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Manual Photography Artistic Challenge

Dates: Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16
Time: 4:00 – 4:40 pm
Registration deadline: Monday, March 1 @ 12pm

Using your basic skills in manual mode, challenge yourself to expand your creative photography horizons! Through exploration, curiosity, trial and error, and tackling diverse subjects, you’ll propel yourself to a new level.

Via Zoom, you’ll receive guidance and individual attention while taking on a variety of assignments using manual mode on your DSLR camera. We’ll briefly review the basics on shutter speed, aperture and ISO functions, and examine general compositional elements and lighting. We’ll set up parameters for a new creative photography assignment each week to help create a sense of accountability, and in-class meetings we’ll share our discoveries and our successes. Prepare to share!

You’ll come away with an increased knowledge of manual mode shooting, and you’ll begin to create a body of artful photographic works.

A DSLR camera, charged battery and SD card, and basic knowledge of the manual mode functions on your camera is required.

Format: Live Zoom for three consecutive weeks, 40-60 minutes per session. Please plan to participate in both the video and audio aspects of Zoom at all class meetings.

A former dancer and an accomplished photographer, Maureen Janson Heintz specializes in photography for theatre and dance, actor headshots, and fine art photography with a focus on landscapes, long exposure and intentional camera movement. In 2019, she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Glen Arbor Arts Center where later, her work was exhibited in the GAAC SMALL WORKS show. She has been a part of the Forward Art Prize show, Forge at Madison Brass Works, and After the End of the World at Overture Center for the Arts, among many others. Her work has recently appeared on the CD cover for Karen Olivo’s, Leave, as illustrations in Getting Started in Ballet by Anna Paskevska, and on the cover of Acting the Song by Tracey Moore. And she was awarded an honorable mention in the Wisconsin National Historic Preservation Act 50th Anniversary show for her photograph of the Grassy Island Range lighthouses in Green Bay, WI. She is the resident photographer for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department, enjoys headshot photography in Madison, WI, Chicago and Los Angeles, and continues to work as a choreographer for theatre and concert dance.

Website http://www.maureenjanson.com/photography.html

DSLR camera, charged battery and SD card. Access to the user’s manual for your camera is very helpful.

Requests for cancellation by the student at least fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the workshop.


starts March 2 @ 4:00 pm
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