STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY WITH ME FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME!
With this new reality of a city and world navigating a pandemic we have to do everything possible to not only keep everyone safe but also to discover new ways to communicate with one another.
With the social distancing and self isolation that we are practicing to protect each other’s health, we need to find alternative ways of interacting.
To help accomplish that, I'm now teaching photography students online. I've been teaching out-of-town students remotely for some time and I've found this to be a fantastic solution to continue with my local students too.
If you are online I can teach you, I can set you up in seconds. We can view each other remotely and interact face to face, while both viewing all my lessons on line.
I'm offering a 20% DISCOUNT to new students who sign up during March or April 2020!
Here is what I'm teaching...
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY INTRODUCTION LESSON - one on one class, $150.00 per hour
This is a unique opportunity to go over your photographs with professional photographer, gallery director and educator Gary Ray Rush. Your photos are reviewed, your work-flow discussed and then instruction begins in order to give you the tools, knowledge and skills you need, to take your photography to the next level.
CAMERA OPERATION - Six - one on one classes, 12 hours $1600.00
Camera's can overwhelm you with options and settings that are not easily understood. I will guide you step by step through the important settings and functions of your camera. All the stuff you need to know is covered. You will learn how to control your camera so that you are comfortable and confident using it
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM: Six - one on one classes, 12 hours $1600.00
Learn the correct work-flow for processing your digital images and how to maximize your image quality. With the advancement of digital photography there have never been so many software options available to today's photographers. The choices, costs, and learning curves can be so daunting that it can be hard to know where to start...and finish. Enter ADOBE LIGHTROOM. This powerful, user-friendly, all-in-one software was produced with photographers in mind – not computer gurus. All the tools of digital image processing and organization are here: folders, white balance, levels, cropping, Hue, Saturation, black/white conversion and much, much, more. Everything is laid out in front of you in an elegant, clean interface. This course is delivered in six, three hour classes and will guide you through the most important fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom.
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY WORKFLOW ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: Six - one on one classes, 12 hours $1600.00
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard in digital imaging, it's an environment of endless creative possibilities. I teach a workflow that is non-destructive, protecting the information in your digital negative so that your prints can be truly outstanding. Once learnt this workflow is simple and repeatable. I wean photographers off of plug ins, presets and auto settings all of which in the end rob photographers of controlling their creative process and often deteriorate their image files.
Whether you are relatively new to Photoshop or you want to quickly expand your expertise; these one on one lessons teach you what you need to know to achieve your goals with your fine art practice. In order to use Photoshop effectively you must be instructed along the lines of your creative interests.
LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKFLOW: Six - one on one classes, 12 hours $1600.00
This workshop provides one on one instruction, demonstration and explanation on the skills required to successful created long exposure photographs. I bring over twenty years of experience as a professional studio photographer. You will need your DSLR camera, wide angle lens and neutral density filters. Contract me to go over more specific equipment requirements.
STUDIO LIGHTING WORKFLOW: Six - one on one classes, 12 hours $1600.00
This workshop provides one on one instruction, demonstration and explanation of the skills required to create compelling photographs in a studio setting. Topics covered include: backdrops, studio lights and modifiers, portrait setups and still-life setups. I bring over twenty years of experience as a professional studio photographer. You will need your DSLR camera and lenses.
For scheduling and registration:
Call 416 469 8005
Dear Mr. Rush,
"I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and experience with students like myself. It is not often that a novice gets a chance to learn about the different aspects of photography- language, techniques - from an industry professional in his work environment. By combining theory and practice, using audio-visual aids, and most importantly, creating a student - centered learning environment, you have given me the base from which I can grow as an amateur photographer. I highly recommend these classes to anyone who wishes to learn the basics or improve their skills. Once again, Thank You."
Yours truly, Ana A..
"I wish to express my thanks for such an informative and rewarding class. I'm very glad that I chose the one-on-one instruction and I am amazed by your sound knowledge and refined instructive methodology. Without making any assumptions of my understanding, you clearly and precisely defined the language of photography while ensuring that any misconceptions were cleared up and any questions that I had were answered. You married the theoretical with the practical so perfectly, that I am confident that I walked away with the hands-on knowledge and the foundation to immediately apply to my photography needs. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your school to anyone desiring to learn the foundation and application of the art."
Regards, S. P. Photographer for an Architectural firm
"Thank you Gary for your ability to remove unnecessary complexities sometimes associated with photography and communicating to us simplistically and yet skillfully the fundamentals of optics and exposure. What I tried to learn in a formal organization in 3 months without success, I learned from you in a 2 hour class. Nothing else needs to be said except Thank You." - E.C.
"You are a maestro of lighting and portrait photography and I was delighted to be able to absorb at least a thin veneer of your knowledge" - D.C.
Great class! Thank you Gary! You are a wonderful teacher! So patient, kind and knowledgable!