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Michael Seewald's Carmel / Monterey
photographic workshops (aka Fun-shops)
schedule.

 

Go to Carmel Photo Class 'Home Page'

NOTE: The schedule is somewhat flexible, meaning sometimes a place is suggested, or a place is found to be, possibly better to eat at, or photograph at, than the one originally planned. Please have an open mind/spirit for change, as it's for the best in most cases. We will follow this schedule 95% of the time though.
 

 


The Carmel 3 day schedule

Day 1 of 3 day class.
We will start on Friday
at 10 a.m. at the Il Fornaio restaurant (attached to the Pine Inn on Ocean Avenue- between Lincoln St. and Monte Verde St. - parking info below) in downtown Carmel, with introductions. We will  then dive into the many pages of information that Michael provides that is needed to know to make award winning art consistently, instead of happenstance-once-and-a-while-luck type. 

At 1 p.m. we take a break and have lunch there, and you can ask Michael any particular questions you have, like what equipment he shoots with, etc..

Afterwards, we'll continue going over the multitude of things that can make or break our art.  Michael has developed, from a lifetime of creating art and studying how the eye views it, a keen ability of creating great compositions with 'controlled eye movement', even from some of the students work that they thought were just ho-hum!

You will learn as much as you can take in, but much comes from the field practice that is still to take place.  Bring 3 or 4 photos with you and Michael will show you how to make your best images even better by applying all of the compositional rules you have just learned to them.

You will 'fix' your old art, learn how to 'dodge and burn', with editing programs, to enhance them, to make certain things stand out and other parts retreat, and to cut them / crop them to keep the strong parts only, eliminating the weak parts, thus turning many into new-looking pieces entirely, ones that Will Now Win AWARDS- many have!

Later in the afternoon, if we get done with all the classroom work, sometimes we don't, we go and make some new photographs, starting our advanced thinking processes in creating. Michael will give a few 'easy assignments' to get us thinking/working in the processes that have won him so many awards. Class officially ends this day at 6 p.m.. 
 


Click photo to enlarge.
Lichen Covered Stones, Pacific Grove Beach,
Monterey by Michael Seewald. All rights reserved.


Day 2 of 3: Saturday we start out
with a group breakfast at 8 a.m. at First Awakenings in Pacific Grove, just around the corner from the Monterey Aquarium in Monterey, in the American Tin Cannery outlet Center. Parking is available for free at the lot just up the street, for three hours with restaurant receipt, and pay-meters don't start until 9 we believe, check first.

www.firstawakenings.net
125 Ocean View Blvd, Ste 105,
Pacific Grove, CA 93950   (831) 372-1125

Michael, as well as the students with their newfound knowledge, then critique a few more photos for review if we did not get to everyone's the day before. Whether beginners or advanced, all will learn so much from these exercises. 

We will then head out to 'make art' at in the area. First right there in the mall, with assignments that reinforce Michael's concept of 'controlled eye movement', and then around Cannery Row in old Monterey, and then on the ocean  in Pacific Grove.

We will take lunch over at Sea Harvest Fish Market, 598 Foam St Monterey, or Peter B's Rest/brewpub over at Fisherman's Wharf. Afterwards, we'll work the great afternoon light over on  Fisherman's Wharf, or along the sea next to it.  We will finish at 6 pm.

 


Click photo to enlarge.
Carmel Mission

 

Day 3 of 3:
On Sunday
we start with a group breakfast at 8 a.m. at Em-le's restaurant- http://www.em-les.com/ on Dolores between 5th & 6th Carmel-by-the-Sea tel. (831) 625-6780),  and then progress to the Carmel Mission and work throughout the morning there.  We will go back into Carmel for a deli-lunch at 1.

Afterwards we will head to Point Lobos Reserve and work there until 5, making some dynamic images that MANY of the students over the years have been able to sell and reimburse themselves for the cost of the class in profits, how's that?

We will finish with a 'Certificate of Achievement' presentation, where you'll get a certificate for your participation in this intense, yet fun, three day 'fun-shop'.

If some folks have to scoot out a little early to catch a plane home we understand, many do, it's OK!

We will return home in a good frame of mind knowing that our art is progressing (slow at first, then faster by the end of the class) in light-year proportions over past growth rates- (see testimonial pages) and have, in many cases, made friends from fellow classmates that could/will last a lifetime.

 

The Carmel 4 day schedule

Sometimes we offer a four day,
if that's of interest, let us know.

Day 1 of 4 day class.
We will start on Thursday
at 10 a.m. at the Il Fornaio restaurant (attached to the Pine Inn on Ocean Avenue- between Lincoln St. and Monte Verde St.) in downtown Carmel, with introductions. We will  then dive into the many pages of information that Michael provides that is needed to know to make award winning art consistently, instead of happenstance-once-and-a-while-luck type. 

At 1 p.m. we take a break and have lunch there, and you can ask Michael any particular questions you have, like what equipment he shoots with, etc..

Afterwards, we'll continue going over the multitude of things that can make or break our art.  Michael has developed, from a lifetime of creating art and studying how the eye views it, a keen ability of creating great compositions with 'controlled eye movement', even from some of the students work that they thought were just ho-hum!

You will learn as much as you can take in, but much comes from the field practice that is still to take place.  Bring 3 or 4 photos with you and Michael will show you how to make your best images even better by applying all of the compositional rules you have just learned to them.

You will 'fix' your old art, learn how to 'dodge and burn', with editing programs, to enhance them, to make certain things stand out and other parts retreat, and to cut them / crop them to keep the strong parts only, eliminating the weak parts, thus turning many into new-looking pieces entirely, ones that Will Now Win AWARDS- many have!

Later in the afternoon, if we get done with all the classroom work, sometimes we don't, we go and make some new photographs, starting our advanced thinking processes in creating. Michael will give a few 'easy assignments' to get us thinking/working in the processes that have won him so many awards. Class officially ends this day at 6 p.m.. 

 


Day 2 of 4: Friday we start out
with a group breakfast at 8 a.m. at First Awakenings in Pacific Grove, just around the corner from the Monterey Aquarium in Monterey, in the American Tin Cannery outlet Center. Parking is available for free at the lot just up the street, for three hours with restaurant receipt, and pay-meters don't start until 9 we believe, check first.

www.firstawakenings.net
125 Ocean View Blvd, Ste 105,
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (831) 372-1125

Michael, as well as the students with their newfound knowledge, then critique a few more photos for review if we did not get to everyone's the day before. Whether beginners or advanced, all will learn so much from these exercises. 

We will then head out to 'make art' at in the area. First right there in the mall, with assignments that reinforce Michael's concept of 'controlled eye movement', and then possibly Cannery Row in old Monterey, or on the ocean  in Pacific Grove.

We will take lunch over at Sea Harvest Fish Market, 598 Foam St Monterey, or Peter B's Rest/brewpub over at Fisherman's Wharf. Afterwards, we'll work the great afternoon light over on  Fisherman's Wharf, or along the sea next to it.   We will finish at 6 pm.


Day 3 of 4

We will start Saturday at the Il Fornaio coffee bar, in the rear of the Pine Inn in downtown Carmel, at 9 a.m..

Afterwards we will head to Point Lobos Reserve and work there until 1, making some dynamic images that MANY of the students over the years have been able to sell and reimburse themselves for the cost of the class in profits, how's that?

We take our lunch over near the 'Barnyard' in Carmel Valley, and then hit the Highlands Inn overlooking Point Lobos State Reserve as we head north up the coast to Big Sur. It usually has a splendid photography exhibit in the main lobby/bar area (see group photo above). We then hit Big Sur, shooting the famous Bixby's bridge on the way out, and the streams we find along the way.  We will shoot the dramatic ocean waterfall at Julia Pfeiffer State Beach past Big Sur proper, at sunset.  There is a good chance we will return late this day, approx. 8 pm. or so, depending on the time of year sunset is.
 

Day 4 of 4:

On Sunday we start with a group breakfast at 8 a.m. at Em-le's restaurant- http://www.em-les.com/ on Dolores between 5th & 6th Carmel-by-the-Sea tel. (831) 625-6780),  and then progress to the Carmel Mission and work throughout the morning there.  We will go back into Carmel for a deli-lunch at 1 and resume class at 2, working around Carmel proper shooting some of the classic old homes, and will finish this day at 5 pm. 

If some folks have to scoot out a little early to catch a plane home we understand, many do, it's OK!

We will finish with a 'Certificate of Achievement' presentation, where you'll get a certificate for your participation in this intense, yet fun, four day 'fun-shop'.

We will return home in a good frame of mind knowing that our art is progressing (slow at first, then faster by the end of the four days) in light-year proportions over past growth rates- (see testimonial pages) and have, in many cases, made friends from fellow classmates that could/will last a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For parking on day one.

Most of the town has 'two hour only' parking spots, but for free parking all day on day one, park anywhere just west of our restaurant meeting location on Ocean Ave., further down the hill.


Click photo to enlarge.
Imsuk Lee and Robin Dias pose with Michael
and their Certificates inside the beautiful, and posh, Pine Inn.

 

 

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