Coinciding with the DPOTY exhibition, in Spitalfields, just a few steps from Brick Lane. We'll be covering Social Documentary and exploring The Mystique of Making Better Photographs while focusing on the thought processes when we take photographs. More information HERE
Leading the workshop is Gabrielle Motola who has been an Olympus Ambassador for several years and we are indebted to Olympus UK for their support in staging this event. For more information about your presenter see: http://gabriellamotola.com
In photography, especially during spontaneous situations, there is that moment when something catches our attention and we are moved to act. There is little time to think of exposure, f-stops, shutter speeds, there is little time to think at all. Irrespective of our setup, we sometimes don’t take the picture right away. Instead something else happens. We may have an emotional response to the situation, we intellectualise, we may move our position to make the shot ‘better’, we hesitate, we fumble with our camera settings, we lose the moment. Sound familiar? How can we prevent this from happening and move towards a place of synchronous thought and action? What do we notice in the first place? How can we make our pictures better? We will explore this question within three main realms; aesthetic, awareness, and response. This workshop will address taste, thought, emotional response, observation, reaction, and touch briefly on technical technique, both in shooting and post production.
In addition to honing our technique, we must narrow the gap between thought and instinct. We will accomplish this through action oriented exercises.
To register for this workshop please contact DPoTY@rps.org