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October 2019

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:

  1. The 12 Basic Rules of Composition
  2. The Science and Psychology of Composition
  3. Breaking the Rules
  4. The Importance of Subject Matter
  5. Elements of Composition
  6. Medium Specific (In-Camera Controls)
  7. Placement/Point of Focus
  8. Division of Space including (Foreground/Background, Negative Space)
  9. Understanding and Guiding Eye Movement
  10. Display
  11. Balance and Weight (including how to recognize balance)
  12. Notions and Devices

And will further define and explore Style:

  1. What is Style
  2. Where does Style come from?
  3. Artistic & Photographic Style
  4. Defining your Style
  5. 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

Questions? Contact workshops2019@northernexposures.com

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!!

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Eifel Tower from Trocadero Square

Eifel Tower from Trocadero Square

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