CreativeLive Event: Make Artistic Statements, Enhance Your Creative Vision, and Preview Photography As Art

You may have heard that Friday I will be giving a class over at CreativeLive starting at 9am PST. You can sign up to watch the live class for free, or you can pre-order on-demand access for $59, a savings of $20.

I will be concentrating on several key areas:

1. Navigating an Ever Changing World

How images were collected in the past has changed and the world has become closer in terms of access thanks to the advances in travel and technology. As a result, change seems to accelerate and keeping in step becomes a necessary skill. I will share how I research, plan, and execute as well as review and edit for projects. With over 100 book titles, television shows, exhibits, presentations – how does one manage it all and how do projects transition from an idea to achievement?  In this segment, I will review my processes for efficiency, economy and how I chart the course to a successful outcome.

2. Ways Technology has Improved my Work

The truth is that technology has been giving artists new ways to share their work for a very long time. Tools and art have evolved together, becoming intertwined.  Cameras, software, lenses, even drones – they are all tools for the photographer, the artist, the storyteller. I will share how I have incorporated technology to enhance and redefine my work.

3. Preview to Photography as Art

“Photography as Art” is a groundbreaking seminar created for individuals who want to spark their imagination and discover how to make artistic statements through photography. I will share an excerpt from this seminar created for the creative professional to see and make art in exciting new ways. With art history as a reference point, I explore avenues to maintain inspiration, foster personal style, and discover ways to distinguish your own photography from others.

4. Live Critique

At the end of the program, I will critique viewer-submitted photographs.  These photo critiques provide viewers a great opportunity to look through the eyes of a professional photographer and learn by constructive feedback on what makes an image stronger.

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Technique: Photographing the Magic Hour

You’ve probably heard many photographers talk about getting shots during the “magic hour”, other people may call this “at sunset”. Learn how to get the best sunset photos, shot on location in Baja.

Want more composition tips? I am offering several more composition tips through my Photography as Art seminars this year throughout the U.S.

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Technique: Effective Symmetrical Compositions

Reflections often offer perfectly symmetrical compositions. Shot on Location in the Pantanal, Brazil.

Want more composition tips? I am offering several more composition tips through my Photography as Art seminars this year throughout the U.S.

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Technique: Photographing Brown Bears

I usually shoot with a 16-35mm or a 70-200mm. However, when I know I am going to be getting a chance to photograph wildlife, like Brown Bears in Katmai, I bring along something longer. Shot on location in Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA.

Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement on an exciting Katmai event coming soon!

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Technique: Composition in Surreal Landscapes

It is important to pay attention to foreground and background elements when trying to compose an effective surreal landscape image. Shot on location in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. Speaking of which, there is only one spot left in my exclusive Glacier Bay Tour happening next July. Cruising the majestic bay in this small yacht is quite a different experience than traveling in one of the large crowded cruise ships. One caveat- due to the cabin space, the remaining spot is for a man only.

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Technique: Creating Abstract Images

I love to create abstract, painterly images. I often find my favorite ones in locations that most people might not even notice. This video was filmed on location in Eastern Idaho.

I also want to instill this passion in the participants of my workshops. I will be focusing on this specifically in my Oregon Coast Workshop next August. Join me and I will change the way you look at photography and the world around you!

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Do Your Homework on Location

When you get to a location, you should scout out all the possibilities. Catalog the opportunities and return when the lighting will be optimal. Shot on location in Antarctica.

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Technique Episode #5: When Using a Tripod is not the Best Practice

You may have heard me and several other photographers say that using a good tripod is one of the easiest ways to take your photography to the next level. While true- there are some situations where it is more practical to get the shots you want without one. Shot on location in Antarctica.

Learn many more tips from Art by taking a workshop!

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Technique Episode #4: Equipment I Travel With

Traveling with photography gear can be a pain, especially if you are not sure what to bring and what to leave at home. Here are the basics that I take with me on every trip, and it all fits in one backpack! Filmed on South Georgia Island.

Also see this blog post for the latest update on equipment I use.

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Technique Episode #2: Using Elements of Design

When I photograph, I am always looking for elements of design such as line, pattern and texture, as visual cues. Shot on South Georgia Island.


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