Artist Photographer Henry Uniacke (Recent Exhibition) will challenge you in this course to look beyond the lens of the camera to different ways of seeing.
You don’t have to have experience or a fancy camera, just enthusiasm!
tThe course will run over 3 consecuriMondays. The idea is that during the course you develop technical skills to enable you to be creative. Creativity comes first and you will learn technical skills along the way.
By the end of the course, you will be encouraged to develop you own interests, and as part of that, one-to-one tutorials are included in the price. You may want to photograph family or wildlife or may be working towards an exhibition or a specific project. Or you may need technical help with you camera.
Course structure: Monday 18th, Monday 25th January and Monday 1st February (3 full days 10-5pm) and 1 hour (private) tutorial by arrangement.
Number on course: Limited to 10 students
The over-riding question that will be explored during the course:
Can we represent a multi-sensory world through a 2-D visual image? How do we represent aspects of motion, weight, texture and perspective.
The course content will be updated/adjusted, but this is the content as planned on 8 Jan.
Week 1: 18th January 10am -5pm
Introduction to 2-D image as a representation of the world around us
Practical exercises A: Observation of 3 dimensional object and representation as a 2 dimensional image
Discussion of technical aspect: Aperture and depth of field
Practical exercises B: Using depth of field for different representational effects
Critical discussion of student work from morning and afternoon sessions
Introduction to assignment for the week: Depth of field in the context of Portraiture
Week 2: 25th Jan
Discussion on photographing the human form
Practical exercises with a model
Technical discussion: Shutter speed
Short practical exercise on shutter speed
Critical discussion on student work from the morning session and afternoon sessions
Introduction to the assignment for the week: Movement
Week 3: 1st Feb 10am-5pm
Meeting at Excursion point (to be arranged) and introductory discussion on composition
Practical exercises C: Composition with one or more subject within a landscape.
LUNCH and return to Douglas
Further History of Art in context of photography
Critical discussion of work