Why do you take pictures and what is your photographic vision? This course is about discovering and developing your photographic vision in an urban environment.
Each class will start with a brief discussion on the work of influential photographers, including:
• Henri Cartier-Bresson and William Eggleston: "The Decisive Moment"
• Garry Winogrand: social documentary
• Atget, André Kertész and others: the urban landscape
Next, students will tackle One One Six — a personal exercise to help you develop your personal vision. Each participant will venture out into the local area for up to one hour, limited by up to one kilometer, and we will repeat the exercise six times! The limitations and the repetition will help you:
• See beyond the typical cliche photograph
• Re investigate photographic settings that you might have previously ignored
• Develop and strengthen your personal photographic vision
• Stimulate creative energy if you are feeling in a bit of a photographic rut
Finally, part three of each class is a group discussion of your work. Each week you will present for discussion one printed image you created from the week before.
Through studying the work of others, repetitive practicing, personal reflection and open discussion, your photographic vision will emerge, which you can build upon to develop a stronger body of work.
EQUIPMENT: This workshop is open to anyone with any type of camera: digital, film, point-and-shoot, smartphone, SLR, 4x5, or whatever you can use to make an 8x10 print (or larger). However, having a camera you can use to adjust shutter speed and aperture will give you more creative options.
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JULY 8 - AUGUST 19, 2017
JULY 8, 15, 22, 29, AUGUST 5, 12, 19
SATURDAYS 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
7 SESSIONS: 21 HOURS
**LOCATION: OTTAWA ARTS COUNCIL**
LEVEL: BASIC | $369