Discovering Our Vision

Carnegie Building Rotunda Room
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Monday & Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon and 7:30-10:00 PM on Monday Evening
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$210.00 (become a member)

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Supplies provided
Art Area
Visual Arts

Through a seminar experience, students will explore the exciting world of art photography. By using insightful twists, both basic and advanced techniques will be presented to heighten students’ understanding and proficiency in order to capture a sophisticated art print. The seminar goal is to spark the art photographer in all of us.

Skills Developed in the Seminar:

•Understanding of key elements in art photography

•Finding the creative zone

•Seeing the world in greater detail

•Blending background and foreground

•Visualizing the perfect print

•Verbalizing the intangibles of images

•Expectations of camera and lens performance

•Camera strategies for difficult lighting situations

•Refining tripod technique

•Avenues to become a successful art photographer

•High dynamic range photo processing strategies

•Advanced software image techniques

Experience Level - Novice (basic understanding of digital camera functions and photo processing) to professional photographer.

Equipment Required - Digital camera and tripod

Schedule of Activities:

Instruction and Discussion
Monday, June 18 from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM 
Meet in the Lower Level Studio, Carnegie Building. Please bring camera and tripod.

Evening Sunset Photography
Monday, June 18 from 7:30-10:00 PM 
Meet at the far north end of the Petoskey State Park Beach parking lot. Group introduction, then individual photo exploration supported by conversation with Greg and his wife, Sue Dempsey. (If inclement weather, the class will meet the evening of June 19)

Instruction and Discussion
Tuesday, June 19 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Meet in the Lower Level Studio, Carnegie Building. Each photographer returns with two digital images for presentation in class. One from the evening photo shoot and a second from your portfolio that strikes you as important to your vision. If someone is unable to attend evening Petoskey State Park session, then they may bring two digital images of their choice to share.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to load images into computer. 



Greg Czarnecki

CTAC Petoskey
Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Multi-Day Workshops

Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment 30 days prior to the first workshop session.  If a workshop is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least sixty (60) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  Requests for cancellation by the student between thirty (30) and fifty-nine (59) days prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a 50% tuition refund . NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.