(This is a 6 week course, 2 hours per session using Zoom)
Limited to 8 places - book early to guarantee a place.
Finding your creative voice - A simple path to creative photography
This course offers a series of workshops for photographers looking to expand their practice. It presents creative “jump-in points” to explore themes and ideas, helping you to identify and refine your own artistic interests.
Activities will focus on building your visual toolkit as the course progresses and giving you the confidence to develop your own creative voice and harness this to produce beautiful photographs.
Through the practice of critical theory Jo will encourage you to deconstruct your approach to your photography and guide you through the process of rebuilding this. You will finish the course with new ideas about how you want to take your photography forwards as you continue to grow in confidence and skills.
Known for her 365-day photo project shot in her local neighbourhood, which attracted over 50K followers on social media, Jo will guide you through the fundamental steps to see creatively and find beauty in the everyday. The course focuses on realising and appreciating the artistic value in what is around you, something to relish in the times of lockdowns and limited opportunity for travel.
Beginning with an introductory session the course will go on to set various assignments combined with review and discussion over the following weeks. There will be ample opportunity to receive Jo’s unique insights into your own work.
- Reliable internet access
- Your camera
- A computer or tablet with a working webcam and microphone (most devices have these) for the Zoom sessions.
- Zoom installed on your computer or tablet, full instructions will be provided.
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Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/custom.html
The Tutor: Jo Bradford is an award-winning photographer and best-selling author based on Dartmoor in the UK. She is the driving force behind Green Island Studios where she has created a bespoke analogue darkroom and photography workshop and studio space. From here Jo takes pictures of the wild and windy moor from the studio doorstep and posts them on Instagram as @greenislandstudios where she has a large and loyal following for her smartphone photography.
Jo’s international best-selling book Smart Phone Smart Photography was the first ever smartphone photography book to top the overall digital photography category and has lead Jo to develop a unique collection of workshops and courses in smartphone photography. Alongside these she creates cameraless photographic artworks that are sold in galleries all over the world, and are regularly exhibited and collected in Europe, America and Asia.
Jo also works as an Associate Lecture at Falmouth University where she lectures on marine and natural history photography.
Born in Hertfordshire, England, Jo was raised in Southern Africa. Jo received her Master’s Degree (with Distinction) in Photography: Critical Practice from University College Falmouth in 2004.
Feedback for the course:
- “Before the course, I had real doubts about my creativity, about the right I had to feel joy in taking photographs or to share those photographs with the world. Now? You have made me realise that there is creativity in me, and that I do have the ability, the right, and the capability to take photographs that bring me joy – and of course the confidence to share those photographs with others.”
- “I am so excited to see how my own creativity grows and develops over the coming weeks and months, and how this newfound inspiration can also help support me in growing my business on social media.”
- Emma Delves-Broughton
- Cancellation policy
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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