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Fall Photography School - get the skillsyou need to take better photographs!

From: Ian M.
Sent on: Monday, September 12, 2011 2:40 PM


The Photography Workshop's Fall Photography School is a unique opportunity to take part in this exciting and instructive series of workshops that will definitely improve you photography.

The series of three evening sessions and three full day (Saturdays) workshop will cover a wide range of skills and techniques and will be taught by professional photographer and renowned teacher, Ian Murray.

Just check out what Ian's students have been saying about his classes and you will know that you are in for a great learning experience.

For less than $15 per hour you will get some of the best photography instruction to be found in New England.


Places are filling up fast and are strictly limited to just 8 particpants - book now to avoid disappointment.

Join the Photography Workshops' Fall Photo-School

Starting in late September, Photography workshops will be offering a 6 session photo-school for intermediate photographers looking to improve their skills and learn new techniques.
The school will offer six sessions (three evenings and three full day on location classes) that will cover a wide range of photography from abstract macros, through 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 and you will get plenty of hands-on experience shooting portraits under several lighting setups, both indoors and outdoors.
Three of the sessions will run on Thursday evenings from 7pm - 10pm at an indoor location in the Braintree area. The other three sessions will be full day outdoor workshops on Saturdays as follows:

1. Advanced Camera Control
Thursday Sept 29th 7pm - 10 pm indoor location Braintree Area

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

2. Advanced Composition
Saturday OCT 1 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
Saturday October 8th - 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
Thursday OCT 6 7pm-10pm Indoor location Braintree Area

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

5. Portraiture
Saturday OCT 15 9am - 12 noon indoors and 2pm - 5pm

Outdoors Weymouth and Boston Area

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

6. Developing Your eye
Thursday Oct 20 - 7pm - 10pm Weymouth/Braintree Area.

• Thinking photographically
• Seeing shapes and patterns
• Photographing emotion
• 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 very small group (8 max) that will ensure you will get 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:

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