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Workshop: "Shoot For Story ~ Edit For Perception" (sm)

July 09, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
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Workshop Description

The power of your photography begins with the visual symbolism of the story you are telling.  Editing in Photoshop conveys your story to the viewer.

This interactive workshop traces the "story-perception" process using examples of classical and contemporary photos, events, portraits, pets, landscapes and car culture. 

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Shoot For Story

In the "Shoot For Story" half of the workshop we interpret a wide variety of photographs.  Image sources include classic, commercial, editorial, and contemporary art photographers.  We dig into each image and determine what works – or does not work – in each photograph.  We expand on the concept of visual literacy to understand how the subjective elements in the image are conveying a story, and how compelling and interesting the story is to the viewer.

Attendees participate in the interpretation process — this creates a dynamic, fun workshop.  Attendees can just attend and passively experience the interpretations, or jump in at any time.  This process greatly expands our appreciation for how symbolic elements in an image ignite the imagination of the viewer.

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Edit For Perception

In the "Edit For Perception" half of the workshop we discover how to use the nature of human perception to guide our editing choices in Lightroom and Photoshop.  We cover some of the skills-based "how" of photo editing, but we focus more on the "why."  We look at the as-photographed image and ask how the image can be re-visualized through editing to convey a more compelling and clear visual message.

  Editing: Before & After Examples
Click to start the slideshows
Reaching Up
To The Light
Day Of The Dead
Super Rides
Shop Shot

Collaborative project by Kurt Lightfoot, Will Gibson,
and shop owner Jordan Quintal.

Lone Bench
Dahlia 1

"Dahlia 1" is part of a triptych discussed in a blog post.
Click here to jump there

Sky Diety

The concept for "Sky Diety" is discussed in a blog post.
Click here to jump there
 

$

Cost

The workshop is available as a donation to non-profit groups of all kinds: photo clubs, art guilds, social clubs, schools, religious organizations.

Please contact me for details.

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Facilitator

Kurt Lightfoot is principal photographer at Déjà Vu Photo Services specializing in narrative photography to capture the story of client events, groups, individuals and cultural activities.

 


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