The aim of the workshop is to help photographers refine their approach and processes to photographing beach life from the perspective of the water.
Part one: Discussion about photographing the beach - in and out of the water.
Part two: In the field: Hands on photographing at Bondi Beach
Part three: Q&A, talk
About the Presenter
Paul Blackmore is an acclaimed Sydney based photojournalist.
Renowned for covering social and political issues in Australia and internationally, Blackmore’s books, work and essays have been exhibited and published widely. Blackmore’s highly regarded first book, Australians: Response to the Land examined how the tough Australian environment animates and influences Australian culture.
In his highly anticipated new book, Heat,(2019) Blackmore’s scope returns to his home country and exposes a culture laid bare under an ever hotter sun. Against the backdrop of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Heat explores the intimate relationship between humanity and the ocean. While Blackmore’s images seek beauty, they are vibrant and at times haunting reminders of our cultural and spiritual reliance on our beaches. As one of the key exhibitions of the Head On Photo Festival, Heat is incredibly relevant to contemporary Australia.
Blackmore is one of a new generation of photojournalists – reporters of reality –whose elegant, coherent and enduring observations function as both valuable records of social change and stunning fine-art images.
In this class we will:
- Develop skills in how to approach photographing at the beach
- Develop visual story telling techniques
Suitable for all levels of photographers - different skill levels will take away different benefits.
What to bring
Please bring pen, paper, and your camera! If the weather is good bring your beach gear (Board shorts, towel etc).