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Developing Style and Vision

19th - 30th September, 2022 - with Paul Gallagher and Michael Pilkington - Online, 1 to 1 and Group Sessions - £345.00 - Now Booking

This online photography workshop 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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

Our group online ses­sions will be held for 2 hours at 7.00pm UK time on the 19th, 23rd and 30th Sep­tem­ber. 1 to 1 ses­sions will be sched­uled at times mutu­al­ly con­ve­nient to your­self and your tutor dur­ing each week of the course.

Some reviews of this course

First of all, thank you both for your help and encour­age­ment, and your excel­lent advice on my images. I found the course inter­est­ing and challenging.I enjoyed the prac­ti­cal nature of the course, work­ing with our own images to devel­op styles. I have attend­ed lec­tures before about cre­ativ­i­ty and style, but I learnt more from cre­at­ing pan­els than any amount of the­o­ret­i­cal advice.
Although I have put pan­els togeth­er in the past they have always been pan­els of sim­i­lar sub­jects. Putting togeth­er a pan­el with a wide range of sub­jects but a recog­nis­able style was ini­tial­ly a very daunt­ing idea, but I am real­ly pleased to have done it.” JH

When I start­ed this course I was­n’t sure what to expect, but in the event I thor­ough­ly enjoyed it. The tasks set by Paul and Michael were both chal­leng­ing and stim­u­lat­ing and helped me to look at my work with a fresh eye, and over­all I took a lot away from the course. The work of the oth­er mem­bers of the group was quite inspi­ra­tional and has encour­aged me to try some­thing out­side my nor­mal com­fort zone. If sim­i­lar cours­es are run in the future I would high­ly rec­om­mend any who wants to push them­selves a bit in their pho­tog­ra­phy to join.” MP

I thought the course was bril­liant. I think the 1 to 1 worked very well and you com­pli­ment each oth­er so well in the many areas are cov­ered. I real­ly enjoyed the chal­lenges and also enjoyed immense­ly see­ing oth­er people’s work.Thanks for all your efforts and help­ing me move on.” BH

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2 weeks

Given the 1 to 1 aspect of this workshop participants are limited to 6 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

Follow up group session after the course has finished

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

Anything not mentioned

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Developing Style and Vision