This workshop is an opportunity to learn how to recognize your personal vision, and to begin to establish it into a totally unique photographic voice. Your photographic voice, or style, is based on recognizable commonalities. These commonalities are more than just your preferred subject matter, and in fact subject matter may not be the commonality at all. Let’s explore how to perceive and strengthen (or create) those commonalities in your work, and ultimately how to set your work apart from that of others.
Recognizing Your Vision: What is your inner voice - the one that you see with, take and manipulate pictures with? Are you speaking photographically through your unique and authentic voice? You will learn to recognize the threads that run through your work - how to seek them out, identify and then clarify them. By establishing a language that describes how you see and the pictures you take (or wish to take), you are able to direct your processes and ultimately the end result to visually communicate with consistency.
Establishing Your Voice: Now you will evolve, strengthen and grow your photographic vision into a refined photographic style. When you are able to integrate your inner voice to the external subject, you are able to produce images naturally infused with a very personal style. You will learn several tools to advance your work to becoming recognizably yours – reflective of You.
This four-hour seminar will include discussion, group and individual exercises, and explanation of plenty of tools to take with you that will ignite your vision and define your style. We will break for a 45-minute lunch half way. Be prepared: bring 15-20 of your favorite images (feel free to choose up to five by other Photographers, but only if you are able to credit the work with its author’s first and last name). Class minimum: 8, maximum: 14.
All attendees will receive a free coupon to submit their work to a future Darkroom Gallery juried exhibit. We'll also be raffling off a set of Douglas Beasley Vision Quest Assignment Cards.
Polly Raine will be leading this workshop. Take a look at the comments from a prior iteration's attendees: http://www.meetup.com/DarkroomGallery/events/15907266/ With a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and eighteen years of combined experience in design and styling across fashion, fine arts, performance arts, special events, retail, interiors, graphics, advertising and publishing industries, Polly is the well-equipped to help you establish your unique photographic style. If you don't know Polly - you should:
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