This course is perfect for those wanting to get guidance, start or expand on a creatvie photography project, and this is for those with a portfolio in mind.
Ideally participants will already be comfortable with the fundamentals of exposure and camera principles (but all welcome), and are now looking to take a more serious approach to visual story telling.
With a series of photographic briefs (projects) throughout the week, we focus on drawing out your interests and supporting you in building content through symbolism (‘semiotics’), personal code (your way of doing things), cultural memory and visual ‘semantics’, which will all be explained and sound great when you’re describing this in later art class!
You will also be guided in methods and formats of collecting material to communicate visual stories, and so giving you the tools to work with later on on your own.
This comprehensive four-day workshop focuses on “pre-visualisation” techniques – generating an idea, develioing it. Participants will learn to unpack a deeper investigation and consider as to the why and where to point their cameras. Combining briefs with on-location photography this course is energetic as it is reflective.
4×4 Projects is part of the London Book Project.
Who is this for?
This course is directed at Teens with a more committed interest in visual communication and creative exploration through the camera. While photography is our modus operandi, briefs will involve introduction and practice of pre-visualisation, observation, visual thinking, recognising trends and producing for various photographic genres.
This course can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Level: Beginners Plus and Intermediate
Max class size: 6