Arresting and provocative images that have multiple meanings often challenge the imagination of the viewer. Some of the greatest photographers rely heavily on metaphor to create iconic images. Consider Dorothea Lange's “Migrant Mother”, a portrait that speaks not only of one woman's plight, but also of the whole human condition during the Great Depression. Minor White and Alfred Steiglitz created metaphoric images almost exclusively.
In this workshop students gain a greater understanding of the use of metaphor in photography. Using both an in-depth study of the world's photographic masters, and a student's personal inner journey of discovery, the myriad expressions available with metaphor will be revealed. Students learn how to use “method acting” and meditation as tools to tap into metaphor.
This one week program is designed for intermediate to advanced photographers. Students should at minimum have a familiarity with their camera including manual mode and a good understanding of the relationships between fstops, shutter speeds and ISO.
What you will learn:
Students will learn how to consciously utilize metaphor in their own photographic work. This will lead to greater creative expression, more impactful photos, and
heightened ability to discuss their work.
What you will need: Students need to bring DSLR camera, flash optional, lens, memory cards, card reader and a minimum of 100 GB Hard drive/back up drive. Bring Laptops, tripod and a journal.