Are you ready to think about your work in a new way?
The mindful photographic approach will empower you to be intentional with the images you make, creating stronger, deeper and more meaningful imagery.
Photographers have the power to express and communicate messages through their work, leaving a lasting impression. When we become more mindful of what we want to say and practice until we have the ability to say those things, spectacular things happen, vision develops and we create art.
In this advanced four week workshop, you will work on techniques to identify photographic elements, learn how to use those elements to create a stronger frame, break through creative boundaries, and create images that express who you are and what you intend to say through your work, all leading to a gained confidence in yourself as an artist.
Solid understanding of Manual Mode and comfort with your camera. Also an understanding of Compositional Techniques.
what you’ll get
4 weekly Instructional PDFs (formatted for print or on-screen viewing).
2 instructional videos discussing photographic elements.
2 instructional videos discussing the work of Alumni Artists.
1 shooting video.
2 instructional videos discussing Artist intention.
2 demonstration post processing videos.
Bonus video describing Underwater Housing Unit.
EQUIPMENT VIDEO & CHECKLIST
Students receive a getting started video and recommended product list that answers all of your "where do I start?" questions.
Full participation Students will be able to participate in weekly 60 minute live online meeting led by the instructor. Meeting agenda includes review of weekly material, open book discussions and Q&A session. Study Along Students and Full Participation Students who can not make the meeting will be able to download and view the recorded meeting.
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation Students receive extensive personal critiques of weekly assignment submissions by Instructor
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
Parts to a photograph
Creating stronger images using six photographic elements
Learn extensively about each of the six photographic elements
Importance of the frame
Six creative decisions to manipulate the photographic elements
Thinking through an image
Creating unique images
Option 1 - The Thinking Photographer
Option 2 - Communicating a Mood
Shooting with intent
Breaking down barriers
Expression through your work
It’s all in the message
Develop focus, inspiration, creativity, experimentation, motivation
about your instructor
Ardelle Neubert is a lifestyle and fine art photographer. She lives in Calgary, AB, Canada with her husband and their two boys. She carries her camera everyone, capturing the real life moments of love, laughter, daily activities and adventures in her life.
Ardelle is an international award winning photographer who’s work has been featured in a variety of publications including Click Magazine, Real Life Magazine, Photo Life Magazine, and several photography blogs. She is also a contributor to Offset. When she isn’t keeping up with a calendar full of her boys’ sports and activities, she loves being anywhere near the water.
Ardelle’s work can be seen here.
how it works
All class content is organized into simple steps as part of a clear, self-guided pathway inside your private online classroom. You'll check off each interactive step as you go, from completing readings and watching videos to student Q&A and assignment submissions.
download weekly lessons
Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.
Materials vary by program
study & ask questions
Your registration includes access to a private online workshop for sharing and discussion. The workshop is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule. The instructor is present in the workshop every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.
complete weekly assignments
Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.
Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the workshop and receive critique each week.
Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.