On Tuesday, October 12th, 2011, 7pm–10pm, we are very excited to have Mark Berndt with us to talk about developing your next personal project.
The daily discipline of professional photography means accessing creativity on demand, producing quality on a deadline, and making images in a tempest of budgets, logistics and committee opinions. After a while photography can seem like a job, and we forget the reason we started doing this in the first place. Reclaim your enthusiasm for photography in an evening of dialogue about personal photography and the synergy it should have with your commercial work. Not another lecture, not just a slideshow - join in a workshop of EXPLORATION and CHALLENGE.
Prompted by his recent book project, Mark Berndt, LA-based photographer and teacher, wants to share his experience and help you define your desires, push your limits and inject new energy and goals into your work as a visual artist. In an evening that’s as much dialogue as demonstration, we’ll concentrate on the importance of defining your style and creating personal projects to charge your creative battery and send your photography in new directions.
Even the most challenging assignment is in certain ways easy - there are defined goals, set schedules, and parameters that allow you to measure progress and success. Creating a self-assignment is much more intimidating. Personal work can seem frivolous, expensive or self-indulgent. Without the boundaries we complain about on a commissioned project, our concepts are often vague, parameters are undefined, and the tangible result of the finished project - illusive. So, we often avoid personal assignments, and in doing so miss out on the enlightenment, the benefits and the fun they can bring.
CREATE A NEW PERSONAL PROJECT:
In our first evening session we’ll examine a process to help you develop a new personal project, to inspire yourself to create new work, and develop a structure for your project that defines phases of your new work that can be measured and achieved. This workshop also includes a follow-up session. Two weeks later we’ll host a second check-in session where you will share your progress, refine your concepts, and motivate completion! Engage your creativity and boost your enthusiasm about being a photographer! Join us for two unique evenings of conversation, collaboration and exploration.
Presentation Date is Wednesday, October 12th, 7pm – 10pm
Follow-up & Critique Date is Wednesday, October 26th, 7pm – 10pm