The First Master Class!

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We just finished the first Master Class at Old Car City and the Southeast Railway Museum and I was thrilled with how it went!  I asked the five attendees to please give me a 2 or 4 sentence review and Richard Browne simply said in a word it was; and then showed this image from the railway museum above, Superb!  Thanks Richard!

 

 

Nancy Dill, who shot this stunning image above said;  “I appreciated being accepted, because I wasn’t and still fall far short of being a “master” photographer. But I did learn a great deal from my own attention to my photo in camera and especially from seeing others’ work and how they interpreted and processed the assignments. The narrowed focus of the assignments caused me to choose my shots intentionally, with the end in mind,  and to spend more time preparing to take the photograph than I might otherwise have done. I appreciated the candid and detailed critiques of my/our work, and I benefited from comments on my own photos, comparing your and others’ remarks with my own perception of the image we were evaluating.  Watching you improve an image helped me assess my own processing results.”

 

 

This image from Jerry Reese knocked everyone’s socks off!!!  Jerry said; “I really got my focus on the subject with the assignments, thanks for a great class!”

 

 

Jim Haverstock made this great image of the Cadillac hood ornament and commented;  “Bill is devoting his extensive years of photographic knowledge and personal experience to making a small group of photographers master shooters. The results played out during onscreen critiques for all to see. Each of us went home shooting at a high level, satisfied that we now were more complete photographers capable of master-level shooting. Don’t hesitate to sign up for this class.” 

 

 

Rick Coleman, already a wonderful shooter, joined us and showed this image from a previous trip, he commented: “Thank you again so much for including me in your Old Car City Masters Class Workshop.  I know I had kind of hit a spell where my photography skills were just not getting much better.  Your workshop gave me the boost I needed along with the tools and confidence to continue steady improvement.  That’s a gift I very much appreciate.”

 

 

Molly Faircloth made this stunning image of the butterfly doors on a engine boiler!  Molly said; “I have learned a lot and can see myself improving a lot the more I practice these principles set out in the class!”

 

The Masters class was a lot of fun to teach with such great students and the principles we applied really did help everyone to get a better grip on their work.

 

stay tuned for new locations of the Master Class!

 

We will have 2 spots available at the Master Class at:

July 31st to August 3rd  –  Close-up school in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Cades Cove.

 

….and 4 spots in the;  December 4th to 8th  Christmas in the Great Smoky Mountains

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

5 Responses

  1. Ron says:

    Beautiful work! I hope we can do half as well in a future class.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  2. Jerry Reece says:

    Thank you for the Master Class experience. The choice of venues allowed us to experience minimal crowds, yet have interesting and challenging subjects to photograph. The small size led to a personalized experience with specific guidance. The “class” sessions at the hotel were kept on topic and helped me focus on improving the quality of my image taking. Bill was honest in the appraisal of our images and gave specific suggestions for our continuous growth. I have signed up for two more of the Master Classes and feel each one will take me a notch higher in my quest to improve my images.

    Please note: This is a totally unsolicited response to my class attendance.

    Jerry

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