Weekend and Short Courses Overview

CCP_Intro_WorkshopKnowing and Loving your Camera – CCP Short Course

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This is the twenty-fourth year that I have offered a weekend education program through the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, Australia

Artists, photographers, designers, curators, scientists, and enthusiasts from across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, both professional and nonprofessional, have attended these courses.

Over this time, moment0us cultural and technological changes have effected 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 integrate these profound changes into their lives, their photography, recreation and employment.

As a consequence, all of my courses are completely rethought, revised and updated each year, and each year I present a different mix of workshops and levels of engagement.  This year I am presenting four different one day specialist courses on Sundays at the CCP, repeated regularly throughout the year, comprising sixteen courses in total covering the essential topics underlying contemporary digital photographic practice:

Processing and Archiving Images
Seeing and Capturing Light
Photoshopping Images
Understanding Pictures

I also team teach with my son Andrey, two different six week duration short courses, on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the CCP, that are also repeated three times throughout the year.

Knowing and Loving your Camera
Being a Creative Photographer

All of my courses have been completely rethought and restaged for 2017 in line with the momentous technological and cultural changes that continue to influence contemporary photographic practice.

My courses are delivered through explanations, investigations, hands-on experimentation, demonstrations, and practical applications in a focused but entertaining manner. Discussion and analysis is actively encouraged, while aspects of photographic history and cultural theory expand and facilitate our practice.

While the courses can be studied sequentially, each course is also presented as a self-contained body of knowledge that is then 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 practice. Class sizes are purposely kept small, with typically from 6 to 12 people attending. Extensive course notes, video tutorials, references, and practical exercises are provided to support ongoing learning.

For more information, please consult  Dates and Venues for links to my individual course content pages along with dates, locations, and partner organisations, or contact me directly at  info@leswalkling.com


Les Walkling