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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 San Francisco, Monterey, Yosemite or Napa areas, 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

$200.00

Maybe you'll never enter a national competition, but if you do, wouldn't it be nice to know the multitude of compositional elements that will make the judges want to keep admiring your photograph so long that they MUST give it an award, like they did to these two Seewald grads at the San Diego Int'l photo competition!?! NOTE: The $200 mentioned on price is the deposit amount, full price is $695. "We get most of our students through advertising them at our gallery in Del Mar, CA (N. San Diego county) NOT through MeetUp so much. Just letting folks know as it might look like there are only a few sign ups when it might almost be sold out. " The Seewald's ________________ 'Become a Master' Three day, A-Z, all about photography, both compositional and technical. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2ijDWHV84Vs Above video testimony for beginners thinking of taking a class: David Durney explains that he not only learned what he came for, but much, much more. AND YOU WILL TOO! https://youtu.be/T_SfUQQcsY4 Above video testimony link for advanced/pros thinking of taking this class: a 20 second video testimony, Jason Ellis, a pro from Los Angelos for 30 years and known as the 'King of Covers', with over 500 under he belt now! Total prices are as follows: All day Friday and Saturday ($500), add an optional Sunday, ($195). 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 _______________ This is a BONUS CLASS, read details at bottom/ MS Welcome to the exciting world of Michael Seewald's Photography classes This is a two 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) are held about once a month in San Diego County, in Southern California, where he lives with his wife Valerie (ex-collector, now wife). 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! ________________________________ Stream near Lake Sonoma by Michael Seewald. Copyright Michael Seewald 2003, all right reserved. Image sponsored by Joe and Judy Donovan of New England, USA. ____________________ "... elements of composition being explained and repeated until we finally got it!" Carl Morrison, advanced photographer. Placentia, California / Class of 12.'98 __________ Above, Becky Smith with her Certificate of Achievement that all grads receveive. "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." 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, enter $200 deposit in payment box, or pay for complete class now, your choice. Balance due two weeks 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.

Yosemite Class -Michael Seewald's A-to-Z, three whole days- only $795

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$200.00

"The class greatly advanced my photographic skills. I feel much more comfortable using my camera from a technical aspect. I now understand what the camera settings mean, and how to tweak them for optimal photo quality. As important, maybe more so, I now know how to compose a photo for a more beautiful photo, one that others will find interesting enough that they'll more than just glance at. Considering the above, my investment in travel and cost of equipment, the class was a good value. I feel that I am now able to turn mediocre snap shots into memorable works of art." Frank Weber, San Diego three day class of[masked] "'Becoming a Master Photography Workshops' presents: Michael Seewald's 3 day Yosemite Photography Class, 'A-Z all about photography, both compositional and technical' $200 reserves your space. Balance due 14 days prior. 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. Copyright Michael Seewald 2014, all rights reserved BONUS CLASS All participants that take the three classwill receive a signed Michael Seewaldoriginal 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. ____________________ "...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 ______________________ "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, Santee, Calif.. (Now a photo-artist with his own gallery in Coronado, CA.) ____________________ 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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Carmel 3 day AtoZ photo workshop, Thurs-Sat.

Michael Seewald Galleries

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