Photography Workshops - Stephen Bruno Photography
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Workshop Philosophy


There are many fine photography workshops in the Northern Arizona area where you can learn the entire technical “how to," approach for your camera and the variety of subjects that you like to photograph. In these traditional workshops, the leader usually does not take any personal photography. They give their full attention to the workshop participants. If you are interested in this valuable teaching approach then I highly recommend that you research them on the internet and select one that fits your needs.


I have a different perspective on teaching a photography workshop. Drawing on my writing, art, and photography background my teaching emphasis is more on spontaneous natural creativity rather than systematic technology. I believe that it is the craft of ‘process,’ that creates the art of photography. Regardless of the technical acumen, your camera cannot tell you what to include in your composition. No matter how advanced your camera is, it cannot create a connection with your subject nor show you when to press the shutter button.


I have a very relaxed, yet aware personal teaching style. This allows me to be present with each participant since I do not have an agenda or itinerary to follow. I do want to inspire your passion, vision, and creativity and motivate you to become the photographer that you desire to be. I want to encourage your photographic inquires. I want to share knowledge in an easy, flowing, uncomplicated manner. Show you how to see through the eyes of an artist.


In the photography excursions that I facilitate in the Northern Arizona area, I know that it is all about the process of relationships that makes a difference in quality photography. This includes the relationship of connections, process, communication, space, light, and even unfamiliarity.


The camaraderie of other participants is a valuable part of the learning process. Nurture your new friendships that emerge from these workshops. We all learn by different means. Some of us are best with auditory learning and the rest learn best by visual means. Fewer prefer both auditory and visual. Talking about what we are doing as we do it has proven to be an effective approach. Demonstration by example combines both the auditory and visual. This is a significant reason why I take photographs right next to each of the participants.


Bald Eagle, Lynx Lake, Prescott, Arizona

Bald Eagle

Wildlife Photography Workshop

DATE: Thursday, March 23, 2017, the workshop includes 2 half days beginning at 10 am and ending at 2 pm. The first day is in my home in Prescott. The second day (determined during the first day) is at one of the local lakes.

LOCATION: Prescott, Arizona

TUITION: $100 USD.

DEPOSIT: A $50 USD non-refundable deposit holds your space.

DISCOUNT: There is a $25 early registration discount if full payment is received two weeks early. Discounts are available for veterans, those with limited income, and the chronically ill such as Lyme disease.

EXPERIENCE: This is a technical photography workshop open to all levels of experience.  Designed for enthusiasts and professionals, beginner to intermediate. 

EQUIPMENT: Digital camera, owner's manual, plenty of charged batteries, and extra storage media. 

MAXIMUM WORKSHOP SIZE: 6 photographer enthusiasts.

BREAKS: We always take extended breaks, and sometimes eat working lunch together.

CHANGES: Workshop itineraries are subject to change depending on class size and weather conditions.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: I will acknowledge your workshop registration and reserve your place upon receipt of your deposit or tuition payment. I will then email to you workshop details and a bill for the balance.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Your payment is non-refundable if you cancel for any reason. However, I will apply your payment to a future workshop if I can fill your space. If I cancel the workshop, your payment is fully refundable.

ESSENCE: This workshop is developed by a photographer for photographers.

NOTE: Since weather can be unpredictable, come prepared for rain and high winds. Dress casually in layers for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

WORKSHOP CONTENT: Are you interested in improving your wildlife photographs while experiencing a meaningful connection and having fun? Would you like to learn how to push yourself out of your photographic comfort zone? Would you like sharing the company with like-minded people? Then this workshop is for you. Does creating a wildlife photo essay sound exciting? Are you interested in learning how to stimulate your photographic creativity and gain fresh ideas? Are you not realizing your photographic artistic vision, especially with wildlife photography? Then, this workshop is for you. Wildlife photography requires that you get to know behavior to capture action. Learn how to connect with and photograph wildlife in an non intrusive manner. Respect for wildlife is the core of my wildlife photography and I always share my field ethics. We will be discussing shutter speeds, aperture, exposure, backgrounds and environment, composition, Sunny f/16 rule, and ISO. Understanding the nature and character of wildlife through this workshop, benefits your field photography. Please send an email to stephenbrunophotography@yahoo.com if you need more information.


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Street Photography Workshop: Telling A Story


DATE/TIME: tba. 11am-6pm.

LOCATION: Downtown Prescott, Arizona.

TUITION: $200 USD.

I do offer a sliding scale fee to make this workshop affordable to all photographers who want to improve their knowledge & skills..

DEPOSIT: A $50 USD non-refundable deposit holds your space.

DISCOUNT: There is a $25 early registration discount if full payment is received two weeks early. Discounts are available for veterans, those with limited income, and the chronically physically ill like Lyme disease.

EXPERIENCE: This is a non-technical photography workshop open to all levels of experience but better suited to you if you have a working knowledge of your camera, and want to expand your creativity and vision rather than to increase your technical abilities. I emphasize the creative process for a more meaningful and personal experience rather than the technical mechanics. Anyone ages 13-17 require parents consent.

EQUIPMENT: Any camera will work, digital or film, 35mm to large format. Bring your digital camera, owner’s manual, plenty of charged batteries, and extra storage media or film. Color or black and white.

MAXIMUM WORKSHOP SIZE: 12 photographers, non-photographic companion not included.

NON-PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANION: You may bring along your non-photographic companion: a daughter, son, or significant other. There is no tuition for your non-photographic companion.

BREAKS: We always take an extended break, and sometimes eat lunch together.

CHANGES: Workshop itineraries are subject to change depending on class size and weather conditions.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: I will acknowledge your workshop registration and reserve your place upon receipt of your deposit or tuition payment. I will then email to you workshop details and a bill for the balance.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Your payment is non-refundable if you cancel for any reason. However, I will apply your payment to a future workshop if I can fill your space. If I cancel the workshop, your payment is fully refundable.

ESSENCE: This workshop is developed by a photographer for photographers.

NOTE: Since weather can be unpredictable, come prepared for rain and high winds. Dress casually in layers for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

WORKSHOP CONTENT: : Street photography can be a challenging form of photography and yet, it is a very rewarding process. Photographing strangers in public places takes courage, presence, intuition, fast reflexes, and compassion. Quality street photography is about telling a story in a single frame much like the frames 'stitched' together to make a movie. Legendary street photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Burk Uzzle, and Elliott Erwitt, demonstrated that their candid photography often defied the rules of composition and technique. This innovative workshop is for you if you are willing to stretch your photographic boundaries and expand your personal vision. Please email me if you need more information.


Fiery Skipper & Green Lynx Spider & American Hover Fly, San Luis Obispo, California

Green Lynx Spider

Macro & Close-Up Photography Field Workshop

DATE: tba. 11am-6pm.

LOCATION: Lynx Lake, Prescott, Arizona

TUITION: $200 USD. I do offer a sliding scale fee to make this workshop affordable to all photographers who want to improve their knowledge & skills..

DEPOSIT: A $50 USD non-refundable deposit holds your space.

DISCOUNT: There is a $25 early registration discount if full payment is received two weeks early. Discounts are available for veterans, those with limited income, and the chronically ill such as Lyme disease.

EXPERIENCE: This is a non-technical photography workshop open to all levels of experience but better suited to you if you have a working knowledge of your camera, and want to expand your creativity and vision rather than to increase your technical abilities. I emphasize the creative process for a more meaningful and personal experience rather than the technical mechanics. Designed for enthusiasts and professionals, beginner to intermediate. Anyone ages 13-17 require parents consent.

EQUIPMENT: Any digital camera will work. Bring your digital camera, owner's manual, plenty of charged batteries, and extra storage media or film. Color and black and white film.

MAXIMUM WORKSHOP SIZE: 12 photographers, non-photographic companion not included.

NON-PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANION: You may bring along your non-photographic companion: a daughter, son, or significant other. There is no tuition for your non-photographic companion.

BREAKS: We always take extended breaks, and sometimes eat lunch together.

CHANGES: Workshop itineraries are subject to change depending on class size and weather conditions.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: I will acknowledge your workshop registration and reserve your place upon receipt of your deposit or tuition payment. I will then email to you workshop details and a bill for the balance.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Your payment is non-refundable if you cancel for any reason. However, I will apply your payment to a future workshop if I can fill your space. If I cancel the workshop, your payment is fully refundable.

ESSENCE: This workshop is developed by a photographer for photographers.

NOTE: Since weather can be unpredictable, come prepared for heat, rain and high winds. Dress casually in layers for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. After your registration, you will receive an email that provides additional information about this workshop.

WORKSHOP CONTENT: Do the details of our natural world fascinate you? A wonderful way to share flowers and insects, patterns in metal and wood is through macro and close-up photography. Combine your love of the outdoors with this macro photographic techniques 'down to earth' on-location workshop. You can take macro shots wherever you are. This is one of the wonderful benefits of macro and close-up photography. You can photograph insects, minerals, flowers, snowflakes, plants and more. By example, you will learn which camera settings enlarge the miniature world the way you see it. We will be taking macro and close up photographs of insects, textures, plants, and more. Learn to sharpen and improve your macro photographic skills. Learn how to compose creatively and create the best macro image that is possible with the camera and lens that you own. Learn how to photograph the intricate details of nature. Lighting, stability, flash, focus, perspective and imagination are among some of the topics discussed in this workshop. Please email me if you need more information.


Crow, Carmel, California

Raven

Black & White Photography Workshop

DATE: tba. 11am-6pm.

LOCATION: Lynx Lake, Prescott, Arizona.

TUITION: $200 USD. I do offer a sliding scale fee to make this workshop affordable to all photographers who want to improve their knowledge & skills..

DEPOSIT: A $50 USD non-refundable deposit holds your space.

DISCOUNT: There is a $25 early registration discount if full payment is received two weeks early. Discounts are available for veterans, those with limited income, and the chronically ill such as Lyme disease.

EXPERIENCE: This is a non-technical photography workshop open to all levels of experience but better suited to you if you have a working knowledge of your camera, and want to expand your creativity and vision rather than to increase your technical abilities. I emphasize the creative process for a more meaningful and personal experience rather than the technical mechanics. Designed for enthusiasts and professionals, beginner to intermediate. Anyone ages 13-17 require parents consent.

EQUIPMENT: Any camera will work, digital or film, 35mm to large format. Bring your digital camera, owner's manual, plenty of charged batteries, and extra storage media or film. Color and black and white film.

MAXIMUM WORKSHOP SIZE: 12 photographers, non-photographic companion not included.

NON-PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANION: You may bring along your non-photographic companion: a daughter, son, or significant other. There is no tuition for your non-photographic companion.

BREAKS: We always take extended breaks, and sometimes eat lunch together.

CHANGES: Workshop itineraries are subject to change depending on class size and weather conditions.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: I will acknowledge your workshop registration and reserve your place upon receipt of your deposit or tuition payment. I will then email to you workshop details and a bill for the balance.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Your payment is non-refundable if you cancel for any reason. However, I will apply your payment to a future workshop if I can fill your space. If I cancel the workshop, your payment is fully refundable.

ESSENCE: This workshop is developed by a photographer for photographers.

NOTE: Since weather can be unpredictable, come prepared for rain and high winds. Dress casually in layers for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

WORKSHOP CONTENT: If you ever took a black & white photograph and wondered why you were not satisfied with it, then this is the workshop for you. Hone your black & white photography skills through field practice. This workshop offers inspiring black and white possibilities with combining artistic expression and having fun. Black & white images are timeless and cherished as fine art. Movies created in black and white have a special quality to them. The focus is more on the characters rather than the surroundings. There are few distractions. Black and white photographs provide a similar focus. It has an evocative power that color images do not have. Translate how you see the world of color to black and white. Anticipate how different colors convert to shades of gray in the photograph. Recognize distinctive shapes and interesting textures that create appealing black and white images. Embrace space, tone, texture, scale, and shades. Learn about using shape, lighting, line, shape, contrast, texture, and tone. Please email me if you need more information.


Contact me if you need more information. Call 928 458-5737. Send an e-mail to stephenbrunophotography@yahoo.com.


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