Class – Phone Photography: From Snap-Shots to Wow-Shots Part 1 with Robert Fisher (17-19 August)


Instructor: Robert Fisher

Date: August 17 – 19, 2020    Monday to Wednesday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: $150.00

Bursaries may be available. Please contact us for more information if interested.

Full refund will be provided if the course is cancelled.

Registration Deadline: July 27, 2020 

Minimum/Maximum No of Students: 5 / 10

Experience level/Ages preferred: Adult/Beginner to Intermediate

Experience Level/Ages Preferred: Beginner to experienced

Materials Required by students: Students must bring their own smartphones and an active imagination.

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Course Description:

Camera phones have opened up the formerly black art of photography to everyone. This course will help you take your phone photo skills to that next level and let you start creating that Wow! factor. Learning Objectives: 
To build knowledge gradually in a way that doesn’t overwhelm; to give people new skills to take their photography to a higher level than they have in the past by introducing basic photography concepts such as metering and composition; to help them be more creative in their photography, to improve their overall photography skills and knowledge; to do all of this in a non-judgmental, encouraging environment keeping in mind that photography should be fun first.
Locations for field work will be determined prior to the course starting. Saint Andrews has many locations that would be suitable for field outings.

Day 1: Photography basics – metering and composition. An understanding of the limitations of phone
cameras how to overcome those limitations and how to compose compelling images. Combination of classroom and field study and composition.
Day 2: Landscape photography/into to Snapseed for editing. Mostly in the field around Saint Andrews using the oceanscape for inspiration and putting the concepts from Day 1 to use.
Day 3: Abstract photography. Mostly in the field pulling small elements out of a larger scene to create compelling photos that catch the imagination and cause people to wonder what else is there.
End of each day will have a review in the classroom, reviewing images captured by workshop attendees.

Instructor Bio:

Robert Fisher is a commercial and artistic photographer with more than 20 years of experience. He is also an author and documentary filmmaker. His client’s work is primarily architecture and infrastructure. His personal work has been primarily street photography. In 2019/20 he completed a year-long trek around Canada working on photography and documentary film projects.
Robert’s love of photography began when he saw the impressionistic work of Freeman Patterson. The style captivated his imagination and served as his red pill for the jump down the photography rabbit hole.
He has been fortunate to have three books on photography published through well-known photography publishing houses and in 2020 released his first self-published eBook.
He has won awards for his photography and filmmaking and his clients have used his photos to win awards in their industries. He has written for several publications and has travelled as far as the Czech Republic on assignment.
Robert holds an Honours Bachelor of Administration degree from Brock University. Outside of photography, he is an enthusiastic amateur chef and gardener. He is the owner of an adopted dog named Lincoln which accompanied him on his cross-Canada tour. He affectionately refers to his dogs as The Idiots and Lincoln is Idiot IV.