NEW - Benedict Brain discusses various approaches to image-making, and how you can apply this to crafting your own photos.
What the day will cover
The focus will be on how and why images have been made through a variety of approaches - some technical, and some philosophical. Find out how you can use this knowledge in your own photography, and apply it to thinking about crafting and composing your images. This full-day session will be a mixture of theory and practical. Including presentations, discussion and a practical photography walk.
Out and About
We will go out and about in and around the Paintworks and local area to experiment with new ways of seeing with your tutor.
Back at RPS House
Images will be reviewed and discussed in an informal setting within the group and the tutor will give helpful feedback and advice. The number seen will depend on the time available.
What to bring
Please bring a digital camera with plenty of battery power and memory cards. It would be useful if you already have a good understanding of how to operate and creatively control your camera. But your tutor will be on hand to help. It’s not a problem if you’d prefer to simply use a smartphone camera and not let technology get in the way of your creativity and image-making.
We provide tea and coffee, but we do not provide lunch, so you may wish to bring sandwiches with you. There are places to go within walking distance to buy lunch.
Benedict Brain ARPS is a UK based photographer, journalist and artist. He graduated with a degree in photography from the Derby School of Art in 1991 (now University of Derby), where he was tutored and inspired by photographers John Blakemore and Olivier Richon, amongst others. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and also sits on the society’s Distinctions Advisory Panel.
Benedict practices as a fine-art and commercial photographer and as a photography workshop leader. He is also an award-winning journalist and until recently was editor of Britain’s best-selling consumer photography magazine, Digital Camera. He has contributed content to a range of titles including; Amateur Photographer, PhotoPlus, NPhoto, Professional Photography and Practical Photoshop. He currently writes a regular column, The Art of Seeing, for Digital Camera magazine.
Benedict is regularly asked to judge prestigious photo competitions such as the International Garden Photographer of the Year and The British Photography Awards. Travelling internationally as a public speaker Benedict talks about the art and craft of photography and finding creativity. He also speaks at shows such as The Adventure Travel Show and The Photography Show in the UK.
Address: The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR
Please visit https://rps.org/contact/ to help plan your trip. Please be aware that the car park in the Paintworks on a weekday is limited to three hours. Weekends, and evenings after 6pm are unlimited.
Bristol Temple Meads is a 30-minute walk to Paintworks.
Buses running from Bristol Temple Meads to Paintworks are: 1, 178, 349 or the X39, but please check before leaving.
A Park & Ride service is available from Brislington Park & Ride. More information can be found at www.travelwest.info/park-ride/bristol/brislington
If you need to bring your car and don’t want to use the Park and Ride Buses, you can book a place to park at a nearby supermarket using this link yourparkingspace.co.uk
You can also park all-day for £5 at Arnos Manor. Visitors will need to go to the hotel reception to purchase a ticket to display on their windscreen.
Image © Benedict Brain ARPS
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Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.
If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.
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