Finally! After some four months of planing and researching and writing, the Photography as Perception is finished. The official launch party will be this Saturday February 4th at Cafe Balzac (corner of Charles Street and Victoria Street, Kitchener, Ontario) at 4pm. Join us there for a coffee and a chat about photography and post processing!
Now, why the title “Photography as Perception: the analytic interpretation of things as they are”? The idea came to me while watching Ansel Adams, an American experience where the famous landscape photographer talks about his realization about how the camera is fundamentally unable to reproduce the way nature looks; one of the main reasons being the inability to record the entire dynamic range of light, from pure black to pure white. He then concluded that there is more potential in photography when instead of attempting to replicate nature, one replicates the mood that the view inspired.
Well, decades later we are not far from where Ansel was, our cameras are still restricted by their nature and we are still unable to replicate exactly what is seen; but perhaps that is not that big of a dilemma, it gives us the opportunity to notice the power that lays in interpreting that which the camera sees through post processing and adding the spices that make the image as interesting as the moment was to us when we experienced it.
The workshop is all new, it is hands on, it will have you walk away with a bag full of new skills. Click the link to look at the info and contact me (519.580.0699 | firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out when the workshop starts and to sign up!