“Here’s the dilemma and the strength of photography. It is the easiest medium in which to be competent, but it is the hardest medium in which to have personal vision that is readily identifiable” – Chuck Close
Only a selected few photographers ever get to the point where they can say that they have developed a personal photography style. Finding (and refining) a personal photography style is an enormous challenge, even for some of the most experienced photographers out there.
Through this 6-hours course, Danie Bester covers, step-by-step, the aspects of creating and conceptualising a personal photography style. He elaborates on how to use photography projects as the vehicle to create a unique visual style. A highlight of the series is a set of sophisticated tests, which are completed afterwards and will help each student to discover, and fine-tune their personal styles.
Handouts: Participants will receive a complete set of notes, worksheets and exercises.
About Danie Bester
Danie is the founder of DPC and Photo Critic. He is a well-respected photography educator and accomplished fine art photographer. His work has been included in the recent The Collector’s Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa. Recently, he has been hailed by Photo World Magazine as a “Knight of Photography as Art”. His philosophy about photography is that the camera is just a tool and that true creativity comes from inside and through studying and applying visual tools and principles.