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Wednesday Evenings, July 15 – September 2, 6-9pm (eight meetings)
Fee: $200 (reduced fee)
Instructor: David Ulrich

Oceano Dunes #127, CA 2019 © David Ulrich
Oceano Dunes #127, CA 2019 © David Ulrich

Most photography blends fiction and fact. Photographers often employ representation of a subject along with concept and metaphor to express how they see the world and others. Fiction writer Ayana Mathis calls metaphor “a potent carrier of truth” and Picasso writes “Art is a lie that tells the truth.”

Discover how to see with a camera and explore the fundamentals of photography and personal expression—integrating technique and vision, craft and aesthetic awareness—through investigating fiction and fact. Depending on the vision of the photographer, images can interpret reality through document, metaphor, symbol, allusion or a combination of these.

Participants explore the key elements of the visual language incorporating metaphor through enjoyable exercises and assignments. The development of an individual photographic style and point of view is emphasized.

Class time takes place on Zoom and is divided between lectures, slide shows, and critique sessions. You do not need Zoom software. Participants will receive simple instructions on how to connect to Zoom prior to the class. 

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of photography. All camera types welcome, including cell phones.

David Ulrich is a core faculty member and creative director for Pacific New Media. He is an active photographer and writer whose work has been published in numerous books and journals. Ulrich`s photographs have been exhibited internationally in over 75 exhibitions. He is the author of The Widening Stream: the Seven Stages of Creativity and Zen Camera: Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photographywww.creativeguide.com

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