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In-Field Photography Workshops

The Building Blocks of Photography - next course coming in January

You have the equipment. You have the desire. All you need is the knowledge to release your creative potential so that you can make the move from 'taking pictures' to 'making photographs'. The first step to capturing memorable images is exactly that: 'The Capture'; that is the moment when you press the shutter release and capture that moment in time.

As a landscape photographer that has been capturing images for over 30 years, I believe that becoming a great photographer starts with putting the effort into your photographs before you take the shot - not afterward in a darkroom or on a computer. Therefore, to achieve great results, one must understand the fundamental basics of photography; in essence: The Building Blocks.

I have developed a 4-part classroom curriculum that focuses on these essentials rather than bombard you with an overload of technical mumbo jumbo and 'tips' that are soon forgotten, often before the class or workshop is over. Instead, over four classes, each session will concentrate on a key component ('building block') and it will be thoroughly addressed through visual examples and in an engaging, easy-to-understand and interactive way.

At the conclusion of that class, participants will be given homework to produce images that concentrate on what they learned in that session. The next class will begin with a critique of those images to see the application of what was learned and to offer suggestions for further improvement. That critique will be followed by learning the next building block, homework, and so on.

Each time homework is assigned, participants will need to produce images that not only concentrate on what was learned in the last session, but also build on what was learned in prior classes, so that each student will begin to think of applying each building block technique into creating their images.

Each week students will see a clear progression in the quality of their images and most importantly, their understanding of exactly what they are doing. Not 'remembering', but understanding and applying.

Here is what has been said of Timm's 'Building Blocks of Photography' class

“ The biggest change that will occur after attending a workshop or class of Timm's is you will completely change your thought process and approach.You are given the foundation for moving from taking pictures to creating photographs. ”

" I really felt like I was being taught by a professional. His knowledge and skill in keeping his audience engaged was great. Best course I have taken in a long time."

" I have taken a few classes (elsewhere) before yours. To have it broke into "Building Blocks" made it easier to follow and understand. There was a good flow. "

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