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Developing Style and Vision

10th June - 8th July, 2022 - with Paul Gallagher and Michael Pilkington - Online, 1 to 1 and Group Sessions - £345.00 - Last Places

This course is about establishing what images mean to you, and you the photographer being in control and producing work that connects and strikes a chord in you. We are all inspired by the work of other photographers both professional and amateur, but if we compare our work to those practitioners, does it deliver the same message or have the same ‘voice’, impact? More importantly, we must ask ourselves why we like the work so much.

Giv­en the suc­cess of our online cours­es in recent years, we have been reflect­ing on how much we, and all the pho­tog­ra­phers that we have worked with, had enjoyed their time. Until now, much of what we have taught has been based on how to process and inter­pret images, from a raw cam­era file to fin­ished fine art print. Although look­ing at these process­es is huge­ly impor­tant to achiev­ing a high qual­i­ty out­put, it explores lit­tle about the pho­tog­ra­ph­er themselves.

Almost all of the pho­tog­ra­phers we have worked with over the years are pur­su­ing a cer­tain look’ in their work, they want their images to have that feel’ and essence about them. It may be dark­ly print­ed black and white images, or images that lift your spir­its and raise a smile in the view­er. Either way, you must strive to make images con­sis­tence and in line with your visu­al sig­na­ture, and this is what this new online work­shop is all about. 

Devel­op­ing Style and Vision is all about you and work­ing with you to devel­op your per­son­al style. We will begin with Paul Gal­lagher and Michael Pilk­ing­ton tak­ing you on their own per­son­al jour­neys of dis­cov­ery and the many stages of them dis­cov­er­ing their visu­al sig­na­tures. As we all learn from each oth­er, there will be online dis­cus­sion ses­sions on what inspires you and what you would like your work to look like, how you would like to con­nect to it emotionally.

This is not all about adjust­ment slid­ers and dia­logue box­es, but about the impact of your work and how you can make it indi­vid­ual to you. It is always tru­ly enlight­en­ing to move on from tech­niques to the nar­ra­tive in the pho­to­graph, after all, as pho­tog­ra­phers we are all try­ing to com­mu­ni­cate visually.

You will be set tasks that will encour­age you to go away and explore how your work will evolve and flour­ish through self reflec­tion. Reg­u­lar catch up online ses­sions will be held to dis­cuss progress and share ideas on how fur­ther devel­op­ment can be har­nessed and Paul and Michael will be there through­out your jour­ney to help you nur­ture your per­son­al style with indi­vid­ual one to one sessions.

4 weeks

Given the 1 to 1 aspect of this workshop participants are limited to 8 people

Weekly group in depth online sessions

Two 1 to 1 sessions with Paul Gallagher or Michael Pilkington to explore your style and vision

Free access to our online course - The Power of Adobe Camera Raw or Mastering the Lightroom Develop Module

Recordings of all group sessions and your own 1 to 1 sessions

Anything not mentioned

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Developing Style and Vision