There are two fundamentaly different approaches to photography.
Creating vs Capturing Images.
Obvious as it may seem when stated like this, few people outside the professional world of photography even thinks about it. Most enthusiasts are usually in search of the next shot to capture, while professionals concentrate on creating their next shot.
But let me make one thing clear right from the start, one method is not better than the other. They are two different approaches, for very different objectives.
Creating images is what Hollywood does best, 99% of every frame is planned, prepared and repeated over and over until it satisfies the person in the wooden chair. Its what most advertizing and fashion photographs do for a living. So how does it apply for those who are not getting paid to create images ?
Say you want pictures of your children playing. You could simply point a camera where the children are playing and take a series of pictures, hoping something worthwhile will surface. Or, you could prepare a space for them to play, paying attention to the light, background, selection of toys, what they are wearing and then choose a number of vantage points and focal lenghts to use, before the children even see any toys. I can assure you the results will be very, very different.
Will this short course transform you into a great fashion photographer, probably not. It will however introduce a new way of 'seeing' and set the foundations on which you can improve the way you photograph people, the subject on which we will concentrate during this course. The concept of creating images can be challenging for many people, especially those who are already good in photography and are set in their ways, but when you do get it, the results can be amazing.
Its also important to know when to use this method and when not to. In the world of photography there is no such thing as 'one size fits all'. Knowing what fits when and where, is just as important as knowing how to 'fit it'.
Clearly this course is not for begginers, but for those who are already comfortable using a DSLR or similar camera and want to go beyond photographing the obvious.
From 11am - 4pm
4hrs (+1hr breaks)
Max. participants : 12
Price € 55.00 /pp
- What's the difference ?
- The mental processes.
- Taking control of the elements.
- Planning ahead.
- Principals of directing.
- Managing people.
- Adapting to problems.
This course is half theory and half practical. If this is a new concept for you there are three basic steps that need to be learned.
Understanding the concept.
Learning the necessary steps.
Putting them to practice.
The first half of the day will be learning the theory and the second half putting all that knowledge into practice.
You will need
A digital camera, with a lens(s) anything between 35 and 100 mm. A single 50mm lens will also do just fine.
Flash guns, beyond the on camera flash, if you have any, if not, there will be several you can borrow on the day.
Some people like to use tripods for this type of work, by all means bring one if you like, but its not a necessity.
At the charismatic ArtHouse café hidden deep inside the narrow streets of the old city. It is one of the few places with its own unique character and offers a quite place to meet. Apart from the usual selection of drinks and coffees there is a good selection of wines and a small selection of fresh, home made small dishes, perfect for a light lunch.
Finding the place can be a little tricky so you are well advised to use the GPS on your phones. It is an easy 10min walk from either the central bus station of San Rocco, or the big car park by the Old Fortress.
If in trouble, find the Church of St. Spiridon, ask or call for help.