Learning to See
There are three key elements that set apart a brilliant photographer to an ordinary one:
And their importance is in that order, first you must have the Vision to See the picture, so many people walk past images or simply do not see them.... then you need to have the skills to create a strong powerful composition and thirdly you need the technical skills to make the image. And can I emphasize that the technical skill is the least important of the three yet it seems to be the area that most pour all their energy into. Another observation is that most workshops are all about the technical, very few seem to want to work on the visual side of photography, certainly not devote a whole workshop to it.
During this workshop I will teach you to see visually. Our indoor sessions will teach you the skill of “Seeing Visually” and a step by step process to follow. This process will allow you to train your eyes to see visually strong images. Our field trips will put this process into practice. There will be challenges and tasks for you and plenty of one on one time where I will work with you personally to develop these skills. This workshop is perfect for those that wish to develop their visual skills.
Here is what John [Qld ] had to say about this workshop :
Thank you Dean, you have jolted me out of my comfort zone and made me look at the world in a more powerful way. The Wilsons Prom workshop really opened my eyes to how important object placement within a photograph is.
In all honesty this was the best presented, thoroughly planned and most useful workshop I have attended and I’ve been to a few. Others pale to insignificance next to this. Well done Dean and thank you!
John ( Qld )
I see a lot of things when I am out shooting, part of visualisation is to learn to look and see shapes, patterns and things. I was taken with this round rock as it stood out amongst the trees. When you approach these subjects it is always a good idea to have a walk around and look at all the different angles. I got to a certain point and it took on the look of a huge eye ball with the trees behind it being the veins, it made me laugh so I made the image and if the trees had of been red then I would have left it as a colour image. Dean Cooper
Wilsons Prom, Victoria
August 2013 – Fri 9 to Mon 12
Open to all levels