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Throughout the course, you will have hopefully had the opportunity to practice the skills and techniques David has shown you. In the final live review session you are invited to submit images for a review and critique evening. This is an incredibly beneficial part of the whole process and everyone taking part greatly learns from it - a real confidence booster.
‘Image Review and Critique II ’
The second of two sessions designed to allocate time to each participant to have their selected images critiqued and commented on in-depth by Steve.
At the end of this session, there will be a final opportunity to have a Q&A interaction with Steve to ensure that your questions and queries are explored and answered.
‘Image Review and Critique I’
The next two sessions have been designed to allocate time to each participant to have their selected images critiqued and commented on in-depth by Steve, drawing on his many years of experience as a professional photographer and as a workshop leader & teacher. This process not only enables him to give advice to each individual but also to draw out generic teaching points of benefit to everyone.
The Remote Working Forum, significantly reinforced & developed through Sessions 4 & 5 will also provide an opportunity for participants to develop their own photographic analytical skills - invaluable in learning how to evaluate, interpret and understand how images impact upon those who view them; an essential foundation block underpinning the production of photographs that successfully communicate an idea, thought, concept or emotion.
Remote Working Forum Support
At the end of Session 3 Steve will brief participants on an exercise to produce two images – one that applies one of the compositional ideas he talked about in Session1 and one that communicates a thought, idea, concept or emotion.
There will be a longer break between sessions at this point to give participants the opportunity to work on producing these images, to share them on the Forum and to get comment & input from each other (as well as Steve) prior to the next two sessions.
‘Shot Through The Heart’
‘Steve believes that successful photography is founded on two things: -
Firstly, the photographer having something to say with a camera. American photographer, Gordon Parks once said “Those people who want to use a camera should have something in mind; there is something they want to show, something they want to say”; and secondly, communicating passion & emotion. Don McCullin (the British documentary photographer) has said, "Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you are looking at then you are never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures".
This session will encourage and teach participants to effectively communicate a thought, idea, concept or emotion via their photographs and how to produce evocative images that convey what they feel as much, if not more, than what they see. Steve will use his images to describe what he was trying to communicate via the photograph (and where appropriate, what he was feeling at the time of taking them) and provide an insight to participants about how he used composition, post processing and other methods to convey his message.
‘Composition Beyond The Rules’
‘In this Session, Steve elaborates on his approach to composition - why the so-called rules of photography should be considered as guidelines only and why & when to break them – and how to use compositional techniques to create stronger images. This will include the choice of focal point, the use of line & shape to take their viewers on a visual journey around their images, the orientation of the camera & the impact of that on how photographs are ‘read’, the need to ‘sweat the details’ to create photographs that not only tell a story but have maximum visual impact and the ‘reductionist' approach to composition to produce simple but effective minimalist and graphic images.
Introduction & Welcome
The first session of the course will include a short introduction by the Photography Experts team to explain to how the Masterclass course will work. This will include a full tour of your subscriber features, your document and recording repository, and use of the forum features. There will also be tips on how to make the most of Zoom to fully participate in the live sessions, and engage with Steve and your fellow course members. Access to technical support by Photography Experts will continue throughout the duration of the entire course.
These will be regular events and reboot alumni are welcome to attend on several occasions.
If you have a series of images you wish to be reviewed you are more than welcome to come back to future events. If you do wish to have more than two images looked at by Alex on a single session please contact us direct to make special arrangements. We are sure that the learning experience and ongoing reboot camaraderie gained by sitting in on Alex's review sessions will make each event unique, special in its own right and hugely beneficial.
The Take Away
The event will be recorded and a downloadable copy for your private use will be sent to you.
Alex will be giving his full "International Competition Judges" eye critique of your image which in of itself is incredibly valuable and of a considerably more detailed level than anything previously given in the reboot forum comments.
Your image file with any processing by Alex will be sent to back you for your future reference.
The Event's Aim
Everyone who has experienced the Reboot Course and those who have previously enjoyed Alex's teaching will appreciate the benefit of both Alex's detailed and personal review of their chosen images combined with the help and support of a small number of fellow underwater photographers also taking part. These image reviews are comprehensive and aimed at those particular special images you want Alex's specific help and support with.
Remote Support by Tom
Tom has purposely built in between the teaching sessions several great ideas for delegates to work on the private forum under his guidance allowing everyone to work through the ideas and information imparted, he will always be collaborating via the forum with tips and supportive advice and individual images and concepts are worked on. And of course, remember all the sessions are recorded for you to watch over and over again.
Session 4 The Review
In the final session, Federico works to pull everything that you have learnt together, working through in-depth a number of images and subjects with you showing how photographic opportunities can be photographed in very different ways using the techniques discussed.
You will of course have been practising the ideas imparted on the course, you will have had considerable interaction within the group and with Federico so this final session will be for you to get that final personal input, those final answers to really boost you to start you off, with confidence, working on your own projects.