see | design | shoot | enhance | share
“Pictures are the expression of the photographer; they reflect perception and individuality, portraying a journey through life.”
Every step of the workflow requires practice, patience and persistence to mature into the finished article…
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” - Dorothea Lange
The ability to observe and develop your creative eye.
It takes time and practise to sharpen your visual awareness. We can learn from being alongside those who have developed a visual awareness and use their expertise to enhance our own discovery. Photography Workshops are perfect for hands-on guidance and sharing of how participants, and tutor, interpret and visualise the same subjects uniquely.
“The painter constructs the photographer discloses.” - Susan Sontag
The ability to disclose only the vital and compose the blueprint
The biggest challenge for every photographer is to compose the frame in such a way that it conveys, articulates and stirs emotions that inform of us of the photographers narrative, subject and intention. The decisions made at this point determine the images potential and photographers own satisfaction. Classes, Mentoring and Workshops are a great way to learn, collaborate and explore the merits of composition and expression.
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” - Ansel Adams
The ability to create the best digital negative
Learning the mechanics of camera settings and operation are only one part of being able to make images. Understanding light, exposure and how to create the best digital file are the raw ingredients with which we use to bake our offering. Attending classes and courses will improve your understanding of the theory and execution of using the camera with more confidence and competence.
“In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.” - August Sander
The ability to edit and enhance the image to realise its potential
Editing and processing the image yourself, rather than leaving it to the camera's JPG setting, not only gives you the freedom to express your interpretation of the subject but also teaches you. You learn from the technical and creative decisions you took when making the image. Courses and Masterclasses are a great way to learn editing software and develop your sense of what as much as how.
“The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance.” - Ansel Adams
The ability to share images for enjoyment and other outcomes
Showing your work, and sometimes receiving feedback, is the final performance of the image. Whether you share digitally through social media or through a tangible print, the satisfaction and achievement is the reward. Your photographs are an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still and expressing your perception and individuality in that moment.