Project Photography and Storytelling
This exciting new workshop, with pro landscape photographer Alex Hare, detailed below is aimed at developing your photographic interests in terms of producing a body of work on a theme, idea or subject of your choice.
Here are two of Alex's illustrative/supporting images from his own personal project. Alex is very much inspired by J. M.W Turner and he has used his interest in his local work to inspire a personal project where he sought to interpret scenes he saw that connected with Turner’s use of movement in sea and sky, colour, tension, and concepts of 'storm' and 'calm'.
Alex will share his experiences of his own project and help inspire you with your own, but only for six people, so make a quick decision to book your place !
Alex’s format for this workshop will allow us to see how we:
- identify a project
- what the difference is between a subject and subject matter
- how we use our photography to explore various ideas and personal interests
- what it takes to complete a project
- how we might display the work afterwards.
In the first session, Alex will encourage you to think beyond making a single image and towards a sequence that adequately coves the project in question. We’ll look at examples of projects and the stories within them and think about what might be of interest to us.
Alex will demonstrate how a project can provide a fun and useful focus to our work and offer another level of meaning as it provides the viewer with broader insight into the topics we cover through our photography.
Alex will also demonstrate options for combining images and text together to support the overall narrative of our project together with the software (including Photoshop) that we can use to achieve this.
This will be a three part activity.
Part 1 being an online talk by Alex.
Part two will be an open seminar session for 1-2 hours where we can discuss ideas for your projects and run through the next steps to help move the project along and
Part three is the conclusion where the participant can present their project (or work to date) to the group and discuss their work with the group.
Participants will have a short 5-10 minute comfort break around halfway through each session.
You will be able to watch and interact with your tutor during each presentation and ask questions.
The course demonstrates Adobe Photoshop/LR and Affinity Publisher software for both Mac and Windows PC users, with demonstrations from a mac computer.
Participants will need to set aside time to schedule in time to work on planning and undertaking a project of their choice to benefit from the Pt 2 and 3 sessions.
Alex was educated in photography at Cardiff University and was tutored by renowned social documentary photographer Dan Meadows. He now works professionally as a landscape and commercial photographer.
Alex will need access to your email address to enable him to send you a link to the class - we will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise.
We will also be sending you the tutors email address, phone number and all the links and info you will need once you have signed up. You will receive a Zoom invitation via email, the day before the workshop begins.
Any queries on Zoom or the invitation, please contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
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