Creating Dynamic Images
What makes a good photograph and how can we train our photographic vision? In this workshop, participants will learn how to refine their photographic composition and create dynamic images. Through photographic exercises in urban environments, we will develop a heightened sensitivity to our surroundings and learn to creatively incorporate lines, shadows, colors and people into the composition of the image. Together we will analyze when an image composition works, explore visual composition tools, and discuss efficient editing. For inspiration, works by historical and contemporary photographers will also be analyzed in the group.
Whether Single-lens reflex camera, mirrorless or smartphone, participants will be able to work with a variety of cameras of their choice and practice different techniques and aesthetic features.
The workshop will include an exhibition visit to the retrospective Mary Ellen Mark . Encounters at C/O Berlin.
Anja Hitzenberger is a photo and video artist and lecturer at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. She is the founder of StrudelmediaLive and organizes interactive, live-online photography courses for participants from all over the world. Her artistic work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions, at film festivals and on theater stages in Europe, the USA, South America and Asia. Currently, she is researching the impact of changes in public space and the environment on our society. She has received numerous art awards and has held residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Beijing and Tainan. Raised in Salzburg, she now lives in New York and Vienna.