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Conceptual Photography With a Twist: Crafting Illusions & Creating Otherworldly Places - GPP Photo Week 2018

Join Hugh Kretschmer to take your photography beyond the technical and compositional and up to the next level - the conceptual. This workshop will give you firsthand knowledge of what it takes to bring your fantastical thoughts to vivid reality.

  • Event: Gulf Photo Plus: Photo Week 2018
  • Dates: Feb 7, 8, 11 2018 (3 days)
  • Times: Wed & Thr: 09:00 - 18:00. Sun: 10:00 - 15:30
  • Genre: Conceptual, Portrait, Lighting
  • Skill Levels: Intermediate
  • Location: Gulf Photo Plus: Photo Week 2018, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Workshop Details

This three day long workshop is designed for photography students who are beyond the technical and compositional skills they have mastered, and who are now wanting to take their photography to the next level. In this case, “concept”!

Beyond the well executed, meticulously composed and captured photograph is where concept lives, and adds yet another layer to the visual experience for your audience.

Done well, it can engage the viewer more fully; enrapturing them in the message you are bringing to their attention that could very well evoke a personal experience and connection within them.

This workshop will introduce the hungry student to the “idea” process by first tapping into their creative sensibilities, followed by brainstorming and cultivating ideas, and then nurturing it/them to reality.

This tried and true procedure will unveil the critical thinker the student already is, and reveal the perpetuating process of “one good idea leads to another”.

Once realized, the student then becomes an idea machine, able to carry on his craft and talent for poetic storytelling into future projects and commissions.

We will work in groups over the course of this three-day workshop, yet each participant will experience every step of the creative process- from sketching the concept, creating props, scheming lighting, directing their subjects, and editing their images.

In the end, the student will have firsthand knowledge of what it takes to bring a fantastical thought to vivid reality.

Who Should Attend

You are a very confident user of priority shooting modes and may even been using full manual exposure control. You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment.

You understand and can set up the different triggering systems. You are aiming to consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence to experiment with different creative outcomes.

Portfolio Review Required

Our sincerest desire is to maintain a consistent level of photographic proficiency so that you and your fellow participants can get the most out of this workshop.

Therefore we ask that you submit a sample of images that demonstrate your experience is at the defined level of the workshop. To submit a selection of your images, click on 'Submit Portfolio', and then you will be instructed to upload them.

We will review your images and respond to you within 1 working day. If we do not feel that your choice is appropriate, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.