ATTN: Digital SLR Photographers
Do you control your camera or
does your camera control you?
Intimidation is something that every photographer should feel, it means you're being challenged. I used to feel outright terrified before a shoot with a new person; I was scared I might not be able to make any cool shots if the location, the model, wardrobe or the light wasn't all just right...
That terror lessened over time as I learned techniques that allowed me to see the world in new ways and to use the camera creatively; along the way I learned the power of composition and the ability to shoot in all kinds of existing light. Learning and practicing these tools allowed me to fall in love with photography.
I want to invite you to join me, on a year-long photography challenge designed to give you the tools to take creative control of the image.
The First Twelve Weeks
QUarter 1: Creatively Using the Camera Settings
You will show your mastery of the camera by using each of the settings creatively with structured weekly challenges.
Don't worry beginners! Each challenge comes with an email explaining the basics in further detail along with sample images to get your creativity flowing.
Self-learning is a must, but we'll point you in the right direction each week with tips, tricks and the vocabulary you'll need to learn!
Completing the First Set of Challenges will Introduce you to a Creative Network of Photographers Willing to Share Techniques and Feedback...
The Shoot For Love private social network is accessible via web browser or smart phone app. It is a place for participants to upload the weekly challenges and to share constructive feedback and vulnerable details with fellow artists about processes and techniques.
We encourage you to share details about how you created your image and to leave feedback for others. Learning to give and receive critiques is an invaluable part of your photography education. By spending the time to look at images critically you will gain a greater ability to critically analyze your own shots.
The Challenges Continue...
2nD Quarter: Seeing the World Creatively
3rd Quarter: Art & Composition Principles
4th Quarter: Different Types of Light
Completing the FULL YEAR of weekly challenges
will prove you are at ONE with your camera
and you will be rewarded!!!
By sharing your creative ability to solve visual problems week-to-week you will strengthen your creative arsenal and your commitment to photography. By building a foundation of creative principles beyond the first twelve weeks you will cement relationships to your own photography as well as with a network full of supportive artists. These are essential parts to falling in love with your art.
"My name is Jake Garn, I shoot mainly for love and also as a side-business for as long as I can remember. I love to shoot and I love to share what I've learned along the way as I've watched an entire industry changed within a lifetime." - Jake Garn