4th February – 29 November 2015 (4 terms)
Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm
South Penrith Neighborhood Center
About Len’s Master Class
Len’s master class is an immersion course for the true enthusiast. Students will be required to devote time each week to set exercises and personal photographic projects.
The course goes for one year, with all students encouraged to work towards a body of work around a central theme. It culminates in a group exhibition at the end of the year.
Out of all of the programs that Len Metcalf runs, this course is designed for serious enthusiasts and aspiring professionals looking to take their photography to the next level.
If you would like to be challenged, supported, laugh and grow, start your photographic journey with Len's School today.
A bit of history . . .
Len’s first master class was held in the Blue Mountains in 2010. The course was originally designed for one of Len’s mates who was looking to improve his photography, but couldn’t find a course that met his needs: a well-structured course that had the right balance of the technical and intuitive, theoretical and hands-on. The success of the first course has led Len to continue to run and develop the program.
Since then the course has been growing and evolving each year, with some graduates going on to run their own solo and group exhibitions and a few starting careers in professional photography.
Read on for more information or start your journey through Len’s Master Class right now. Call Len's School on 1300 85 81 69 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll today.
"Len's master class took my photography to the next level. I enjoyed the class very much, learnt a lot, met a great group of people who have inspired me to take my photography to take my photography further."
- Sue Lightfoot
Len’s School Master Class 2015 Details
4th February – 29 November 2015
Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 9:30pm
95 hours over 4 terms. There are seven 3hr sessions per term, exact dates TBA. There are also 4 full day excursions (1 per term), with dates open to discussion.
South Penrith Neighborhood Centre
Cnr Trent St & Birmingham Rd
South Penrith, Sydney
Maximum 12 participants
As long as you have a camera and love photography there are no prerequisites for this course. If you are passionate about developing your craft and committed to building your skills, knowledge and creative intuition, read on or book now by calling Len's School on 1300 85 81 69 or emailing us at email@example.com.
Develop your camera and processing skills in this term. Look at your process for taking photographs.
Develop your understanding of composition, colour and creativity.
In our weekly classes we will study the works of master photographers and philosophers, exploring how we can position ourselves within a rich and inspiring tradition of landscape photographers.
Black and white Lens
In this term we explore black and white photography, examining ways to convert images and compose using tones. We will work mainly with figures and people during this term.
In this term we explore digital printing, film, darkrooms, creating books, websites, exhibiting and presenting your work to a wider audience. As part of our learning this semester we will organize, market and hold a group show.
For more information on the masterclass course outcomes and what will be covered each term, click here.
What to bring
3 or more prints of your photographs
Computer with image processing software. Lightroom preferred.
Tea, coffee, refreshments and nibblies at each class
Access to all of Len’s online resources
Access to Len’s extensive camera collection, library and other photographic resources
28 three hour sessions
Exclusive discounts at Summit Gear and Mainline Photographics. Ask Len for more information.
What equipment will I need?
Recommended: Computer with image processing software installed (Picasa, Lightroom, Aperture, Photoshop etc). Notebook and pen.
Can I use an iPhone or a point and shoot?
Yes! You’re welcome to attend our shoots and workshops with your current camera, even if it is an iPhone or a point and shoot. Film cameras are also welcome.
If you are planning on upgrading your camera, we recommend that you attend some training first so that we can help you purchase the best camera for your needs.
If you have any questions about your camera please contact Len.
How much time does the homework take?
That really depends on your passion and commitment to learn. Three hours a week would probably be enough, but six hours a week would be just fantastic. It’s entirely up to you.
Are there extra costs?
This is also up to you. There may be costs associated with the end of year exhibition, printing your work, paper and inks, but you can always minimize costs by choosing the right option for you.
What will I need for the field trips?
Your camera, notebook and pen plus a small day pack or camera pack, 1 liter water bottle, rain coat, sturdy shoes and a warm jacket. A tripod is highly recommended.
What do I bring to the first class?
A pen, paper, your camera and three of your photographic prints to show the class.
I am a film junkie, can I still come to the course?
Of course! You’re more than welcome and will certainly benefit form the course, though you will probably find yourself surrounded by digital photographers.
How do I book in?
You can book online below or get in touch. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 1300 85 81 69