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Art Photography Courses

TRANSFORM YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS INTO INCREDIBLE ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS

Check out our STUDENT SHOWCASE >>

Photography for so many people is about capturing reality and recording memories. But did you know that photography is one of the most exciting mediums in art today?  Still, if you look deeper, you will also realise that a camera and the less than perfect photographic system itself is an incredible platform to create brilliant art.
 
In this course, the camera is seen as an instrument of the workbench to create art. Over many years, Martin Osner has developed mixed media and digital techniques that draw out an incredible artistic impression and deliver photographs into a beautiful creative space. Whether he uses the camera in the beginning, during, or at the end of the process does not matter. What matters is that the photographic process's characteristics, both good and poor, are used to deliver the art. The techniques taught are creative and unique.

This first set of workshops (Getting Started) and the second set of classes (Going Further) consists of five lessons each comprising of a two-hour class, taught once a week. Classes are presented live over Zoom, and video recordings are shown to demonstrate techniques. Classes are small in size, interactive and workshop orientated where you will learn to transform photography into art imagery fit for display and exhibition. Traditional art techniques like oil & acrylic painting, sketching, collaging, montaging, double exposure, and transfers are taught, both with and without digital photo editing. 

These comprehensive workshops do not require in-depth knowledge of photography; rather, it is more important that as a student, you have a desire to explore photography as an alternative creative medium within the framework of art.

GETTING STARTED - Course Overview

Lesson 1     
Understanding Fine Art Photography / Ethics of the medium / Hand painting of photographs
 
Lesson 2   
Black powder transfers - colour embellishing and distortion
 
Lesson 3     
Emulsion lifts and transfers
 
Lesson 4     
Image transfers

Lesson 5  
The art of photomontage

Evaluation
Coming up with ideas / Taking art photography further

GOING FURTHER - Course Overview

Lesson 6    
Abstract art
 
Lesson 7   
Pinhole photography / Abstract impressionism
 
Lesson 8     
Texture and crystal overlays
 
Lesson 9     
Paint overlays/mood with grundge

Lesson 10  
Emulsion lift

Evaluation
The art of printing / Moving into Fine art photography

 
 

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Martin Osner's Fine Art Photography course is absolutely brilliant and it lifts the scales off your photographic eyes...if anyone would like to have an awe-inspiring, mind-blowing, eye-opening, inspirational, thought-provoking and soul-searching experience then come on one of these courses because you will never see photography in the same manner again. Apart from being fun, the creativity and methods that Martin uses in his teaching are easy to use and to understand and he has a lifetime of knowledge and experience which he freely shares... apart from all of that, both Martin and his lovely, and equally talented daughter Sam, are just such nice people, filled with passion for what they love doing best...teaching, photographing and creating exceptional works of art... I can strongly recommend any of their courses for anyone wanting to get a little more out of their photographic and artistic passion. For years I have been striving for the perfect photographs... now I am striving for the imperfect photographs...photographs that can turn into works of art...Oh yes...and the learning via Zoom from anywhere in the world is brilliant...it works so well.

Rob Heffer   |  East London

Fine Art Photography Course | Getting Started

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Consider doing these courses if you ...

  • Feel like you have reached a level in your photography and cannot go further.
  • Have "photographic anxiety", worry too much about technical control.
  • Are battling to photograph creatively.
  • Are not achieving the "Wow" factor in your photography.
  • Would like to create a portfolio of artistic work for exhibition.
  • Re-ignite your passion for photography.

Watch this video which offers an insight into the course.

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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

ONLINE COURSE | FULLY BOOKED

3PM - 5PM (GMT +2)

                         

Lesson 1

25 May '22

 

Lesson 2

01 June '22

Lesson 3

15 June '22

 

Lesson4

22 June '22

Lesson 5

29 June '22​

Evaluation

06 July '22 

 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

ONLINE COURSE

3PM - 5PM (GMT +2)

                         

Lesson 1

28 September '22

 

Lesson 2

05 October '22

Lesson 3

19 October '22

 

Lesson4

26 October '22

Lesson 5

02 November '22​

Evaluation

09 November '22 

 

MONDAY AFTERNOON

ONLINE COURSE

3PM - 5PM (GMT +2)

                         

Lesson 1

13 June '22

 

Lesson 2

20 June '22

Lesson 3

27  June '22

 

Lesson4

04 July '22

Lesson 5

11 July '22​

Evaluation

01 August '22 

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

ONLINE COURSE

3PM - 5PM (GMT +2)

                         

Lesson 6

11 August '22

 

Lesson 7

18 August '22

Lesson 8

25 August '22

 

Lesson 9

01 September '22

Lesson 10

08 September '22​

Evaluation

15 September '22

 

ART PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE LESSONS 1 - 5
R 9500  (APPROX. $650)

GETTING STARTED

ART PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE LESSONS 6 - 10
R 9500  (APPROX. $650)

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

ONLINE COURSE

3PM - 5PM (GMT +2)

                         

Lesson 6

27 May '22

 

Lesson 7

03 June '22

Lesson 8

17 June '22

 

Lesson 9

24 June '22

Lesson 10

01 July '22​

Evaluation

08 July '22

 

GOING FURTHER

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STUDENT

SHOWCASE

" I have been enjoying photography for twenty years now and have been actively involved in clubs and salons. A while back I just started losing my excitement for the medium and felt like everything I shot was "same old ... same old"  I booked on the workshop after seeing some pictures that a friend of mine was submitting after she attended Martin Osner's fine art course. My Mojo is back...should have done this long time ago. Thanks, Martin!"
Janus Sinclair - Brighton UK

 

 

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