Join Ben Kopilow on a frosty Winter’s day in May to see Lake Burley Griffin in all its moody glory. On this ‘not just a photowalk’ extend your understanding of landscape photography either with your DSLR Camera or Smartphone. After the photowalk and back at PhotoAccess, Ben will show the group some handy Photoshop tips and tricks and will lead a small and helpful feedback session.
This will be a fantastic day to get the cogs turning about improving your landscape photography. Taking your pictures from just another lake image, to something special. The group atmosphere in Ben’s workshops is always positive and supportive, so no need to feel like a novice. Everyone can get something out of this incredible opportunity!
Winter Waterscapes is the public program accompanying Ben Kopilow’s brilliant solo exhibition Black Summer 2020: The Aftermath which is running from May 13th until 5th June in the Huw Davies Gallery at PhotoAccess.
6:30am – Photo walk around central basin of Lake Burley Griffin (meet at Carillion)
8:30am – Breakfast (Manuka or Kingston foreshore?)
10:00am – Class discussion on composition, aesthetics and visual perception including how to use tools
of visual design to create photos with impact
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Critique & feedback sesison of images taken in the morning. Session will also include Photoshop suggestions and tips for improving or finishing images to a standard for publishing
3:00pm – Workshop ends
– Camera or modern smartphone
– Tripod (optional)
– Spare batteries and memory cards or phone charger
– A warm jumper!
– Lunch (Time will be given for you to purchase your lunch at the nearby shops if needed).
A basic fitness level (5k walk) is required for this workshop.
Ben Kopilow is a Canberra based photographer, educator, speaker and mentor. He has been an Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) accredited photographer since 2004 and is currently an AIPP Master of Photography with one gold bar honours. Ben has been a judge at various photographic competitions including the Epson ACT/ NSW Professional Photography Awards and the Australian Professional Photography Awards, and lectures often at photographic studies institutions and societies.
Ben has experience in a broad range of photographic genres, with particular interest in landscape & nature, weddings & portraiture, theatre, macro and illustrative/fine art. He’s been commissioned for commercial, fashion and sports assignments, as well as numerous weddings and events. His stock images have been published around the world on everything from book covers to billboards. Ben has a passion for photographic composition and has spent years studying art history, Gestalt, line and colour theory and visual neuroscience to bring a deeper understanding and application of these to the art of photography.