I’m pleased to announce the first two videos in the workshop series are now available for purchase! They join the existing trilogy of Photoshop processing videos – Introductory workflow, Intermediate workflow and workflow for the Leica M Monochrom. For those of you who can’t attend a workshop because of location, logistics or cost, or would like to cover one at your own pace, here’s your chance to get the next best thing. Click through for the details.
Ming Thein on Photography: The Fundamentals – US$63
The Fundamentals begins with a journey through the history of photography, detours through the fundamentals of what every photographer should know and why, and ends up discussing my personal philosophy on photography. We talk through multiple examples of images and explain why they work (or don’t); technology; how to extract the most from your cameras; aesthetics; and of course what makes an outstanding image, and why. It is, essentially, the core knowledge you need as a photographer (beyond how to operate your camera). This video also includes a PDF download with live links referenced to appropriate articles on this site.
Making Outstanding Images: Episode One – US$63
Episode One covers the first session of the workshops; learn about the importance of good light, how to identify it, the importance of metering and understanding exposure from both a compositional and technical standpoint, and more importantly, how to use good light in your compositions. We then go on to deal with the five methods of subject isolation, the importance of perspectives and when to use what to strengthen an image, and finish off with identifying and using natural frames.
Finally, as a special introductory package for the month of August 2013 only – until 31 August, to be precise, I’m offering both videos for $100!
UPDATE: It’s now 1 September everywhere, so the offer has now ended. Thank you for the fantastic level of support!
Future titles in this series will be:
- Making Outstanding Images: Episode Two – leading lines, balance, quadrants, advanced composition
- Making Outstanding Images: Episode Three – abstraction, working the scene, storytelling with secondary subjects, color vs B&W
- Making Outstanding Images: Episode Four – exploring and deconstructing style; exercises in replicating several common styles to develop your own from
- Making Outstanding Images: Episode Five – postprocessing for style
Together with the first two videos – Fundamentals and Episode One – these six video will comprehensively cover the same syllabus as days 1-3 of the Making Outstanding Images workshop series. Of course, you don’t have the benefit of live critique and feedback, but then again it is also more affordable – and you can work at your own pace. In addition to these core topics, I’m planning to develop the series further to offer other topics that have limited live workshop audiences for in any given location, including:
- Learning to see: a walk around with MT
- The Compact Camera Masterclass
- Street photography
- Editing and assessing images
- Speedlights and lighting
- Travel photography
- Wildlife photography
- Film processing and scanning
I was planning to finish producing Episodes 2-5 next, but however if you have any preferences on which video you’d like to see next, please leave a note in the comments. MT
A huge number of testimonials on previous videos and workshops from satisfied customers and students may be found here, at the bottom of the Teaching Store page.
Visit the Teaching Store to up your photographic game – including workshop and Photoshop Workflow videos and the customized Email School of Photography; or go mobile with the Photography Compendium for iPad. You can also get your gear from B&H and Amazon. Prices are the same as normal, however a small portion of your purchase value is referred back to me. Thanks!
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