How does a photographer communicate the depth, dynamism, and excitement of a moment? During this course, photographers learn to successfully combine elements of content and design in both B&W and color images. Students concentrate on developing visual and technical skills while working in various environments and lighting conditions. Class begins with a study of relevant themes throughout the history of photography and investigating how the design and composition of a photograph support the interpretation of the content. Discussions also include how a working method can affect and control the overall image. Daily assignments are geared to provide participants with an intensive working experience incorporating the fundamental elements of good design. By the end of the week students are able to photograph people and events in complex three-dimensional scenes, where various picture planes relate to the composition of the photograph as a whole. Frequent critiques of student work in progress are held in combination with slide lectures concerning formal problems for the photographer and how these have been resolved by others.
"Norman is well prepared and very knowledgeable"
- Susan Landmann, Nantucket, MA