Centre for Contemporary Photography

Winter Special: The Hibernation Package

Winter is the perfect time to thaw out at our Sunday intensive workshops with Les Walkling across July and August.
We are chilled with excitement to offer a winter special package for all 4 workshops. This is a fantastic opportunity to get cosy and hone
into your photography skills while mastering your craft.

This package includes:

Processing and Archiving Digital Images  - July 2

Once you have gained enough control of your camera, its exposure modes, focusing and lens choices, what comes next? This is a question I get asked all the time, and my answer is, ‘welcome to the Digital Lightroom’. This one day course presents a simple but incredibly empowering workflow especially designed for anyone who is at all uncertain of what to do next with their images. This includes not only the creative control involved in processing your own files, but also their efficient organisation, retrieval, and archiving. The course features Adobe Lightroom.

Seeing and Capturing Light - July 16

Photography literally means ‘drawing with light’, yet lighting, its qualities, reverence, effects and styling remains poorly misrepresented, despite light being photography’s language. We need a vocabulary (fundamentals), and the practical skills to light different subjects for different outcomes (applications). And we need to be free enough with these associations to go beyond them. This is why this one day course exists; to help you to understand and work creatively, thoughtfully and emotionally with light in the studio, on the stage, and around the world.


Photoshopping Images - July 30

As distinct from capturing an image in the camera, Photoshop allows us to make an image, or create an image, or substantially refine or evolve an image. It allows us to combine images and design around images, even analyse images, but most importantly, it allows us to magically transform our images. It is not only the world’s leading image editing program, it is an indispensable tool in the imaginative visual realisation of our thoughts, feelings and associations. While other programs can perform some of the same tasks as Photoshop, such as the processing of camera RAW files, Photoshop can do so much more. This one day course is dedicated to that ‘so much more’.


Understanding Pictures - August 13

The ‘problem’ with photography, as with all technologically mediated art, is when it gets in the way of our understanding. Photography intensifies this by capturing so much that it can be hard to know when, and what, to pay attention to. Like any language, the process therefore needs to be broken down and demystified so we can work with it, not against it. But just as we are the ones who breath life into stone and canvas, our pictures, at their best, can also transport us ‘somewhere’ beyond even that. This one day course is dedicated to how pictures do this, that is, how they ‘think, emote and misbehave’, and the essential processes underpinning all image creation.


Time: 10am - 4.30pm

Price: Members $700                                                                                                                                Non Members $895

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