Centre for Contemporary Photography

Moodboard: from concept to creation with Jo Duck - May 23

Saturday May 23, 2020

In this one-day workshop you will have the opportunity to learn from leading professional photographer Jo Duck. See behind the scenes as Jo takes you from an artwork brief to a finished image, via the process and creative thinking and construction of a moodboard. Briefed on a theme and with instructions on creating your own moodboard prior to class you will share your finished moodboard upon arrival and be encouraged to collaborate, workshop ideas as a group and bring these to life. Up to three moodboards will then be selected to photograph in a studio-like environment.

Working with studio flash and your digital cameras (film also welcome), Jo will guide you through the technical process of setting up several simple and effective studio lighting scenarios, some of which may be easily replicated at home or in your studio. To conclude the workshop, participant's images will be shared with the class and Jo will lead a constructive discussion of valuable feedback. Participants are encouraged to bring along props and will be provided with the model's headshot before class. Get inspired, get creative, learn practical skills and gain insight into Jo’s practice!

A moodboard is a collection of images that can be used to spark inspiration for a new idea or to help define a work in progress. The images collected by the photographer (usually online), are often not their own, and could refer to colour, composition, lighting, mood, pose, expression, texture etc. Moodboards are used by a lot of different creatives in all industries to help solidify an idea or streamline the creative process.

This workshop is suitable for people with no previous experience or intermediate experience of studio lighting. A working knowledge of your camera is required.

Jo Duck is a commercial photographer based in Melbourne. Jo draws inspiration from cinema, music, light, or as she says, anywhere from “UFOs to Dolly Parton”. The result is a portfolio of editorial fashion work that is flamboyant, humorous, heart-warming, bizarre, and above all, technically excellent. Jo’s work has appeared in publications such as Harpers Bazaar, Monocle and i-D. She has shot for a range of premium fashion and arts clients, including Nike, Bonds, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Ballet. The enchanting frivolity of Jo’s work belies a depth of research and her exhaustive approach to pre-production which enables the creation of such atmospheric narratives.

Jo's celebrated and playful work was exhibited as part of the 2019 CCP Photo Fair.

Image: Jo Duck, Romantic Boys, 2019

*In registering to participate in this event, you acknowledge you will enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by CCP and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar CCP events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of CCP. You release CCP, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitising, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by CCP or the person or entity designated to do so by CCP.

Refunds can only be given for withdrawals made at least 4 working days prior to the course commencement. A 50% withdrawal fee will apply. For withdrawals with less than 4 working days notice, refunds will not be issued under any circumstances.

Transfers between are granted on a case by case basis. Please contact CCP for further information.

In the event that a workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be given.

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