[Urbanstudy] IIHS | Ways of Seeing - An Urban-centric Workshop on Photography
gjain at iihs.ac.in
Tue Jan 19 04:27:10 CST 2016
The Indian Institute for Human Settlements is pleased to announce *'Ways of
Seeing' – An Urban-centric Workshop on Photography. *The workshop will be
conducted at the*IIHS Bangalore City Campus*, between *29 and 31 January,
2016*. Kindly find the details below:
Today, visuals compete for our attention everywhere — on the internet,
smart phones, billboards, advertisements, newspapers and magazines. Yet,
some photographs catch our eye and remain etched in our minds more than
others. Why? Is it the camera or the technique? Is it the aesthetics of the
photograph? Is it the emotion that the image conveys, that strikes a chord
with our own? Or is it the result of effects and image enhancement?
Perhaps, it’s a combination of these.
The “Ways of Seeing” workshop highlights the importance of observing and
absorbing the tiny details that can create telling images. Understanding
the grammar of the language of photography alone cannot produce an image
that communicates. The process of creating an image starts with an idea,
which is captured using technique. It is complete when processed, if
necessary, and the presented to the right audience.
During the course of the workshop, participants will understand through
interaction with their peers and facilitators how aesthetic choices further
the idea the image conveys and grasp ways to sharpen the narrative of the
image from photographs that have told stories that go beyond the frame of
1. A heightened sense of awareness of the power of the medium that they
2. An understanding and appreciation of the pillars that founded
3. The ability to use the medium to tell stories through photo essays /
photo sets. How to use photography for various purposes, e.g. documentary
photography, photojournalism, landscape photography, architectural
4. Knowledge of post-processing images (digitally) to suit the purposes
of the project / vision
1. Technical knowledge is in abundance; however, aesthetics and
storytelling fall short
2. Lack of maximising the potential of the medium and oneself to tell
stories through pictures
3. Lack of understanding/appreciation of the history behind the art of
photography and its connection with the current, commercial application of
The workshop will be a mix of theory, practice and appreciation of
participants’ work as well as the work of noted photographers to create an
environment of interaction between theory and application. Theory will be
taught through discussions and can be furthered by the readings provided,
and the same is put into practice through exercises. Practice focused
sessions along with the deconstruction of iconic images will help
crystallise the concepts that are being taught.
Students: INR 5000/-
Professionals: INR 7000/-
Course fee will include reading material, refreshments and lunch for all 3
Participants will have to make their own arrangements for travel to and
from the venue, as well as their accommodation and dinner.
Learners are expected to bring their own DSLR cameras for the workshop. If,
for some reason you cannot, do get in touch with us.
For further information, kindly contact Prashanth on +91 96119 11169 or
prashanthc at iihs.ac.in. To learn more about the faculty, and to see the
detailed workshop schedule, please visit this link - Ways of Seeing |
Workshop Link <http://iihs.co.in/ways-of-seeing/>. We look forward to your
participation in the workshop, and request you to share the information
with your network.
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