There are countless approaches to photographing flowers, whether as a thing of beauty or as a representation of a concept. This course will explore various approaches to photographing flowers, starting by considering the work of established photographers, before guiding you through the development of your own personal practice.
Over four consecutive Sunday sessions there will be instruction and support in: camera functions and control, lighting control indoors and outdoors, film processing, printing technique and craft, concept development, critiquing your own and other’s work and making final prints.
Through regular feedback sessions, you will explore how your ideas can be realised and brought to their best conclusion. The programme concludes with each participant making final prints of their best work.
This course is aimed at participants with some knowledge of practical photography, and will enable participants to produce inventive, high quality work.
The course will be led by Mark Pilkington, who studied Fine Art before completing a Photography MA at the Royal College of Art. Mark’s history is rooted in analogue photographic practice. He has taught photography at a number of educational institutions in London, Bournemouth and more recently in the United Arab Emirates.
The courses runs on Sundays from March 15th to April 5th 11.00am - 6.00pm.
The fee includes all chemistry plus photographic paper used for teaching purposes. Participants will be required to supply their own film (35mm/120) and black and white paper for producing final exhibition prints.