Express Yourself – French Workshop

By , March 17, 2010 9:44 pm

Whilst not part of the Photographers Place official programme, Paul Hill accompanied by Martin Shakeshaft will be running a workshop at Escoulin, on the edge of the Vercors National Park in the wonderful French region of the Drome on July 3rd-10th.

Paul Hill suggests that as individuals we see and react differently to situations and places. This is not always reflected in the photographs we make. This may be due to lack of technical experience , or confidence in our judgement or instinctive responses. The workshop’s idyllic setting provides a perfect environment to express yourself through photography. With Paul’s guidance we hope to get beyond the simply picturesque.

He will talk about his photographic work, from his days as a photo-journalist to his current colour work – to be seen in his new book, Corridors of Uncertainty – also his experiences whilst working with some of the seminal figures in photography at The Photographers’ Place. The co-author, with Thomas J.Cooper, of Dialogue with Photography, Approaching Photography and White Peak Dark Peak he has run trend-setting photographic courses at Trent Polytechnic and De Montfort University.

Each participant will be set realistic goals during the week in order to come away with images that reflect what they feel as well as what they see. A representative amount of work should be brought along too. There will be field trips exploring the hamlet and its surroundings as well as time for individual sorties. We will be visiting other hilltop villages and market towns. You will get feedback sessions on the images you produce and everyone will be expected to make a selection of work to contribute to a small, informal exhibition at the end of the workshop.

Martin Shakeshaft a documentary photographer based in the Peak District will support the workshop with his expertise in teaching digital imaging.

Price : £495 includes full board and tuition – More details here.

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