VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE Graduation Speech Feb 2017 (Fall '16)

by Nariko Okawa & WrenNoir Cerise

VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE Graduation Exhibition Fall 2016
Second Life® - VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE would like to cordially invite you to an exhibition "ITS IN THE STARS" showcasing the work of her seventh graduating class of photographers. The theme for this graduating class' exhibit is: 'ITS IN THE STARS. Come view all the interpretations of this theme from the galleries of our students listed below. Dema Fairport Gwen Enchanted Kat Feldragonne KodyMeyers Resident Dakota Lavarock JayAppleButt Resident Maiya Gant VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE | DEAN | NARIKO OKAWA VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE | DEAN | WRENNOIR CERISE VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE | MANAGER & PR | SILLY AVRO VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE | MANAGER | LIAT REINA
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DATE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2017 TIME: 8 AM SLT
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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sylpha/192/215/2920
The History of VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE
VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE opened in Nov 2013 and is the brainchild of WrenNoir Cerise and Nariko Okawa, two established SL photographers who have created images for magazines, store ads, vendor ads, private clients, or other personal photography. Nariko and Wren saw a need for people who wanted to take their own photos, but lacked the technical skills and/or the 'artistic eye' to create a polished, powerful, or aesthetically significant image. There was also a lack of an organized SL photography knowledge base that people could tap. Nariko and Wren decided to make the time to put together a curriculum and be available to teach. Recognizing that no one person knows everything, the course also incorporates established and well-respected photographers as guest lecturers. VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE aims to teach her students how to 'see' what works and what doesn't work in an image. Significantly, the lessons are intense and make students fully flesh out who they are as photographers. No one is expected to copy the teachers' techniques. Students' own strengths are allowed to flourish and be recognized. Everyone has a skill in something and at VISIONAIRE Institute they help you find it, refine it, augment it, and use it to the utmost. Since opening, it has been packed with students each semester. Due to the thorough lesson plans, there are only 2 semesters offered each year. VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE looks to evolve as the needs of the students become more and more refined.
Highlights from the Course
You don't want to miss the wonderful exhibitions our graduating photographers have worked so hard on. Their work is based on the instruction and support provided from the instructors and fellow students at VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE. The classes revolved strongly around group discussions about the important elements of producing fantastic photography. Some of these elements included advanced composition, lighting and color, using lines and positioning the subjects, getting the most out of viewer controls, and many other components of professional photography. The instructors and students both provided examples to be commented on and discussed during each class. The goal of homework was to provide a doorway for communicative learning and constructive group feedback to help each individual photographer recognize and improve their skills. Discussions and examples were provided on what to expect after graduation and how the expertise could be utilized. Presentations by guest speakers talked about their journey and the methods they used to gain highly developed works. Some of the examples of using high quality photography were portrait studios, art galleries, fashion and advertising, and charity work. Designers and bloggers also find it helpful to have the most appealing images possible. Previous students are always welcome to participate in future presentations by guest speakers to help keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
Preview and General Information of Upcoming Courses
Each class teaches Nariko and Wren something about improvements and additions to the curriculum. You can expect to see more of: * Creating strong imagery through tight composition * Lighting techniques * Portrait photography * Blogging photography * The business aspects of being an SL photographer * Small, intimate classes (limited to 10 students) * Machinima * Video tutorials Information about upcoming courses and general information about VISIONAIRE INSTITUTE can be found on our Social Media links and website. Application windows of our courses will also be announced via those channels. If you wish to register your interest in our upcoming semester, please visit http://goo.gl/0E0z52. For any business and collaborative inquiries, please contact us via email visionairesl@gmail.com.

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