An illuminating experience for students of photographic art.
Best known for his work with Katy Perry, Australian-based photographer Kristian Dowling has quite a strong fan base here in Thailand, evident by his recent photo workshop at Fotohaus 81 Studio, which was fully booked. One student travelled as much as eight hours to attend the one-day class and learn some secrets of the trade.
The workshop focused on the more technical side of photography, which is the component most challenging for new photographers, and included elements such as manual exposure and light reading. For the latter, students learned how to look at light and read it in a way that translates into a creative and well-composed picture. Kristian taught the class how to control, manipulate and shape light and understand the importance of shadows in relation to it. Students then had the opportunity to photograph models using their newfound skills.
By the end of the course, participants no longer needed to rely on automation for good results. At the end of the day, Kristian went through each of the photos taken by all the students and offered a helpful critique. In turn, students learned to effectively scrutinise their work and realised that a bad photo can sometimes be more instructive than a successful one
Photo Credit: Nix Natapong
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16/08/2012 - 11:53