September 26, 2019 – September 27, 2019
A Reflective Lens on Environmental Photography
This is a highly interactive workshop with both theoretical and practical components, focused on developing participants’ observational, technical and creative skills. It will assist participants to improve the impact and interpretative power of imagery in the presentation of their research. In particular, it will explore the relationships between aesthetics, ecology and environmental photography.
Images of the natural world have been pivotal to documenting environmental changes and issues since the ‘environmental awakening’ of the 1960s. They have served to open up new awareness and understanding of the natural world. However, effectively portraying these issues is challenging, not just because of the increasingly image-saturated world we inhabit, but also because of the often subtle and gradual nature of environmental change that is not always visually obvious. This workshop goes beyond the literal representations of ‘nature photography’ to address the thought processes behind creating compelling and meaningful visual stories.
Please note: For the practical part you can use any kind of camera/phone.
|TRAINER||Alison Pouliot, PhD / www.alisonpouliot.com|
|DATES & TIME||Thursday, September 26, 2019 & Friday, September 27, 2019, (both days from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm)|
The workshop begins with a discussion of participants’ interest in environmental photography and challenges or issues they might have experienced. This conversation will shape the direction and thematic emphasis of the workshop. The discussion will then address pertinent questions, such as:
THURSDAY (times may be slightly adapted depending on excursion)
10:30 Tea break
10:45 Seminar and discussion continued with suggested themes:
13:15 Critique exercise
14:30 Field Trip
16:30 Return to seminar room and discussion of image selection process and file naming protocols.
FRIDAY (times may be slightly adapted depending on excursion)
11:15 Overview and illustrated demonstration of photo techniques in the context of environmental photography. These could include:
13:30 Field trip to put photographic techniques and principles into practice around a set of environmental themes.
15:45 Return to seminar room. Discussion of portfolio preparation and assessment.
|TARGET AUDIENCE||This workshop is open to researchers of all stages from member institutions of Academia Raetica and people interested in environmental photography.|
|CONTACT||Course Coordinator: Daniela Heinen, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 081 410 60 80|
|CREDIT POINTS||As part of the course students will prepare an environmental photography portfolio for assessment (total hours: 30 including portfolio preparation) enabling them to apply for credits with their institutions. Please check with your supervisor at your university, if the course counts towards ECTS.|
|COURSE CERTIFICATE||You will receive a certificate of attendance, if you attend the entire course.|
|REGISTRATION||Sign up here. Deadline for registration: September 18, 2019. You will receive a confirmation of your registration within a few days after your registration.|
|CANCELLATION POLICY||We expect you to be present for the full duration of the course. Please see our Terms of Participation for details. (Terms in German)|
|COST||The course fee is CHF 150 for staff of Academia Raetica member institutions and students and PhD students. All other CHF 250. The amount is payable ten days prior to the course. You will receive an invoice and our bank details in due time.|
About the Trainer
Alison Pouliot, BSc (Hons) (Zoology), BA (Philosophy), PhD (Environmental History) is an ecologist and environmental photographer. She has presented over 350 environmental photography and ecology workshops and seminars in Australia and internationally, within the education, environmental and photographic industries. Alison greatly enjoys working with people from all walks of life to better understand and appreciate the environment and environmental issues and to represent them visually.