Introduction to Photography: Basic Techniques and Creative Approaches

© J. Brouillard, 2016

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© J. Brouillard, 2016

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Introduction to Photography: Basic Techniques and Creative Approaches

Workshop
September 11, 18, 24, 25, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm

Registration
August 16 – September 9

Cameras have become increasingly accessible, promising to give us images of superior quality. Nevertheless, a successful photograph depends on the choices the photographer makes, such as selecting the camera angle or how the image will be presented. Whether used to create or to document work, or to gather inspiring images, photography remains a vital tool for artists, regardless of the medium they work in.

The Introduction to Photography: Basic Techniques and Creative Approaches training workshop will give artists the tools they need to improve their photography skills and stimulate their creativity in producing images. During four sessions, participants will expand their basic knowledge and gain more control of the camera, natural and artificial light, as well as digital image processing.

A discussion of various art practices, selected for the quality and innovation of the work, will introduce the focus of each session. A theoretical presentation will then put forward certain technical concepts. Participants will then apply these notions by doing practical exercises, thus deepening their learning experience both technically and artistically.

Bilingual instructors will offer the workshop in French.

Prerequisites
- This beginner’s workshop in photography is open to all artists who are interested in bringing photography into their art practices.
- Be a professional artist;
- Be a self-employed worker or a salaried employee in an enterprise not subject to 1 % Training Investment*;
- Attend every workshop session.
*Any enterprise whose total payroll is $1.000.000 or more is subject to 1% Training Investment. (Emploi-Québec Program)

Number of participants: maximum 8
Registration period: August 16 – September 5, 2016
Call or email the New Media Lab: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or lab@oboro.net.
Cost: $100 (taxes included)
Schedule: September 11, 18, 24, 25, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm

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Reservation / Payment
Reservations can be done by phone or email. Full payment must be made for reservations to be valid. You can pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), cheque or in cash. Registration to a workshop is not transferable.

Cancellation / Refund
OBORO does not refund registration fees except in case of illness (with a medical note) or of absolute necessity. In such cases, registration fees are transferable to another workshop or service offered by the New Media Lab.

Workshop Cancellation
OBORO reserves the right to cancel workshops at any time and without advance notice. In this case, registration fees are completely refunded.

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Josée Brouillard

Josée Brouillard is a media artist. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University (2012) and, prior to this, a DEC in Theatre Production (Collège Lionel-Groulx) and in Photography (Cégep du Vieux-Montréal), where she began exploring lighting and staging. Her education has led her to explore materials and lighting (and light as material) though the use of various modes of transmission and display technologies. She pushes the limits of video by deconstructing its communication devices and re-envisioning the experience of the viewer, always keeping the body present as a source of the image. She has presented her work in Montreal (OBORO, Studio XX, International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN), Eastern Bloc) and abroad (InShadow Festival in Lisbon, Portugal). In addition to her work as an artist, Brouillard works as a multimedia technician in local artist-run centres and is a board member of Eastern Bloc. She lives and works in Montreal.

Léa Trudel

Léa Trudel is a visual artist living and working in Montreal. She completed her studies in photography at Concordia University and is pursuing a practice in experimental object and lighting design. In September 2016, she will begin her studies towards a Masters of Library and Information Studies at McGill University. Her work has been exhibited both in Montreal and in Mexico.