Finding Your Voice with Michael Crouser (Online Learning – Four Sessions)
Photo by Michael Crouser

Finding Your Voice with Michael Crouser (Online Learning – Four Sessions)

  • October 30, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 13, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 20, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Learning Class via Zoom

Are you interested in taking your photography to a new, more personal level? Do you want to open new doors to your work, but are not sure where the doors are? In this workshop, Michael Crouser, an experienced fine art/commercial photographer and teacher, will help students progress with their personal vision.

To serve as inspiration, we will examine the work of famous and established photographers who use artistic elements in specific ways to establish their personal look and feel. Often, the works of others may influence how we approach our own work. The focus will be on honing our own aesthetic tastes in effort to make our pictures more of our own. Each session will consist of two fun and challenging assignments followed by critique and review the following week. Some of the factors we will consider while studying our photographs are composition, perspective, subject choice, light, color vs. black-and-white, image presentation, and unique setting.

The last meeting will consist of a presentation and discussion on the topic of “Homage vs. Inspiration vs. Plagiarism.”  Several conceptual photo exercises and follow up videos will be provided to consider on your own time. The class will encourage constructive feedback and discussion in a a calm and relaxed atmosphere.

“I don’t tell people how to take pictures. I help people learn what it is they love about taking pictures. I look forward to meeting you and talking photography.” – Michael Crouser

This course is strictly limited to 10 students.

Michael Crouser ( was born in 1962 in Minneapolis, MN and graduated from Saint John’s University in 1985. Crouser’s first book, LOS TOROS, a fifteen-year exploration of the bullfights in Spain, Mexico and South America, took first place in the category for Fine Art Book at the 2008 International Photography Awards. His follow up book, Dog Run, was named a top ten photo book of the year by PhotoDistrict News and Communication Arts. In 2012 Leica Gallery of New York hosted the exhibition “Michael Crouser: A Mid-Career Retrospective” and in 2014 Crouser received the George Eastman / Power of the Image Award in Beijing, China. Michael has taught photography at the International Center of Photography, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and the Minneapolis Photo Center. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Maria, and their son Conrad.
NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.
A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees about one week prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at

Four Sessions
Dates: Saturdays, October 30 – November 20, 9 am – 12 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 10 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $675




This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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