'Sun' Diego 2 & 3 day
Held in beautiful San Diego California.
For digital and analog users alike.
Generally only 8 students
Three day, all day,
A to Z 'fun-shop' class
is Friday, Saturday and Sunday
June 29th, 30th and July 1st
As of 5.21.'18, space open
Can't make day three,
Then class would be $495 instead, but most do.
three is optional, but highly suggested by class
grads; it ties the whole class together and gives you an extra day of
assignments and lots more learning, plus repeating of things learned to help
'cement them in'!
- All participants that take all three days receive a signed, Michael
Seewald original photograph of choice, approx. 11x14 in size, valued
at $750! WOW!
*For those paid in full and critique form sent
Framing available thru our frameshop at reduced prices
Can't make these dates, then sign up to be notified
regularly and get in BEFORE they sell out, as they often do;
overview of our class.
Friday, Day One
- First two thirds of
the day, we go over ‘how to see and think like a master artist’; most
learned by Michael decades ago from his collegiate degree, but also from 'on
the road real-time experience' gained from practicing the 'Michelangelo and
Leonardo da Vinci' thought process of controlling the eye in the art!
It's all about
the aesthetics of making great art, and covers a multitude of things to
include, and exclude, to make award winners from your 'old images', and
future ones too. (Yep, award winners,
one of Michael's grads took 'Best of Show', San Diego International photo
Final third of day we
critique our old art and turn some of them into winners from the thinking
processes we just learned. This will be eye opening, especially to the
Saturday, Day Two-
‘How to shoot manually and capture stronger
combined with including great compositional elements and thought. Combining aesthetics along with
the technical. Michael gives us a series of assignments to get us going on
his unique way of 'seeing', hard for beginners and advanced alike at first.
An ALL NEW way of thinking/seeing, here we come.
San Diego / Balboa Park locations
we shoot in:
1. The 'Spanish Village', a cornucopia of painted walkways and dozens of
artist's studios in an old, rustic set of small white buildings made for the
1920 (or some such date) San Diego World's Fair. (As was the entire
2. The Botanical Gardens and reflecting pools.
3. The Baroque architecture and arches of the Museums.
4. Miscellaneous other areas in Balboa Park.
In the morning we shoot
in and around the
grounds at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside. Lunch is at an Italian
restaurant in Encinitas and then we create
at a location at the Design Center in Solana Beach.
This third day covers
a few more important concepts we have not had time to cover, how to control
your depth of field, why it's important, how to make running water turn into
smoke, and then an ice sculpture, and further cements the new thinking
compositional processes. By the end of the day students report they now feel
much more comfortable with everything overall and can now shoot in all manual settings
with confidence and ease.
"..I thought he did a great job of explaining
everything. He was very patient with us and didn't make us feel bad when we
didn't know or understand things...."
Pamela Scholten, Class of 2.25-27.'11
Intermediate photographer, Anaheim, CA
a roadmap on how to create great art for the rest of your life! Basically,
you get a college degree and 40 years of the important things Michael has
gleaned, all for
price of a cheap digital camera. And without compositional and depth creating knowledge,
combined with the most important things/tools to know about your camera, you
will get nowhere fast; no matter how great the camera!!!
"I think I am light years
ahead of where I would have been; I was learning by trial and error, and I
didn't even know what I was looking for- now I have direction. I know the
mechanics of good photos.
seriously considering a new career in photography as a result of this class."
"Oh my, we didn't expect this!
Maybe we should add
another element to the 'class warning', huh?" MS/VS
class condenses years of experience into an understandable 3 day class. You
learn many essential techniques to take expert quality photos. For two of the
days you are in the field practicing the techniques. By the end of the third day
the student is already becoming comfortable with the protocol.
Many of the techniques are not mentioned in camera manuals nor "how to"
photography books. The class changes the way the student approaches taking
photographs. By the end of the class the quality of the student's photographs
Del Mar, Calif.
Class of Oct. 3-5th,
Great for painters too,
they have a hard time figuring out
how to make strong images too, and many take this class.
Lynne Kumra, advanced painter level artist and
grad of his 5.18.2018
workshop, espouses Michael Seewald's three 3 classes.
San Diego county class cancellation policy as of
1.1.'11. 14 or more days before class, a certificate good for a future
class will be issued (good for one year). With less than 14 days before
class: No refund nor certificate will be issued. Not responsible for
medical emergencies. Class held rain or shine.
Yosemite, Carmel, Napa or other non-San Diego class
cancellation policy as of 11.1.'11 60 or more days before class, a
certificate good for a future class will be issued (good for one year). With
less than 60 days before class: No refund nor certificate will be
issued. Not responsible for medical emergencies. Class held rain or shine.
Lots of great art has been made during inclement weather.