The Journey to finding your own Photographic Voice
24-29 June 2013 at Obscura Festival, Georgetown, Malaysia.
• An overview to project building, photo editing and developing your own visual language.
• Explore the creative and learning process during a project, and how that can inform you on the direction your work will take and enable you to develop a unique voice for your project.
• Learning to present and verbalise one’s ideas.
For more info go to http://www.obscurafestival.com/workshops/
A Yoga & Photography Retreat in the Tuscan Hills of Italy
7 - 12 September 2013 conducted by Mimi Kuo Deemer & Ian Teh
“To take photographs means to recognize – simultaneously within a fraction of a second – both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis” Cartier Bresson
Join award-winning photographer Ian Teh and London-based yoga teacher Mimi Kuo-Deemer for an exploratory week of yoga and photography at Ebbio, a working farmhouse and retreat centre in the hills of Tuscany.
REQUIREMENTS: The yoga is open to all levels of practitioners, from beginner to advanced. For the photography, participants should have their own 35mm digital camera; a laptop or tablet to download and view images; a 50mmlens is recommended. The course is for beginners and intermediate photographers. Advanced photographers should contact Ian for an assesment on the suitability of the course for them.
• An introduction to using the digital camera (SLR).
• Composition, light and the photo essay. An introduction into the creative process and workflow of these disciplines.
Here is something that might be encouraging for those of you starting photography or have had already some experience but are still slightly overwhelmed by the technical wizardry that’s in your digital camera. The camera is a simple tool. Read that again. You know the bit where we are overwhelmed by the amount of buttons there are? Well the good news is you only really need a few of them. Here is another thought: A pencil is ‘simple’ we all know how to use it, but it would take a lifetime to master it like the artist Michelangelo. Good photography is not always about advanced technical knowledge, it is about the bit that is most fun: vision. From developing a keen and sensitive eye to building a certain fluency with the basics so you are able to respond quickly and intelligently to what appeals to your senses in your immediate world. In all my years as a photographer, I can genuinely say that my best images were made using the simplest techniques and a well developed sensibility as to how the world would translate into pictures. My aim is to start you off on this journey giving you an insight to the way I work and to set you up with some of the practical skills I use when ever I am shooting. By creating a space and framework, I will foster and guide you into a creative process that will help open up your own sensibilities to the way you experience and see the world with a camera.
For more info go to http://www.yoga.mkdeemer.com/yogaphotoretreat.html
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