there are $200 Scholarships still available for the Spring Photo School which starts on Friday making the total cost just $375 all you have to do is ask ... (In strictest confidence) Contact Ian at [address removed] details.
SPRING PHOTO SCHOOL - what's it all about?
Why would you want to sign up for the Spring Photo School?
Well maybe, just maybe you are regularly finding that your images don't quite satisfy you: they don't appear the way you imagined they would when you pressed the shutter.
Maybe you want to know how best to compose your shot so that it looks so much more like a pro-shot.
Maybe you wish your landscapes looked more luminous in a way that wows your audience.
Maybe you're an absolute beginner hoping to improve your skills.
Whatever the reason, for less than the cost of a decent lens this series of six intensive workshops will improve your knowledge and skills
The whole approach to this series is based on the premiss that the only thing that separates the great photographer from the average one is their eye and not their equipment. While the craft of using the camera is important, it alone will not make you a great photographer. For that to happen you have to see the potential shot, envision how it will look in the photograph, compose and carefully construct the shot in your mind and only then set the camera settings to fulfill your intent.
In this series of mostly hands-on workshops, you will be part of a very small group of students, all of whom are looking to develop their 'eye'. You will receive lots of individual attention specifically aimed at your skill level so it doesn't matter where you are currently at - beginner or expert, you will grow as a photographer.
Covering several key topics such composition, macro, portrait and landscapes, whatever your field, the expert individually tailored instruction will take you way beyond your current skill level.
This series has helped scores of photographers gain new insights and helped them to massively improve their abilities. Many of them enjoyed this series so much they have returned to continue their development in more advanced workshops.
For less than $15 dollars per hour you will get over 40 hours of individually tailored attention from reputedly one of the best photography teachers in New England. There are just a handful of spaces left for this series (the last offering until the fall). It startson Friday Feb 21 and the classes are spread over three months.
Past attendees have had this to say about these intensive workshop series:
Helen Coffran This was my first series of photographic classes with Ian. He is a great teacher, both the experience and the learning was beyond my expectation. Besides the excellent material you will learn, you will come out of these classes with a greater appreciation for the art of photography. I am looking forward to attending many more classes with Ian. Thanks Ian for a job well done. Like · Reply · Yesterday · Mute
Leslie Pimentel-Matthews This has been a great workshop series... It has changed the way I look at photography as well has how I shoot photography. Like · Reply · Yesterday · Mute
Lynne Karo Fantastic investment in my photographic journey. Love the changes in my eye and finished images. Amazing how I think longer, shoot less and accomplish more. Great to meet and develop friendships with other photo lovers over the 6 class series as well. My favorite class to date. Like · Reply · 2 days ago · Mute
Larry Cotton Another evening of fun and learning with Ian. Ian's passion for photography is matched by his enthusiasm for teaching and sharing his experience. Tonight's first class of this six class series was a great intro and I look forward to incorporating what I learn into making my own images stronger. Like · Reply · November 30 · Mute
Mary Beth McKinnon Ian is as masterful a teacher as he is a photographer. Bonding easily w/his students, he brings a sense of calm, warmth and simplicity to the subject.
We are a group dedicated to improving our photographic skills by participating in photo shoots, workshops, travel workshops and one on one tuition. We are open to all levels from beginners with point and shoots to professionals who want to learn new skills in all areas of photography from digital to film, from camera controls to lighting, and all the way to post-processing in Photoshop.
Led by professional photographer and qualified teacher, Ian Murray, who has over 40 years of experience, the majority of the meetups offered by this group involve high quality teachng in small groups. For these workshops there is a fee of $20 and upwards depending on the subject, location and the group size.
We will regularly offer free classes and events and will provide occasional scholarships and free spaces for those unable to afford workshop fees.
If you are looking for high quality workshops with a great teacher and don't mind paying a fee to attend then this is the group for you. Ian has been widely published, including having his work selected for inclusion in the book "Photos that Inspire". He has taught at several well known colleges and more recently at the ICA in Boston. With over 450 successful events and workshops already held, this group is one of the premier New England photography teaching groups. The classes and workshops invariably receive a maximum rating and rave reviews from our members.
If you are looking for just a social gathering of photographers and are not looking for paid instruction you are very welcome to stick around and join our occasional free meetups - we love to hang out with other photographers! If you are serious about improving your photography skills with some Top-class instruction at a great price, then this is the place for you.
Either way we don't charge a membership fee.
Read the group reviews and you will be assured that the workshops offered by this group are uniquely special and of a very high quality.
Please note that many of the workshops have a very strict limit on numbers and payment is required in advance. To maintain the high quality of attention provided by such a small group approach it is necessary to have a policy of no refunds or credits of any kind if you cancel or don't show. This enables the classes to be kept cost effective and keeps the cost down to a reasonable level for everyone. Of course, if the class is cancelled or has to be re-scheduled then a full refund is given.