Fine Art Photography Courses

 

Learn how to use Photography to Create Art

If you would like to use photography to create beautiful art pieces then this course will teach you just this. The first set of workshops (Getting Started) consist of five lessons and the second level, a further four optional workshops are available should you wish to go on and learn more techniques. Using practical "hands-on" demonstrations, all lessons are interactive and workshop orientated.

 

On both classes, the camera is seen as part of a creative process combined with interesting mixed media and traditional art medium techniques where you will learn to transform photography into art imagery fit for display and exhibition.

 

Combining traditional art techniques like oil & acrylic painting, sketching, collaging, montaging, double exposure and transfers and more, photographic mixed media pieces are created with and without digital photo editing with brilliant results. 

 

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.

 

Class size is limited to ensure personal attention and one-on-one instruction. 

 

These masterclasses are completely unique and are personally taught by Martin Osner who specializes in fine art photography and they are presented both online as well as at his studio in Hout Bay, Cape Town.

Lessons 1 - 6 (Getting Started)



Lesson 1     

Understanding Fine Art & Art Photography / Art Influences / Black Powder Transfers / Colour Embellishing
 
Lesson 2   
Emulsion Lifts and Transfers / Bass Relief / Distortion
 
Lesson 3     
Photo & Mirror Montage & Collage / Texture Overlays
 
Lesson 4     
Hand-Painted Black and White Photography
Lesson 5  
Abstract Art / Pinhole Photography 
Lesson 6  
Evaluation Session

Lessons 7 - 12 (Going Further)



Lesson 7     

A Creative Mindset / Coming Up with Ideas / High & Low Key Minimalism
 
Lesson 8   
Rear Projection
 
Lesson 9     
Front Projection
Lesson 10     
Geometric and Graphic Art
Lesson 11     
Encaustic Photo Art / Heat and Emulsion
Lesson 12     
Evaluation Session / Printing and Presentation

 

 
Upcoming courses | Getting Started
 
Lessons 1-6 | Getting Started
R 9500 (Approx. $580)
PRESENTED ONLINE
Starts on Friday
05 February '21 [15h00 - 17h30 GMT+2]
                         
Session 1
05 February '21
 
Session 2
12 February '21
Session 3
19 February '21
 
Session 4
26 February '21
Session 5
05 March '21
One week break
Session 6
19 March '21
Lessons 1-6 | Getting Started
R 9500 (Approx. $580)
PRESENTED ONLINE
Starts on Wednesday
12 May '21 [15h00 - 17h30 GMT+2]
                         
Session 1
12 May '21
 
Session 2
19 May '21
Session 3
26 May '21
 
Session 4
02 June '21
Session 5
09 June '21
One week break
Session 7
23 June '21
Upcoming courses | Going Further
Lessons 7-12 | Going Further
R 9500 (Approx. $580)
PRESENTED ONLINE
Starts on Wednesday
10 Feb '21 [15h00 - 17h30 GMT+2]
                         
Session 1
10 February '21
 
Session 2
17 February '21
Session 3
24 February '21
 
Session 4
03 March '21
Session 5
10 March '21
One Week Break
Session 6
24 March '21
Lessons 7-12 | Going Further
R 9500 (Approx. $580)
PRESENTED ONLINE
Starts on Friday
14 May '21 [15h00 - 17h30 GMT+2]
                         
Session 1
14 May '21
 
Session 2
21 May '21
Session 3
28 May '21
 
Session 4
04 June '21
Session 5
11 June '21
One Week Break
Session 6
25 June '21
 
50% Deposit with booking, balance payable within seven days of the course commencing.
Student Showcase
RECENTLY COMPLETED CLASSES
Fine Art Photography Student Showcase
Portfolio of Fine Art Photography Students
 
 

Frequently asked questions

How can I pay for my ironing?


We accept cash, cheque or secure bank transfer (BACS)




Do I need to weigh my own clothes?


No, we will weigh your ironing with you, so you know exactly how much it will cost. As a rough estimate there are approximately 4-5 shirts to a Kilogram (Kg).




What time of day do you collect and deliver?


Are collection and delivery times are between 6pm - 10pm Monday to Thursday. Please contact us if you require a specific collection or delivery time and we will make every effort to accomodate your needs.




Is there a minimum amount of ironing you'll accept?


Yes, due to the cost of collection and delivery the minimum we will accept is 4Kg.




Do you offer a next day service?


Our standard service is 2-3 days, if you require a shorter service please contact us to discuss your needs.




How do I know what I'm going to pay?


The price we charge is based on weight (per Kg). When we arrive at your house we will weigh your ironing and let you know the weight and the total price. For weights of 7Kg and under, we charge £4.95 per Kg (subject to a minimum order of 4Kg). For weights of 8Kg and over, we charge £4.60 per Kg. Collection and delivery back to your home is FREE. For reference, 1Kg is approximately 4-5 long sleeve, mens cotton shirts, or 3-4 pairs of mens trousers, or 1 double quilt, sheet and 2 pillowcases.




What areas to do you serve?


We provide ironing services within the Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex area. Specifically, we serve the following towns: South Guildford, Shalford, Godalming, Bramley, Compton, Milford, Runfold, Farnham, Wrecclesham, Tilford, Frensham, Dockenfield, Churt, Beacon Hill, Grayshott, Haslemere, Hindhead, Bramshott, Lindford, Liss, Rogate, Petersfield, Grateham, Liss Forrest, Lower, Bourne, Liphook, Rake





Examples of techniques taught on the course
Louise

Louise

Technique: Hand Embellished Black and White

Angel

Angel

Technique: Multiple Print Overlay (Double Exposure)

Angel

Angel

Technique: Overlay with Creative Border

Calm before the storm

Calm before the storm

Technique: Cyano-Type Overlay with Creative Border

St Joseph Lily

St Joseph Lily

Technique: Multiple Exposure in Camera

Abstract 1

Abstract 1

Technique: Oil Paint on Substrate, Reproduced with side lighting

On the beach

On the beach

Technique: Polaroid transfer

Timeless

Timeless

Technique: Liquid Emulsion Effect on Textured Paper

Botanical

Botanical

Technique: Macro Photography / Double Exposure

Sunflower

Sunflower

Technique: Multiple exposures using Painted Textured backgrounds

Pear

Pear

Technique: Photo Montage

Island living

Island living

Technique: Transfer on Wood Substrate with Acrylic Over Painting

Arniston

Arniston

Technique: Heat Transfer

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City

Technique: Black and White Photograph Hand Embillished

 
 

Testimonials

"Thank you just doesn't suffice…  I had such an amazing time at your fine art course last week.  I've come home feeling inspired, positive, and to be honest - remembering why I fell in love with photography in the first place! My wee notebook of ideas and thoughts is almost full, I've been more inspired in the past week, than in the prior 5 years.  I can't wait to not only shoot more, but to also work my way through some of my exiting images.  Images that I already like, but that I know I'm going to love even more once they've been given the fine art treatments that you shared with us.  Russia - such a hard place to live, now seems much less daunting. So, again, Thank you!  Not only to you, but to Anita, Sam, Banda and Janet.  Your team is just lovely, and I felt so well taken care of.  It was wonderful to be able to focus only on photography for a week, to give your undivided attention to something you love is such rare treat"

Coralie Sneddon

Russia

"Some of the best things in life happen on the spur of the moment. I was browsing through Martin’s portfolio on his website and loved what I saw – images that are not only beautiful but which touch a chord in me. I’m guilty of taking plenty of pictures and then not printing any of them. The idea flashed into my head – perhaps Martin’s fine art course could inspire me to make my photographs something worth hanging on a wall. Indeed it did! Martin’s relaxed manner helped me overcome my nerves on day one, and we all discovered the truth of his assurance that ‘mistakes’ can result in something stunning and unexpected. He is generous with his vast knowledge and shares invaluable tips he has discovered over many years. The hands-on workshops taught us many techniques and opened up a whole new world for me. I now have a much clearer idea of what to look for before I start shooting, as I have a specific end-product in mind. The luxury of spending a week of uninterrupted creativity under the guidance of a master photographer is almost unimaginable and I’m so glad I did it."

Pat Botes

Durban, South Africa

​"Dear Martin, It's my first day back home in Durban after one of THE most stimulating, creative weeks I have ever had. I was ecstatic when I knew what you were offering as it's something I have always wanted to do and have done in my own way, but your generosity of spirit, your sharing and caring unstintingly, your ability to make everything exciting, fresh and new...and a reality to a group of already artists, was beyond my wildest dreams. Martin you gave so generously of your knowledge, your expertise, your time, your creativity as an artist...not only as a photographer but as a painter and creator in many mediums, was exactly what I was looking for and I received it all...and more...much much more. I feel greatly blessed...as did we all. Thank you for showing me that my dreams are possible and that there is no limit to my creativity. I have come away on an absolute high, rejuvenated...and with many diverse tools which I can't wait to put into practice. I feel privileged to have been on this special journey with you and like minded new friends. Staying in your B and B was a great plus too as it meant I didn't have to break the rhythm of creativity which made the whole experience even more intense and memorable. This week has been a highlight for me...not forgetting the pinhole shoot which I enjoyed beyond words. Love and gratitude."
 

Jane Bedford

Durban, South Africa

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Join our community today and to say thanks, we will reward you with *R350 off your tuition fee, when you book to do a course or one on one training with us in the next six months.

Yip, Plus you will receive interesting photography information and be kept in the loop on upcoming courses, exhibitions and happenings.

 

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Arniston

Technique: Heat Transfer