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Student Work: BPSOP Classes

She used her "artist Palette".

She used her “artist Palette”.

Besides my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around our planet, I teach a four week class with the BPSOP. Actually I teach three classes: A part I, II, and a class on the six concepts in the psychology of Gestalt.

My part I and II classes are centered around the basic elements of visual design, and how to incorporate these elements into your photography: Texture, Pattern, Shape, Form, Color, Light, and the most important of all the elements…Line.

Without Line, none of the other elements would exist; in fact you and I would cease to exist since we have an outLINE. What about planes, trains, automobiles? Those as well would come to an end.

We learn all the ways to generate Visual Tension, a week on just shadows (your best friend), silhouettes, and the ability to “see past first impressions”. We work on ‘making’ not taking pictures, and basically seeing with new eyes.

The following slideshow is made up of a couple of months of my part I and II classes work. These photos were all shot by my fellow photographers, students that have begun to look at the world with the right side of their brain…the creative side.

When you’re looking at all the photos (and I know there’s a lot), you’ll be able to see just how they’ve used the elements to create strong images; they now use my “artist Palette” whenever they go out shooting. Now, they’re not just looking, but seeing.

Enjoy the show.

My next class starts this Friday April 8th. Sign up for my part I, and I can guarantee you’re work will rise to a higher level in four weeks.

The July 31st. marks my twenty-eight year at the Maine Media Workshops. It’s a wonderful way to immerse yourself for a week and think about nothing but photography. It’s the same week as the Lobster Festival down the road in Rockland, and offers a completely different set of photo ops than the beautiful Maine coastline, amazing lighthouses, and quaint fishing villages. The full description is at the top of this blog.

I have added a new workshop to my 2016 schedule. On September 21st, ten photographers will get together with me at my evening “meet and greet” to begin a fantastic five-day workshop in New York, New York. Check out my description at the top of this blog. Come shoot with me.

Visit my website at: www.joebaraban.com, and check out the workshops I offer at the top of this blog. Come shoot with me sometime.

Keep those photos and questions coming to: AskJoeB@gmail.com, and I’ll create a video critique of your photo.


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