“Developing Personal Vision and Visual Style”
A fully illustrated presentation in two parts (of approximately thirty-five to forty-five minutes each) covering a number of topics, including:
- Personal Vision – What? Where? How?
- Imagination/representation – Right Brain/Left Brain Conundrums
- Composition with Tone, Texture, Line and Shape
- 2-Dimensional Interpretations of 3-Dimensional Scenes
- Rule Compliance & Defiance
- Masters of the Art – Examples from some of The Greats
- Developing Personal Vision with Visual Style
- Dedication, Passion & Inspiration
- Creativity, Interpretation & Experimentation
- Personal Projects
- Epiphany Moments
- Finding your Place
Benjamin Graham is an internationally published freelance photographer, college photography tutor and occasional filmmaker based in the south of England, who seems to spend most of his life on the road and on location in a campervan…
He has been creatively motivated by photography for over forty years, but his interest became obsessive around 2010. He began practising semi-professionally in 2014 and his body of commissioned and published material has gradually evolved since then.
In October of 2017 he was honoured beyond words to be named the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year, winning first prize in the ‘Take a View’ LPOTY competition – so it seems only appropriate that you should all now refer to him as: El Poty.
In addition to LPOTY 2017, he was a category finalist in OPOTY 2017 (the outdoor photographer of the year competition); eight of his images, across three categories, were shortlisted for OPOTY 2016; and he was an OPOTY 2015 finalist. With his series ‘Artists in Residences’ he was in the initial shortlist stage of the 2013 Taylor Wessing National Portrait Gallery competition.
Benjamin is dedicated to celebrating the beauty of Great Britain’s coast, countryside and architecture through his photography, examples of which regularly appear in major newspapers, magazines and online editorial galleries. The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Observer, The Mail, The Express and The Mirror all feature his work and he has had images published in numerous countries, including the US, Italy, France, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Russia, Australia and China.
His work is represented nationally and internationally by Barcroft Media and Getty images.
He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences with students and aficionados of photography and regularly gives illustrated presentations to photographic societies, schools and colleges. He hosts workshop tours in beautiful regions of the UK and has residential creative photography courses running throughout the academic year at West Dean College, near Chichester.
For those interested in advancing their photography technique through personal mentoring, Benjamin offers one-to-one and small group tuition. He also teaches post-production image refinement and interpretation methods using Adobe software.
Please get in touch through his website: https://www.benjamingraham.co.uk/
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