Online

Contemporary Fine-Art Photography: Discovering Your Personal Vision

with Susan Burnstine

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability, find out about future dates, or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111. Also, get the SFW E-Newsletter for updates!

Sign-up for the Newsletter:

Course Description

Contemporary fine-art photography is a direct reflection of our ever-changing times, and it encourages us to consider our personal perceptions and experiences. When skillfully accomplished, it acts as a vehicle to transform ideas into images, and images into a voice. This online workshop investigates this process and the use of photography as a tool for individual expression, not just in terms of innovative or interesting approaches, but more importantly, as an exploration into the fundamental principles of contemporary visual art.

Susan’s workshop reviews the works of notable fine-art photographers and examines how classic styles of photography have influenced contemporary images created in the past ten years. Through weekly assignments, students are encouraged to survey various compositional and technical approaches and then consider which would best represent their own personal vision. Three guest speakers offer personal perspectives and insights into their creative approach over the course of this five-week workshop.

Through this journey of discovery, students gain a greater appreciation of photography as a fine-art form, a deeper connection to their own artistic voice, and most importantly, a clearer understanding of what they wish to communicate through their photographs.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Participants must be able to select and organize images using image editing software for class sessions.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art
about
Susan Burnstine

Susan Burnstine is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published, teaches workshops internationally, and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography Magazine (UK).

A popular workshop instructor, Susan is also part of our Mentorship Program »

Get to know Susan in our Inspiration Series video »

Instagram: @susanburnstine

You May Also Like

Portugal: A Rich Cultural Tapestry

with Jennifer Spelman

October 3 – 10, 2025

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

with Stephen Wilkes

September 15 – 24, 2025

Vietnam: Land of the Blue Dragons

with Jennifer Spelman

April 4 – 15, 2025

Colombia: Colonial Cartagena and Carnival de Barranquilla

with Kike Calvo

February 22 – March 3, 2025

Digital Dreamscapes: The Art of Compositing in Adobe Photoshop

with Gabriel Isak

August 17 and 24, 2024

Getting the Most from Your Nikon Z5, Z6, and Z7 Series Mirrorless Camera

with Rick Berk

June 14 – 25, 2024

Capturing Color: A Comprehensive Guide To Color Toning

with Joe Perri

September 10 and 12, 2024

Motherhood and the Photographic Practice

with Amy Harrity

May 13 – June 3, 2024

Out of Bounds: Unconventional Approaches to Portraiture

with Selina Román

June 11 – 28, 2024

Mastery: The Art of Color Photography

with Stephen Wilkes

May 7 and 9, 2024

Light on Plate: Introduction to Food Photography

with Powell Jordano

September 16 – 26, 2024

The Portrait Essay

with Steven Laxton

May 22 – June 12, 2024