Creative Capture: Exploring Varied Perspectives

with Cat Simmons

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Course Description

Are you looking for a light-hearted and fun workshop to stretch your imagination while paying close attention to technical details? If so, then photographic artist Cat Simmons has an online workshop designed especially for you!

Over three inspiring weeks in June, Cat plans to change the way you see the world and the way you create images by exploring varied perspectives. Each week, Cat introduces a different photographic perspective that you then spend the week photographing in time for the next class. You are challenged to think technically, creatively, and in some cases, conceptually. These exercises span a range of approaches to photography.

First, we look at historical and contemporary artwork, making new images that pay attention to lighting, composition, and detail. Next, visually narrating a song calls upon our ability to communicate a story while taking into consideration factors such as sound, poetry/lyrics, rhythm, and instruments. Lastly, we choose a subject and photograph it from a wide variety of angles, carefully considering focal length, perspective, camera-to-subject distance, and how these varying perspectives work together to give the viewer a larger understanding of the subject matter.

At the end of our three weeks together, we have developed a fresh appreciation for the many facets that photography offers while having had fun expanding our imaginations and capabilities.

Additional Information

Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download and select images using image editing software for class sessions.


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Creative Vision
Cat Simmons

Cat Simmons is a photographic artist and educator specializing in portraiture and conceptual work that deconstructs memory, identity, and language. Cat earned an MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design and since then has taught for the United Nations Photo Club in Vienna, Austria, as well as for a number of other programs and organizations centered around the photographic arts. Her work has been published in Original Magazine and Collect Art Magazine, and she has exhibited her conceptual project Objet a || Unremembering as a solo show and as part of a traveling group show through her participation in the Silver Water Collective.

Instagram: @catmac_studios

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