Your camera is an extension of your creativity, vision, and voice. Learn to partner with it as a creative tool and companion by understanding the technical aspects of how it works and sees. Whether you are photographing loved ones, landscapes, still life, or using the camera to be present in the moment and capture the varied beauty that surrounds you — developing control and becoming instinctive and intentional with your camera settings and lenses, light and shadow, composition and color allows you to be free and playful in the field.
This online workshop is for the beginner, or someone who wants to review the basics -- the foundations of the craft. In the six sessions you develop ease and mastery of your camera and camera functions, lenses and other gear; hone your observation skills and ability to work with light and composition; develop a consistent digital workflow of preparation, photographing, editing, archiving and sharing/printing images; and brainstorm next steps to continue to push and grow your creative photographic expression.
Photography: Back to the Basics is a three-week, interactive online workshop that provides a lively platform to discover new techniques, share inspiration, and review images together. Twice weekly assignments are designed to be both challenging and fun. By the workshop’s end, you have acquired a solid understanding of the technical side of photography, cultivated your creativity, and produced a collection of images that reflect your new expertise.
Basic computer skills are required.
Class will meet 9:30-11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Tuesdays and Fridays starting February 22 and ending on March 11 (six online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.
Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for two weeks after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after two weeks to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
Genevieve Russell is a Santa Fe based photographer, filmmaker, and founder of StoryPortrait Media, LLC. For 20 years, Genevieve has been devoted to the art of visual storytelling. Her work as a photographer and cinematographer is grounded in community documentary projects that capture authentic, personal and compelling stories. Her client and personal projects have focused on a range of topics, including health and wellness, community building and sustainability, women in leadership, family and personal history, food and farming, the arts and education.
Genevieve lives her passion, putting her subjects at ease and calling out not the crisis, but the compassion, beauty, and inspiration that exist in every story. Genevieve founded StoryPortrait Media in 2007 to create documentary films and multimedia pieces that educate, engage, empower and inspire.