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ENRICH-0652 – Art In-Person: Photography (ENRICH-0652_PHTO)

Photography: From Technique to Creativity

Photography is among the most versatile of art forms, and creative self-expression can be one of the more satisfying results of work behind the camera, according to professional photographer and instructor of this three-session course, Scott Dressel-Martin. “We shoot to remember, to share, to re-interpret our visual world and sometimes to make a statement,” he says. “To take full advantage of the potential of photography, we must first learn the necessary technical skills and controls of the camera.” Dressel-Martin adds that developing these skills becomes an important and fundamental base for your own personal technique.

The dictionary defines technique as “a way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure.” Dressel-Martin says by developing your own personal technique and your creative mind, you broaden the visual potential of your images. “You might say that the method makes the image,” he says. “And that’s what I focus on in this class—a kind of journey from technique to creativity as a way to help you develop and grow into becoming your own best photographer self.”

In session one, Dressel-Martin leads you on an exploration of the technical side of photography so that you can see which controls create which results in your images. In session two, he shows you how to foster a deeper level of creativity in your own work and expand your horizons for visual expression through the lens. And finally, in session three, after you do some shooting on your own, receive a thoughtful and inspiring group critique of your recent work.

Are you ready to take your best shots?

Three in-person sessions
Thur., Nov. 3, 10, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm MT
Thur., Nov. 17, 6-9 pm

Scott Dressel-Martin is the author of Light Grows the Garden: The Denver Botanic Gardens. As a photographer and filmmaker, Dressel-Martin has photographed around the world. He began his career in photojournalism and has been published internationally. He is the official photographer of the Denver Botanic Gardens, and he also helps a select group of institutions promote their missions and tell relevant and moving stories.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 13Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $155


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Thursday3rd November 202210th November 202206:30PM - 08:30PMShwayder Art BuildingScott Dressel-Martin
Thursday17th November 202217th November 202206:00PM - 09:00PMShwayder Art BuildingScott Dressel-Martin