Join PhotoAccess exhibiting artist and Adobe Photoshop wizard Josh Dykgraaf for a half-day workshop exploring how to create composite digital images that re-imagine nature photography.
Your afternoon will start at EAST Hotel with Josh leading a tour of his new PhotoAccess show, Terraform, and discussing how he uses Photoshop image manipulation to invite close attention to and create fantastical reflections on threatened species. After a short 5-minute walk to PhotoAccess, you’ll then explore using Photoshop to create unique compositions. You’ll review technical skills such as how to select, cut, move, warp and combine image elements and experiment with conceptual and creative approaches to producing striking composite works.
Using petals as wings, or scrub for fur, by the end of the day you’ll have produced a beautiful composite showing Nature made from other images of Nature and have gained confidence in using Photoshop compositing tools!
For this workshop, you’ll need basic Photoshop capability. You’ll be learning some intermediate skills, but the focus will be on concepts and approaches to creating composite images rather than technical proficiency. For more experienced Photoshop users, there will be plenty of opportunity to discover how one of Australia’s leading Photoshop artists develops his works.
Enrolments for this workshop close at 5pm on Thursday, 13 February, 2020. PhotoAccess reserves the right to cancel the workshop if there are insufficient enrolments. If we have to cancel, you’ll receive a full refund.
Compositing Wildlife will run from 12.30 – 4.30pm on Saturday, 15 February. Please meet in the lobby at EAST Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston, for an exhibition tour and discussion before walking 5mins to PhotoAccess.
If travelling by car, we recommend parking on the eastern side of PhotoAccess (between PhotoAccess and the Manuka Pool, off NSW Crescent) and walking over to EAST Hotel.
Please bring your laptop with Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 or 2020 installed and your power cable. If you can’t bring a laptop, please contact PhotoAccess in advance as we will have a small number available.
We’ll provide you with a notebook and pencil to take notes and afternoon tea to keep you refreshed.
Josh Dykgraaf is a Melbourne-based artist who, as he puts it, is ‘nuts about image manipulation and all things Photoshop’. Originally trained in graphic design and photography, Josh has worked since 2012 as a full-time freelance illustrator. In addition to maintaining a flourishing commercial practice, Josh exhibits his personal creative work and presented his first solo exhibition in 2019 at FortyFiveDownstairs gallery, Melbourne.
My real passion is creating things that have an impact on people. All the effort is worth it when I see someone double-take at my work. The buzz I get from that moment can keep me going for days, imagining the viewer reconsidering the limits of the world or just investigating the details of my work. Josh Dykgraaf
Find out more about Josh at his website.