Through a FOTOSCHOOL workshop we aim to demystify and break down these barriers by:
- Fostering critical thinking and visual literacy.
- Creating a safe, immersive and fun experience while learning through active participation.
- Enabling participants to create their own photographic projects.
- Building self-esteem and confidence.
Through slideshows, magazines, books and exhibitions participants are introduced to powerful and inspiring world-class portraiture and documentary pho-tography. Participants gain insight into how an image has been composed and what it has to say. We will break down the complexities of the image by looking at subject, composition, colour and light, discovering how to read and dissect imagery. Participants will learn how a visual narrative is constructed to tell a story.
Debate, sharing knowledge and expressing opinions about work we look at, and the work participants make, is very much encouraged.
© N.Emett. R.Antoine.
Once we’ve explored the aesthetics of photography we’ll look at techniques to help with composing photographs and technical aspects dependent on what cameras we have. Using Smartphones, tablets or SLRs participants will have time to take their own photographs, from a simple portrait within a day’s workshop to a body of work made over a longer course.
Participants will be involved in decision making, editing and curating their work and on a longer programme, participants will have the opportunity to present their work as a collective to a wider audience.
© Rodney Dekker
Our aim is to build confidence through the immersive experience of the workshop and to counter any potential social isolation through our creative hub . Participants will gain a sense of achievement from making and showing their work.