Masterclass Course Outcomes

  • Produce a number of cohesive photographic projects
  • Print, mat, frame and present your own photographs
  • Write an artists statement
  • Complete a self-portrait project
  • Find your voice and develop your own style
  • Participate in a group show
  • Immerse yourself in photography for a year and take many photographs
  • Complete a series of photographic exercises to build your visual literacy
  • Discover new visual influences
  • Gain confidence as a photographer
  • Practice and improve your photo critiquing skills
  • Develop your own style and aesthetic
  • Make new friends
  • Build a photographic community
  • Inspire and help others with their photography
  • Enjoy yourself
  • Laugh

 

 

Mr Curly, Pandanus, Cradle Mountain Tasmania © Leonard Metcalf 2014

You will be encouraged and supported if you choose to

  • Curate your own exhibition
  • Develop a business plan
  • Publish a book
  • Produce a calendar
  • Design a website of your work
  • Create a set of greeting cards or postcards
  • Develop and maintain a photoblog
  • Complete a photograph a day challenge
  • Start a new career 

 

You might even

  • Grow in unexpected ways
  • Take unexpected leaps
  • Amaze yourself with your abilities

 

 Masterclass Course Content

Term 1     Technical Lens

  • Camera craft & control
  • Lens choice
  • Sharpness & focus                  
  • Bokeh & blurr
  • Critiquing photographs techniques and practice
  • Positive pyschology
  • Photography for impact verse photography for contemplation
  • Technical verse emotional photography
  • Begin to explore the work of master photographers and artistic philosophers
  • Develop an understanding of the elements of composition
  • The Power of Lightroom
  • Work flow
  • Keeping it simple
  • Colour management
  • Colour spaces
  • Colour temperature

 

Cradle Mountain Tasmania © Leonard Metcalf 2013

Term 2     Creative Lens

  • Overcoming creative blocks
  • The creative brain and creative process
  • Learning to see
  • The command to look
  • Strategies for idea generation
  • Positive self talk
  • Creative visualization
  • Photographic visualization
  • Creative processes of the masters
  • Journals
  • Golden sections & Fibonacci
  • Composition (yes, again!)
  • Colour theory
  • Colour meanings
  • Conceptual art
  • RGB, CYMK, YRB colour wheels
  • Analogous colours, complementary opposites, triads, colour harmonies

 

Term 3     Black and White Lens

  • Digital black and white
  • Natural lighting
  • Hollywood lighting
  • Quiet Light
  • Rembrandt lighting
  • Chiaroscuro 
  • Tonal composition
  • Leading lines
  • Luminance
  • Depth - atmospheric perspective verse liner perspective
  • Digital black and white workflow
  • Portraiture
  • Head shots
  • Posing the figure
  • Street photography

 

Term 4     Exhibiting Lens

Magdalina © Leonard Metcalf 2013

  • Writing your own artist statement
  • Creating a portfolio
  • Online presentation and publishing, including photo blogs, online galleries and websites
  • Going to press
  • Publishing a photography book
  • Curating your own work
  • How to organise an exhibition
  • How the art world works
  • Dealing with art galleries
  • Price pointing
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Branding yourself
  • Finding an audience
  • Designing a website
  • The beauty of paper
  • Soft proofing
  • Pre press preparation
  • Digital printing
  • Inkjet prints
  • Archival issues
  • Framing and mounting
  • Collecting photography
  • Ongoing learning and development     

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