Be an Artist with your Camera
Tutor in Residence
Ken Ball, Toowoomba
Ken Ball has been behind a camera for 50 years, starting his career as a press photographer for regional and metropolitan newspapers in NSW and then as a photojournalist covering the Vietnam War. After the war he spent two decades in South East Asia and travelling the globe with his trusty Nikon film cameras. In 2000 he traded the hard-edged realism of his early career in photojournalism for the softer, more ethereal qualities of fine art photography. For Ken, the legacy of impressionist masters such as Cezanne, Monet and Pissaro is ever-present, and an obvious influence in his recent works. One art collector described him as “Monet with a camera”. He now lectures in fine art photography around Australia and New Zealand and actively exhibits in Australia and North America. Ken has published seven books on photography in the last six years.
This course is being conducted with the theme that photography is more a “depth of feeling” rather than “depth of field”. In this course you will learn how to “see” the world around us and how to record that with your digital camera, regardless of how inexpensive the camera is, or if you lack technical knowledge. The tutor will begin the workshop with a session on understanding your digital camera and an exercise on “seeing” followed by one of several field trips where your artistic expressions can run wild, safe in the knowledge that you will end the day with a great image. There is more to digital cameras than happy family shots, and here’s your chance to find out how, without endless technical talk.
Artist models from Leeton Agency will be used in this class.will be used in this class.
Negligible - the materials list contains a list of suggested materials to bring. Students must bring their own laptop computer, camera and USB stick.
You are able to enrol on-line or an enrolment form for the Winter School is in pdf format for you to complete and fax or post.