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This is a group that wants to get maximum leaning in the shortest possible time! These 'fun-shops' are taught by Michael Seewald, a working master fine-art photographer that has created, and shown, photographic art the world over. His passion for teaching equals his photographic art skill level. Says who? Say the grads who've come from all all over the country to join him, from New York to Miami, and from San Francisco to San Diego. For some 30 years he's been sharing his knowledge gleaned from a degree in photography and, now, 40 years of practice in it. He's won dozens of national and international awards. We hope you take the opportunity to join Michael in one of his rare workshops in the Monterey area, or join him a little further out of town, in Yosemite or Napa, or even in his home town, based in San Diego. See ya soon, Valerie Seewald (past Seewald collector, now wife!)

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3 day, all day, intense yet fun A to Z photography workshop, only $695

Michael Seewald Galleries


We sell some of the spaces through visitors to our Del Mar gallery. Hope you can join us. So the class could be fuller than it states here. MS Who is Michael Seewald? Maybe the most awarded (as far as winning national and international competitions), artist alive. With a degree in photography, and thirty years of traveling the world creating over 65 portfolios, a month per trip, he's also the most productive photographic artist alive too! _____________ 'Become a Master' Two and Three day, A-Z, all about photography,both compositional and technical. The following video is from a Michael Seewald's three day digital photography class grad, beginner David Durney http://youtu.be/2ijDWHV84Vs _________________ All day Friday and Saturday (only $495), add a optional Sunday, ($200). This is a BONUS class- you will receive a Seewald original photo valued at $750 if you take all three days!!! PLENTY of ONE-ON-ONE time with master photographer Michael Seewald, no more than 6 students per class. __________________ " this exciting class turned my digital camera into an artist's tool! I learned the difference between taking a picture and creating art. ...by taking this workshop Michael will open up a whole new world of photographic possibilities for you, he did me. ....” Troy Garrow, San Diego, Ca. / Class of[masked].’07 ________________________ Welcome to the exciting world of Michael Seewald's Photography classes This is a 3 day class, where you will learn everything from A-Z, in both the technical AND the compositional department. You can not make award winners without having the full knowledge of these elements, and Michael Seewald, an international award winning artist, will be your guru in attaining all this info Michael Seewald's compositional 'fun-shops' (yeah, they are not easy, but Michael keeps it light, so it's a lot of fun too, so students call them fun-shops, not 'work'shops) He also holds the 'A-Z' classes up in photogenic locations in central California once or twice a year- in Carmel, Napa and Yosemite. He leads you step by step through the critical thinking process necessary to 'make', not just take, a photograph. Worth looking at not just for a second or two, but for many seconds. You'll learn the principles to captivate your audience with well thought out images. He'll give you the 'map' you have been missing to make your 'art' pop, to make 'WOWS', like his. It's not just luck, it's skill, and he wants to pass this knowledge to YOU, at very reasonable prices for what you get! This is something passed down from the masters, 'how to see', 'how to compose', how to 'hold someone's eye in your art', and not even many photo professors understand this well, nor a lot of pros, that's why you just might have one or two in your class, that flew in from N.Y., or San Fran, etc., in the class with you, it's not uncommon! ________________________________ "... elements of composition being explained and repeated until we finally got it!" Carl Morrison, advanced photographer. Placentia, California / Class of 12.'98 ________________________________ "...The class does a great job at equipping the student with tools to esthetically enhance any photograph, past or future. I used to think I was a pretty good photographer because I had good technical knowledge of how to take pictures. This class turned on a little "light bulb": I have spent the last 40 years in photography trying to say, "Look what I can do with a camera" rather than concentrating on how to use the picture's strong points to enhance its message." Jeff Fischbeck, advanced photographer, San Diego, CA / Class of 8.'03 ________________________________ "...Was I crazy for flying across the country for a weekend course? Very possibly, but I would do it again. I went to learn about composition and I did. I feel grounded now in an area that was a mystery to me. ...I feel I have acquired some of the basic building blocks of good composition. With practice and perseverance I may find it easier to produce more of those “WOW” photos Seewald wants us to make. Was it worth the trip? An unqualified YES!" Mike Gotthelf, advanced photographer, Boston, MA/ Class of 2.25.'[masked].'06 ______________________ Beginner photographer Becki Smith poses with Michael and her new Certificate of Achievement. "Oh my goodness... I knew I had a lot to learn but I never imagined I could learn so much...! I took away so much knowledge and hands on experience from this workshop. I was somewhat nervous about my beginner skill-level but Michael's ability to teach while exercising his natural tendency to turn everything into a joke was great!! I was at ease in no time. It was a true honor to be taught by someone with Michael's talent and experience. It is obvious that he truly enjoys sharing his God-given talent with others." Becki Smith, San Diego, California. Beginner photographer/ class of 11.'06 ________________________ Call Michael with any more questions at[masked] More info here, along with dozens of testimonials: http://www.seewald.com/San_diego_digital_photography_workshops_and_courses.htm To reserve, pay the $200 deposit. Balance due two weeks prior. Cancellation/refund policy: All classes outside San Diego county- cancellation policy as of 11.1.'11. Sixty or more days before class, a certificate good for a future class will be issued (good for one year). With less than 60 days before class: No refund nor certificate will be issued, but you will still receive a $750 Seewald original of choice (from about a dozen images) if you're paid in full on a three day. So basically it's a no loss policy. ;/) http://www.seewald.com/San_diego_digital_photography_workshops_and_courses.htm

Yosemite 3 day Michael Seewald's A-to-Z, 3 long, but fun, days- only $795

Yosemite Falls Lodge


'Becoming a Master Photography Workshops' presents: Michael Seewald's 3 day Yosemite Photography Class, 'A-Z all about photography, both compositional and technical' Seewald's workshops...the difference over others? You aren't just driven around to pretty sites, which you could do on your own, you are taught how to see, think and create, like a master, from a master. That way, when you get to pretty places on your own, you'll be able to make exciting, award winning art with the concepts you've now practiced and learned. BONUS CLASS All participants that take the three day class will receive a signed Michael Seewald original photograph of choice, approx. 11x14 in size, valued at $750! WOW! That's right, BUT if you need to you can take just the first two days, for $595, the Friday and Saturday. BUT most take all three and get the extra learning/practice with a master PLUS get the bonus Seewald original photo too. ______________________ "Michael, My recent outdoor show in Santee, Ca. was a great success. ... I can't tell you the number of times people have looked at different pieces of my artwork and said "Wow!" It is exactly what you said would happen from the application of your principles. I am really jazzed about (the multi-day class) Carmel, I have my room and plane tickets already taken care of....Looking forward to seeing / learning from you again soon. " Dan McGeorge, advanced photographer Santee, Calif.. (now a photo-artist with a gallery in Coronado, Ca.!!!). _________________________ "...I enjoyed another great outdoor experience with Michael, rain and snow and sunshine. What a wonderful opportunity to study with a master of the light in so many different light conditions. I will be back again for another class." Vicki Dobbs, Clovis, California, Yosemite class of March 10-22, '09 Video testimonies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ijDWHV84Vs ____________________ $200 reserves your space. Balance due 30 days prior. Cancellation/refund policy: All classes outside San Diego county- cancellation policy as of 11.1.'11. 60 or more days before class, a certificate good for a future class will be issued (good for one year). With less than 60 days before class: No refund nor certificate will be issued. ____________________ All the particulars here: http://www.seewald.com/San_diego_digital_photography_workshops_and_courses.htm

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