In a globalised world, photography is becoming more and more useful as a communication and research tool. It is immediate, powerful and persuasive and a language that enables us to cross countries and cultures. This is because image is a language we all understand.
We lean on tools that make our work easier and we of course, should. The hope is that this effects the quality of our content 'our looking' in a positive way. After all, the content we create is the most important part of all this and is the driver of our need to produce pictures.
In response to this, I facilitate photography workshops that help people and organisations better understand the language qualities of image with particular importance on 'how we look' and how to effectively communicate through picture stories.
1. Making picture stories
We look at the types of images that come together to create a good picture story with great pace. We learn how to produce them and in turn edit them into a great picture story. You come away with a proven method of storytelling that you can reference and continue to improve on through your photograph making.
2. Reading images
We often believe everything we are shown through images. It's hard not to. During the workshop we spend time looking at how various types of images are constructed, question the things we believe about them and reveal the powerful and persuasive nature of the medium.
3. Learning to Look
Photography is about looking. We push past the camera as a tool, challenge our ideas about photographing and being photographed and concentrate on the quality of our looking. What are we really looking at and how do we best capture it?