Light & Land
Creating a Mini Portfolio, Dorset
10th Nov, 2018 - AVAILABLE
Tutored by Sam Gregory and
£185.00 PP / Deposit -£185.00 PP
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Creating a compelling set of images, as opposed to single shots, is a great way to progress your photographic practice. Often a coherent project or portfolio adds authority to the overall aesthetic and there are various themes that can be explored giving the photographer a narrative to mould. In this one day workshop on the Jurassic Coast we will seek to give you the creative tools and critical eye to succeed in pulling together elements and themes both on the day and into the future.
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Tour Code POR04
- Tuition by Sam Gregory
- Teas and Coffees
Duration 1 Day Workshops
Creating a compelling set of images, as opposed to single shots, is a great way to progress your photographic practice. Often a coherent project or portfolio adds authority to the overall aesthetic and there are various themes that can be explored giving the photographer a narrative to mould. In this one day workshop we will seek to give you the creative tools and critical eye to succeed in pulling together elements and themes both on the day and into the future.
Single image making can potentially lead to a somewhat fragmented portfolio as a photographer. Sometimes we seek to tell a wider story or pull together various images to make a project but this needs careful consideration and construction. Learning how to approach sets of images can involve many elements and balancing consistency vs repetition can take some thought. However, if you can learn to think more broadly about the collective it does allow you to tell a more compelling story with single or multiple themes.
Throughout the morning we will spend some time on location at the fabulous Jurassic Coast in Dorset. This area lends itself excellently to making coastal images and the wide vistas and inner landscape close-ups can all be moulded into wonderful series. We will work ‘in the field’ in a hands on way to discuss and explore how to go about shooting a compelling set of images that are held together through aesthetic or thematic strands. The aim is to come away with a small set of images that tell a story about the location, the conditions, your reaction to the area or any other interesting visual themes from the day.
We will consider how to group images based on visual consistency, colour, shape, form and aspect ratio. Be it wider landscapes, long exposures, human elements or inner landscapes, it should be a great exercise for your photographic eye in a beautiful and varied location.
During the afternoon we will head to the ‘classroom’ to mould some images together into a series. Looking at what works and why depends on the goal of the individual and the images they created. We will walk through some of the images from the day and also some from previous collections to discuss why certain images made it into a portfolio and others didn’t.
This day aims to stimulate your creative mind on another level and give you the skills and critical eye to put together strong projects/portfolios into the future.
Sam will meet the group at 9.30am, location to be confirmed. The workshop will end at 5pm.