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Fall Photo-School

  • Sep 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Join the Photography Workshops' Fall Photo-School

Starting on Friday  September 20, Photography Workshops will be offering a 6 session photo-school for just eight photographers looking to improve their skills and learn new techniques.
The school will offer six sessions (three evenings and three full day location classes) that will cover a wide range of photography from abstract,  macro, and stunning landscapes to creative portraiture. You will learn to direct a viewer's eye around your image, and master advanced compositional techniques.  Instruction will be given on mastering the finer points of depth of field, metering modes and creative exposure plus you will get plenty of hands-on experience shooting during our indoor and outdoor sessions. 

If you have never experienced an intense series of workshop in a very small group setting you have really missed out.  Don't let this chance slip by. This series has run several times in the past three years and because there are only eight spaces available  it has always filled within days,

Three of the sessions will run on Friday evenings from 7.30pm  - 10pm at Ian Murray Photography in Pembroke. . The other three sessions will be full day outdoor workshops on Sundays:


1. Advanced Camera Control
Friday Sept 20th 7.30pm - 10 pm indoors at 201 Oak Street Pembroke

  • Metering
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Bracketing
  • Creative use of Exposure
  • Creative Depth of field

2. Advanced Composition
Sun Sep 22. outdoors 10am - 5pm Boston

Get beyond the rule of thirds and explore:
• The Gestalt of image composition
• How the viewer's eye will move around your image.
• Creating images which deliberately lead the viewer
• The Gestalt of points, lines and curves
• Create the impression of depth in your images

3. Advanced Landscape Photography
Sunday Oct  6th  - Fall Foliage Landscape trip to Vermont 7am - 10pm

• Managing Color
• Compositional techniques for better landscapes
• Working with the light
• Thinking in Black and white

4.  Macro Photography
Friday  Oct 4th  7.30 pm-10pm Indoor location 201 Oak Street Pembroke

• Fine tuning depth of field
• How close is too close
• Creative Macro - from real to abstract
• Flowers, Foliage and Food
• Lighting for Macro

5. Developing Your eye
Friday Oct 25  ,  - 7.30pm - 10pm Oak Street Pembroke.

• Thinking photographically
• Seeing shapes and patterns
• Photographing emotion
• Engaging the viewer
• Shooting light and shadow
• Shooting concepts


6.  Portraiture
Sunday Oct 20 , 15 9am - 12 noon , and 2pm - 5pm Outdoors Area

• Simple Head shots
• Full body portraits
• Group Portraits
• Location Portraiture
• Lighting setups for great portraits
• Portable lighting
• Posing Techniques

Unlike most photography schools this will be a unique opportunity to experience quality instruction in a very small group (8 max) that will ensure  lots of attention. It will provide a unique mix of indoor classroom style learning coupled with full day workshops on location. The cost of just $575 covers all six classes, handouts, exercises and image review giving more than 40 hours of quality instruction with professional photographer, Ian Murray for less than $15 per hour. At the end of the sessions  Ian will conduct a detailed review and critique of twenty of your images. 

Please note:  The fee does not include meals or travel costs to the various locations. However, car pooling may be available.

Ian Murray is a professional photographer with over 40 years of experience. He is also a fully trained and qualified teacher of adults having a graduate degree in education. He works full time as a portrait photographer and is regularly hired  to photograph concerts and music festivals. He has been widely published including having his work appear in the book "Images that Inspire" Wiley 2009.  You can check out his web-site at:

or call him for more details at[masked]


Payment plans are available for this class. A scholarship may also be available towards the cost of this series, please contact Ian for details at [masked]

See what others have said about Ian's workshops:

I just had a class with Ian at my usual group night. He kindly led a portrait workshop for us. I was blown away by this guys knowledge and teaching skill. I have spent thousands of dollars to hear and see the 'best in the business' but I found Ian to be by far the best I have ever seen. His patience, humor, and willingness to give up his knowledge is unique and extremely refreshing. I wish I had discovered him years ago. He taught us more in two hours than I have gained in days from other teachers and he made it all so easy. I will definitely be spending more time at Ian's classes and I would recommend him to anyone who is serious about learning photographic skills. Ian is certainly the best photography teacher in New England and I susoect he ranks in the top five in the USA. He should be charging ten times what he currently charges - and if he did it would still be great value! I urge you to join this group and attend his workshops. 

Robert Reed on Jan 24, 2013.



 This was a great workshop! Ian was a great teacher. He explained everything in a clear, concise manner. He displayed great patience and good humor! I would highly recommend this workshop to any beginner interested in learning their camera and how to improve their photos! 

Debi on Dec 31, 2012.



 I appreciate the workshops Ian offers because it's focused on imparting wisdom vs. centered around talking at us or bragging. I've been to some workshops where I didn't learn a thing other than how large the ego of the facilitator was so I appreciate that I leave these workshops better educated than when I went in. 

Jean Gaudet on Apr 23, 2012.



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Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 15 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: Please note: due to the limited number of spaces once you sign up for this workshop you are committed to pay for it. You may cancel up to 15 days before the first class without penallty but after that there are no refunds, credits or rain checks.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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