Introduction to Abstract Photography Workshop
Tutor: Eva Kalpadaki
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton & Hove BN1 2LR
Next dates: Sunday 28 May 2017
What does this workshop cover?
Explore the freedom and mindfulness of photography by putting into practice some of the basic principles of abstract photography. Looking at tips and techniques through the work of key photographers you will be inspired to develop a creative photographic eye.
This workshop aims to encourage students to flirt with everyday life - with what we see and already know. We will be challenged to go beyond our limits, exploring what’s hidden behind what we normally see, reaching beyond ‘everyday’ vision through photography.
Taking photographs can become a very creative process once we stop thinking about the ‘how to’ and start to look at the world afresh. And we can express ourselves through an individual way of ‘seeing’. Being mindful and paying attention to unnoticeable things around us can improve our photography skills, investing them with greater visual significance. It will also challenge our thinking about what photography is.
Suitable for all levels.
About the tutor
Eva Kalpadaki was born in Greece. After she was awarded a Greek State Foundation scholarship she moved to UK to complete a PhD in Arts and Communication at UCA. She is a qualified teacher holding a PGCE teaching certificate from the University of Brighton. She is currently working as a fine art photographer and photography tutor. In her artistic practice she is not using the photographic medium to produce a record and a document of the world, which is what we usually expect to see in a photograph. She is using it to question the nature of photography and to cause a tension in what we are looking at. She is playing between representation and abstraction. She was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008 exhibition among numerous solo and group shows. www.playingandreality.co.uk
twitter : @abstractionista
Ideally, an SLR (digital if you want digital, film if you want film) is the best type of camera if you want to really explore, or just experiment with photography. There are non-SLR compact digital cameras nowadays that take very good quality pictures but certain key features are limited and therefore limit the photographers capacity to be more creative. However, abstract photography can be done with any camera, even iphone cameras or with your ipad.