Duration 6 hours
Small group of 5Aim
Explore the freedom and mindfulness of photography by putting into practice some of the basic aspects of abstract photography.
This workshop aims to encourage students to flirt with everyday life and follow a playful approach to image-making in a free, unobstructed manner, liberated from its technical restrictions. You will be challenged to go beyond your limits exploring what’s hidden behind what we normally see, reaching an edge of vision through the medium of photography.
Taking photographs can become a very creative act once we stop thinking about the ‘how to’ and truly start to look at the world with our own eyes. And we can begin to express ourselves through a personal way of ‘seeing’. Being mindful and paying attention to unnoticeable things around us can fundamentally improve our photography skills by exploring the world and objects and investing them with greater visual significance. It will also develop and challenge our thinking about photography.
Suitable for all levels
- First Photograph – Abstract processes
Looking curiously at the world
- Compositional Abstraction
- Subjective Vision
Photography as a Metaphor
- Photography as Object
Concrete Photography - Just a taste!
- Empty Space
Photography of nothing!
At the end of the workshop you will be able to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the basic ideas in abstract photography by identifying and discussing different aspects and elements of an abstract photograph
- identify and discuss some of the different stages in the historical development of abstraction in photography in parallel with other photography and art movements
- demonstrate a practical engagement with abstract photography by taking your own photographs
- critically reflect on the making of your own images and discuss how you mindfully and creatively see and think about the world
General Workshop Outline
10:30- 11:30 am
Brain Storming on the concept of Abstraction and Abstraction in Photography
Beginning of theory session - looking at various photographers' work and discussing techniques and composition
11:30 pm Tea & Biscuits Break
11:40 - 1:00 pm
Continuation of theory session - explaining the workshop themes
By looking at and discussing the works of famous classic and contemporary photographers this session will provide you with an understanding of some historical developments of abstract photography in parallel with other photographic genres and art movements. You will be engaging in a critical discussion about them and reflecting on questions about what compositional approach it has been used, what the intentions of the photographer might be, what the images mean to you based on your own interpretation, and any other questions that might be generated by you.
1:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 - 4:00 pm
Play Time - theory into practice
Engaging in playful and mindful activities, you will be taking photographs outside of the venue implementing theory into practice. You can work on specific themes I will be suggesting or you can choose to shoot freely. I will be guiding you when needed and giving you practical tips on how to achieve your desired results by controlling your camera on manual mode or semi-automatic mode.
4:00 pm Tea & Biscuits - Back to venue
4:10 – 5:00 pm
Feedback Time –Summing up
Looking at each other’s photographs, commenting on them in a non-judgemental environment, suggesting new ideas, reflecting on your creative process of ‘seeing differently’ and articulating it into your own words.
At the end of the workshop I will send you a handout in pdf by email
Ideally, an SLR camera (digital if you want digital, film if you want film) is the best type of camera you can have if you want to really explore, or even just experiment with photography. However, you can bring any camera you have or even a phone camera and still benefit from the abstraction workshop.
What to bring
- your camera with a fully charged battery
- a second battery but only if you have one already
-a couple of photographs (yours or by other photographers) that you think are abstract
-enthusiasm and willingness to play and enjoy the day!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Minimum age is 16 years old to attend on your own. For younger children please contact us.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For any questions contact ZWthbHBhZGFraWdyIHwgeWFob28gISBjb20=
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
YES or show us your registration on your phone.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
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