Welcome to ‘Thinking Photography,’ an enriching course designed to unravel the captivating history of photography while delving into the essential techniques and conceptual frameworks employed by skilled photographers.
This course goes beyond the technical aspects of taking pictures; it aims to cultivate a deeper understanding of the art form, encouraging students to become thoughtful and perceptive photographers. While there is a very small practical component, it is not the focus in this course.
By exploring the evolution of photography and dissecting the strategies utilised by renowned practitioners, students will not only enhance their technical skills but also develop a keen eye for composition, storytelling, and visual communication. ‘Thinking Photography’ is crafted with the goal of transforming participants into more than just photographers – it seeks to empower them as mindful and creative image-makers, fostering a profound appreciation for the medium’s artistic potential.
This course runs for three sessions, over three consecutive weeks at our Lismore campus. It is suitable for people of all experience levels, from beginner to advanced.
Raimond de Weerdt holds both a Bachelor Visual Art (photography) from Sydney University and a Masters degree from the University of NSW in Digital Media. He has been actively working in this space for more than twenty five years and says ”In my mind there is nothing more exciting than creating photographs that ‘speak’. In my experience it is better to think about photography rather than get obsessed with all the buttons, once you think about photography the buttons are easy”.
Raimond is also a published author with his work titled ‘Creatives of the NSW Northern Rivers’ – a collection of 340 studio portraits of creative individuals that reside and work in the Northern Rivers.
Bring along your camera, and a notepad/pen or whatever you prefer to use for note-taking during each session.
Available in Lismore. see below for details