Whether you’re interested in landscapes, portraits, photojournalism, travel or still lives, this workshop takes your photographs to the next level. Students explore the building blocks that define a signature photographic style. Students also perfect the art of composition, light and color and develop skills to make photographs immediately recognizable. Photographs that go beyond technical beauty to convey meaning and emotion are created. Participants learn to craft an individual style resulting in photographs with a distinct look.
Students use digital cameras, a digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, and digital printmaking techniques.
Students participate in lectures, examining photography by the masters, photography field trips and individual and group discussions. Each student works on an individual project, either an ongoing body of work or discovering pathways to something new. As a group, students enjoy presentations, photographic excursions and in-depth reviews of images.
Amber Bracken’s work focuses on the intersection of photography, journalism and public service with a special focus on issues affecting Indigenous people. She is the recipient of the 2018 Infinity Prize from the International Centre of Photography in New York, NY. Amber’s work has been exhibited internationally and published extensively, including in The New York Times and National Geographic.