Becoming a Fine Art Photographer Premium class

Jennifer Schwartz

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6 Videos (19m)
    • Trailer for the 10-course series

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      1:09
    • Working in Projects and Creating Bodies of Work

      4:16
    • Stages of Fine Art Photographers

      4:43
    • Putting Your Work in Context

      2:27
    • Connecting to Community

      2:21
    • Project Description

      4:10

About This Class

Crusade For Your Art: Best Practices for Fine Art Photographers gives you the tools to take your fine art photography career by the reins and thoughtfully and purposefully develop a plan to get you where you want to go.  Learn how to tighten your work, develop your brand, identify goals and a plan for your photography, and strategically launch your project.

In this first of ten courses, you will learn what a fine art photograph is, how to develop a photographic project, what it means to create bodies of work, how to put your work in context, and the importance of connecting to the photographic community. For your class project, you will pull together 10-20 images that have a consistent look, feel and story and may be considered a fine art photographic project. You will also evaluate which stage of fine art photography you feel you are in and what steps you need to take to move your work to the next level.

Jennifer Schwartz is the creator/director of Crusade for Art, a non-profit organization focused on cultivating demand for art, specifically fine art photography. Jennifer owned a fine art photography gallery in Atlanta (Jennifer Schwartz Gallery) for five years, showcasing the work of emerging photographers. She also created the online project, The Ten, and is the co-creator of Flash Powder Projects. In the spring of 2013, she traveled around the country in a 1977 VW bus, engaging audiences with photography. Her book, Crusade For Your Art: Best Practices for Fine Art Photographers was published in March 2014.

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Really wonderful (and difficult to answer) introspective questions!
Jennifer is very knowledgeable about the 'profession' of fine art photography. Her approach in communicating this is as if she were having a conversation with you... not scripted, but reflective of a deep understanding of the topic.
Tom Clarke

Product designer and photographer

I loved this course and it got me thinking about what stories I want to tell and things I need to think about when defining myself as a fine art photographer.

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Jennifer Schwartz is the creator/director of Crusade for Art, a non-profit organization focused on cultivating demand for art, specifically fine art photography. Jennifer owned a fine art photography gallery in Atlanta (Jennifer Schwartz Gallery) for five years, showcasing the work of emerging photographers. She also created the online project, The Ten, and is the co-creator of Flash Powder Projects.

Jennifer regularly participates in portfolio reviews such as PhotoNOLA, PhotoLucida, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, FotoFest, Medium, Filter and others. She was invited as a curator to the Lishui Photo Festival in Lishui, China in 2011 and travels around the country giving talks, guest-lecturing at universities, leading workshops and hosting photographic retreats with Flash Powder Projects. In the spring of 2013, she traveled around the country in a 1977 VW bus, engaging audiences with photography. Her book, Crusade For Your Art: Best Practices for Fine Art Photographers was published in March 2014.