See How You’ll Learn to Think of Your
Photography as an Artistic Process,
Not a Mathematical Equation In Just 7 Days
You’ll Begin By Learning the Art of Photography – Discover, develop, and fully express your creative vision with progressive lessons that fuse artistic concepts and powerful techniques.
You’ll Learn How to Master Your Camera Operation – Eliminate uncertainty in record time when you understand the technical aspects of photography and camera use, how to set aperture, the optimal shutter speed for creating your vision, and how to choose the perfect lighting.
You’ll Learn to Harness the Gift of Light – Capture beautiful photographs in the light you are given, be it day or night, when you learn how to use any lighting to your advantage. Because until you master light, you cannot evoke that reaction you crave from your viewer.
You’ll Learn How to Craft Perfect Composition By Breaking a Few “Rules” – Discover how to create the mood you’re aiming for, and tell your unique story when you gain an in-depth understanding of when to leverage simple composition, and when to break the Rule of Thirds. By the time you say farewell you’ll possess a lifelong gift—the understanding of the connection between composition and emotion—a gift which you’ll use every time you shoot a picture from now and into the future.
You’ll Learn How to Impart Your Story, Inspire Your Audience and Evoke Emotion– As we’ve mentioned, this vital theme is the foundation of our course. We’ll address it directly through composition exercises and more generally during our group discussions. Our main goal is to help you develop into artist and storyteller who produces thought-provoking, inspiring work.
You’ll Gain Unstoppable Confidence Behind the Lens – Understand why it’s vital to trust your instinct, your mind’s-eye, and unleash your inner-creative. You’ll walk away with more confidence after learning to practice techniques that allow you to create without inhibition.
You’ll Transform Your Photos Into Works of Art with Photoshop – You’ll have a chance to analyze images with the group and learn which changes are necessary to improve the photograph. We’ll discuss questions like: What do you feel when you look at your photo? Is it saying what you want it to say? If not, can the image be salvaged? If so, how and what’s missing?
You’ll Season Your Artist Abilities as You Steep in Authentic French Culture – Discover what it’s like to live as a local artist as you shoot your way through the history streets of Paris, Provence, or Bordeaux—all renowned for their long record for inspiring the artistic movements. While we can all agree that it’s difficult to gain an authentic sense of a place when you’re there for a short stay, you’ll get an intimate sense of what it’s like to become one with France as our local guides lead you off-the-beaten path to explore an abundance of educational and cultural experiences. You’ll see the France that you can’t find in guide books, or on traditional tours. The France that can only be experienced as an artist behind the lens.
You’ll Learn How to Create an Exceptional Photograph When You Put Together the Critical Elements You’ll Uncover with Band of Light Because every group who journeys with Band of Light is made up of 8 or fewer people you’ll get the required one-on-one instruction time you need to ensure you surpass all of your personal goals, allowing you to learn exactly what you’re missing, practical ways to improve, and how to implement every piece you learn to express your unique voice. You’ll also enjoy learning new techniques and practices with your travel group, and gain vital perspective with regular critiques of your work.