Maybe you can find photography classes in Atlanta, but have you really found the program that will elevate your work?
Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Pretty smart guy, that Einstein. The beauty of imagination is that it can take us anywhere we would like to be. And it’s a photographer who captures that imagination for everyone to see. Creative Circus photographers bring a lot more to the creative table than their DSLR cameras. To succeed creatively you must seek passionately, measure accurately, engage completely and practice daily. Today’s commercial photographer is actually more producer than shooter. They plan, gather and direct the process of making images, either working alone or with others. At The Circus you can expect to creatively explore your vision, master digital production and work alongside like-minded creatives. You’ll also become well-versed in other important aspects such as capture and file management to enhancement and delivery. All this might sound like a crazy busy two years. The question begs, are you crazy enough?
Conceptual thinking is stressed throughout the curriculum. Some courses enable the student to work individually while others require collaborative problem solving with students from other disciplines. It’s a creative marriage that has real-world challenges but, ultimately, produces finished professional samples. Additionally, a good working relationship here can and will, carry over into the professional arena.
Technically, there is much a photography student must learn. Basics in small, medium and large format camera options will be explored in the studio. Classes in studio and location lighting expose the student to daylight, tungsten, quartz and electronic flash options, in addition to understanding additive and subtractive lighting tools, light modifiers, and grip gear. Today more image making requires comfort and fluency on the computer. By using lighting and studio techniques from other classes, students capture images either as an original digital file or scan film which then allows them to work in Photoshop, the industry standard, to craft a finished image.
In preparing an Image student’s final portfolio, we look at the conceptual and technical successes of the student’s work to establish a personal point of view. General or specialized, still life, product, portraiture or fashion can define one’s presence in the marketplace. Plans are also made to build, market and manage each of our alumni’s businesses in commercial photography.
During the final quarter, students meet with the Director of Career Services to discuss career goals and objectives. Graduating Photographers also work with an industry professional on personal presentation skills that will benefit them during interviews or presentations to a client. Graduates have access to our alumni listings, agency contacts, portfolio reviews and direct personal assistance from the Director of Career Services, whose services alumni can continue to use the throughout their career. *Department of Education Program Disclosure
Candidates must first interview to be accepted to The Creative Circus. We do not accept an application without an admissions interview. This essential first step ensures The Creative Circus is the right school for you. Our admissions staff will work directly with you to answer all of your questions and guide you through the enrollment process.request interview