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Creative Photography – Color, Lighting & Beyond

It's time to break the “rules” of photography. Experiment and expand your creativity to develop your own style. This course will explore advanced lighting, color filters, pattern, texture, image design, history of photography and more, to help you begin the creative journey within photography. Students will learn techniques towards creating compelling imagery and developing a personal style. Students will train in color theory and design, creative landscape lighting, original artificial lighting, basic image manipulation in Photoshop, as well as the history of photography and a thorough analysis of past artistic movements. Additionally, this course will have weekly photo critiques of the students’ work, as well as of the work of various photographers.

** Students who completed "Photography II" prior to June 2012 qualify for up to 3 free classes of other courses. (view details)

Available versions:

  • 9 sessions, 2 hours each: Highly recommended. Students will work on a series of Photographs to be exhibited at PhotoManhattan.
  • 5 sessions, 3 hours each: Recommended for those who have time limitations.

Requirements: Digital Photography 2 or equivalent experience: Students must know how to operate camera in full manual mode (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and meter). Digital SLR or point-and-shoot with manual option (aperture and shutter speed). The fundamentals of photography such as using the camera in manual mode, depth of field, basics of composition, motion blur, will not be covered other than by way of a quick review.

Course Suggestion: to benefit the most from your learning experience, we recommend taking this course prior to any specialized courses such as Studio Lighting or Food Photography, to merge the creative aspects of photography learned in this course towards any future classes.

This course may qualify for free studio meetups.

Note: Should the assigned instructor become suddenly unavailable, we’ll allocate a substitute.


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Creative Photography (4 Sessions): Jun 3–Jun 24, Saturdays 2:30 PM–6:30 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (View Bio)


(Creative Photography (4 Sessions): 06/03-06/24.
06/03 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $400.00
open.
Creative Photography (5 Sessions): Aug 16-Sep 13, Wednesdays 6:30 PM-9:30 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography III (5 Sessions): 08/16-09/13.
08/16 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $430.00
open.
Creative Photography (5 Sessions): Sep 19-Oct 17, Tuesdays 6:30 PM-9:30 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography III (5 Sessions): 09/19-10/17.
09/19 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $430.00
open.
Creative Photography (5 Sessions): Nov 09-Dec 14, Thursdays 6:15 PM-9:15 PM. No class on 11/23

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography III (5 Sessions): 11/09-12/14. No class on 11/23
11/09 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $430.00
open.