★★★★★ I really liked the way Tony delivered this course. He is an excellent teacher and although I’m not usually good at art, I produced images I’m really proud of. I went away with a mounted print and have now framed it for my office wall!
★★★★★ This was an excellent course. Tony, the tutor, has a welcoming relaxed style. The day really made me think about my photography and I now have a better understanding of art in general! We took photos in the morning and, by the end of the course, had transformed them into abstract images. Lacock Photography printed our work on their very own professional printer and mounted them for us to take home, which was a real bonus! They all looked fabulous!
★★★★★ I was really inspired by this course. It helped me to develop my own sense of style. The mounted print was a great idea, I was quite proud of it when I got home!
Abstract photography may seem like a bit of a contradiction, as we think about photographs as accurately capturing the real world. So, how is it possible to photograph in an abstract style, and enjoy the artistic freedoms of a painter or sculptor? By looking at the world around us in a different way, and focusing on details such as textures, colours, shapes, and patterns, you can find art in everything and produce stunning images fit for a gallery.
ONE DAY COURSE 10:00AM – 4:00PM
This workshop is limited to a maximum of 4 students, so that everyone gets the time and attention they need to explore their creative side.
The first thing you’ll do on the workshop is to find examples of abstract art in the room; you’ll be asked to notice patterns, colours, and textures – details your eye normally skims over without second thought. The aim of this workshop is to get you thinking like an artist, and taking stunning abstract shots you’ll be proud to hang on your wall.
Prior to attending, it wouldn’t be a bad idea just to check out a few examples of abstract art and photography, in a book or online, and if you’re super keen, why not visit a gallery too!
Do I need to be a “Photoshop wizard” to come on the course??
Definitely not! No prior Photoshop knowledge is necessary to attend this workshop. The tutor will teach you everything you need to know, and give you as much support as you need!
Programme for the day
1) A brief introduction about the meaning of “abstract”. We will look at a few examples of the style and think about what makes them abstract.
2) The tutor will present some examples of abstract photography
3) Start taking abstract photos!! Remember to bring your camera!
5) Each student will have access to their own PC workstation. The tutor will go through some awesome editing techniques to help create abstract work from images you will take on the day. As there will be only 4 students on the course, you’ll receive a lot of support. This part of the course represents a major part of the day.
Here are 10 examples that work well with absract work.
- Flowing water.
- Wet beaches.
- Close-up details of masonry, or crumbling walls.
- Natural elements.
- Scratched or distressed metal.
- Marks in the road.
- Peeling Paint.
Once you arrive, everything is taken care of – we’ve sorted lunch and drinks!
Included in the price is:
● Refreshments (coffee, tea etc)
● Buffet lunch
The Tutor – Tony Worobiec FRPS
Author of 15 books, Tony Worobiec studied fine art at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne and spent 18 years as head of a large design faculty in Dorset. He has won awards for photography in the UK and internationally, and has had work exhibited in London’s Barbican Gallery, Bradford’s National Museum of Photography, The Menier Gallery London and The Fox Talbot Museum Lacock. He is a founder member and until recently chairman of the prestigious Arena Group of Photographers. Dozens of his photographs have been used for book or album covers.
His work has appeared in many photographic magazines both here in the UK and in America. More recently he has developed an expertise in digital imaging, exploring both monochrome and colour techniques and has been invited to write extended articles for specialist digital photographic magazines such as Black & White Photography, Practical Photography, Total Digital Photography, Digital Photo Digital Camera and Photo Techniques USA.
A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Tony is a fine art photographer with work in the permanent collection of The RPS, The Fox Talbot Museum and in numerous private collections here in the UK, in Europe, Japan and in The States.
Find out more on Tony’s website!