Locality: A Photography WorkshopInstructor: Lorena Turner
Exploring the basic premise that one does not need sophisticated equipment to create compelling images in the "street photography" genre, this course will give attendees a very brief rundown of basic photographic concepts (light, shadow, color, shape, pattern, and composition). Attendees will be divided into groups of two or three and will be asked to go out and photograph the neighborhood in which they work, each member of the group taking his/her own set of photographs.
When the groups return to the office, they will be asked to work together to edit the images they have each captured to compile a series that visually defines the neighborhood. They will then develop a presentation and share their work with the entire workshop. Workshop attendees will respond using their newly learned visual vocabulary. Discussions will center on the quality and descriptiveness of images as well as group interpretations.
Objectives and Skills Acquired:
- Raising awareness of visual imagery
- Fine-tuning visual and verbal communication skills
- Tuning in to visual thinking
- Gaining confidence in comprehending and using visual thinking and language
- Demystifying the technological aspects of digital photography
- Developing on-the-spot marketing capabilities for a flawless presentation