Visual Poetry – A photography workshop with David Taylor and Dominique Sutton

Fully Booked: August 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am – August 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt

This three-day intensive course is for people who are interested in photography as an art-form. This workshop is not about learning new technical skills but instead designed to improve each student’s understanding of their own photographic practice, their relationship with photography as art, and their choice of subjects and genre. We will be creating unique and engaging images to form a narrative or visual poem.

The mentors will guide you through various techniques to help find your strengths and develop your creative exploration of photography. The workshop will be conducted  in a studio environment in the Artists studio at Atlantic  in Byron Bay and will conclude with a curated exhibition of participants’ works on the Wednesday night.

A delicious lunch will be included each day.

Participants should have an understanding and knowledge of basic photographic principles (exposure, aperture, shutter speed, film speed etc…) Plus having a working knowledge of your digital camera -DSLR, compact mirrorless, or point and shoot.
Due to the busy schedule of this intensive workshop there will not be enough time to shoot and process film.  While it is possible to create great images with the cameras that are part of smart phones, a purpose built digital camera would be more appropriate, as it allows for greater artistic control.

About David Taylor

David Taylor began his diverse photographic career in the field of fashion, shooting editorial and celebrity names for major publications and brands. For many years now, David has excelled in capturing one of his great loves – architecture. After studying the subject and experiencing many of the world’s architectural marvels during his travels, he now specialises in photographing built environments, interiors, travel, and lifestyle.

With a natural style, David is known for his insightful eye and technical knowledge. He has an innate understanding and command of natural light garnered through his years of experience shooting film, to create sophisticated, well crafted and carefully composed images.

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