Photography Online Workshops
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.
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.
Creative photography subjects to inform and inspire.
Creative photo assignments featured in online gallery.
Photography expert reviews your submissions and critiques your images.
Experience photography adventures in Hawaii and around the world.
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