Workshop Schedule

Our always changing team of professional artists are committed to assisting and encouraging your creative journey as you discover and explore the inner artist that is waiting to emerge.

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“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.”

-Georgia O’Keeffee

 

 

Intro to Photography

3 weeks

Instructor: Judi Bommarito

IPH004 Mon March 25 -April 8 9:30 - 11:30am

IPH005 Tues May 7- May 21 5:30 - 7:30pm

$175

(4 student minimum 8 student maximum)

 

If you are tired of using your camera in AUTO mode and are ready to explore the MANUAL function, this workshop is for you.  We will demystify all those buttons, dials and panels while simultaneously doing technical experimentation.  The three components of exposure will be explained in great detail, supported by visual presentations and supplemental handouts.

Required supplies: Students must bring a digital camera, memory card, 16GB USB and tripod.

 
 

Street Photography - Eastern Market -3 Sessions

3 sessions

Instructor: Giorgio Orlandi

STPH0013 Session 1 - Tues June 25 6:30 - 8:30pm Session 2 - Sat June 29 9:30 - 1:30pm Session 3 - Tues July 02 6:30 - 8:30pm

STPH0014 Session 1 - Tues July 09 6:30 - 8:30pm Session 2 - Sat July 13 9:30 - 1:30pm Session 3 - Tues July 16 6:30 - 8:30pm

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$200

 

Come learn and experience Street Photography techniques first hand through this intensive 8 hour workshop. Together we will view and discuss some of the Great Masters of Street Photography, as well as some modern photographers. We will look at many composition techniques and then apply them as we wander the streets during the out-of-the-classroom portion! We will discuss how to overcome the fear of photographing strangers and rather converting that into a message that is driven by your creative eye and unique voice. 

Session 1 - Together, at the studio, we will view and discuss the many possibilities of Street photography. We will look at many composition techniques.

Session 2 - We will meet at the studio and prepare for our field session. We will Uber to Eastern Market and apply the lessons learned from session 1.

Session 3 - We will edit and critique the images from our Field trip and bring them into Adobe Lightroom and learn basic editing techniques. *Laptops with Adobe Lightroom installed are encouraged but not mandatory.

Family groups are encouraged to participate!

Required Supplies: Digital camera, 16GB memory card, Charged Battery,  Optional - *Tripod, *Laptop with an active subscription to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

All Levels Welcome

 

Street Photography - Eastern Market- 1 Session

2 Hours

Instructor: Giorgio Orlandi

Exploring Detroit’s Eastern Market

Thursday Night in the Market

6:30-8:30pm

$50 single person

STPH005 Thurs June 6

STPH006 Thurs June 27

STPH007 Thurs July 11

STPH008 Thurs July 25

$80 Come with a friend! Save money! Have fun!

STPH009 Thurs June 6

STPH0010 Thurs June 27

STPH0011 Thurs July 11

STPH0012 Thurs July 25

 

This workshop is for you if you want to up your Street Photography game and all the while meet other passionate Street Photographers and storytellers. Eastern Market is our subject and backdrop as your guide, Giorgio takes you through the streets of the market.

Giorgio is a passionate and knowledgeable photographer who has six years experience shooting the streets and people of Detroit. In this two hour session will discuss composition techniques and how to overcome the fear of photographing strangers. Join Giorgio as he shares photo tips and pointers amidst the energy of Thursday Night in the Market.

*We will meet by the backlot of Shed 3

 



 

Advanced Photography

3 weeks

Instructor: Judi Bommarito

ADPH006 Mon April 15 - April 29 9:30 - 11:30am

ADPH007 TBD

$175

(4 student minimum 8 student maximum) 

 

This workshop is intended for those who have basic understanding of their camera.  We will begin with a refresher and continue refining the applications of the camera’s functions as a creative tool.  Lenses and filters will be discussed. This workshop will be supported by visual presentations and supplemental handouts.

Required supplies: Students must bring a digital camera, memory card, 16GB USB and tripod.


Intro to Lightroom

3 weeks

Instructor: Judi Bommarito

ILR006 Tues March 26 - April 9 5:30 - 7:30pm

ILR007 Mon May 6 - May 20 9:30 - 11:30am

$175

(2 student minimum 6 student maximum)

 

So, you’ve captured some great digital images! What’s next? Let’s bring them to life with Adobe Lightroom editing software. Students will gain a basic understanding of file management, organization and post processing using Adobe Lightroom CC Classic.  Topics include navigating the LR interface and the essential skills to enhance your images. Supplemental handouts will accompany each session.

Prerequisite:  A basic understanding of your computer is necessary.  Participants must bring a laptop with an active subscription to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop before the first session.

www.adobe.com  Purchase Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan for $9.99/mo.

 

Master Photo Package

9 weeks

Instructor: Judi Bommarito

MPHP003 Mon March 25 - May 20 9:30 - 11:30am

MPHP004 TBD

$475

 

Enroll in all three photo workshops for a discounted rate.

  • Intro to Photo

  • Advanced Photo

  • Intro to Lightroom

 

Photoshop for Beginners

4 sessions

Instructor: Judi Bommarito

PHSB003

Mon and Tues June 10 and 11 6:30 - 8:30pm Mon and Tues July 01 and 02 . 6:30 - 8:30pm

$225

(2 student minimum 8 student maximum)

 

This workshop aims to introduce students to the basic functions of Photoshop CC.

Topics include:-

File organization How to navigate the interface, The tool box, where to locate layers and adjustment layers.  What the tools are used for in adjusting your images. Basic editing, basic enhancements, photo touch up, dust removal, color adjustments, selections, quick masks and layer masks, simple composites

Required supplies: students must bring a laptop with an active subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop CC, 8GB Memory Card, 16GB USB Drive (for storing and transporting files)

 

Basics of Printing

3 hours

Instructor: Chris Bennett

BPR003 Sat April 6 1-4pm

BPR004 TBD

$50

(4 student minimum 20 student maximum)

 

This 3- hour class will cover the basics of printing on Epson & Canon printers. You will learn about color space, how to calibrate your system, paper and printer choices and a proper file prep workflow to produce satisfying digital prints in color and black and white. Whether you are looking to buy a new printer or wanting to become more comfortable with the printer you already have, this class will help offer a solid foundation in how to make a solid fine art print.

 

Seeing the World Through Your Smartphone

3 sessions

Instructor: Alex Alexander

SMPH001 Session 1: Mon April 8 3:30pm - 5:30pm Session 2: Sat April 13 9:30am - 1:30pm Session 3: Mon April 15 3:30pm - 5:30pm

SMPH002 Session 1: Mon May 6 3:30pm - 5:30pm Session 2: Sat May 11 9:30am - 1:30pm Session 3: Mon May 13 3:30pm - 5:30pm

$150 Individual

$225 parent/child

 

This workshop is perfect for those who wish to improve and enhance their Smartphone photography. Students will explore composition, creative enhancements, photo editing apps, social media apps and preparing the image for print. Our Smartphones are a powerful image making tool! Let’s move beyond the casual selfie and create art using our phone!

Session 1 - Together, at the studio, we will view and discuss the many possibilities of Smartphone photography. We will look at many composition techniques.

Session 2 - We will meet at the studio and prepare for our field session. We will apply techniques learned from session 1 as we wander the streets of Downtown Birmingham!

Session 3- We will edit and critique the images from our Field trip and bring them into various editing apps and learn basic editing techniques.

Family groups are encouraged to participate!

Required Supplies: Smart Phone, Image Management and Editing app -  Photoshop Express, 16MG USB or Laptop (Laptops encouraged but not mandatory). Plan to download Whats App for group share.

 

Creating an Image Collection in Print

2 weeks each project

Instructor: Judi Bommarito

CALENDAR-

CAL005 Mon March 25 - April 1 1:30 - 3pm

CAL006 Mon April 22 - April 29 1:30 - 3pm

BOOK-

BK005 Mon April 8 - April 15 1:30 - 3pm

BK006 Mon May 6 - May 13 1:30 - 3pm

$100 each

plus material fee ( Calendar/ Book cost)

CALENDAR AND BOOK -

4 weeks

CABK002 Mon March 25 - April 15 1:30 - 3pm

CABK003 Mon April 22 - May 13 1:30 - 3pm

$150 

plus material fee ( Calendar/ Book cost)

 

This workshop is the perfect introduction to digital organization. This workshop will use images already on your laptop or shot in between sessions. We will discuss theme, file organization, image sizing.  It is an introductory course for those intimidated by the technical choices of digital output .  Choose to create a calendar or book. Can’t decide? Sign up for both workshops. They great gifts! We will use a reputable print company to make the final printed piece.

Required supplies : laptop, Image files (they can be stored in the laptop or a separate HD) 16GB USB

 

Sip and Snap Sessions

2 hours

Instructor: Staff

Session 1 : Flower Still Life SASN005 Tues April 2 7:30 - 9:30pm

Session 2 : Vintage Still Life SASN006 Tues April 9 7:30 - 9:30pm

Session 3 : Abstract Still Life SASN007 Tues April 16 7:30 - 9:30pm

$50 (PLUS $10 Materials Fee) each session

All THREE SASN008 Tues April 2 - April 16 7:30 - 9:30pm

$120 (PLUS $30 Materials Fee)

 

Bring your favorite bottle of wine and your camera. We’ll jumpstart your creativity with always changing topics for inspiration. Working in small groups, each participant will create an image inspired by the topic of the evening. This is the perfect opportunity to create a one of a kind still life of that favorite fruit bowl you bought at the antique store. From portraits to abstract photography, allow us to create a unique studio experience certain to satisfy your creative curiosity. We will simplify the process with easy to understand tutorials and texture files to create unique and creative art pieces. We’ll supply the cups and light snacks ( which will most definitely include chocolate!)

Supplies needed: Digital camera, memory card, 16GB USB, laptop with an active subscription of Adobe CC Lightroom/ Photoshop

www.adobe.com  Purchase Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan for $9.99/mo.

Optional supplies: personal objects/props related to the topic of the evening shoot

 

Premiere Pro - Intro to Video Editing

3 weeks

Instructor: Jacob Bommarito

PPVE002 Sat April 27 - May 11 1:30 - 4:30pm

PPVE003 Mon May 6 - May 20 6:30 - 9:30pm

$225

(2 student minimum 8 student maximum)

 

From YouTube tutorial videos to epic films, Premiere Pro has been the go to video software used by both, amateurs and professionals. This workshop will introduce the Premiere interface, navigational tools and effects necessary to create professional quality videos. Participants will receive a zip file with all the assets and materials necessary to learn the maximum potential of Premiere Pro.

Required supplies - students must bring a laptop with an active subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud - Premiere Pro CC. An External HD is highly recommended.

 

After Effects - Intro to Motion Graphics / Animation

3 weeks

Instructor: Jacob Bommarito

AEMG002 Mon April 15 - April 29 7:30 - 9:30pm

AEMG003 Tues May 7- May 21 7:30 - 9:30pm

$175

(2 student minimum 8 student maximum)

 

This workshop introduces participants to the After Effects interface and it’s application to motion graphics and animation. Students will create a series of animations that apply various techniques. Participants will receive a zip file with all the assets and materials necessary to gain understanding and confidence in After Effects.

Required supplies - students must bring a laptop with an active subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud - After Effects. An External HD is highly recommended.

 

Portfolio Review

20 minutes

Reviewer: S. Kay Young

POR001 Saturday March 23 11-5 pm

$40

(6 student minimum 12 students maximum)

 

This is the perfect opportunity to get feedback on personal work or guidance for your next level. S. Kay Young is a Native American Detroit based artist and art advocate with a 44 year photographic career. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections, including The Detroit Institute of Arts, The University of Michigan and Cobo Center (The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority) in Detroit. Kay is represented by Melannie Chard, CEO of M Contemporary Art in Ferndale, MI.

Bring in your working photography portfolio for review.  There should be at least 10 pieces and no more than 20 in the portfolio.  Direction for growth, change and a constructive critique will help you to present and analyze your work.  You will have a full 20 minutes to ask a working artist any questions you may have about exhibiting work and how to approach galleries and museums. You will also be advised how to price work for sales and growth.  Be prepared with a list of issues you choose to address.  You can also pitch an installation idea for direction or galleries that support that discipline. 

 

Open Studio

Ongoing

Mon 11:30am - 1:00pm

Register prior to day

$20 a session  $70 four sessions

 

Available to students in current and past workshops to further work on individual computer based projects and skills. This is an informal class environment


Community Project

TBD

 
 

We are excited to team up with Humble Design - a non profit organization that furnishes homes for the homeless with donated items.  This workshop will culminate with a matted and framed 8” x 10” photographic print to be donated to Humble Design.

 
 
TBD

Personal Project

$50 per hour

$200 five hour max. 

 
 

Do you have a personal project that you would like to bring into being?  But, it is difficult to articulate the concept and production?   Or, perhaps you simply want to create abody of work that focuses on one topic.  (For example, 12 images of flowers). This two option offering is perfect for you! Schedule a session today!  Offered Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. Based on availability.

A.  CONCEPT

Schedule a private session to work through all the details from concept to production in an organized and realistic timeline. We will discuss all the details that will make this project come to life.  I call it, minimizing the variables.  The more you research and understand the concept, the fewer visual “choices” you have.  From camera techniques to metaphors, let’s dissect your project and prep it to shoot.

B.  STUDIO

Available to students that have taken past workshops and would like to use the studio to work on a personal project.  Allow me to be your assistant! Schedule a studio time and utilize our space and equipment to create that project you've always wanted to create!   Or, simply the opportunity to advance your technical skills. Please note - This offering is NOT available to commercial photographers. 

 

Private Lessons

$50 per hour

$400 5 two hour session

 
 

For those who prefer one on one instruction with the camera and / or Lightroom.  Using visual slide presentations, supplemental handouts and field experience (camera), you will gain confidence and technical proficiency in the topic of interest. Call to discuss a plan that suits your needs. PLEASE NOTE - Call or email to discuss a date(s) that suit your schedule. Payment may be submitted by selecting the appropriate buttons on the right. Please select the 7TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER. You are simply making the payment, not scheduling the session by selecting the buttons on the right. The actual date will be agreed upon between student and True North Camera Arts.

 

Seeking Instructors

INTERVIEWS

Contact us to arrange an appointment

 
 

We are currently seeking instructors to teach camera or computer based workshops. Commitment ranges from one evening to a recurring event offered throughout the year. Workshop sessions are currently being scheduled to begin January 14th and there after. Schedule an interview today!