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Photography with an Artist's Eyes
This is a series about Seeing

Norm is holding a series FREE Photowalks  (mainly in Jells Park, Wheelers Hill). The themes and photographic exercises will be loosely based on Freeman Patterson’s “Photography and the Art of Seeing”, Carl Purcell’s “Artist Brain” with a little of Max Meldrum’s “The Science of Appearance” plus some stuff from my blog posts.

See the Flickr Group JPPhotoWalk for more details and progress.

The Photowalks are totally free but please register via Eventbrite to ensure a place
In the Footsteps of Clarice Beckett
15/5/2019 10:30am :: Meet in the Car Park at Rickett's, Point Beaumaris

Clarise Beckett was a tonalist painter, in the Max Meldrum tradition, who painted many works around Beaumaris. Her work has been largely forgotten but embraced many aspect of tonalism, minimalism in a modernist way. This walk will visit places both she and the Heildelberg School Impressionists painted and look at tonal balance in the way a photo can be composed. Hopefully you’ll also get a chance to photograph a variety of water birds, beach scenes and some traditional (less colourful) beach boxes.

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

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Photography with an Artist’s Eye
26/5/2019 10:00am :: Begins on Walkerville South Beach in fron of old Lime Kilns
This Photowalk, during Creative Gippsland's May of Come & Play, will appeal to any artist seeking better reference photos or anyone looking to creatively improve their photography.

South Walkerville is a very picturesque location and an ideal place to wander and practice seeing. You will be guided through a number of exercises to better see the left brain stuff like exposure, depth of field and focus as well as seeing the more right brain intuitive things like tonal balance, colour, composition and story. You will also learn why it might be better to take 5 to 10 photos rather than a single snapshoot.

Bring a camera (camera phone is fine) and sketchbook or notebook.

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See, Shoot, Share
16/6/2019 2:00pm :: Begins Out the Front of Madelline's Cafe, Jells Park

A photo treasure hunt, in a hunter-gather style, “Hunt” “Gather”, “Share” in more modern instagram-ish context “See”, “Shoot”, “Share”. The important first step, is seeing, before you press the shutter button.
Choose an envelope which will contain a random set of #HashTags. You should try to include at least one these subjects in some of your photos. Better still try to get two topics in a single photo or even better three in a single photo.
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.
— Matt Hardy

Please register via Eventbrite to ensure a place
The emphasis is on “seeing, in the finest and broadest sense, means using your senses, your intellect, and your emotions”  ...(Freeman Patterson)

You are encouraged to bring a small note or sketch book to all PhotoWalks (A5 size of smaller, something that is easy to carry probably in your camera bag). Drawing, even crudely, is a gateway to better seeing.

The photographic challenges will be rewarding and you will enjoy the fun with a friendly group of photographers.
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