There’s a tipping point that happens during each workshop. A point when students start to combine concepts into a single image, on their own. They start to look for interesting light, and interesting spaces. In our last class they were framing subjects, and I was pleased to see so many images which also used light, lines and shapes pleasing ways.
Reflect on reflections? I guess that’s what we did this morning, when we reviewed the students’ work from the previous class. Searching out reflections is an exercise we use to help students continue to find different ways to see what’s around them all the time. I’ve included some of my favourites below (including one taken in an earlier class that I love).
Workshop weeks always pass in a blur, and I’m as surprised as ever that the first week of this workshop is finished. I’ve included below a handful of favourites from the past week by Yousf, Gmo and Kewan*. We love what are students are making…
*normally, every photo you see here is published straight out of the camera. Kewan’s photo, above, is an exception. His camera settings got bumped, so the image you see here is brightened a little.
Today we had fun with the macro setting on the cameras. While not every student got close enough to produce true ‘macro’ shots, they’re taking every chance to look at their world differently.
Today’s images were made by Rebaz. Rebaz is a return student, and I’ve been really pleased to see how well he works a subject.
We start each class with a review of the work made in the previous class. Two images from each student, are both praised and critiqued. We all learn from each other. And I love being surprised by what catches the student’s eye.
Today I reviewed photos made of food, a subject used to explore the compositional elements of filling the frame and using the rule of thirds. Not only did they explore the full range of food options in the bazaar, but we were pleased to see them remembering earlier lessons on light and lines.
And as you can see from the carefully composed image above…humour is always part of every lesson.