Classes

next class begins September 17

Our live, interactive and instructor-led photography classes take place weekly online in small groups of up to 10 students. Through video conferencing we can all see each other and give each other feedback in real time, with students participating live from around the world.

Classes offered specialize, among others, on storytelling, long-term projects, documentary and street photography, composition, multimedia, and Lightroom.

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© Anja Hitzenberger
ONLINE COURSE

Photographing People, Telling Powerful Stories

Dates: Mondays, Sep 17–Oct 15, 2018
Time: 2–4pm (New York City time)
Sessions: 5
Limited enrollment: 10 students
Fee: $325 $300
Register by August 15 and get $25 off the regular price!
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Learn how to tell stories about people by photographing them in their own environment — their home, workplace or on the street in their neighborhood — and how to incorporate space that tells a story about the subject. We will discuss ways to make your subject feel comfortable and relaxed so that the images will illuminate their personality and feel more intimate. Students are encouraged to use available light, but basic lighting setups using portable LED lights will be discussed. A history of the environmental portrait as well as a selection of contemporary photographers will be presented.
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© Pablo Lerma
ONLINE COURSE

The Photobook: From the Image to the Book

Dates: Mondays, Sep 17–Nov 5, 2018
Time: 11am‑1pm (New York City time)
Sessions: 8
Limited enrollment: 10 students
Fee: $395 $370
Register by August 15 and get $25 off the regular price!
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This class is for photographers who have a body of work ready to be made into a book and who are interested in exploring and conceptualizing a variety of ways to create their own book. Students will learn about editing, sequencing, and about different approaches to book binding. A selection of photo books by contemporary photographers will be discussed. Through critique and book-form exercises the students will produce a book dummy using their own images. By the end of the class students will be ready to produce their own book through a print-on-demand platform.
Prerequisite: Students should have a body of work ready to be made into a book.
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© Anja Hitzenberger
ONLINE COURSE

Fall Feedback Group: Your Long‑term Project

Dates: Thursdays, Sep 20–Nov 1, 2018
Time: 10am‑12pm (New York City time)
Sessions: 8 (Includes 7 group sessions, plus 1 private session with Anja to be completed before the end of December.)
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $495 $470
Register by August 15 and get $25 off the regular price!
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Are you in need of feedback on your current project? Or are you ready to start a new one but aren’t sure how to begin? This course is designed for photographers and media artists who are ready to start a new project, or are looking for support on a project they’re already working on. As a group we’ll discuss different approaches on how to best tell the story that fits each student’s individual project. We’ll cover story structure, research, composition, editing, and documentary and conceptual approaches. This group is also a way to simply talk about anything related to photography to get inspired: we’ll look at other photographers’ work, discuss technical issues and we’ll talk about how to best present the final project (on the web, in book form, an exhibition, or as a multimedia piece).
Prerequisite: Students should have a project — or project idea — by the first session of class.
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© Anja Hitzenberger
ONLINE COURSE

Dynamic Composition for Visual Storytellers

Dates: Mondays, Oct 22–Nov 19, 2018
Time: 2‑4pm (New York City time)
Sessions: 5
Limited enrollment: 10 students
Fee: $325 $300
Register by August 15 and get $25 off the regular price!
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This class is for students who would like to refine and develop their composition skills and improve their photographic seeing, while telling stories with their photographs. Students will develop a heightened sensitivity to their surroundings while photographing in a variety of urban environments. During group critique we will analyze what works — and what doesn’t — in an image, which will help students create dynamic photographs. Discussions include compositional tools, aesthetic intentions and effective editing. A comparative study of historical and contemporary photographers and filmmakers is presented.
Prerequisite: This class is open to all photographers who want to refine their composition skills.

Coming Soon (dates to be announced)

Creating a Strong Portfolio

Documentary Photography: Reality as Subject

Explore Your Surroundings

Improve Your Lightroom Skills

Let Movies Inspire Your Photography

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