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Spring Photo-School - a series to expand your skills

  • Feb 21, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Join the Photography Workshops' Spring  Photo-School

Starting on Friday  Feb 21 Photography Workshops will be offering a 6 session photo-school for  photographers looking to improve their skills and learn new techniques.
The school will offer 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. 
Three of the sessions will run on Friday evenings from 7pm - 10pm at Ian Murray Photography in Pembroke. . The other three sessions will be full day outdoor workshops on Sundays at various locations.

 Dates are 

Fridays:  feb 21, April 11, April 19 

Sundays. Mar 9,  April 6,

Saturday May 17 

1. Advanced Camera Control
Friday Feb 21. 7pm - 10 pm indoors at 201 Oak Street Pembroke


Exposure Compensation


Creative use of Exposure

Creative Depth of field

2. Advanced Composition
Sun April 6  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. Macro Photography
Friday April 18  7pm-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


4. Advanced Landscape Photography
 Saturday May 17 full day Landscape excursion  7am - 10pm

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


5. Portraiture
Sunday Mar 9 9am - 12 noon indoors and 2pm - 5pm Potentially outdoors 

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

6. Developing Your eye
Friday April 11,  - 7pm - 10pm Oak Street Pembroke.

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


Unlike most photography schools this will be a unique opportunity to experience quality instruction in a small group (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 $17 per hour. As a bonus after you complete  the sessions  Ian will conduct a detailed review and critique twelve of your images that you will present as a portfolio.  

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:

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Payment plans are available for this class.


See what previous attendees at these classes have said:

" "I just had a class with Ian ... 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


"This is a GREAT way to hone your skills and meet other people having fun with photography. Ian really makes you feel comfortable. There are no stupid questions...there are no "lectures" is a TRUE conversation about photography and how to improve." Kerry


"This was another fantastic workshop. which does not surprise me.. i have never been disappointed with any of the workshops that i have gone to with Ian. I have said this before and will say it again. Ian makes complex seem so easy and i have learned so much. Thank you Ian! "   Leslie



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  • Christine

    Just putting these dates in my calendar and noticed April 19th is a Friday April 18th, correct?

    February 19, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Is this a beginners class or for experienced photographers?

    February 15, 2014

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