Upcoming Fine Art Classes
Fine Art Department
Instructor: Larry R Wagner
1. The subject – capturing something new or portraying it in a way no one has seen before
2. Creating an emotional impact – awe, provocation, humor – something that grabs the viewer. Your photo must not be boring!
3. Composition – the components of your photo should draw the eye into the photo and keep it there.
4. Photographic excellence – the photographer needs to use good lighting and have command of the ingredients that make a high quality image: exposure, focus, depth of field, color management, contrast.
The class will give the student practice in integrating these four components while photographing scenes, people and still lives. There will be a shoot with a model using natural, artificial and strobe lighting, some street photography and shooting around Mendocino. We will review your photos with the class and learn how well you are doing in meeting the big four.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
A professional photographer since 2006, he was a founder of the Mendocino Coast Guild and Gallery and his work has been displayed in many venues on the coast including Mendocino Art Center, where he had a month long exhibition, Highlight Gallery, Oddfellows Gallery, Savings Bank of Mendocino, Edgewater Gallery, Brewery Gulch Inn and Beachcomber Motel. He specializes in portrait, publicity, performance and portfolio photography. He is well known for his photos of Mendocino Center for Circus Arts performers and MeCCAs’ annual calendar, and Mendocino Theatre Company and Gloriana Musical Theatre publicity, program and lobby shots. Larry juried the 2016 Members’ Photography Exhibit at the Mendocino Art Center.
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TUITION & FEES
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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