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Introducing light

Photography Online Workshops

Explore your world, discover the extraordinary

 

This is an interactive photography experience and requires the student photographer to dedicate time and attention to the weekly exercises to achieve the maximum benefits of this course.
We believe creativity cannot be taught but must be cultivated and experienced.

Interactive online courses

Our comprehensive learning material covers everything from the basics to advanced topics.

Introducing Light 101
  • Light
  • Photography
  • Photographer
  • The Photograph

Visual Grammar 201
  • Composition & the Camera
  • Visual Grammar
  • The Camera

Creative Photographic Process 301
  • The Viewer
  • Creative Photographic Process
  • Time
  • Place

Zen Nature 401
  • Zen Nature Photography
  • Soul of a Place
  • How to Develop Your Creative Process
  • Portraiture
  • Travel Photography
  • Unity / Oneness

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Brian Ross

Brian Ross

Founder Brian Ross has been shooting for over 25 years, and his work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the Broadway Gallery in NYC, & the Hui No’eau in Hawaii. He has a degree in Communications & Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, and has done graduate work in Filmmaking at NYU. Brian has photographed noble laureates: HH the Dalai Lama XIV, Nelson Mandela, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and has explored contemporary expressions of spirituality and art. He has created successful fundraising art events to benefit the Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Fund & the Tibetan Children’s Village in India. Brian is also the author of “Lunch with Krishna”, a work of fiction examining spirituality and culture in contemporary society.

Over the last decade Brian has been photographing and exploring Hawaii’s most scenic locations, and is passionate about sharing these treasures with curious travelers. It is his hope that through the medium of photography, visitors to the islands will cultivate a deep love and appreciation for the ‘aina (land) and a new inspiration to cultivate their creative photographic expression.

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  • NTBG HPW CU Shooting from Back

    For photographers with an open mind and a sense of adventure to explore our ordinary world and discover the extraordinary

    This is an interactive photography experience and requires the student photographer to dedicate time and attention to the weekly exercises to achieve the maximum benefits of this course. We believe creativity cannot be taught but must be cultivated and experienced.

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What type of camera do I need?

Course assignments can be photographed with any camera, even an iPhone.

The higher quality camera and lens will be more light sensitive for photography. For SLR users, different lenses offer the photographer unique perspectives and abilities. If there was only one lens that a photographer should purchase, we would recommend an 80-200 for maximum versatility. Macro lenses that allow the photographer to have sharp focus on subjects from a close proximity are great to reveal the details and intricacies of subjects. Sometimes my 60mm macro lens is the only lens I bring out to the field because it is lightweight and has super sharp focus creating unique aspects of depth of field.

Film photography allows the photographer to add the creative element of the characteristics of the film emulsion/film type to their compositions. If I’m photographing a couple kissing on the beach at sunset shooting with Ilford 3200 black and white film, the image of the couple will be dramatic, moody, grainy, and absent of intricate details of the textures and hues of the moment. If I shoot the same subjects with a Kodak 400 VC film, the warm contrasting hues of the scene and the golden light falling on the couple will become the major expressive element of the image. Some of these qualities are often duplicated by the digital photographer post production.

Online workshops begin January 1st, 2016.
$99
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WEEKLY LESSONS

Creative photography subjects to inform and inspire.

PHOTO ASSIGNMENTS

Creative photo assignments featured in online gallery.

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Photography expert reviews your submissions and critiques your images.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

Experience photography adventures in Hawaii and around the world.

  • “Ross regards nature as the soul of the islands, a treasure that should be revered and nurtured. He hopes that as participants connect with it through photography, they will want to preserve and protect it.”

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    - Cheryl Tsutsumi, Honolulu Star Advisor

  • In retrospect, those two hours taught me more than I had learned on my own in over fifteen years of digital photography.

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    - John Fisher, About.com

  • “Coaching with a professional is the practice of supporting an individual through the process of achieving a specific personal result. The structure and methodologies of coaching are numerous but are predominantly facilitating in style; that is to say that the coach mainly asks questions and challenges you to see light and nature in a different way. Brian is a coach in all aspects.”

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    - Sandy A. Keel, Executive Travel Counselor, American Express Travel Service

  • “There are thousands of ‘good’ photography workshops around the world.  And very few that are ‘extraordinary’.  Let alone, there is only one that deserves to be called ‘the best’.  This title we have given to ‘Photo Safari Workshops’.  Their list of exciting destinations from around the world, the dedication of its management, and their unique offering  is unparalleled in the industry.”

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    - Alex Schult / President PhotographyTalk.com, Inc.

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