LES WALKLING Photography Courses

About Les Walkling

Dr. Les Walkling is an artist, educator and consultant. He studied science and philosophy at Monash University before turning to fine art photography in 1975, receiving Australia Council Arts grants and exhibiting widely.

His work is in many public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and The National Gallery of Victoria.

Introduction from Les

This is the twenty-first year that I have offered a weekend education program through the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) in Melbourne. Over this time a great many social and technological changes have taken place across all areas of photography; from hardware and software, to image capture, distribution and access, to employment, culture and inheritance. My research has contributed to this evolution and my courses constructively help others to integrate these momentous changes into their lives, their photography and employment.

Artists, photographers, designers, curators, scientists and others from across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, both professional and nonprofessional, attend my courses. Many people have repeated the courses over a number of years, not only to update or extend their skills and knowledge, but also to benefit from the friendships, collaborations and networks that naturally develop out of this program.

This year I am presenting three different weekend courses at the CCP, repeated regularly throughout the year, comprising thirteen courses in total covering the essential topics that make up a contemporary digital photography workflow:

—Introduction to Digital Photography
—The Digital Lightroom
—Lighting and Composition

Together they comprise a broad range of skills, from digital capture, exposure, lighting and camera craft, to RAW processing, creative image editing, pictorial design, colour management, and digital archives and asset management. In line with the momentous changes taking place in the photographic industry and culture, all of my courses have been completely rethought, revised and updated for 2014.

My weekend courses are delivered through demonstrations, investigations, practical applications, interaction and hands-on experimentation in a focused but entertaining manner. Discussion and analysis is actively facilitated, with aspects of photographic history and cultural theory related to the work as critical practice.

While the courses can be studied sequentially across one or more semesters, each course is also presented as a focused, self-contained body of knowledge that is then creatively adapted to individual needs. Each course is therefore a unique experience that evolves every time it is presented, while the program overall presents a comprehensive study of contemporary digital photographic theory and practice.

For more information, please consult my web site at www.leswalkling.com/courses or contact me directly at les@leswalkling.com


Les Walkling



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