The Friedman Archives
High-impact Photography Seminars
Boston * October 18-19, 2008
Enrollment Form at Bottom of Page
The Friedman Archives nationwide Photographic seminars are coming to Cambridge!
Geared toward anyone who owns a digital camera, this pair of day-long seminars is for anyone who has ever said to themselves, "Why can't my camera just make things look like the way I saw them?", or "I want to take pictures that make people say, "Wow!". They are geared toward beginning and experienced photographers who would like to learn more, reinforce what they already know, experiment, and become inspired to become better photographers. All in a fun, friendly, and nurturing environment.
These seminars are structured differently from almost all other photo courses. Whereas most other courses bombard you with the technical stuff first, The Friedman Archives Seminars recognizes that modern cameras do a pretty good job with focusing and exposure, but do a miserable job with composition and the art aspect of photography (realms best left for the HUMAN). So the first day emphasizes composition, light, art, capturing emotion, and how to get high-impact photos -- all without ever leaving AUTO mode.
The second day delves into the technical aspects of digital photography. You can attend either day, or both - neither class has a prerequisite.
Here’s some of the things you’ll learn from this seminar:
Day 1 ("The Beginner's Class", or "The camera can do quite a bit by itself. Teach me about creativity and light and things that only the human can do!")
How to take "Wow!"-caliber pictures from ANY camera!
The secrets of outstanding travel photography
The difference between snapshots and photographs (and why both are important)
How to "see" light, and making the most of available light
The "inner game" mindsets used by all the photographic masters
Compositional rules derived from the world of fine art
Features of common point-and-shoots and what they do
Hands-on experience with wireless flash
In-class exercises for creativity and composition.
Day 2 ("The Technical Stuff")
The four variables of exposure
The three types of metering, and when to use them.
How your exposure meter thinks.
Color balance and Human Perception
The benefits and drawbacks of RAW mode
How to avoid horrific .jpg compression artifacts
The most-useful Post-processing functions
Print vs. screen resolution
There will also be ample discovery exercises to allow you to become familiar with your camera’s operation and experiment with certain features.
Remember, the overriding goal of photography is to have FUN, to experience your world, tell a story, and to give you an excuse to go out and do things you wouldn't normally get a chance to do. These courses were designed to be an engaging and fun way to jump-start the process!
How much does it cost?
Each day is an affordable USD $79.95 per person.
Dates: October 18-19, 2008
Location: Holiday Inn Boston - Somerville
30 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143
Hours: 10:0 AM - 5:00 PM each day
The Friedman Archives Seminars represent the fastest and most enjoyable way to learn the basics of photography. Invest in yourself and take "Wow!" type pictures forevermore!
Instructions: Please fill out this form and then hit "SUBMIT". Your credit card will NOT be charged until two weeks before the seminar.
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