NO-BUDGET STAGED PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Presented by Boris Eldagsen, at CCP on Saturday 6 June 2009
What does an artist need to produce strong staged photography? Expensive camera equipment? Additional light sources? Assistants? Actors? Set designers? Make-up? No, no, no, no. Just a good eye, intuition and a personal understanding of your subject are all you need. Successful staged photography is all about content. Any camera can do the rest.
Having worked with no-budget staged photo-media for 15 years, Berlin-based artist Boris Eldagsen will give his insights into how to increase your skills in working with what you have.
Participants will use a selection of spam emails as source material for the images produced in this workshop. The text in these emails will form the basis for the narrative and inform the staging of the photographs. During the course of the day, participants will learn how to enhance their creative imagination and develop strategies to work without expensive equipment. Participants will enjoy learning to break conventional rules and leave afterwards with images they may have thought were never possible.
The workshop will be divided into three parts:
Berlin-based artist Boris Eldagsen has exhibited internationally since 1991 in institutions such as Fridericianum, Kassel; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; The Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn; The International House of Art, Brno; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; and Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. Eldagsen works as a multi-media consultant and arts lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Mainz, Germany, as well as at the Centre for Ideas, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and Photography Studies College, Melbourne.
Participants must bring a digital camera with an empty memory card and a card reader or USB connection for their camera.
DATE & TIME
Saturday 6 June 2009, 11am–5pm
PROGRAM COST & BOOKING DEADLINE
This one-day workshop costs $88 inc GST for CCP Members, $99 inc GST for Non-Members. Bookings and full payment must be made by Tuesday 2 June 2009. Please see Conditions of Enrolment for full details.
CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT
Participants must bring their own digital camera and complete this enrolment form at time of enrolling.
Places are limited to 12 participants. Bookings essential.
Full payment is required at time of bookings.
Closing date for enrolments is Tuesday 2 June 2009.
Classes will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street Fitzroy, and in surrounding streets.
Refunds for withdrawals are not available under any circumstances.
In the event that the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be given.
BOOKING FORM AND PAYMENT DETAILS
Please download and complete the enrolment form below and return to CCP with your payment.
Image: Boris Eldagsen Richard Ruin (detail) 2007
Last Updated 20 May 2009