Photo by Craig Semetko
The Photographer’s DIET with Craig Semetko (Webinar)
- December 3, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
What makes a good photograph? How do you choose the better of two similar pictures? Join renowned photographer Craig Semetko as he breaks down his own work to clearly explain the elements that go into making quality photographs. By touching on the ingredients of The Photographer’s DIET (Design, Information, Emotion, and Timing), Semetko will show you how to improve your photography and your editing skills. He’ll also tell the stories behind his often-humorous photographs.
This is Craig’s first class with the LACP—don’t miss this opportunity with the photographer that Elliott Erwitt called “…the essential photographer. That is, the one who sees what others could not have seen.”?
Craig Semetko (https://www.semetko.com/) is an American photographer focusing on authentic human experience. Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Semetko became a professional comedy writer and performer after college and years later discovered photography as another means of storytelling. His comedic background has given him a highly developed sense of the absurd and ironic, resulting in a strong theme of humor throughout his work.
In his foreword for Semetko’s first book “UNPOSED,” Magnum Photos photographer Elliott Erwitt writes, “Good photographs are tough enough to shoot. Really funny ones are even harder. Good and funny photographs observed in nature not arranged or manipulated but simply observed in real-time with amazing consistency, constitute a minor miracle now presented in Mr. Semetko’s book…In my book, he is the essential photographer. That is, the one who sees what others could not have seen.”
Semetko was one of 10 photographers chosen worldwide by Leica Camera to be a part of its “10×10” exhibition celebrating 100 years of Leica photography. He spent three months in the fall of 2013 traveling throughout India for the project and the resulting work was displayed at the grand opening of the new Leica headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany, in 2014. His second book, the award-winning INDIA UNPOSED, was also born of this project and was published by StreetView Press in the spring of 2014.
Semetko spent much of 2011 and 2012 working on a long-term project on the United States. The project was partially funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign and Semetko is continuing work on the series with a book publication expected in the fall of 2022.
Semetko graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Speech in Evanston, Illinois, and holds a master’s degree in Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles. He teaches workshops regularly for the Leica Akademie worldwide and his photographs can be found in private collections in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Semetko currently resides in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Webinar – Online Learning Class via Zoom
This class is part of our Saturday “Webinar” series. These 90-minute online presentations, taught by leading leading professionals in the field, are designed to be informative and educational. A wide range of topics will be explored. Each webinar will end with Q&A from the audience.
A link for the Zoom webinar will be emailed to the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: Saturday, December 3, 10-11:30 am PST
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $45 Non-Members;$35 Members
Venue: Online Learning Class
This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.