Achieve a deeper connection to your own artistic voice, and a pathway toward a meaningful, long-term body of work.
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NOTE: This class will be held in an online format using the Zoom platform.
Class meets Weekly on Tuesdays: Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13 – 12:45-3:15pm ET
Fine art photography translates ideas into images, and images into a voice. But how do you transform your personal vision into a meaningful body of work?
Irrespective of the genre – be it landscape, still life, portraiture, nature, abstraction, photojournalism, self-portrait, or documentary – authenticity and emotional connection is the root of every image we create. And defining what we want our work to convey is a skill that needs to be honed and nourished.
Through classroom discussions, written and shooting exercises, critiques and portfolio reviews, this class will provide students the tools to articulate their vision and create a meaningful long-term body of work. We will also discuss practical topics such as long-term project development, statements, sequencing and portfolio editing.
Upon conclusion of the class, students will achieve a deeper connection to their own artistic voice, a clearer understanding of what they wish to communicate through their photographs and a pathway toward a unique, intentional and thoughtful personal project.
Class will meet 12:45pm – 3:15pm ET
Participants will prepare their portfolio presentations in advance (approximately 15-20 images) in digital form. Each participant will receive an email with detailed preparation instructions from Susan.
All above image credit ©Susan Burnstine
Past student work (left to right): Jeannie Hutchins, JP Gibson, Steve Levinson, Stephanie Prechter
Instructor: Susan Burnstine
Susan Burnstine is an award-winning professional fine art and commercial photographer who builds homemade cameras and lenses using plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects. Susan is represented in galleries across the globe and widely published throughout the world. She frequently curates and serves on juries for exhibitions and has written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK). Susan’s first monograph, Within Shadows, earned the Gold Award for PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3) in the Professional Fine Art Books category. She was also selected for Photo-Eye's 2011 booklist. Her second monograph, Absence of Being, was published by Damiani Editore in Fall 2016 and has earned much critical praise.