A hybrid online / on-location workshop for 6 participants. Tickets will go on sale on 1 February.
Projects are a great way to develop your vision and photography skills and particularly necessary when considering an exhibition, book or distinction.
This new and exciting workshop is designed to help you understand and articulate your photographic ideas in ways that will improve your creativity. After an initial detailed consultation with workshop leader Mark Banks and your fellow participants (via Zoom), you will be given a week to come up with your own photographic project in the form of a brief or narrative based on the theme of this particular workshop and present it to Mark and the group in a second session.
Armed with your project idea you will be set the task of creating 10 images that fit your brief or narrative before submitting them to Mark for critique and discussion by the group at a follow up Zoom session 3 weeks later. All images must be new and not created previously and in an effort to minimise your carbon footprint, your chosen location/s must be no further than a 10-mile radius from your home.
An optional post-processing session may be booked if you would like a personal 2-hour Adobe Lightroom session with Mark to discuss ways to improve your images further and create a cohesive set of images to complete your project.
The workshop will comprise four elements:
• A detailed online briefing along with ideas and examples from Mark’s own projects
• One week later participants return with their brief or narrative which will be discussed and, where applicable, refined.
• Working individually, participants then have three weeks in which to fulfil their brief in its entirety by visiting their chosen location as many times as necessary.
• At the end of the third week images submitted to Mark for discussion by the group and compare their chosen projects.
A fifth (and optional) element:
- Personal post-processing session with Mark to work on processing your project images using Lightroom Classic.
To take part in this event you will need a computer or laptop with a built-in or plug-in web cam and a good internet connection. You will need to know how to use your webcam and be able to ensure that your room is quiet throughout the workshop sessions. You will need to download and install Zoom software.
Please note: your personal data (name, email address and telephone number) that you supply when booking an event will be passed to the event / workshop leader in order to enable them to:
- contact you in advance of the event to remind you or notify you of joining instructions (or changes thereto) etc.
- contact you at short notice before or during an event in case of any emergency or last-minute changes (eg because of weather).
By booking this event you are deemed to consent to this transfer of your data.
- Cancellation policy
Cancellation by You
If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader / organiser know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.
If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader / organiser in advance of any change.
Cancellation by us
Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be postponed or cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control. If an event is postponed we will transfer your booking to the rearranged event, with the option of a refund if the rescheduled date is not suitable for you.
Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.
If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.
Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.
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