Our lives are so complex and full that we rarely take time to fully appreciate the inherent beauty of our surroundings. Take a closer look at the intricate details and delicate colors of the world around us in this workshop, where you will learn how to create artistic, up-close images. Explore macro techniques, lighting, backgrounds, choosing the best subject, depth of field, and other helpful tips as you practice your skills in the visually inviting environment of Montalvo’s grounds.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: JOEL SIMON
Joel Simon has worked as an editorial and fine art photographer for four decades. His documentary assignments have taken him to nearly every country across the globe. He is as equally at home photographing beneath the ocean’s surface as he is on land. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, Time, GEO, Conde Naste Traveler, Aqua, Chicago Tribune, Sunset, and Skin Diver, and he maintains an extensive portfolio of Stanford University images. He teaches in Stanford’s Continuing Studies program and has taught students in the SPCS Summer Institute and Humanities Institute.