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Picture the models in the high-end fashion magazines. Or the over-the-top scenes presented in clothing catalogs. And the exaggerated hair and make up looks we are bombarded with every day by advertisers. Now, run the other direction – fast and far – right into this class geared toward a more human approach to posing your subjects. 

Over the course of eight Wednesday night sessions, wedding and portrait photographer Jesse Boone will teach you the basics of posing models, so you know just enough to begin to break the rules and bring out your subjects’ true personality. Through demonstrations and lectures he will teach you communication skills to use in directing your subjects, the importance of having confidence in your understanding of your equipment, the basics of storytelling through imagery, and embracing people for who they are in order to encourage them to express themselves. 

Four of this class’ sessions will consist of lectures and critiques, while the other four will include field shoots at various locations in downtown Missoula with models on-hand for you to work with.

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Beyond the Basics

4/10/2017 - 4/24/2017

Description


It clicks. You get it. You've experienced the "lightbulb moment" of photography. You know how to manipulate your aperture, ISO and shutter speed to achieve a proper exposure in a variety of situations. However there is still so much more you want to do with your camera, but you just aren't quite sure how to make it happen. The good news here is that you are already in the ballpark. Now it's simply time to push yourself and your capabilities by furthering your education.

How do people achieve those "streaky" night time shots you see all over Instagram? How come your landscape images never have the depth or vibrancy as the images your friend posts? What's the secret behind all those images you see in magazines every month?

This six-session course begins with a brief review of photography basics including ISO, f-stops, and shutter speeds. Then you will move on to more advanced topics such as the Zone System of exposure, techniques for landscape photography, and an intro to night, portrait and documentary photography. Each meeting will include lectures, demonstrations, assignments, and (except for the first meeting) image critiques by Claire and Quinn. One of the sessions will also include time in the field with your instructors.

Students will need a digital SLR camera (or an interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera) for this class as well as a way to edit and view images.

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