A photographer works with tho kinds of materials : the design he observes in his subject matter and the design he creates in his photograph by the way he arranges the subject matter. Analyzing carefully subject matter will help a photographer not only in understanding what it expresses but also in recognizing how the design of the subject matter makes that expression possible. The composition will be the tool to support the natural or inherent design to, at the end, expresses clearly the theme. The rule is to simplify, throw away any kind of noise, distraction, superfluous elements. You have to get the feeling more readily, not to be diverted by unnecessary details or led to incorrect conclusions.
It’s always important to remember that, while learning the craft of photography. Simplify your message, and remember the key question when sticking your eye in your camera viewer : »What’s the subject matter ? » – « What is it all about ? « , « Does this element participates in the subject matter ? »
And sure, you will have to deal with the design you observes, the materials you have to make the photograph and the design you create by selecting or rejecting the visual blocks in your frame. The tools palette also includes 3 key levers you can manipulate to give your image the right direction : Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. The challenge is to understand how these technical parameters, linked together to obtain a correct exposure can be fine-tuned to alter in one way or the other the perception of the subject matter.
Last, but not least, you’ll have the post-production phase… this will be the opportunity to add the final touch, the way to emphasize, to reveal, make the seeds to grow : exhaust the feelings, the soul, the guts…
This workshop is about Learning to See, its goal is to help you perceive the subject matter in your surrounding world… I will help you to simplify your images, eliminate distracting elements and concentrate the message, distilling each and every piece of information to contribute to reinforce the subject matter, to tell the story in simple and direct words.
Difficulty: Beginners – Intermediates
Cost per Attendee : 400 € ( Lodging and Catering included ).
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