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THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHING DANCE 
Tuesday August 25th
We will meet up at Nathan Phillips Square.
ADJI CISSOKO grew up in Munich, Germany where she trained at Ballet Academy Munich. Cissoko attended the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in New York City on full scholarship, before joining the National Ballet of Canada in 2010. In 2012 she was awarded the Patron Award of Merit by the Patrons’ Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada. In 2014 Cissoko joined Alonzo King Lines Ballet Company
When: Tuesday August 25th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: We will meet up at Nathan Phillips Square. Parking below.
Toronto's City Hall with the Toronto Sign and surrounding area will provide a wonderfully definitive Toronto look, Bay Street is right there and there are many other great locations within a city block radius.
Adji and I are very excited about this upcoming workshop and we both mean to make it very memorable!
Limited to six spots.
Level: You are comfortable with the manual setting on your camera for shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and with your camera's auto focus settings.
You will need your DSLR and favourite lenses.
You should pack a light lunch and water.
This is an outdoor workshop, social distancing and cleaning protocols will be in place and masks will be required when going indoors.
There is also a follow up "review" included; you will send your edited-down images in for review. After a review of your images, by Adji Cissoko and Gary Ray Rush, you'll receive feedback and approval for use with a signed model release.
The workshop is 3.5 hours including a .5 hour break for lunch.
Cost: $400 plus HST (Two Spots Left)
To request a spot, provide your contact information below.
“I know you will be raised up and find inspiration in this workshop. This is a rare opportunity! ...don't miss out!
- Gary Ray Rush

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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 (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: Six - one on one classes, 12 hours $1600.00 (Available online or at my studio)
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 (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 $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: email Gary Ray Rush
TESTIMONIALS
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