D R A W I N G W I T H L I G H T
Intermediate level Photographic Literacy
Understanding the Art of Creating Reality through the Camera
We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are. Anais Nin
- Have you ever wanted to take better photographs?
- Have you ever thought that a greater connection to you will improve your images?
- How do you create a body of images that reflects what you want to bring to the world?
Here you will have the quality of training to develop your skills as a visual creator experienced in Fine Art institutions and this is uniquely combined with training to access your core, to develop a visual language that can express the multi-dimensional nature of who you are!
Min requirements: A good phone camera
About your Instructor
Julia Tiffin landed on the international stage with her photographic conceptual works in her early 20’s as well as heading a University department in Fine Art Photography. Her work has been hailed as being pivotal in transforming the landscape of South African photography and she was featured in the Anthology of African Photographers as one of the cutting edge conceptual photographers. She exhibited on the global stage at international museums and galleries. She entered photography as a sculptor with a passion also for capturing space in drawings. Her aesthetic was that of a plastic artist (someone who creates art using physical materia) engaging in the magical realm of the darkroom and seeing the photograph merely as a ‘discoloured piece of paper’ onto which you can inscribe your own expressed reality. Parallel to her passions in the world of Art, she is an International Speciality Instructor in metaphysics under the Modern Mystery School – understanding the energy behind the physical and visible world. Where the camera used science to capture the physical world, it has long been known that the camera also captures way more than that! Here you have an instructor who can help you find your visual language to match your inner (unseen) energy and express this in images using the photographic medium (your outer world).
Who is this for?
This kind of training has been relegated mostly to the halls of Fine Art institutions where your understanding of the art making process can expand deeply your visual language and your abilities as a visual art maker.
- The everyday Instagrammer
- The professional creative
- Budding Artist
- Social Media specialist
- Someone who wants to create improved images
- A visual hobbyist
- The eternal creative
What is the goal?
- Expand your visual vocabulary so you can better express who you are through images 🙂
- Find yourself!
- Have fun in making images
- Find your inner artist!
The process of producing images is created primarily through how you see the world – a reflection of your inner world. Two people can take a photo of the same thing but the feeling, energy and mood will be significantly different. In this course, you will understand that YOU are the key ingredient that shapes any image, and in this course we will focus on that so that you understand that technique is truly secondary in making images. Understanding the image taking dance & a connection to yourself is the magical ingredient to making superb images. There will be an opportunity to develop your technical skills but you will come to understand the starting blocks of the image making process to make profound images.
We do not take pictures with our cameras, but with our hearts and minds Arnold Newman
Sign up for the foundational training & 1 project! You will learn the foundational concepts that you need to connect with yourself as an image maker and how to put this into action through one practical project. There will deep personal development & connection exercises to find your inner visual voice and a deeper part of you & various resources (conceptual, personal & technical) for you to work with (in your own time) once the project has started. Once you have gotten your first course, and your first taste (!), you will have the opportunity to sign-up for the 4 projects after that (with a bonus 5th project). [OR you can go ahead and sign up for the whole course straightaway!]
Week 1: There will be a 2.5 hours ONLINE LIVE class presenting concepts, project to explore, exercises for exploration.
Week 2: Check-in ONLINE LIVE about project & further training. Optional, highly recommended. 2 hours
Week 2: Private consultation ONLINE LIVE about your project 1 hour
Week 3: ONLINE LIVE Presentation of you project 2 hours
There will be two course dates on offer with space for 10 people only per slot:
Course starting THURSDAY 20 July 2023
[UK, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA Time Zones]
Week 1: THURSDAY 20 July 7-9.30pm (UK time GMT+1)
Week 2: THURSDAY 27 July 7-9pm (UK time GMT+1)
Week 2: Private meeting to be scheduled in the week
Week 3: THURSDAY 3 August 7-9pm (UK time GMT+1)
Price: £200 for Foundational Intermediate Training & Project 1 (Min 7 hours of training)
If you want to sign up for the full course (6 projects), it’s a special of £450 for the Foundational Intermediate training (1 project) AND 5 extra projects. If you want to commit to the 5 extra projects at a later date, it is an extra £350 for the additional 5 extra projects. Email here to find out dates for the 5 extra projects.
Course starting THURSDAY 24 July 2023
[USA, CANADA, CARRIBEAN, BRAZIL Time Zones]
Week 1: MONDAY 24 July 2023 6-8pm (Pacific GMT-7), 9-11pm (Eastern GMT-4)
Week 2: MONDAY 31 July 2023 6-8pm (Pacific GMT-7), 9-11pm (Eastern GMT-4)
Week 2: Private meeting to be scheduled in the week
Week 3: MONDAY 7 August 2023 (Pacific GMT-7), 9-11pm (Eastern GMT-4)
Price: $250 for Foundational Intermediate Training & Project 1 (Min 7 hours of training)
If you want to sign up for the full course (6 projects), it’s a special of $575 for the Foundational Intermediate training (1 project) AND 5 extra projects. If you want to commit to the 5 extra projects at a later date, it is an extra $450 for the additional 5 extra projects. Email here to find out dates for the 5 extra projects.