Light is the language of photography and all good photographs depend on it for their expression.
In this two day workshop you will learn to move beyond just thinking about ‘light as exposure’ and more about ‘light as expression’. You will become aware of light as an integral part of the language of photographers working in visual art practice and commercial photography.
We will look at unusual sources of lighting inspiration and trends and styles in art, movies and TV lighting. Students are encouraged to bring along examples of their own photographs for discussion. Some of the work includes:
– Learn technical information about using studio lighting.
– Design lighting plans and diagrams
– Use Kino flow, flash and tungsten, and more unusual sources of light.
In this hand-on practice we will use gels, gobos, white and black card, and silks to control light. We will practice on still life, portrait or small room sets. You will start to develop your own personal philosophy of lighting for photography or film.
“The opposition between light and shade has Informed the spiritual world of all peoples”
Ernst Cassirer, Polish Philosopher, 1874-1945.
Places are limited to 8 students so early booking is advised. Cost €130.00
Centre For Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2.
Dates: 16 & 17 July 11.00 to 17.00
About the Tutor
Mike O’Toole graduated from The University of Westminster where he received an MA in Photographic Studies. He has lectured part time on the BA (Hons) in Photography at IADT for four years and established The Photographer’s Workshop to offer training for photographers and artists. His work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveller and The Washington Post and has won several international awards including a Silver at the Aop, Archive, Communication Arts and the International Photographers Awards. In July 2010 he was a speaker at the Seminar: New Frontiers, New Territories, Photography in Contemporary Spain at the Instituto Cervantes Dublin. His project The Shrinking Horizons of Childhood received an Honorable mention in the 2010 Bernice Abbott Photography Awards.