"The Art of Photographing Dance"
In this workshop you will be Photographing Internationally Renowned Ballet Dancers, in a studio setting, using studio lighting on a seamless neutral gray background. Clear instructions on studio lighting  and correct camera settings are provided to the group and then to each individual as needed. You will photograph jumps, actions and poses. All the guidance you will need to successfully capture these world class dancers is provided. 
The dancers movements preparing for and leading up to each jump, action or pose will be recorded with video by my studio assistant and shared with you.
Date: Sunday August 4th. 
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, including a ½ hour lunch break.
Location: Elaine Fleck Gallery, 1351 Queen Street West, Toronto.
What you need: A DSLR or Mirrorless Camera and a Portrait Lens.
Space: Limited to 4 people. You get lots of attention.
Cost: $500.00
Provided: Wireless transmitters to connect your camera to the studio lights.
Provided: Lunch and refreshments. 
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY INTRODUCTION LESSON - one on one class, 2.5 hours (Available online or at my studio)
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 (Available online or at my studio)
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 INTRODUCTION - Six - one on one classes, 12 hours (Available online, at my studio or at your location)
Learn the correct work-flow for processing your digital images and how to maximize your image quality. 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: Everything is laid out in front of you in an elegant, clean interface. This course is delivered in six, two hour classes and will guide you through the most important fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM INTERMEDIATE - Six - one on one classes, 12 hours (Available online, at my studio or at your location)
Now that the basics are covered and you are up and running with Lightroom we can focus on the Lightroom modules and tools that you will use most often in your photography. Photography projects are discussed and articulated. You will learn, based on your photography subjects and interests, the most productive and effective methods of organizing, developing and exporting large quantities of photographs. 

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM ADVANCED: Six - one on one classes, 12 hours (Available online, at my studio or at your location)
You will learn a variety of advanced techniques that Lightroom offers so you can take your photography projects to the next level. You will learn how to move back and forth seemlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop to achieve truly spectacular results. The emphasis in these classes is on creating fine art photographs. The best practices for printing fine art photographs are thoroughly gone over.
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY WORKFLOW ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: Six - one on one classes, 12 hours (Available online or at my studio)
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
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 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
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 pricing, scheduling and registration: email Gary Ray Rush
Great class, I learned so much. Wonderful instruction! - Jeff Morris
Thanks again for your help. I enjoy working with you. You have a calm, clear and knowledge based teaching style. Jodi C.
I want to thank you for releasing me into a more creative sphere. The pacing of what you are teaching me is helping me absorb the lessons and put them to use with confidence. Linda Dobbs
"As an instructor for Photographic Fine Art Workflow, Gary is relaxed, personable and knowledgeable.  As a photographer with experience in camera function, working in Lightroom & Photoshop and printing photographs, I enjoyed the flexibility he offers with online one-on-one tutoring sessions. There was a structure to the overall 6 week course, but if I had specific questions about my current work, projects and interests we focused on that. There is so much to learn and master in Lightroom and Photoshop.  Gary really helped me improve and practice those skills so that I can focus on CREATING.  “  - Corin Forrester
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! Thank you! - Bea