Explore the freedom and mindfulness of photography by putting into practice some of the basic aspects of abstract photography. Looking at tips and techniques through the work of key photographers you will be inspired to develop a creative photographic eye.
Suitable for students of all levels of experience who want to challenge themselves by looking beyond what we normally see and reaching the edge of vision through the medium of photography.
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 a 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 photography by taking your own photographs
- critically reflect on your own making of images and discuss how you mindfully and
creatively see and think about the world
General Workshop Outline
11:00- 12:00 am
Brain Storming on the concept of Abstraction and Abstraction in Photography.
Beginning of theory session - looking at various photographers' work.
12:00 am Tea & Biscuits Break
12:10 - 1:00 pm
Continuation of theory session - explaining the workshop themes (see left side of this page)
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 and art genres and 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 - 2:30 pm
Play Time - theory into practice
Engaging in playful and mindful activities as a practical brainstorming on the main issues raised from the first part of the workshop, you will be taking photographs outside of the venue implementing theory into practice. You can work on specific themes I will be giving you 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.
2:30 - 2:50 pm
Tea & Biscuits while editing your photographs
2:50 - 3:50 pm
Looking at each other’s photographs, commenting on them, suggesting new ideas, reflecting on your creative process of ‘seeing differently’ and articulating it into your own words.
3:50 - 4:00 pm
Summing up on the main workshop ideas, leaving your feedbacks, suggesting ideas for further workshops based on your needs.
After the end of each session I will be sending you e-handouts by email