Carmel 3 Day, A-Z 'intense yet fun' photography class only $795

Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur Photography Classes Meetup
Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur Photography Classes Meetup
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$795 for an intense, yet fun, three consecutive day class.
Deposit required: $200.

YEP, this is a BONUS CLASS -
All participants that sign up for all three days will receive a signed
Michael Seewald original photograph of choice, approx. 11x14 in size, valued at $750! WOW!


NOTE: "We sell many spaces in these workshops through our gallery in Del Mar (North San Diego county, where we are based), NOT through MeetUp. Just letting folks know as it might look like there are no, or few, sign ups. That's usually not the case."
The Seewald's

'Becoming a Master Photography Workshops' presents Michael Seewald's Carmel, CA, Two or Three Day, A-Z "Everything there is to know, compositional and technical", photography workshops.

If you can only make Fri. and Sat., subtract $195.
(But take all three and net yourself a Seewald original of choice valued at $750 plus the extra day of leaning with a master).


Michael Seewald’s recent workshop grad Kim Signoret-Parr wins ‘BEST OF SHOW’ at San Diego Int’l Photo competition, 2014 besting over 4,300 world-wide entries.

Here is what Kim said on her class critique form. Remember, she was already an advanced photographer, getting her work accepted into the fairs.

“Michael Seewald thoroughly lays out the rules of composition (I knew the rules, he SHOWS YOU HOW TO PUT THEM ALL INTO PRACTICE, and more importantly, all the things that can ruin a photo- I already knew the rules and then during three days: repeats, repeats, repeats ... drilling in our subconscious like a mantra what you need to remember every time you make a photograph. In the class we learn to MAKE a photograph not TAKE a photograph. We learn to make fewer, but better pictures. We learn to walk away from something that isn't working. Michael gave me new ways to think, new tools, and I am grateful and very happy that I spent three days learning from him. …. The unexpected benefit of the class was that I learned new ways of thinking and seeing. ”

Kim Signoret-Parr, La Jolla, CA, Class of May, 2013


"..I thought he did a great job of explaining everything. He was very patient with us and didn't make us feel bad when we didn't know or understand things....

...I went into the class hoping to learn the manual functions of my camera, as I had never learned that. I've tried reading books and it just never "clicked". I really felt that I got it after day one, and after day three I felt completely comfortable. ...I learned a LOT about all the functions on my camera I never used and feel like that was a huge benefit. I loved that we went out and "shot" in the field so that we could really get comfortable with the new ideas and techniques we were learning.

Michael picked beautiful spots to shoot. ... I really look forward to taking more classes ..."

Pamela Scholten,
Class of[masked].'11
Intermediate photographer, Anaheim, CA


Photo copyright Michael Seewald 6.30.'05. All rights reserved.
Students shares images
made during the previous days fun in Carmel.

Carmel / Monterey
'fun-shops' with Michael Seewald

"These two and three day Carmel photo classes/ workshops (aka 'fun-shops') are not to be missed. They generally fill up fast and provide great images that you will be able sell, if you are wanting to that is, Or to just hang them on your walls for you and your friends to appreciate for the rest of your life- guaranteed." MS

This is one great place to take an outdoor workshop. We not only learn all of the basics of good compositional factors but receive all of knowledge so we can use the technical skills needed to make them as well. We have a chance to apply all of the new knowledge in one of photography's heartlands. Ansel Adams, The Weston's (Edward, Brett and Cole) and a multitude of other serious fine art photographers (artists) have called this unique place home.

Point Lobos State Park, Carmel California
by Michael Seewald. All rights reserved.

We will usually work many of the areas best photogenic spots: Cannery Row; Big Sur; 17 Mile Drive; Fisherman's Wharf (night photography); Point Lobos; the Carmel Mission; the 'Barnyard' mall with it's terraced flower gardens; Carmel Village and quite a few other locations on and off the beaten path.

We will visit many of the photography and painting galleries in Carmel where Michael will point out how the compositional elements were used properly, or as in 90% of the time- improperly, and in no time the students are critiquing the art with that same critical eye.


Michael has been helping photographers for 30 years now. Here he poses with some of his Carmel students at the Highlands Inn, April 2008

Note: Karla Stevens, beginner, taller middle lady in upper row in above photo, has her testimonial here...

"...Michael, the workshop met my expectations. Delightful. Fun. Entertaining. This is what I wrote in an email to one of my friends:

"Last weekend I participated in a wonderful Photography workshop (3 days) in and around Carmel. The hands-on work was done at the the most beautiful and inspirational spots in Monterey County; The Mission, Old Town Monterey, Point Lobos, The Barnyard, Carmel by the Sea... What a wonderful place – where better to practice a new way of seeing and exercise my imagination.

The days averaged 9 hours plus gallery walks that followed. ...

The workshop is done in Carmel twice a year by Michael Seewald -( he is funny, inspiring and entertaining as well as a master photographer - all the techie stuff would NOT have been lost on YOU - as for me, well, time will tell, I hope to hang on to some of the techie stuff and at least be able to create some beautiful art, with a camera, when I go to Europe in June. I was there for the inspiration, the brain exercise, to hang out w/ my Mom and Aunt Elise and for the creative stimulation - I was not disappointed and am blessed, really, holy cow, how great is this life!!"

Here is part of Karla's critique form.

How_helpful_was_class: 10 - Very helpful
How_satisfied: 10 - Very satisfied
value_for_the_money: About right
quote_me: ON
name: Karla Stevens, Salinas, Ca


$200 to reserve your space.

Balance due 15 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.


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