Workshop Series: Finding Your Voice
The Photographers Journey from Composition to Personal Style
Dates: November 23 & 24, 2019 (Sat & Sun)
Location: Ladner BC.
A comprehensive two-day workshop that focuses on a better understanding of Composition beyond the basic “12 Rules of Composition”. This workshop will introduce you to many more Composition Guidelines including many advanced techniques.
This workshop will examine:
- The 12 Basic Rules of Composition
- The Science and Psychology of Composition
- Breaking the Rules
- The Importance of Subject Matter
- Elements of Composition
- Medium Specific (In-Camera Controls)
- Placement/Point of Focus
- Division of Space including (Foreground/Background, Negative Space)
- Understanding and Guiding Eye Movement
- Balance and Weight (including how to recognize balance)
- Notions and Devices
And will further define and explore Style:
- What is Style
- Where does Style come from?
- Artistic & Photographic Style
- Defining your Style
- How to refine your Style
We will also do a quick review of “Projects” and why they are important for you to develop as a Photographer and Artist and how they relate to Style.
Although this is a Photography workshop, it is perfect for most artists including Painters and Illustrators. Based on class composition, Jean-Francois will discuss some other Mediums when appropriate. This class has some pre-workshop homework. This two-day workshop is $189.00 per person plus taxes. Note that this class is limited to 8 students and has sold out quickly in the past. Classes will run from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday in Ladner, BC. Lunch will be from (approx.) 12:00 to 1:00 each day. There will be Q&A time throughout the class and from 4:30 to 5:00 each day. Breakfast (Muffins, Donuts, Fruit) is included both days and Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day. Students to provide their own lunches. We will break for 1 Hour for lunch each day. There are several local food vendors nearby in Ladner where classes are being held.
Register here: Weekend Workshop – Finding Your Voice
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Class Notes for Part-01 – Further Study Reading 1
On Eric Kim’s Blog Post: Why Shoot Street Photography?
I do not have much to say about this article except that I believe that it is right bang-on. Perfect. Well said.
I only have two small notes… one in that I have found that Street Photography also makes you a better photographer in general. With ‘ANY’ Genre. And, if you shoot in B&W, the skills required to shoot great B&W imagery will help you create better Color images.
My second note is from his statement
“Street photography gives you the opportunity to make yourself naked in front of others.”
OK, I do NOT recommend that lest you get arrested. I think it may have been a language thing where I assume, he meant to say, “Street photography gives you the opportunity to bare yourself to others.” Of which, I completely agree with.
Seriously, re-read the article. Take in EVERY line, EVERY statement. It’s all true. And, if you ever feel defeated, or need some encouragement or motivation, read it again!!