Learn to expand your photographic vision and style and push yourself to a new level of creativity through a hands-on photography class. Julia Cumes’ “Group Shoot and Critique Class” will offer photographers and photography enthusiasts experience photographing on location with the guidance of a professional photographer. The seven week course will begin with a review session during which we’ll go over basic photographic techniques and elements of composition in preparation for our first group shoot. During the weeks that follow, there will be three group shoots at various beautiful locations on the Cape with follow-up critique sessions the following week. The on-location shoots will include a focus on landscapes, portraits (we will have a model for at least one shoot), abstract images, detail shots/inanimate subjects like plants, boats etc. and silhouettes. Participants should have some experience in photography and access to a DSLR camera (and computer); however, all are welcome from beginners to professionals.
EXPLORE THE CAPE WITH YOUR CAMERA: GROUP SHOOT/CRITIQUE CLASS
with Julia Cumes
Seven Thursdays, beginning May 18
Julia Cumes is a photographer based on Cape Cod, MA. She specializes in photojournalism, environmental portraiture, travel and editorial photography as well as fine art photography. Julia was born in South Africa and moved to the United States as a 15-year-old. She first fell in love with photography as a teenager in South Africa when she began shooting black and white film and printing her own work. Since then she has completed a B.A. at Brandeis University, an M.F.A. in writing at Cornell University, a Masters in Photojournalism at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and has been working as a photographer ever since. Over the course of her career, Julia has photographed for a variety of newspapers, magazines, organizations and private clients. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, National Geographic, the London Times and Washington Post. She has also worked on numerous long term projects and multi media pieces around the world. Her blog, Apertures and Anecdotes features a wide range of photographs and the stories behind them. During the past three winters, she spent time teaching photography to children in Rwanda as well as to tribal Samburu Women at the On'gan Women's Cooperative in Kenya. She also teaches a variety of photography workshops and classes locally on Cape Cod and will be leading two photo expeditions through Global Photo Journeys in Kenya in 2017. She was awarded the 2015 "Art Within Reach" grant and solo show for her project "Invisible Selves: An Exploration of Female Identity and Experience" and has had a variety of other solo shows since then. "I strive to create photographs one can't turn away from--photos that are powerful and capture in a unique way this extraordinary world we live in," she says. To see Julia's more in-depth photojournalism work, please visit juliacumes.com.
Participants should have some experience in photography and access to a DSLR camera (and computer); however, all are welcome from beginners to professionals.