The Arcanum is a pretty amazing idea. It's all about learning as a community under the guidance of a 'master' who heads the community by offering inspiration and guidance while encouraging the members to work together. Each community or "cohort" is only 20 people and members communicate through a Google+ community. The process of learning is driven by a concept of levels. So apprentices must complete certain tasks to progress to level 20.
It's novel and inspiring. And the community of Arcanum masters is positively star studded. The opportunity is there to learn from the very best and I can't tell you how excited I am to be a part of it.
Oh and one final thing. Masters choose their apprentices, so applying doesn't guarantee you a place. The best way to get selected is to add as much to your profile as possible showing your work, your social media links and talking about what you love and where you want your photography to go. Drop me an email if you're interested in joining my cohort!
Just spent a happy 30 mins with 3 fellow Arcanum masters including Trey himself while we do quick critiques of some pictures as part of Trey's critique partay to celebrate the announcement of his new Creation Wars show.
Monday is a doubly exciting day if you're Trey Ratcliff fan. First of all, Trey will be launching a brand new show. More on that when the time comes. But that's not all. Trey will also be doing critiques of anyone's photos all day over on his facebook Q&A page.
Becoming a master in the Arcanum isn't a cake walk. There's an induction process that sees the master levelling up exactly as their apprentices will. And one of the steps I've had to take on that road was to process a photograph and show how I did it. Being be I did that in video of course and I thought you might like to see how that looked.
Over the last couple of months I've been working through The Arcanum's induction process to become one of their newest Masters. The Arcanum is a photography and arts training academy with a rather novel approach.