Next Level Photography
What you'll learn
- Decode Visual Language
- Reading Photographs for Content and Meaning
- Create your own Photographic Style through Personal Aesthetics and Mood
- Develop themes in your Work
- Candid Photography vs. Staged Photographs
- Visualising and Planning a Photo Shoot
- Filtering your finalised Images
- Creating a Narratives through a Series of Images
- Deconstructing Photography through Alternative Processes and Composite Images
- In-depth portfolio reviews of classic and contemporary masters in Conceptual Photography
- Basic Camera Functions and Controls. This is an intermediate course that focuses on further development of theory, style, and themes.
This course is designed to help aspiring artists with a background in photography to develop their themes, style, and understanding of Photography as a contemporary Artistic Medium. In this course, we will look at Contemporary Photographic masters to discover what approaches can be used to transform your images into meaningful works of art. We will also cover explore techniques such as creating narratives through a photographic series, staging a photographic scene, planning a shoot, and filtering out your images to find the successful works that support your style and theme.
Who this course is for:
- Intermediate to Advanced Students and Practitioners of Fine Art Photography.
Born in Chicago, I received my B.A. in Studio Arts with a concentration in Photography from Oberlin College. In 2001, I moved to Amman, Jordan where I worked both as a contemporary artist and as a photojournalist. I exhibited my photography in numerous exhibitions throughout the Middle East and internationally.
Eventually, I became the lead photographer for a Jordanian Lifestyle Magazine and Photo Editor for two regional publications: a Fashion Magazine and a Men's Magazine. This allowed me to gain a second editorial eye for photography, as I regularly scouted, commissioned, and published photo shoots from other talented photographers in the region.
While in Jordan, I also began teaching courses and workshops on Drawing, Seeing with Perspective, and Photography. I consider my teaching style to be somewhat radical but very effective and have received much positive feedback from my students through the years, who in-turn became professional artists themselves.
In 2007, I moved to Berlin, Germany where I am currently based and while I continue to expand my own contemporary art photographic practices into the fields of light art, installation and video, and I gain special joy and satisfaction from sharing my experiences and knowledge with my students.