Portfolio Presentation
On June 21st from 2pm-5pm and July 12th from 9am-12pm Allen will be hosting a Professional Portfolio Presentation course. Being able to create a elegant, technically refined photograph is a crucial part of being a professional photographer. However, even some the best photographers struggle with how to present their work to potential clients and curators. Within Allen's Professional Portfolio Presentationcourse students will explore the visual elements that both complement and distract from one's portfolio presentation.
After completing Allen's Professional Portfolio Presentation course you will walk away with a refined, clean and well organized portfolio that emphasizes that photography is not only you passion, its your profession.
Instructor: Allen Winston
For more information regarding Allen Winston's Professional Portfolio Presentationcourse please contact: Allen Winston at (505) 926-1849 or firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to view Allen's work please visit his website at: www.winstonfoto.com
Fundamentals of Photoshop Elements 12
Due to popular demand, Maria will be hosting another Fundamentals of Photoshop Elements 12 course to teach students how to professionally refine an image using post processing techniques. Maria is a well versed professional photographer and instructor who will help you learn how to prepare your work for upcoming exhibitions such as the New Mexico State Fair.
Instructor: Maria Hanley
Fundamentals of Photoshop Elements 12 August 2nd Saturday 1pm-4pm September 6th Saturday 1pm-4pm
For more information on Maria'sFundamentals of Photoshop Elements 12 classes please contact: Maria Hanley email@example.com(505) 307-5581 Please note that these classes are for all levels of photographers.
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