As photographers we aspire to communicate our ideas clearly to a viewer, to draw them in and reward exploration. In this session Kris will discuss techniques you can use to visualise and plan your storytelling images, and some tools for evaluating your work in progress to ensure you capture and keep a viewer.
To help illustrate these concepts, we'll deep dive into some of Kris' illustrative work, sharing some of his successes and failures along the path to effective communication.
First, you will learn how adding words with your photography doesn't have to be overwhelming and daunting. We will start with a fun activity to show you how titles influence your experience with an image, followed by tips for adding powerful titles to your work.
Next, we take it a step further .. introducing you to the art of developing your own quotes! We’ll start at the beginning to give you a good foundation in how to develop inspirational messages that go along with your photographs and how they can be used and shared. Worried about writer's block? Don't worry! I have some innovative tips and a fun way to get you thinking and writing easily. The best part? These activities also inspire your photography!
Last, we will cover how to get ideas and inspiration for writing your first short story! This exercise is REALLY fun and inspiring and can be done anytime, anywhere!
The term Still Life is a paradox that has been practised in visual representation from the beginning of human existence when men painted objects on cave walls. The great painters of the Renaissance took Still Life to the pinnacle of rich and romantic painting and were followed by artists of every movement up to the present day. I want to look at Still Life from the viewpoint of a photographer.
How does one reconcile ‘Still’ with ‘Life’? What does Still Life offer the photographer and the viewer? I will share some of my Still Life photographs from the last 10 years and talk about why I enjoy this genre of photography.
Peter will walk us through his beautiful book - New Traditions On Photography : Methods and Fables - in which some of his favourite photographs are explained, discussed and examined, revealing some of the secrets of his techniques. Peter will also demonstrate an example of taking one of his RAW images from looking relatively flat to a stunning visual using simple methods in Photoshop.
Gentleman of Leisure, Gypsetter, Photographer, Unemployed, Unemployable, and Loving it!
In a previous life, Yusuf Hashim worked for Shell, and was based in London, Rotterdam, and Jakarta. Upon returning to Malaysia in 1990, he was appointed Managing Director for Shell Chemicals in Malaysia, and then Retail Marketing Director for Shell Oil in Malaysia.
In 1999, at age 53, and at the peak of his 30 years career at Shell, Yusuf listened to his heart, and quit Shell to become an unpaid photographer, and a spare driver for WorldExplorer.net, specialists in arranging worldwide trans-continental, motorcycle and 4x4 off-road expeditions.
Yusuf will share the thinking which drove him to do what he has done. He will share the seven must-haves if you want to do the same!