Fine Art Photography Course

TRANSFORM YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS INTO ARTISTIC IMAGES

Getting Started | Lessons 1 - 6 | One Lesson a Week

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.

 

On 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 delivers 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) consists of six lessons comprising of two and a half hours, 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.

COURSE OVERVIEW                    

 

Lesson 1     

Understanding Fine 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

Check out our STUDENT SHOWCASE >>

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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 this course 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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FRIDAY AFTERNOON

ONLINE COURSE

15h00 until 17h30 (GMT +2)

                         

Lesson 1

05 February '21

 

Lesson 2

12 February '21

Lesson 3

19 February '21

 

Lesson4

26 February '21

Lesson 5

05 March '21

One week break

Lesson 6

19 March '21

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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

ONLINE COURSE

15h00 until 17h30 (GMT +2)

                         

Lesson 1

12 May '21

 

Lesson 2

19 May '21

Lesson 3

26 May '21

 

Lesson4

02 June '21

Lesson 5

09 June '21

One week break

Lesson 6

23 June '21

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FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE  | GETTING STARTED | LESSONS 1 - 6
R 9500  (APPROX. $650)

Frequently asked questions

What platform do you use to teach this online course on?


At the moment we are using ZOOM




Is this course only taught online or do you still offer face to face classroom teaching?


This fine art photography course is now designed to be taught online and presents really well. Classroom taught options will only be offered once COVID 19 has run its course and it is safe to offer classroom teaching.




What is the difference between the content of the online course and a face to face classroom presented course?


The course content is identical.




How many students do you accept on a course?


We accept no more than eight students per course. We keep the class size small to promote interaction and enchourage mentorship and relationship.




What camera equipment will I need to do the course?


You can use any camera, but we recommend either a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera or a digital mirrorless camera.




What happens if I miss a lesson?


Ideally, it would be better if you were able to attend the course without missing a lesson. But we do understand that life happens. When a student is missing from a class, the lesson is recorded, so you will be able to catch up before the next module is presented.




Do you issue a certificate on completion?


On request, we would be able to issue a certificate of attendance on completion.




Is the online course taught live, or is it pre-recorded?


Martin Osner teaches the course live.




I have never done art and I cannot draw or paint. It this a concern?


Not at all. The camera is going to be used to do create the foundation of the artwork and mixed media techniques are really easy and fun. There is an artist in everyone, this course will open up doors that you did not even know existed.




I am an acomplished artist, will this course be of value to me?


If you are looking for fresh ideas, techniques and starting points, and inspiration then absoloutely.




Besides a camera and a computer, what other equipment will I need?


Firstly you will need a small work area. Then beside a camera, the following equipment is required. 1. A4 size inkjet printer. 2. A4 size laser jet printer (optional). 3. A4 - A3 size light table. 4. 2 x Study lamps. 5. Camera body cap that will be used for pinhole photography.




What software will I require to do the course?


We suggest you subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud and sign up for the basic photographers package which will give you access to: (Approx $12 per month) https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography/compare-plans.html?promoid=P3KMQYMW&mv=other 1. Photoshop CC 2. Bridge CC 3. Lightroom CC 4. Adobe Camera Raw CC Exposure software, previously known a Alien Skin is recommended but not essential. https://exposure.software/




What art materials will I need?


Only the basics;

  • Watercolour / Acrylic paint
  • Chalk pastels
  • Watercolour paper
  • Water pencils
  • Spray paint





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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

 

 

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS 1-6 

PORTFOLIO

Debbie Basson | Cape Town South Africa
Alida van Deventer | Port Elizabeth South Africa
Alida van Deventer | Port Elizabeth South Africa
Lesley Spiegel | Canada
Lesley Spiegel | Canada
Lesley Spiegel | Canada
Tshepang Mpele | Pretoria South Africa
Pia Watermeyer | Cape Town South Africa
Lesley Spiegel | Canada
Tshepang Mpele | Pretoria South Africa
Alida van Deventer | Port Elizabeth South Africa
Trudi du Toit | Cape Town South Africa
José Senna | Brazil
Tshepang Mpele | Pretoria South Africa
Simon Gillate | UK
Tshepang Mpele | Pretoria South Africa
Debbie Basson | Cape Town South Africa
Gabriele Schmidtsdorff | Germany
Simon Gillate | UK
Rob Heffer | East London South Africa
Bob Dyke | Canada
Andrew Benbow | UK
Gabriele Schmidtsdorff | Germany
Malcolm Levinkind | UK
Malcolm Levinkind | UK
Gabriele Schmidtsdorff | Germany
Marco Leone | Italy
Malcolm Levinkind | UK
Gabriele Schmidtsdorff | Germany
Andrew Benbow | UK
Rob Heffer | East London South Africa
Andrew Benbow | UK
José Senna | Brazil
Lesley Spiegel | Canada
Alida van Deventer | Port Elizabeth South Africa
Gabriele Schmidtsdorff | Germany

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