- Access 8 lectures & 1.5 hours of content 24/7
- Explore three types of artistic light
- Learn how Caravaggio used the streets of Rome to light his paintings
- Discover how to practice on your own
- Understand how Claude Monet used a church to find the best light
After completing a degree in sculpture and photography at NYU, Adam Marelli spent ten years apprenticing with both a master builder working on high-end residential projects and as a student of a Zen monk. He spent seven years studying in a monastery teaching the younger students how to maintain the building in exchange for his education. This afforded him an unparalleled understanding of both the “way in which things are made” and “how beliefs are put into practice.”
As such, Marelli takes a noticeably different approach to photography, putting the experience first and the camera second. Armed with only a pencil and a camera he is taking art outside of the studio and re-examining the roles of the artist and explorer. Unlike other photographers, he is not an observer behind the lens. He is an artist who participates, understands, and works alongside of the cultures he photographs.
For the past six years, Marelli has opened the doors of his studio to train photographers in the lost lessons of classical art. Throughout the year he hosts international photography workshops in Europe and Asia for small groups. One-on-one programs are offered for those who prefer personalized instruction. He wanted to make his teachings available online to a larger audience because he knows that everyone can become a better photographer.