The workshop group will be limited to only 5 people, to ensure the quality of work and a comfortable personal contact. Tomasz is an experienced photographer and a qualified teacher (holds an MA in Educational Studies), so you can expect a well-thought and properly organised didactic process. Workshop will be lead in English and is dedicated to people both advanced and beginner photographers.
During this 3-day long creative event, Tomasz will share his experiences and thoughts on the various aspects of Street Photography practice and documentary photography within public space in general. He will discuss in details the process and methodology behind his work, as well as his understanding of Street Photography. Participants will be focusing on creating meaningful images, which are informative and can work both in series or as strong, singular “one image stories”. The goal of the workshop is not only to improve your photography practice, but also to work towards better visual sensitivity – getting the most from the photographer’s creative instinct as well as improving your creative approach. The dynamic streets of Bangkok are the perfect area to practice those skills!
On the first day, as an introduction, Tomasz will present the history of Street Photography, its range, various forms and definitions, as well as some myths, misconceptions and controversies related to this genre. Some of the work of the Masters will be presented and Tomasz will analyse and discuss in detail his own photos: their origin, behind the scenes, technicalities, difficulties, etc. Based on this, he will give the participants a set of tips, tricks and good practices, which can be used by them in the further stage of the workshop. On that day the participants’ portfolios, as well as the goals and assignments for the next day will be also discussed.
The second day will be dedicated to the fieldwork – this is a crucial day, as the results of it will be discussed and analysed on the day after. During that day Tomasz will be shooting with all participants, assisting with the assignments, monitoring the progress and helping with any questions or issues they might encounter, in order to get the best possible photos of that day. This is the chance to improve not only the photography skills, but also learn how to work within the public space, approach people, get the expected results without feeling uncomfortable or being intrusive.
On the third day, the participants’ work from day two will be collectively reviewed, edited and analysed. The experiences, issues and observations from the field work will be shared and discussed, together with the strong and weak points, what can be improved and developed in future. Participants will also practice the difficult art of photo editing in order to create an interesting visual narrative and a consistent body of work for various purposes (exhibition, publication, portfolio, etc).
Prior to the workshop, all participants will receive a special introductory information on Street Photography, details on the workshop and schedule. Tomasz will also initially discuss the individual participants’ portfolios, as preparation for the workshop.
2–4 March 2018
House of Lucie
1 Ekkamai 8 Alley
Day 1 / Friday / 14:00-19:00 – introduction, theory, assignments
Day 2 / Saturday / 12:00-20:00 – field work
Day 3 / Sunday / 12:00-18:00 – analysis, validation, editing and discussion
300 USD – early bird offer only until 9th February 2018
350 USD – regular fee after 9th February 2018
(direct transfer, Paypal and credit card payments accepted)
23rd February 2018
Small group – maximum 5 participants
The workshop is dedicated to participants on all levels – both advanced and beginners, but at least basic experience with street and documentary photography is expected, as well as being familiar with your camera’s functions. There are no technical requirements but the digital camera is preferred due to the specifics of the workshop.
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To participate in the workshop or if you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form below. You will be contacted with the further details about the workshop.