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Thread: What do I Shoot for workshop ( starts on 24 FEb 2005)

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    Default What do I Shoot for workshop ( starts on 24 FEb 2005)

    Hi all...............

    This course shall serve to help students realise their purpose and goal in photography, and solve the problem with solutions to the question "what do I shoot for?". It provides many alternative views on what students can do in their journey in photography.
    Duration : 5 weeks, 2 hours per session
    Course Fee : S$120 (member), S$220 (non-member).
    Language : English
    Pre-requisite : Basic Photography Course
    Instructor : Steven Yee Pui Chung, Edward Cheong

    Lesson 1 (Steven):
    Why you take up photography?
    The path in photography
    The quest for specialisation and explore the different specialisations
    Understanding which specialisation suits you
    Is your economic situation able to cope with the specialisation you choose?
    What is your output for the area of your specialisation?
    Various options for output (salon, competition, virtual gallery, freelance work etc)
    Managing your images
    How to edit and sort your images?
    Digital versus film
    Types of archival system
    Archival of films
    Archival of digital files
    How to keep a good archival system that enable you to trace your works?
    The selection process
    What do we look out for in image selection?
    How to be a good photo critique?

    Lesson 2 (Steven):
    What is Salon Photography and Competition Photography?
    Why should I participate?
    What are the benefits?
    How to participate?
    Which Salon to participate?
    Which category to go into?
    Where to get info?
    Types of awards
    What type of images tend to win awards?
    Choosing pictures
    Archiving your results
    Method of delivery
    Hands-on in preparation to send a package of print and a package of slides
    Having your works collected by photography museums
    (students are required to bring along a postal tube and padded envelope, which can be purchased at the club)

    Lesson 3 (Steven):
    The importance of making a portfolio
    Writing your bios (what to include and exclude)
    Presentation method (portfolio book, mounted works, powerpoint, online web gallery)
    Hands-on on mounting the works
    Hands-on on making the portfolio book
    The importance of having your virtual gallery
    The importance of having your own domain name and a good webhost with no pop-up ads or slow bandwidth
    Show samples of virtual websites
    Hitch a ride on the domain
    (students required to bring along 10 pieces of 5R works and 2 A4 size mounting boards and photo corners and a portfolio book)

    Lesson 4 (Steven):
    How to set-up a photo exhibition?
    Where to get inspiration?
    Concept if "recreate and reinvent"
    Solo or group?
    The logistics and workflow
    The theme and concept
    Working on the images
    Selection of images
    The importance of proper planning and timeline
    Securing the gallery venue
    Importance of Model release
    Marketing your exhibition via email, website, news etc
    What are not to be exhibited?
    Selling the works
    Color print versus B/W print
    Trend in hot lamination for color print
    How to put a value (pricing) to your works?
    The art of image management
    Importance of editions

    Lesson 5 (Edward):
    Freelance work
    Type of freelance work
    Fees chargeable
    Going fulltime?

    Keen...feel free to contact kellyn/diane at

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    This is a unique workshop as I will be sharing with the participants on what they can do with the photographs that they have shot, hence the title "What Do I shoot for?"

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    Thumbs up

    Its more of a personal portfolio course.


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