On the PIEA Photo Safari Brooks faculty will be your guides,
providing you with assignments to inspire you to shoot as we go to the Getty
and Venice Beach. Getting on the bus you will
receive a Passport with assignment details. The approach to the assignments is
to not only add information to your arsenal as photographers, but also to
demonstrate how to cover each topic when presenting these assignments to
students. You will come away with some good photographs and some good ideas to
take home to your classes. Topics that will be covered include; photo design
and composition, natural lighting for portraits, understanding digital
exposure, and the use of small flash on location. In addition to shooting, you
will experience the Getty museum with lectures from their expert educators.
has been in love with photography all of his life. After graduating from Brooks
Institute, he worked as an agricultural photographer, architectural
photographer and advertising photographer. He owned commercial photography
businesses for 20 years before returning to his alma mater to teach in 2002.
Scott is now the Program Director for the Professional Photography Program at
Paul Myers is a visual journalist, educator, and the founder of the VJ Multimedia
Workshop. He teaches across the Visual Journalism curriculum at Brooks
Institute, including classes on multimedia visual journalism. Prior to his
arrival at Brooks, Paul worked for a variety of publications including
newspapers in Freeport, IL
and Marysville, CA. He also worked with El Andar, a
bilingual magazine that covered cultural events and news issues concerning the
Latino Community in the United States
and Latin America. His photographic work
focuses on daily life and religious expression. The latter is complimented by
his studies at UC Santa Barbara where he received an MA in Religious Studies.
Donna Granata is the Founder and Executive Director of Focus on the Masters
(FOTM), a highly respected non-profit educational program documenting many
contemporary artists who live in and/or work in Ventura County.
In addition to her ongoing lecture series for Focus on the Masters, Donna
teaches classes for the Elderhostel International. Donna is an internationally
published and award-winning painter turned photographer, admired for her
portrait work. Selected works from her FOTM portrait series are housed in
numerous local and national public collections. Donna is an adjunct instructor
in portraiture at Brooks Institute.
Ralph Clevenger has been teaching courses in Lighting Theory, Stock
Photography, Video Production, Nature Photography, and Undersea Photography at
Brooks Institute since 1983. Ralph’s clients include the Monterey Bay Aquarium,
California State Parks, Fox Sports, The Nature
Conservancy, and The National Park Service. His publication credits
include; Audubon, Islands, Oceans, Outside, National Geographic Magazine,
National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian Books, Sierra Club Books, and other
national and international publications. Ralph has recently authored a book,
“Photographing Nature: A photo workshop from Brooks Institute’s top nature
photography instructor”, published by New Riders Press. Ralph’s stock images
are represented worldwide by CORBIS Images.
Christopher Broughton has been a faculty member of Brooks Institute since 1996.
He teaches courses in Digital Photography, The View Camera, Introduction to the
Studio, Advanced Studio Applications, and the Zone System. He has
authored articles in Petersen's Photographic, Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo,
and Studio Photographer and Design Magazines. Broughton has been a featured
lecturer for Hasselbald USA
and Eastman Kodak. You can see Christopher’s work on his website, www.christopherbroughton.com.