next class begins October 22

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

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
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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.
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© anja hitzenberger

Late Fall Feedback Group: Your Long‑term Project

Dates: Wednesdays, Nov 7–Dec 19, 2018
Time: 11am‑1pm (New York City time)
Sessions: 7 (6 group sessions, plus one 1-on-1 session with Anja to be completed by Jan 31, 2019. Please note: No class on Nov. 21.)
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $440
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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 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.

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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