Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May 2016
The mobile phone is a game changer for photography. People can now capture, edit and share photos with the same device, a device that's always in their pocket.
Over two days Misho will show you how you can use your mobile phone to develop a visual scrapbook that will expand your photographic vision - from using manual shooting apps to find and control the light to harnessing powerful editing tools and building your audience through social apps including Instagram.
With a background in street and observational photography, Misho will guide you through the culture filled backstreets of Fitzroy and Collingwood, applying the classroom lessons to help you capture decisive moments, unique compositions and autumn light.
SESSION 1—SHOOTING AND EDITING
The first day will start with a rapid fire review of the growth of mobile photography, with insights into how advances in connected technology are fundamentally changing contemporary photographic practice across the street and documentary genres.
Misho will then plug his phone into the projector and run you basic to advanced shooting tools and techniques including manual exposure and focus control, low light shooting, flash and continuous LED light sources and natural HDR. Building on this shooting toolkit, Misho will demonstrate practical street photography tips including grip, stance, how to approach a subject and where required, asking for permission. Misho will also run through the legal considerations of street photography in Australia.
After a guided afternoon photowalk, you will be able to follow along with Misho's guided editing lessons, enhancing your recently taken photographs through curves control, spot adjustment, selective cropping and considered filtering.
SESSION 2—SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS AND PORTFOLIO REVIEW
For the second day, Misho will ground you in the social media photo landscape. Starting with Instagram, Misho will show how you can find and build your community through targeted tagging, discovery and selective curation. Misho will also run through a series of photographer case studies showing you how some of the world's most popular street and documentary photographers have built their following. Misho will then move through other social media tools including visual storytelling sites including Exposure and Medium.
The final afternoon will include group portfolio reviews, focusing on sharing collective learnings from the workshop.
Participants are advised to have a new generation (less than three years old) Apple, Android or Windows mobile.
About Misho Baranovic
Misho Baranovic is a photographer with a focus on mobile technology and social connectivity.
Misho's street photography has been exhibited internationally in New York (EyeEm, Open House Gallery, 2010), Berlin (EyeEm, Schlechtriem Brothes Gallery, 2010), Paola, Italy (iPhoneography.eu, FIAF Gallery Arteaparte, 2011), Sarcelles, France (Photsoc 2012 - International Festival of Social Photography) and Minsk, Belarus (Transition, Y Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2014).
In 2012, Misho curated (with Oliver Lang) the Instaburb book project, documenting Australian suburbia through Instagram. Since 2013, Misho has curated mobile photography shows for international photo festivals including FORMAT Festival in Derby, United Kingdom and Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, Australia.
In 2014, Misho helped launch the world's first mobile prize category for Head on Photo Festival.
Recently, Misho has also facilitated two PhotoVoice projects, 60 Days of Art with staff and patients at Western Hospital in Footscray and A Shot at Work with Iranian and Ethopian refugees from Melbourne, Australia.
Misho has been featured on ABC Television's Art Nation and Photo Finish and in media publications The Australian, The Age, Virgin Australia's Voyeur Magazine, the debut issue of And Now It's In Print, Radiate Magazine, and Stated Magazine.
He is a founding member of Mobile Photo Network, a collaboration with Oliver Lang which explores the photographs, cultures and communities created through the use of connected mobile devices.