The Arcanum

I just applied to be a Master woo hoo! Next year a large area of my focus is on education. I started as an enthusiast photographer in 1993 to dove into the pro market in 2005 and am excited at the possibility of sharing my knowledge with you!

If you've not applied at The Arcanum do so. What a fantastic way to share knowledge!


Reshared post from +Trey Ratcliff

New kind of Master & Apprentice based Academy for Art and Photography
It's called The Arcanum: Magical Academy for Artistic Mastery.

I wanted to share this video first here on Google+!  See more at
Want to join in early for the initial launch? Jump on the waiting list now at !  We're bringing back the Master & Apprentice method of teaching photography and art through modern technology.  Come join with us in the new online movement and explore your own, personal, artistic path.

We've got some great Masters now for the first batch too, and we'll have many more soon.  But here are just a few +Thomas Hawk +Catherine Hall  +Karen Hutton +Jeremy Cowart +Dallas Nagata White +Frederick Van Johnson  +Dallas Nagata White  +Gordon Laing +Nicole S. Young  +Doug Kaye +Alexia Sinclair  +Laurie Rubin +Lisa Bettany +dave cross  +Jaime Ibarra +Nat Aniela +Jason Law +Brian Matiash +Mike Hollman +Frank Doorhof  +Jim Pollard +Mike Langford +Jackie Ranken +Tim Pierce +Bel Jones +Cliff Baise +Peter Adams  +James Brandon +Alex Koloskov +Damion Hamilton  and even more!  Those names took a long time to type in, but they are worth it!  Honestly, I am so excited to work with these amazing people — we're building something completely new, in a way.  This idea of Master & Apprentice is very powerful, and we are going to build this new kind of self-replicating Academy from the ground up in an organic way.  

I am truly honored to be spending time with such excellent Masters. My theory is that the knowledge that is in their heads is extremely valuable, and the best and most human way to unlock it is by establishing Master & Apprentice relationships.  This system allows the idea to flourish and self-replication.  I know that even me, personally, if I could have someone like an +Alexia Sinclair to mentor me, give me challenges, critique my work — how awesome would that be?  I'd never forget it!  I did the same thing with +Jaime Ibarra , but I actually had to drive over to his house in Austin and have him show me stuff.  How inconvenient! And it's much better than just watching his videos on the Internet; often times watching videos on the Internet feels sterile and lonely without a human connection.

But I could go on and on…  Pop on over to and see and read more for yourself!


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About Giulio Sciorio

Since 2009, Hybrid Photography pioneer Giulio Sciorio has been blending still + motion & sound with his photography. Giulio is a Lumix Luminary, commercial photographer and founder of - the resource for everything Hybrid. A portfolio of Giulio’s hybrid work can be found at

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3 Responses to The Arcanum

  1. Trey Ratcliff
    Trey Ratcliff November 28, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    Dude you'd be a great Master !  I'll put you in the special pile ! :)

  2. Efrain Rios
    Efrain Rios November 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    Hey Giulio, I applied yesterday for the Apprentice.  The Arcanum is something we need as artist and for artist in general.  I can't wait to get involved with other apprentices and masters.  GH3! :)

    BTW, I've been chatting with Rick Gerrity(One of the Panasonic Luminaries) at work. We both work at Unique Photo, NJ.  He speaks highly of you…

  3. Giulio Sciorio
    Giulio Sciorio December 1, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    +Efrain Rios Happy to hear you applied. I think The Arcanum is going to be a huge success. I've had a few masters teach me years ago and I still learn from their wisdom.

    I love Unique Photo! One my favorite places and one sweeeet camera store. I'll be teaching there at least a few times this coming year. Just finished an Animated Portraits workshop a few weeks ago.

    +Rick Gerrity is a great guy! Really cool work and the stories behind his imagery fascinates me.

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