The Making of a Movie: A Behind-The-Scenes Look on How to Make a Video

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments
The Making of a Movie: A Behind-The-Scenes Look on How to Make a Video

Four minutes is sometimes all it takes to tell an intriguing story — but the time that goes into creating that story adds up to a bit more. How much time would you guess goes into the production of a four-minute video? An hour? Three? Try nearly 24 hours. (That’s about 450 times the length […]

8 Mistakes Photographers Make When Shooting Video With A DSLR

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments
8 Mistakes Photographers Make When Shooting Video With A DSLR

DSLRs may be designed for still photos, but they make for some pretty powerful video tools too. The problem is that photography and videography don’t always speak the same language. Concepts get lost in translation over to video and great photographers with great gear end up making pretty crummy video. While the gear might be […]

10 Reasons To Try Medium & Large Format Analog Photography

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | 5 Comments
10 Reasons To Try Medium & Large Format Analog Photography

As cameras shrink in size, two particular mediums are often left in the dust: medium and large format photography. But while manufacturers are shrinking down digital cameras, some photographers are rediscovering everything that’s possible with a medium or large format film. “Medium and large format cameras create high resolution negatives that are easy to scan […]

11 Odd But Essential Wedding Photography Tips

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | 6 Comments
11 Odd But Essential Wedding Photography Tips

Wedding photography is about much more than knowing shutter speed from ISO—but some of the best wedding photography tips are the oddest ones that you don’t find in many places. Jonathan Elderfield took his photojournalism experience into the wedding industry, photographing around 100 weddings with his documentary style—and he’s sharing wedding photography tips that go […]

5 Photography Lighting Techniques To Master Before Going Pro

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments
5 Photography Lighting Techniques To Master Before Going Pro

If anyone can take a picture, what sets a photographer apart from a toddler toting a kids camera or a selfie-taking gorilla or a tourist-snapping octopus? A casual shooter knows how to use a camera, but a photographer knows how to use light. “If you don’t understand anything about lighting, you don’t understand photography,” says […]

The Ingredients of a Successful Photography Project

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments
The Ingredients of a Successful Photography Project

Taking a few great pictures here and there might get you started as a photographer, but is that really a sustainable way to keep making work? At a certain point, you’ll realize that to unlock your full potential both artistically and technically you’ll need to put together a cohesive long-term project. Easier said than done, […]

An Interview with Instructor Niko J. Kallianiotis

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Classes & Workshops, Interview | No Comments

When we first saw the work of Niko Kallianiotis, we knew we had to bring him on to teach with us. A documentary photographer, his street work tells the story of community and integration, or, more often, the lack thereof. Curious about his approach to making work, we asked him a few questions about his […]

Streamline Your Photo Editing Process with Adobe Lightroom

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

Are you getting the most out of Adobe Lightroom? Perhaps you’ve set up your catalog and you’ve been using the software to make basic RAW adjustments. Surely that’s good enough, right? In reality, that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg in terms of how Lightroom’s powerful features can help you organize and enhance your […]

Finding Great Instructors for Photography Classes at Basho

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

Here at Basho, we’re always trying to grapple with big questions. One big question we preoccupy ourselves with is “how to teach photography effectively.” Since I started Project Basho, this question continues to challenge me, and the classes we offer are our attempts to answer it, even if the answers are still “working” ones. An […]

A Conversation with Jonathan Elderfield

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Classes & Workshops | No Comments

Many photographers are interested in taking pictures of people on the street, but don’t do it because they don’t know how to start. Of all the genres of photography, Street Photography seems to be shrouded in the most mystery, so we asked Jonathan Elderfield, who is leading our upcoming Street Photography class, to offer some […]