A Sense of Place is offered as either a One Day or Two Day Workshop.
See the On Location Workshops page for available dates and locations.
Your life is made up of a series of scenes and characters, and places are the stages upon which your life unfolds. When you seek to capture the spirit and unique personality of a place, you are also expressing and reflecting your personal experiences of the place.
In this workshop, you will find inspiration in photographing places whether they are near or far from home. You will increase your awareness of the millions of tiny details that combine to form the unique personality of a place. Whether you seek to capture the allure of exotic locales or your everyday environment with artistry, you will discover increased gratitude for the places you encounter.
- Starting philosophy
- Preparing for Photography of Place
- Creating individual definitions of “place”
- Effective photography techniques for the capture of icons, landscapes, cityscapes, small scenes and details
One Day Workshop Schedule
Morning Session (9am-12:30pm): We start the course in the classroom, going over the concepts of Photography of Place.
Lunch (12:30-1:30pm) Depending on the venue, lunch will be brown bag or catered. See workshop details.
Afternoon Session (1:30-5:00pm): We leave the classroom and practice the techniques covered in the morning session. Kat is available to answer questions, provide suggestions and give feedback throughout the afternoon session. Clothing and camera bags should be weather appropriate, since the afternoon session is held outdoors, rain or shine.
Two Day Workshop Schedule
Saturday Morning Session (9am-1pm): We start the course in the classroom, going over the concepts of Photography of Place.
Saturday afternoon/Sunday Morning: Participants are on their own, completing individual photography exercises and an archive review.
Sunday Afternoon Session (1-4pm): We gather together to review the concepts by discussing participant photos from the exercises and their personal archive.
Equipment and Experience
Participants should bring: A pen or pencil and paper for taking notes, 10 favorite photos of places (printed or on a display device such as an iPad), and a digital camera.
Participants should come with a working knowledge of their camera. Some course materials will touch on the technical aspects of photography but in-depth technical knowledge is not required for this course.
Testimonials from Past Participants
The whole day was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to meet Kat in person and to meet other photographers interested in gaining a better of understanding of capturing the essence of a place in their images.
I loved Kat’s philosophy and insight. It makes me think about things that I am not aware of whilst I take photograph usually.
In this workshop, I learned to endeavour to see with a better eye, look and discover the unusual in the usual and uncover the images that portray my own emotions of places and surroundings I’m photographing.
I thought the course book was excellent, far more than I expected for class notes. I enjoyed Kat’s teaching method, mixing in spoken teaching with discussion and thought provoking questions, as well as practical display.
I would have no hesitation in taking another of Kat’s workshops as I found the material thought provoking and very educational, in a learning environment that felt safe and encouraging.