The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts will be running a workshop for photographers with an interest in Street Photography or moving their work to the Next Level. Includes presentation and review of techniques used to create meaningful photographs with examples of past and current masters of street photography. The focus will be on practical application and helping to develop a theme or project to move your street photography to the next level.
Dates: June 17, 18 and 19
Class Size: 12
Tuition: Early registration $275 before April 30th. $325 after April 30th
Are you ready to take The Next Step in developing your photography? Perhaps you want to think or ‘see’ differently? Perhaps you want to progress from single images to creating a body of work? Whatever you have in mind, this workshop is for you. It combines the opportunity to share your work with the challenge of stepping outside your comfort zone to shoot in a different style.
Eileen is a well known and widely exhibited fine art photographer in New England. Together with Olaf she co-teaches regularly at Maine Media Workshops and at Leica Studios in London and New York as well as exhibiting in these locations. Here is what they have in store for us in this three day workshop:
Monday evening: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Study the work of some of the past and current Masters of Street Photography to learn the techniques that they employed to create lasting and meaningful photographs.
We start with each group member introducing themselves and showing samples of their work. Eileen & Olaf discuss the Japanese artistic philosophy of Shu Ha Ri, (Imitate, Assimilate, Innovate) focusing mainly on the first stage of Shu. They also explain how this approach can expand our visual signature through looking closely at some of the masters. Since we will be in Providence we’ll explore the work of those who rose to fame shooting in cities, e.g. Saul Leiter, Aaron Siskind (and others) to showcase widely differing styles emanating from similar start points. We will also discuss the benefits of walking with a purpose and assist each student to create a theme or project. The evening ends with students being given a brief and choosing their preferred style of shooting for the following day.
Tuesday: 9:30am – Noon
Meet at the Photo Center: Participants have the day to explore and shoot according to the agreed brief. Self guided shooting on the streets or join Eileen and Olaf for a Providence Photo walk. We’ll have suggested routes around some the best photo locations in the city as well as the chance to share a beer, food and stories over (optional) lunch. (Each person pays for their own expenses).
Wednesday: Meet at the Photo Center 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Participants have the day free to continue working on their agreed brief. Time for self guided shooting, editing and image selection for the evening session.
In the evening Eileen & Olaf will complete the loop by showing some of their own Shu Ha Ri work and discussing the final two stages in more depth. They will also share and discuss a selection of images shot by participants during the workshop.
For those who wish to extend the experience, a Facebook Group will be created for workshop participants to share and receive feedback on their work. All members are encouraged to post their Shu Ha Ri images to this page over the following 30 days and we anticipate a lively comments section!
What to bring:
Registrants will be emailed a list of suggested gear and instructions for preparing images to share.
Early registration: $275 before April 30th. $325 after April 30th
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