L E V E L 3
Image + Vision = ART
3 – Week course, once a week Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Students receive a course booklet.
Students will need a tripod.
This course is designed for the Photographer who is very comfortable with shooting in manual mode and understands advanced camera settings. I will be teaching this course using Photoshop. It is best if students have a laptop with Photoshop to use in class. We will learn how to SEE Artistic images before we take them and use in – camera techniques to create Art with our images in Photoshop.
As Photographers, we use our creative eye and elements of Art to see and create strong images every day. We place ourselves and observe, connecting to the moments of line, shape, form, texture and color. Learning to see your subject before you photograph it and understanding how to create in - camera painterly images and backgrounds will raise your Photography to the next level. – Gina Zhidov
Week 1 How to Pre-Visualize your Photographs and create Painterly images from your photos.
Students will learn how to photograph a subject using in camera techniques such as selective focus and shallow depth of field to create a painterly image and then learn how to continue the artistic process in Photoshop.
Students will learn how to look for color, shape and form, highlights and contrast and use in camera techniques such as de-focus to create their own textured backgrounds and build a background library.
Week 2 Embrace the blur: Students will learn how to create overlays in camera by using the de-focus technique. Looking for highlights, color, shape and form students can create wonderful overlays to use in Photoshop and add the finishing touches to their Painterly images.
If time allows, I want to introduce long exposures. One of my favorite techniques is artistic long exposures. Students will learn how to use long exposures and motion to add a dreamy feel to their images.
Week 3 Combining what we have learned to create ART.
In this final class, we will use the images you have created in class and in Photoshop use layers, blending modes, masks, selective and brush tools to create your vision. I feel this class is a great way to introduce working with layers in Photoshop. I make it easy and fun.
Gina Zhidov Photography | 327 North 6th, Chickasha | 405.421.9671 | www.chickashaphotoclasses.com